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Throwing the Perfect Holiday Party

Holiday party time is upon us. And that means it’s time to make the tough choices when it comes to your own shin-dig. You can either spend this season worrying up a storm, or spend it relaxing, enjoying and letting everything fall into place. Which would you rather choose? Listen: holiday party planning does not … Continue reading Throwing the Perfect Holiday Party

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Celebrate National Mint Julep Day All Summer Long

Even if you didn’t attend America’s Greatest Race in Louisville earlier this May, you can still celebrate National Mint Julep Day on May 30 with our twist on homemade versions of this refreshing, minty drink. Hold to tradition by serving it in a silver cup and enjoy with friends outside on the patio just in … Continue reading Celebrate National Mint Julep Day All Summer Long

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How to Make Strawberry Mint Jelly

We’re bringing back an oldie but goodie with our classic 1949 recipe, Strawberry Mint Jelly.  Strawberries are nearing the peak of their season, so now’s the perfect time to buy up containers of them to boil down.  You’ll make so many jars – seven in fact – that you can keep one for yourself and … Continue reading How to Make Strawberry Mint Jelly

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What’s the Difference between Mint and Peppermint?

Mint tea. Mint candy. Mint chocolate ice cream. Thin Mints®. Lots of recipes call for mint flavoring. But what does that really mean? Does “mint” flavoring automatically mean peppermint? Are they interchangeable in recipes? The term “mint” is an umbrella term for the Mentha plant family that includes spearmint, peppermint, orange mint, apple mint, pineapple … Continue reading What’s the Difference between Mint and Peppermint?

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Get Lucky with These St. Patrick’s Day Cookie Recipes

On March 17 the Irish (and Irish-at-heart) can be found celebrating St. Patrick’s Day by eating, drinking, and having an all-around good time. In fact, St. Patrick’s Day is traditionally a day where people of all ages allow themselves to partake in a little more excess than normal. If your indulgence of choice is sweet … Continue reading Get Lucky with These St. Patrick’s Day Cookie Recipes