TIP OF THE DAY: Make Easter Eggs Filled With Cake!

Steph of The Cupcake Project created a recipe called How to Make Cupcakes in Egg Shells. But, if you decorate the eggs before serving, you have Easter Egg Surprise: an egg with cake inside. It’s fun and memorable: Most people won’t have seen anything like it. Here’s the recipe. We took it one step further,…
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TOP PICK OF THE WEEK: Jeff’s Famous Jerky

We’ve had Top Pick jerkys before, but they are few and far between. Even small-batch artisan brands can be too tough for us, and/or leave remnants of gristle. Not so with Jeff’s Famous Jerky. Each variety we tried was melt-in-your-mouth tender, with exquisite flavor. When you can say jerky has exquisite flavor, you know you’ve…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Easier Soft Boiled Eggs & Easter Breakfast

Some people have never had a hot, runny, seductive soft boiled egg. That’s because they’re such a pain to peel when hot that even most restaurants don’t offer them. Soft boiled eggs were popular in our family. Nana had a set of vintage silver-plated egg cups; Mom had ceramic cups. The eggs were served with…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Smithfield Spiral Sliced Ham For Easter

Why do we eat ham at Easter? The answer is below. But eat we do! Smithfield sent THE NIBBLE its latest flavor, Smokehouse Reserve Baked Apple Spiced Spiral Sliced Ham (the flavor refers to the glaze packets that are included. Weighing in at more than five pounds, we served it last night at our monthly…
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FOOD FUN: Easter Toast

Easter egg toast. Use the same concept for Christmas, St. Patrick’s Day, Valentine and other “holiday toast” (photos courtesy Arla USA).   Make Easter egg toast as a holiday treat. These were made with blueberry cream cheese from Arla USA, maker of cream cheese spreads in blueberry, herbs & spices, peppercorn, original and lite. You…
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