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Homemade Sugar Scrubs…The Perfect Teacher Gift

With the fall and winter holidays around the corner, you’ll soon be looking for a way to say thanks to those who care for your kids in the classroom. Luckily, showing your appreciation to your child’s teacher doesn’t have to be expensive. In fact, many teachers agree that the most cherished gifts are homemade. Sure, … Continue reading Homemade Sugar Scrubs…The Perfect Teacher Gift

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How to Make Fabulous Homemade Fudge

Homemade fudge has been pleasing chocolate lovers for more than a century for good reason. It’s delicious, makes a great gift and is one of the easier sweet treats to make. While following a recipe for homemade fudge, you may run across the following cooking terms in the instructions. We published the definitions in our … Continue reading How to Make Fabulous Homemade Fudge

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Meringues and Divinities – Fluffy Holiday Favorites

Fluffy and white, clean and bright — that’s how we like our meringues and divinities. These sugar and egg white treats are finicky, though. If you plan on making mountains of meringue, this blog is for you. Meringues and divinities are crispy cousins. Both sweet treats are made from whipped egg whites and sugar. Generally, … Continue reading Meringues and Divinities – Fluffy Holiday Favorites

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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?