GIFT: Women’s Bean Project Foods, Party Favors, Stocking Stuffers

For Thanksgiving favors, Christmas stocking stuffers, or good food for your pantry, purchases from Women’s Bean Project help women trying to get back on their feet. By giving employment to the chronically unemployed: convicted felons, recovering addicts, victims of domestic violence. Many were teenage mothers and high school dropouts. Your purchase creates jobs for women…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Make Your Own Pumpkin Candies

[1] Pumpkin gummies for Halloween, or a Thanksgiving candy cornucopia. Photo and recipe from Hannah Kaminsky | Bittersweet Blog. [2] Don’t like gummies? You can melt white chocolate and add orange food color (photo Amazon).   With a $4.99 plastic mold, you can make your own Halloween Thanksgiving gummy candies for snacking or favors. It’s…
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RECIPE: Cranberry Orange Brussels Sprouts

This recipe (photo #1), from Two Peas And Their Pod, would be at home on Thanksgiving and Christmas dinner tables; but why wait until then? It’s a delicious way to enjoy Brussels sprouts through the fall and winter seasons—and we have more recipes at the end of this article. Brussels sprouts buying tips: While larger…
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RECIPE: Cranberry-Orange White Chocolate Chip Cookies

You might not think of cranberries as a category for innovation. After all, it’s a superfruit that should be eaten often. Decas Cranberry Products, a third-generation family business located in the heart of Massachusetts’ cranberry country, wants to help. Its products are available at retail under the Paradise Meadow brand: a line of all natural,…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Individual Squash Bowls For Soup, Grains & More

This make-ahead beauty (photo #1) is a stunning first course or, turns into a dinner with a light saladr. You can make it vegetarian or add meat: chicken, ham, turkey or sausage. This squash soup is packed with shiitake mushrooms, sausage and red chard, and topped with a fresh sage chiffonade. There are no right…
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