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Passover celebrates the Hebrews' flight from Egypt to freedom more than 3,000 years ago. Jews around the world will remember that exodus at sundown March 25 with a ritual dinner, or Seder. And what's on the table will tell a story of its own, one based on...
Halloween at home with family and friends can be just as, well, boo-tiful as traipsing door to door in search of sweets. Imagine your family's surprise if sweet little rats appear next to their breakfast bowls of oatmeal — or in their lunch boxes....
Elizabeth LaBau loves candy. Always has. Used to lug a pillowcase along on her childhood Halloween trick-or-treating treks. Now the new mom is busy encouraging others to have fun with candy-making in "The Sweet Book of Candy Making" (Quarry Books, $24....
Maggi Uhland was happy on Tuesday that she decided to pursue German at South Carroll High School. "It is a lot easier than Spanish and a lot more fun," the 14-year-old freshman said, of the language. "And we can choose to come here." Uhland was one of...
CTW FeaturesScan the websites of your favorite wedding magazines and bridal blogs and you’ll find scores of stunning cakes accented with everything from fresh flowers and real fruit to crushed hard candies and licorice laces tied in elegant bows. You’re...
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Tribune reporterLong before gaudy, gooey cupcakes became America’s default dessert, there was Lutz Olkiewicz. During his 25 years at the Drake Hotel, Chicago's grand master of sugar created delicate pastries, elegant cakes and intricately decorated tortes. ...
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Special to the Los Angeles TimesAlmost half a century ago, in an epiphanic moment of marketing genius, Kellogg's is credited with inventing the Pop-Tart. Your very own individually wrapped piece of pie. In a toaster. Sweet! Since that happy occasion, the Pop-Tart has become a part,...
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Contra Costa TimesSanta has always had a monopoly on the good cookies. But it took Julia Usher a while to ponder the bigger issue: Why should the winter holidays get all the gingerbread? And why should something as deliciously fun as a cookie exchange be relegated to...
The Dish - Orlando SentinelHollis Wilder of Orlando's Sweet! By Good Golly Miss Holly (711 N. Alafaya Trail, Orlando; 407-277-7746; sweetbyholly.com) won Food Network âCupcake Warsâ champions. Here are Wilder's award-winning championship recipes. Be prepared. These is not...
As a small child, Dagmarette Yen remembers sitting on the kitchen countertop, diligently watching her mother whip up Danish holiday recipes that had been passed on through her family for generations, eager to get her little hands dirty. "Cooking and...
Recipe: Fig frangipane tart August 26, 2009 Total time: 1 hour and 15 minutes Servings: 8 Note: You can use the pastry of your choice or a commercially prepared pie crust. Prepared pastry for a 9-inch pie pan 1/2 pound blanched and peeled almonds 2/...
Tags: Pies and Tarts, Honey, Kosher Salt, Salt, Electrical Appliance
Metromix.comSome things in Andersonville haven't changed a bit. The Swedish-American Museum Center still presides over the neighborhood's main thoroughfare, Clark Street. And Andersonville is still--and will probably always be--the go-to spot when you're craving...
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