Posts Tagged 'dessert'

Foodie Friday: Ring in the New Year with these 5 Foodie Traditions

Happy New Year! Even if you’re not superstitious (or even, like Michael Scott, a little ‘stitious), it’s always fun to share a memorable meal with friends or family as a way to appreciate the year that’s passed—and to look forward with optimism to the year ahead. Today, we’re sharing 5 New Year’s Foodie traditions to add some festive flavor to your year-end revelry.

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Foodie Friday: The Wake-Up Cup–7 Reasons We’re Buzzing About Coffee

Strange but true: Not everyone likes coffee. But if you’re among the roughly 83% of Americans who drink coffee, you understand the appeal of this warm, evocative, friendly-bitter drink. Whether you drink it to accompany your breakfast and start your day, sip it during a well-deserved break from work, or savor it with a dessert course, the beloved cup of joe is a favorite of foodies the world over. (more…)

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Foodie Friday: Shake it Up! 5 Inventive, Summer Ready Milkshakes

It’s hot outside. In the throes of scorching summer heat, what better way for a foodie to simultaneously cool off and indulge a discerning sweet tooth than by enjoying a milkshake? Here are some inspired, delicious ice-cream creations for the perfect summertime treat.
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Foodie Friday: Go Nuts, It’s National Pistachio Day!

Turkish nut and phyllo pastry dessert, baklavaIt seems that the heyday of the almond may be coming to a close while another healthy, delicious nut rises in the ranks of food trends and the national appetite. The pistachio’s day has come: specifically, today—which is its very own food holiday.

Maybe it’s the salty-sweet flavor, the satisfying ritual of cracking that shell apart, or the nutritional benefits packed into each of these little snack staples, but America is going nuts for pistachios. Today, we’ll take a closer look at this green beauty and what makes it worth celebrating.

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Foodie Friday: It’s National Candy Corn Day

In eager anticipation of tomorrow—the indisputable candy-lovers’ favorite day of the year—October 30th celebrates one stand-out sweet, strange, seasonal treat in particular: Candy Corn. Today, we dig into some confectionery history to explore some fun facts about this signature Halloween classic. (more…)

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Flashback Foodie Friday: Just a Bite! The Edible Coffee Cup

three edible coffee cupsHappy Foodie Friday! Today, we’re sharing a Flashback Foodie Friday and giving you an “amuse bouche” in the form of just something a little weird. It’s always great to be reminded what an awesome world we live in—and the fun, creative culinarians out there whose inspirations we enjoy!

Do you remember how at the end of his big solo number, Willy Wonka sat down and took a bite out of a candy teacup? It turns out society has finally caught up with the Candy Man’s dishware and introduced the edible coffee cup. Read the all about it here!

 

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Foodie Friday–Mulling it Over: A Toast to Tradition

 

Two Glasses Of Mulled Wine With Gingerbread‘Tis the season of foodie cheer! Amid all the festivities this time of year brings, there’s nothing quite like pairing the experience with a warm drink to ease the wintry chill. Literature, films, poetry, and folklore all praise the virtues and relay the storied history of spicy-sweet delights in a warm Christmas cup.

Today, we’ll have a “cup of cheer” together and celebrate one of the world’s greatest traditional holiday beverages.

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Foodie Friday: The Classic Glazed Krispy Kreme

promo_KrispyKremeDozen“Think big thoughts, but relish small pleasures.”

—H. Jackson Brown, Jr. from Life’s Little Instruction Book

As the weekend approaches, it’s a great time for each of us to step back from the busy work week and enjoy a few of life’s small pleasures. One of my all-time favorites is the Krispy Kreme Doughnut. I have enjoyed these little gems on occasion for more than 30 years. The simplicity of the original-glazed recipe and the genius “hot now” neon sign marketing work together to give this irresistible treat some serious staying power and cultural cache. (more…)

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