TIP OF THE DAY: Make Cookie Spread, a.k.a. Cookie Butter

[1] The original Biscoff Spread, used for filling cookie sandwiches at Picky Palate. [2] The European name for Biscoff Spread is Speculoos (photo courtesy Dutch Shop). [3] Trader Joe’s three private label versions include original, crunchy and cocoa swirl (photo courtesy Baking Bites). [4] A favorite flavor, from Tumbador Chocolate. [5] Even health food stores…
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GIFT OF THE DAY: Chukar Cherries Snack Packs

[1] Grab-and-go cherry and nut mixes for the person who wants—or should want—better-for-you snacks (photo courtesy Chukar). [2] Cherries on the branch (photo courtesy 2020site.org).   If you want to gift someone a better-for-you sweet treat, we recommend these grab-and-go bags of Triple Cherry Nut Mix from Pacific Northwest cherry specialist, Chukar Cherries. There’s no…
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TOP PICK OF THE WEEK & GIFT OF THE DAY: SuperSeedz Gourmet Pumpkin Seeds

[1] SuperSeedz is made in nine flavors, from sweet to savory to hot and spicy (photo SuperSeedz). [2] In addition to snacking, SuperSeedz make delicious garnishes and mix-ins; here, mixed into a vegetable garnish for polenta. Here’s the recipe for the polenta and the spaghetti from Taste With The Eyes. [3] Add some Tomato Italiano…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Caramel Apple Dip With Apples & More

[1] Caramel apple dip (photo courtesy Eat Wisconsin Cheese). [2] Rainbow baby carrots (photo Elvira Kalviste | THE NIBBLE).   If you’ll be home on Halloween—either dispensing candy or hunkering down—you need a Halloween treat that isn’t candy. Thanks to our friends at EatWisconsinCheese.com for this recipe. It’s easy to make with purchased caramel sauce…
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HALLOWEEN RECIPE: Candy Corn Popcorn Balls

Two years ago we published a recipe for orange-tinted Halloween Popcorn Balls, shaped like pumpkins. This new recipe was created by Meghan McGarry of Buttercream Blondie for PotsAndPans.com. We like it even better, because what Halloween celebrant doesn’t look forward to candy corn? The candy corn theme does double duty between Halloween and Thanksgiving. QUICK…
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