A simple video on how to wrap your homemade chocolates and make them look more delicious!!!
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Packing the park SCOTT CITY — The streets surrounding Scott City Park, the fleeting home of the Whimmydiddle Arts & Crafts Fair, were stuffed Saturday. Blocks of residential neighborhoods were lined with cars, several spilling into nearby commercial parking lots, or [...]
29 Chefs on How to Improve Your Sad Office Lunch I love getting inspiration from what produce is in season at the local farmers market and this often means packing leftover desserts made from fruits from my weekend market trip -- like peaches and nectarines (usually for my peach nectarine pie). I [...]
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24 spooky Halloween snacks for the kids, including a graham cracker haunted house Carve simple jack-o'-lantern faces into apples, oranges and more before packing the fruit in lunch bags or serving as snacks. If you're carving ahead of time, dab the carved areas in "turtle" treats and arrange the sticks like spider legs. Top the [...]
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Savoring the school lunch — and the connection of the routine I've come to believe the low bar makes kids appreciate the occasional high points: the days they discover a homemade chocolate-cherry cookie in their bag, or a little spread of good cheese and crackers, dried fruit and Marcona almonds. My youngest is [...]
The Baltimore Post-Examiner is proud to present an excerpt from Rethinking Possible: A Memoir of Resilience by Baltimore author Rebecca Faye Smith Galli. Galli is a weekly columnist who lives in Baltimore, Maryland and writes about love, loss, and healing. Surviving significant losses―her seventeen-year-old brother’s death. and , her paralysis from transverse myelitis, a rare spinal cord inflammation that began as the flu―has fostered an unexpected but prolific writing career. Summary: Becky Galli was born into a family that valued the power of having a plan. But when her brother, only seventeen, died in a waterskiing accident, the slow unraveling of her perfect family began. Though grief overwhelmed the family, twenty-year-old Galli forged onward with her life plans―marriage, career, and raising a family of her own―one she hoped would be as idyllic as the family she once knew.
As we squeezed our way through all the Oompa Loompas, I mean small children, clogging the arteries, I mean aisles, of the Lunt-Fontanne after eating, I mean seeing, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory , the first thing my granddaughter wanted was... The next thing she wanted was a chocolate bar (six bucks a pop at the concession stands. My granddaughter, by the way, is 23. While she admits she’s never read Roald Dahl’s popular 1964 children’s novel, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory , she’s seen the 1971 movie ( Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory ) starring Gene Wilder and...
Cher Mandel Diamond has had a good run.For nearly 25 years, she has used her late father’s recipes and his advice to create caramels, truffles, English toffee and other handcrafted chocolates and sweets while developing lasting bonds with her customers and employees.Sales have continued to grow and at this time of the year, Mandel Diamond, 71, puts in 60-hour weeks to meet the holiday demand. +9 Cher Mandel Diamond sorts chocolate truffles...
Lauren Blanco's plans for a chocolate shop began a few years ago when her company first opened operations in an old restaurant building.There was plenty the first-time business owner needed to do to simply get Hello Cocoa, a bean-to-bar chocolate-maker, up and running at its Fayetteville location. But Blanco was busy imagining the future in a new place at the same time."I was researching floor tile because I couldn't wait to design a space where we could create this cool, chocolate...
There are certain treats that we just can’t help but think about when specific holidays roll around — and, as far as seasonal candies go, Cadbury Creme Eggs are right up there with Peeps and jelly beans for Easter. Cadbury is capitalizing on this classic association by taking things up a notch this year with their first-ever White Chocolate Creme Eggs. A white egg?! Pure genius. Cadbury The traditional confection consists of a milk chocolate shell around...
Raw chocolate KitKats, Dark Milk, vegan bars with quinoa and now “ruby” chocolate: the world’s biggest chocolate makers are looking for ways to keep increasingly health-conscious consumers coming back for more.Sales of mainstream milk chocolate bars have stagnated as consumers worried about obesity and heart disease turn to snacks with less sugar and fat, or hold out for the occasional indulgent splurge on expensive, high-end chocolate.The shift in attitudes is forcing global firms from Mars...