Category Archives: Food

Edible Menorahs (Sweet & Savory Options)

If cooking is an art, these creations are true masterpieces! Seriously, how fun would it be to brighten up your Hanukkah table with one of these edible menorahs? So clever!

Sushi Menorah

Challah Menorah

Veggie Menorah

Menorah Cupcakes

Menorah Sandwich

Cake Pops Menorah

Watermelon Menorah

 

 

If anyone else has eaten or made an edible Menorah, please link or share.

5 Best Apple Cider Punch Recipes

As the days grow shorter and temperatures begin to drop, I love to warm up with a big mug of hot apple cider. Delicious on its own, the taste is even better when turned into a special drink. Here are 5 Apple Cider Punch recipes that are truly fabulous:

Better Homes & Gardens recipe uses cranberry-raspberry juice, which creates the prettiest color.

Betty Crocker’s version has ginger ale and a fresh cranberry garnish.

Taste of Home includes cinnamon and ginger for a spiced cider.

Country Living includes white grape juice, fresh apple slices, and star anise.

Food Network has a mulled cider that incorporates brown sugar and two kinds of tea.

All of these can be made as a family-friendly non-alcoholic version, or if you want to add some zing for the adults only, a little rum is a fun addition.

 

Do you like apple cider?

Most Popular Halloween Candy in America

Ever wondered what kind of Halloween candy was most popular in your area? Candy Store has compiled a State-by-State list. I checked all of the New England states by me and was a bit surprised by the results, since salt water taffy was mentioned multiple times. I personally do not know anyone who gives—or likes to receive—taffy for Halloween. At the beach, in the summer, yes, but Halloween? That’s weird.

Other favorites around here made more sense—Snickers, Starburst, M&M’s, Sour patch Kids, etc. I’m not crazy about sour stuff, but anything chocolate is fine with me. As for my personal favorite Halloween candy? Growing up, it was always Milk Duds, which I never see anymore.

 

What’s your favorite Halloween treat?

Bake It Happen: Bake & Share to help Cancer Research

Finding out that someone you love has cancer is one of the worst experiences anyone can go through. That happened to me when my very best friend was diagnosed. Because we live on opposite coasts, I felt totally powerless to help her. I couldn’t be there physically, but I was committed to offering whatever support I could—calls, text, research, etc.

All that web surfing introduced me to a lot of different charities that want to assist cancer patients and Bake It Happen is one of the most innovative. Started by two sisters whose mission is to find a cure for Metastatic Breast Cancer (MBC), the concept is really cool: simply baking and sharing recipes to raise awareness. While breast cancer in general receives a lot of attention, MBC is much lesser known and 41,000 folks die from it every year!

Now in its 5th year, Bake It Happen has partnered with The Cancer Couch Foundation,Taste Buds Kitchen, Sweet Loren’s and Ford Warriors in Pink.

Bake It Happen has yummy recipes that you can bake and share. Not only does this increase exposure for the disease, but an anonymous donor has agreed to donate money for every share, with 100% of the funds raised from Bake it Happen going directly to The Cancer Couch Foundation.

After picking out and baking your favorite of the recipes, post it everywhere using the hashtag #BakeItHappen and their Instagram and Facebook accounts.

For more information about the Bake It Happen campaign, visit their website.