TOP PICK OF THE WEEK: Bantam Bagels…& Pancakes…& Egg Bites

Bantam Bagels had a small shop in Greenwich Village, selling two-bite balls of bagel in different flavors, filled with a variety of cream cheese flavors. The novelty spread the word, and the plucky Bantams are now sold at 16,000 grocers nationwide. Along the way, the line expanded with Bantam Pancakes and Bantam Egg Bites. (The…
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PRODUCTS: Pumpkin Flavored Foods

The fall cool-down began here last week. But we knew fall was in the air more than a month ago, when the fall-flavor product samples started to arrive. Fall is perhaps the best season to get into the flavor spirit. As the choices of warm-weather fresh produce narrow, pumpkin, squash and foods flavored with “fall…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Ricotta For Breakfast

When you think of ricotta, you probably think of ravioli, stuffed shells, lasagna, cannelloni, manicotti, gnudi and white pizza. But ricotta is so versatile: It’s a topper, a binder, a stuffing (cannoli, crêpes, dumplings, pillow pasta) and an ingredient in cheesecake, pancakes, puddings and more. This is the first of three tips on ricotta: Enjoy…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Heart Shaped Valentine Desserts

You’ve got time to plan a special heart-shaped Valentine dessert. We cruised through Amazon.com and found these heart-shaped pans and molds for inspiration: Heart-shaped bundt pan Heart-shaped cakelet pan, three-tiered individual cakes and more Heart-shaped 9″ cake pan Heart-shaped 10″ cake pan Heart-shaped donut pan Heart-shaped foil baking cups for cupcakes or custard Heart-shaped giant…
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VALENTINE FOOD: Strawberry Banana Pancake Stack

Enjoy this special occasion pancake stack for Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day or other occasion when taking the extra step makes a big hit with family and guests. The pancake “cake” is sliced into six wedges. Prep time is 15 minutes, cook time is 30 minutes. Thanks to Hungry Jack Pancakes for the recipe. RECIPE: STRAWBERRY…
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