How about those flat plastic closures that close loaves of bread? People all over the world get with their packaged bread—and they’re so much easier to use than wire twist-ties. After the bread is gone, we keep them to use as closures for other plastic bags, like the produce bags at the market. We even […]

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[1] Valentine’s Day gift box (all photos © Hotel Chocolat). [2] We can’t get enough of the Champagne truffles! [3] Resistance is futile!   Hotel Chocolat shop opened its doors in North London in 2004, with a mission to make exciting luxury chocolate. Today, with more than 103 shops worldwide, including in the U.S. It’s […]

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Even if you haven’t planned a special Valentine’s Day dessert, there’s still time to make one.     RECIPE: HEART ICE CREAM SANDWICHES   Ingredients A brownie recipe (a boxed mix is fine) Ice cream (ideally a rectangular container) Optional: sprinkles, mini chips, crushed peppermint, etc.   Plus A heart-shaped cookie cutter   Preparation 1. […]

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Rosé wine consumption has exploded in the U.S. over the past several years. The wine has been growing and growing in popularity, replacing that “glass of white wine” in the hearts and hands of people who used to always sip on Chardonnay or Pinot Grigio.     THE POPULARITY OF ROSÉ In fact, rosé outsells […]

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Here’s a delicious bite with a Valentine’s Day accent—although it’s a yummy bite any day of the year (photos #1 and #2). Whether for your own home or as a homemade gift, a cheese lover may be more appreciative of this gift than with empty-carb chocolate or homemade cupcakes. The recipe takes immerses cheese balls […]

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February 9th is National Pizza Day. We’re making a new-to-us type of pizza: Detroit-style pizza. The style is known for its square shape and thick, crispy-edge crust. It’s very different from the pie-like style of deep-dish Chicago pizza. Detroit-style pizza is a descendant of Sicilian-style pizza. It emerged in 1946 when Gus Guerra wanted something […]

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