5 Tips to Prepare for Valentine’s Day

Picture it: staggered military recruitment, banned marriages and engagements, secret nuptial ceremonies, imprisonment, and finally execution, all in the name of love and war. Sounds like components of a fantastic story line for a crowd-drawing cinematic showcase, or a series of events that legends are made of…would you agree?   Well, in regard to this… Read more »

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From Our Family to Yours

Happy New Year! It’s hard for me to believe, and I’m not sure how many of you are still in denial, but, yes folks, it is officially 2019! Now is typically when we start putting things into perspective and clearly defining what they mean to us.  With that being said, we have something we would… Read more »

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Now That’s Using Your Noggin!

Yep, your calendar is correct! We are indeed in mid-December and closer than ever to the height of the holiday season. And aside from holiday decor and what to check off of your likely hectic to-do list (especially around this time of year), in the midst of all the festive planning and activities, I’m almost… Read more »

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But First, Coffee!

It’s one of the most popular drinks in the world, whether hot or iced; black, flavored, or au lait; dark or light roast, etc. We know many facts about coffee (like the fact that it’s necessary at 3pm for many people), but what makes anything more appealing is learning fun new things about it that… Read more »

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Pumpkin Spice & Everything Nice!

I don’t know about you, but I knew it was fall back in July. Seems odd, or maybe not so much by now, because, apparently, consumers are beginning to look forward to the spice-laced scent (and taste) in relation to autumn’s favorite gourd earlier and earlier each year. Well, in honor of autumn and pumpkin… Read more »

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When it Comes to Food Choice, Food Rheology is Key!

There’s vanilla gelato, and there’s vanilla gelato with crunchy chocolate cookie pieces. There’s green mint ice cream, and there’s “melt-in-your-mouth” mint chocolate chip ice cream. There’s cheesecake, and there’s turtle cheesecake with gooey caramel sauce, crunchy chocolate morsels, pecan bits, and grainy graham cracker crust. Magic!     By now you’ve got the point: the… Read more »

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The Wonders of the Marsh Mallow

To some, it may sound somewhat unappetizing to eat from something that grows in a marsh—otherwise known as a swamp, bayou, or wetland—but these watery masses are home to the native European/Western Asian plant, Althaea officinalis, a member of the mallow plant family and source from which the long-beloved marshmallow confection is created. As we… Read more »

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Time for Tea!

For most U.S. states, June marks the transition to summertime temperatures, meaning it’s going to get hot! And for most of us, it already has. This is why June is the perfect 30-day span to celebrate one of summer’s most refreshing beverages: iced tea. With so many varieties of the wildly popular thirst quencher (and dessert flavoring… Read more »

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Say Cheeeese!

It’s National Grilled Cheese Month, and what better cheese to celebrate this April occasion than mascarpone? Otherwise known as Italian cream cheese, mascarpone is indeed a “rock star” amongst some of the most iconic dishes consumers have come to love, including tiramisu, whipped cream, cheesecake, and grilled cheese sandwiches. Though PreGel has innovated ways to… Read more »

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Green Mint: March to Flavor Envy

If every month had an assigned frozen dessert flavor to market, I would vote green mint for March. Why? My first reason is solely superficial – because it’s green, which correlates beautifully with St. Patrick’s Day. Second, because March is the month of the spring equinox, and the color green represents the season of spring… Read more »

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The Peanut: The Unshelled Facts

March is National Peanut Month, and seeing as peanuts account for two-thirds of all snacks consumed in the States, now is the perfect time to highlight the nutty treat. Being the preferred “nut” of Americans, the peanut offers many nutritional benefits; goes by several different names; and has a plethora of culinary applications that peanut… Read more »

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The Sweet Truth: Chocolate

It’s National Chocolate Lovers Month, and rightfully so. Chocolate is indeed worthy of a month’s (or more) worth of culinary praise. The decadence of its variant tastes from dark to white is unprecedented in many opinions. And the astronomical number of uses this bliss-inducing ingredient is capable of  creating automatically makes it a reliable ally… Read more »

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Corporate America Has Heart

Could it be true that in an environment of constant business deals; hard-sole shoes; business executives; quarterly margins; growing brand awareness; earning more customers; and the ongoing pursuit of professional excellence, that Corporate America is not immediately paralleled with showing genuine acts of kindness?   If this is the case, it’s important to point out… Read more »

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