TIP OF THE DAY: Better Pie Crusts

Sugar cream pie has a filling of sugar, cream vanilla and nutmeg. Photo courtesy Midway Publishing.   Making good pie crust requires simple ingredients, but lots of practice. Paula Haney, co-founder with husband Craig of Hoosier Mama Pie Shop in Chicago, discovered that when she was already an acclaimed pastry chef. During a 10-year career…
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RECIPE: Roast Chicken & Root Vegetables

Healthful and easy to make. Photo courtesy LoveBeets.com.   The greens of summer give way to the colorful root vegetables of fall: poetic and good for you. What’s also good is that this recipe, from LoveBeets.com, uses only one pan. Prep time is 15 minutes, cooking time is 40 minutes. RECIPE: ROAST CHICKEN WITH ROOT…
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PRODUCT: Sara Snacker Gluten Free Peanut Butter Cookies

We’ve written about Sara Snacker cookies in the past, a business that began a decade ago in Sara’s college dorm room in Arizona. These days, the mother of three runs her business from New York City. We enjoy most of the line very much, and are always happy when a new sample rolls in. This…
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RECIPE: Sparkling Cider Cocktail Or Mocktail

Make it as short or tall as you like. Photo courtesy Polar Seltzer.   It would be a shame to let apple cider season pass without having a cider cocktail or mocktail. You can buy sparkling cider, or you can make it by adding seltzer to regular cider, in this idea from Polar Seltzer. It…
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