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How To Create a Holiday Dessert Bar

December 11, 2018

The holiday season is all about friends, family, togetherness and…dessert, of course! If you’re attending holiday parties or throwing one yourself, you know how setting up a delicious dessert bar will really please your partygoers. Treat your guests to a spread that’s as sweet as this time of year by following these tips on creating the perfect holiday dessert bar:

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Simple Ways to Incorporate Apples into Your Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

October 11, 2018

“Eat an apple on going to bed, and you’ll keep the doctor from earning his bread.” While you’ve probably never heard this expression, you’ve probably heard the proverb it inspired — “an apple a day keeps the doctor away.”

While we can’t exactly guarantee that eating an apple each day will forever help you to avoid visiting the doctor, there may be a bit more truth to that statement than we thought. One 2011     study found that regular consumption of apples could decrease your risk of a stroke. Another study found that middle-aged adults who ate at least one apple a day had lower levels of bad cholesterol. But regardless of what these studies suggest, there’s no denying that apples are part of a well-balanced diet, that’s why we’re sharing a few tips and recipes that will help you incorporate more apples into your diet. Continue Reading…

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How to Make These Scary Homemade Halloween Treats

October 3, 2018

You’ll be hard-pressed to find anyone, adults and kids alike, who doesn’t associate Halloween with candy. But you don’t need a doctor to tell you that the mound of candy kids eat during the Halloween season isn’t good for them. While a little sugar here-and-there is fine, days of Halloween parties leading up to the big day can leave your kids with a week-long sugar rush. Instead of relying solely on regular old candy this season, try (sneakily) adding these monster-inspired snacks into your little one’s next Halloween celebration. Continue Reading…

Desserts, How To's & Fruit Tricks

How To Make Your Own Ice Cream

May 29, 2018

When you think about the summer, what’s the first thing that comes to mind? Odds are, it’s ice cream! From kids flagging down the ice cream truck after school to grabbing an ice cream cone at the beach, ice cream and summer have had a long, beautiful relationship with one another. So the next time you’re in the mood for some vanilla bean, skip the supermarket and make your favorite ice cream flavors right in the comfort of your own kitchen. Continue Reading…

How To's & Fruit Tricks, Mother's Day, National Days & Holidays

Your Guide to the Perfect Mother’s Day Breakfast in Bed

May 3, 2018

Skip the brunch crowds and loud restaurants this year in favor of a quiet, warm breakfast in bed! It might be a little cliché, but there’s a reason why every Mother’s Day movie features breakfast in bed (after all, it combines the two best things — eating and relaxing!). If you’re looking to start Mother’s Day off on the right side of the bed, these are all the ingredients you’ll need for the perfect morning. Continue Reading…

DIY Fruit Crafts, How To's & Fruit Tricks, National Days & Holidays

How To Make Natural Easter Egg Food Coloring with Fruits & Vegetables

April 11, 2018

The sun is shining, the weather is warming up, and the tulips are blooming — all signs that Easter is just around the corner! And no Easter celebration would be complete without dyed eggs. If you haven’t started thinking about your Easter egg preparation, you better hop to it! While there are plenty of synthetic dying kits to choose from online, we think the very best dyes can be found right in your kitchen. Did you know that certain fruits and vegetables can actually make dye? Here’s how you can get wonderfully colorful and all natural dyed Easter eggs.

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Our Favorite Chocolate Covered Cherry Recipes

January 19, 2018

It’s safe to say that around here, the phrase “everything tastes better dipped in chocolate,” is one of our favorites. From its delicious, creamy taste to the sound of its hard shell breaking, chocolate elevates everything to a 10.

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So whether your having friends over for the night or want to get started on an early Valentine’s Day present for the one you love, today is the day to start making your own homemade, chocolate covered cherries. Continue Reading…

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How to Perfectly Pair Fruit and Cheese

January 15, 2018

fruit and cheese platter

“They go together like fruit and cheese” may not have the same ring to it as “peanut butter and jelly,” but don’t let their lack of a catchphrase fool you. Fruit and cheese is the effortless combination we all need in our lives. Spanning all seasons and palates, these fruit and cheese pairings will be your new go-to appetizers and snacks. Continue Reading…

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How to Make a Holiday Favorite: Fruit Cake

December 20, 2017
Christmas fruit cake decorated with holly and berries

When did Americans fall out of love with the fruitcake? With all that hosts have to prepare before the big day, this easy to make, few ingredient cake should be the talk of the table. With just a few weeks until the biggest holidays of the year kick-off, we’re sharing a fruitcake recipe that’s so unique, your guests will be begging for seconds.

Christmas fruit cake decorated with holly and berries

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How to Make Hot Apple Cider

November 1, 2017

hot apple cider

I think we can all agree that hot apple cider wins the award for favorite cold weather drink. But before you head out to your local coffee shop for a $12 cup of apple cider, we’re here to tell you that it’s surprisingly easy and affordable to make at home. So whether you’re preparing for a big holiday party or just sitting by the fire with a good book, put the apples from your most recent apple picking adventure to good use! Continue Reading…