TIP OF THE DAY: 25 Uses For Carrot Tops

A while back, we published an article on how to repuspose carrot peelings. Why throw them out, when you can turn them into something delicious, packed with nutrients? The same is true with the leafy green carrot tops (photo #1). Why buy freshly-harvested carrots at the farmers market, only to cut off and toss the…
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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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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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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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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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