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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