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For over 30 years, December 4th, known as National Cookie Day, has been a day to celebrate the remarkable versatile bakery confection we know as the cookie. There are ten classifications of cookies. • Bar cookies • Drop cookies • Fried cookies • Molded cookies • No-bake cookies • Icebox cookies • Rolled cookies • Sandwich cookies • Sliced cookies • Macaron cookies Join the fun and create a cookie from each classification. There are tens of thousands of cookie recipes available from around the world. Here are some ideas for your Cookie Day celebration. Bar Cookies Classic Chocolate Chip…

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The leaves have already turned red and orange and there is a definite chill in the air. Everyone is enjoying the bounty of the fall harvest. Thanksgiving Day will be here before you know it. With that comes making plans for your holiday meal. This can stress some people out. But, there is no need to worry. Just stick to the traditional menu options that everyone expects and keep it simple. Here are some easy ideas for your Thanksgiving dinner that you might want to try. 1. Appetizers Cheese and fruit are a perfect and easy pairing for an appetizer.…

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The leaves are falling from the trees and the temperatures are dropping. Soon, winter will be here and the holiday season will be buzzing. If you are like many, you are probably getting excited about all the great food and drinks that abound during the seasonal festivities. Cocktails are hot this time of year. Here are some creative takes on some classic cocktails and warming drinks that you might want to try for the holidays. Spicy and Fruity Mulled Wine One of the most inviting holiday treats is walking into a welcoming home, after being outside in the cold sledding…

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The holidays are near and what better way to celebrate than with delicious homemade desserts to share with your family and friends? Peanut butter fudge is a popular favorite and is also very easy to make. The best thing about it is you don’t have to use an oven! Below we share some of our easy-to-follow peanut butter fudge recipes so you can be prepared for your holiday parties. Easy Peanut Butter Fudge This peanut butter fudge recipe is super easy since it only includes 4 ingredients. Ingredients • 2 cups of sugar • ½ cup of milk • ¾…

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The cappuccino did not become popular in the United States until the 1980s. The origin of the drink goes back hundreds of years throughout Europe and Italy. In Europe, coffee was prepared according to the Ottoman style. The coffee beans and water were boiled with sugar occasionally added. The French and British began filtering out the beans during the late 1700s. As time passed, the popularity of brewed and filtered coffee increased. The first cappuccino originated during the 1700s in Viennese coffee houses. The drink was called the Kapuziner. Advertisements run during 1850’s described the drink as coffee with spices,…

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Chocolate gets a lot of hype, but a delectable vanilla cupcake will always be a tasty classic. The secret is to make sure they are moist and fluffy. While the quick box mixes can get the job done, there’s something special about whisking a batch up from scratch. Sour Cream Vanilla Cupcakes Makes 16 cupcakes Cupcake Ingredients 14 oz. all-purpose flour 8 oz. granulated white sugar A large pinch of baking soda 1.5 tsp baking powder A large pinch of kosher salt 6 oz. melted unsalted butter 3 egg whites separated from yolk at room temperature 1 tbsp real vanilla…

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We’re all probably a little too familiar with the mess that is otherwise known as cleaning out the inside of a pumpkin to prepare it for being carved, but how often do those insides end up in the trash? If you haven’t previously considered ways to use pumpkin seeds in other recipes, now is the time to reconsider all of the possibilities these vitamin packed seeds have to offer. The first step to saving and using seeds from a pumpkin is to place them in a colander and thoroughly rinse them off. Once you’ve done that, spread them out on…

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Now that fall has arrived, the time has come to start dreaming about luscious and heart-warming fall desserts made from everything from apples to pumpkins. Some of the best no-bake dessert recipes are described below. 1) Vermont Maple No-Bake Cookies You will need: • One-quarter cup unsalted butter • One-half tablespoon vanilla extract • One-half cup pure maple syrup • One-quarter cup almond butter • Pinch of salt • Two tablespoons milk • Three-quarter cup old fashioned oats Combine your milk, maple syrup and butter in a small saucepan. Set for medium-high heat and bring to a boil. Boil for…

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Halloween is just around the corner. If you take your kids trick-or-treating, you will probably be eating a lot of Halloween candy. However, some of these treats are terrible for you. Here are some Halloween candies you might want to think about having in moderation this year. Candy Corn This candy isn’t everyone’s first choice for Halloween candy, and it is very unhealthy. Candy Corn is loaded with sugar, containing 28 grams in about 19 pieces. In that same serving there are 140 calories. It’s very easy to consume upwards of 1,000 calories of this colorful little treat without even…

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Boston Cream Pie is a misnomer for a layered cake with a custard filling and a chocolate ganache icing. It is theorized that the reason it may have been called a pie is that mid-nineteenth century American baking was often done in pie tins only because they were more readily available than cake pans. The Parker House Hotel in Boston lays claim to having served the very first Boston Cream Pies. The hotel opened its doors in 1856. The French chef Sanzian was hired for the opening of the hotel and created the Boston Cream Pie. It originally went by…

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