EASTER CANDY: Gourmet Bunnies

Hopster Bunnies, a gourmet preference over buttercream-filled eggs. Photo courtesy Recchiuti Confections.   As a child, we yearned for a three-foot-tall chocolate Easter rabbit. As a teen, we couldn’t get enough buttercream-filled chocolate Easter eggs. These days, as a far-more experienced chocolate eater, we want Easter candy with a gourmet touch. Recchiuti Confections is happy… Continue reading “EASTER CANDY: Gourmet Bunnies”

RECIPE: Modern Black Forest Cake

National Black Forest Cake Day is March 28th, but we’re far from cherry season in the U.S. While you may still be able to find some fresh cherries, shipped from some far-away orchard overseas, consider this modern approach to Black Forest Cake by one of our favorite bloggers, Vicky of Stasty.com. It includes a garnish… Continue reading “RECIPE: Modern Black Forest Cake”


Ham doesn’t get any better than this Kurobuta. Photo courtesy Snake River Farms.   If you’ve been thinking about a juicy Easter ham gracing your table next week, there’s still time to order the best. In our opinion, that’s a Kurobuta (koo-row-BOO-tuh) ham from Snake River Farms. We’ve order at least one each year, and… Continue reading “TOP PICK OF THE WEEK: Kurobuta Ham”

TIP OF THE DAY: Decaf Coffee Facts

According to the National Coffee Association, 10% of coffee drinkers in the U.S. opt for decaf. Counter Culture Coffee, a coffee house in New York City, reports that 18% of its coffee sales come from decaffeinated coffee. There are good things about decaf, and less good. First, the good: In addition to avoiding jitters and… Continue reading “TIP OF THE DAY: Decaf Coffee Facts”