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  • Stocking stuffers 2014: Holiday Tic Tacs
    Stocking stuffers 2014: Holiday Tic Tacs
    Everybody grapples with the perfect stocking stuffer idea this time of year, but grapple no more. Ferrero’s Tic Tac brand breath mints are the perfect solution to this problem for they are small yet festive, and very affordable and flavorful...
  • A special fruit casserole for the holidays
    A special fruit casserole for the holidays
    Along with the Thanksgiving turkey or ham, fruit complements both! I find that fruit served hot is especially good and a welcoming change from serving it cold. To make fruit more interesting, have you considered flavoring it with curry? Curry is a...
  • Say "yum" when you try this dessert
    Say "yum" when you try this dessert
    What's your first reaction to something that tastes really good when you eat it? Do you say something exclamatory or is it so good, you're left speechless? I've reacted both ways! I've heard some people say things like, "It&...
  • When you want just a little bit of cheesecake.....
    When you want just a little bit of cheesecake.....
    Cheesecake never fails to please those who love a rich, creamy dessert. Cheesecakes come in all flavors and types, fresh and frozen, light and dense. Many diners and restaurants are famous for their cheesecakes, which are often made on site, with...
  • September 1 is National Cherry Popover Day
    Celebrate National Cherry Popover Day with a healthy treat
    According to a website that charts holidays and unofficial holidays, Sept. 1 is National Cherry Popover Day. It doesn't sound like it, but cherry popovers have several health benefits mainly because of the cherries. Cherries are a good source...
  • Long weekends call for a coffeecake!
    Long weekends call for a coffeecake!
    Here it is, the Friday before Labor Day! Hope your week went well and that you'll have a nice, restful holiday weekend ahead. Many will be traveling and some will be at home, taking it easy. Whichever you choose, enjoy the weekend the fullest...
  • Enjoy a portable pie today: It's National Cherry Turnover Day
    Enjoy a portable pie today: It's National Cherry Turnover Day
    Aug. 26 was National Cherry Popsicle Day. Two days later, Aug. 28 is National Cherry Turnover Day. In case you are not that familiar with turnovers, they are delicious pastry that can be enjoyed for breakfast or as a dessert.Turnovershave been...
  • Chocolate cherry yogurt pudding
    Chocolate cherry yogurt pudding
    This is good stuff. If you’re in the mood for a sweet snack or dessert but without the sugar, this is it. You can whip it up in a couple of minutes--no cooking needed, and it’s divine. Organic cherries are available at Kroger’s...
  • "Dump" this cake together
    "Dump" together this cake
    As the years come and go, recipes seem to run in "cycles". Whenever a new recipe comes out, everyone becomes intrigued by it and wants to try it. If it's a really good recipe, it makes the rounds among cooks far and wide and...
  • Diet Coke Frost Cherry Slurpees now available
    Diet Coke Frost Cherry Slurpees now available
    7-Eleven stores now offer a diet slurpee product to consumers looking for a lower calorie treat, according to USA Today on Feb. 26, 2014. The Diet Coke Cherry frozen beverage is under the Slurpee brand name for now, but only temporarily.The name...
  • Cherry dessert that's "junk"
    Cherry dessert that's "junk"
    Today's the day we call "President's Day", where we honor both Abraham Lincoln and George Washington, two early US presidents. Traditionally, George Washington's birthday is February 22nd and Lincoln's is on February 12,...
  • Salad that waits twenty-four hours
    Salad that waits twenty-four hours
    Busy as many of us are from day to day, when we do have a bit of free time, it's good to do chores and various activities ahead of time and get them done. This same principle applies to food, too. If we know in advance we have to prepare a...
  • Nutty White Chocolate Cherry Cookies
    Nutty White Chocolate Cherry Cookies
    Recipe: Nutty White Chocolate Cherry CookiesMakes 2 1/2 dozenWhat You Need:■2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour■1 cup light brown sugar■1/2 cup granulated sugar■1 cup unsalted butter, melted■2 eggs■1 cup white chocolate chips■1 cup macademia nuts,...
  • Bake your own granola to cut the sugar and keep the good calories.
    Bake your own granola to cut the sugar and keep the good calories.
    If one of your new year’s resolutions is to make healthier food choices, consider making your own granola. Many of the packaged mixes are loaded with sugar, fat, and calories. A single cup can have as much as 600 calories! Of course, you...
  • Jam-hattan cocktail
    Let Betty be your bartender...
    Didn’t’ make it to Manhattan to see the ball drop on New Year’s Eve? Fret not. Although you missed the festivities, Betty Crocker has an amazingly cheerful cocktail called the Cherry Jam-hattan that you should try. With tart...