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Peter Pan peanut butter problem resolved

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Peanut butter lovers were shaken when ConAgra recalled their popular Peter Pan brand of peanut butter several weeks ago due to a salmonella outbreak. The recall affected all peanut butter that had been made in ConAgra’ Georgia plant since 2004, which meant that just about every single jar in consumers’ homes had to be thrown out or returned to the company. Peanut butter sandwiches and ... Read More »

Reeses Pieces Eggs, reviewed

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As much as I enjoy Easter candy, even the newer ones don’t really surprise me like they used to when I was a kid. Perhaps I’ve just become a bit jaded, as the “limited edition” this and “New!!!” that don’t seem nearly as special or new as they should. I will admit that I was surprised, however, when I first bit into one of the ... Read More »

Happy Easter!

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Happy Easter, everyone. I hope you’re all treating yourself to a few pieces of Easter candy today. If not, consider indulging tomorrow. That’s when all the seasonal candy will really be on sale, as stores try to clear it out. You can get a great discount on Peeps by shopping the day after Easter! Read More »

Confetti Cupcakes

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When I first discovered confetti cake, I was still in elementary school and could manage to bake a cake from a boxed mix, which I often did when the occasion arose to do so. I almost always opted for white cake because I liked the color and the vanilla flavor, but when I found that the store stocked white cakes with multi-colored splashes in the ... Read More »

Dying eggs and recipe ideas for Easter

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Easter is only a couple of days away, which means that it is crunch time for ironing out your plans. Easter eggs don’t dye themselves and cookies won’t get decorated without your help! If you are going to be dying eggs, the easiest way to go is to use store bought dye kits, which to save time and make plain, but brightly colored eggs. My preference ... Read More »

Don’t Mess with Our Chocolate!

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Chocolate-lover (and chocolate chip cookie lovers) will want to take note of the fact that the FDA is considering redefining chocolate as we know it. Currently, chocolate is defined as something that is made of cocoa butter and cocoa solids, with flavorings, sugars and dairy being approved additions. The new definition would allow – to use the phrasing of Cybele from Candyblog - “any concoction containing ... Read More »

Bundts Across America Recipe Contest

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Nordicware has just announced the start of their 2nd annual Bundts Across America Recipe Contest, in which interested bakers are asked to submit their best bundt recipes to go along with a given theme for the chance to win $10,000. This year, the theme is holidays. The entered recipes must somehow align with: Valentine’s Day, St. Patrick’s Day, Easter, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Independence Day, ... Read More »

Lemon Buttermilk Easter Cookies

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Everything about Easter – especially if the displays the retailers put up are to be believed – should be cute cute, from the miniature candies to decorated eggs to the abundance of adorably fluffy bunnies everywhere. Bunnies are so popular at this time of year that you can not only find their images on packaging and stuffed animals in every store, but you can find their ... Read More »

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