RECIPE: Pumpkin Milkshakes For Adults

It may look innocent, but there’s 1/4 cup bourbon in it (photo courtesy Broma Bakery).   Thanks to Sarah Fennel at Broma Bakery for this seasonal snack. Before you dig in, check out the history of milkshakes—originally alcoholic drinks! Sarah restores the alcohol by adding bourbon to the shake. Prep time is 10 minutes. RECIPE:…
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FOOD FUN: Good & Plenty

October 24th is National Good & Plenty Day, celebrating the oldest branded candy in the U.S. It’s an American version of the licorice pastilles that have been made in Europe for hundreds of years. Good & Plenty candies are narrow capsule shapes of sweet black licorice, coated in both bright pink and white hard candy…
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RECIPE: Mutant Mary Cocktail, A Halloween Bloody Mary

[1] The Bloody Mary becomes a Mutant Mary with eyeball ice cubes (photo courtesy Elegant Affairs Caterers). [2] For Halloween, Andrea replaces the red “eyeball pupil” with a black one (photo courtesy Recipeland).   Counting down to Halloween, we received this cocktail recipe from Andrea Correale of Elegant Affairs Caterers. Just add eyeball ice cubes…
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RECIPE: Black Ice Cream For Halloween

Is this black ice cream spooky enough for you? Perfect for Halloween, it’s actually part of a “Goth” ice cream trend that sprang up in Los Angeles as an alternative to unicorn/rainbow ice cream trend. We found this recipe at Baking Bites, a technique that uses activated charcoal to make a deathly black color with…
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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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