FOOD FUN: Christmas Tree Brownies & Peanut Butter Cups

There are plenty of chocolate Christmas trees and tree-shaped holiday cookies. But these two treats from Orange Glad Box, which is a box delivery service for gourmet sweets.     1. CHRISTMAS TREE BROWNIES Ingredients Brownie recipe or mix Christmas tree cookie cutter Mini candy canes Green icing (soft frosting or hard royal icing Candy…
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TOP PICK OF THE WEEK: Cake Truffles & Other Sweets

[1] The most glamorous cake truffles, from Kim Crawford and Mini Melanie Bakery. Both the wine bottles and truffles are limited edition for the holidays. (photo Kim Crawford). [2] Santa’s Coal marshmallows are a spin on cookies and cream (photos #2 and #3 XO Marshmallow). [3] Peppermint marshmallows are seasonal special. Imagine melting them in…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Make Sugar Plums

“Visions of sugar-plums danced in their heads.” So goes a line from the immortal poem, “A Visit from St. Nicholas,” more commonly known as “The Night Before Christmas.”* Yet how many of us have recited or sung that line without knowing exactly what a sugar plum was? No matter what today’s confectioners sell as sugar…
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HALLOWEEN & THANKSGIVING: Pumpkin Fudge Recipe

Here’s an easy recipe for family, party favors and other gifting, developed by Deborah of Taste And Tell Blog. “This Pumpkin Fudge is seriously super simple,” she says, “No candy thermometer, no special equipment.” And, it’s done in 22 minutes: Prep time is 10 minutes, cook time is 12 minutes. You can serve the fudge…
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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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