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Holiday Spirits – Mulled Cider

Monday, December 23, 2013

A warming drink is always a cozy comfort on a cold day. Mix up a batch of this mulled cider so it’s ready and warming in the slow cooker and you’ll have plenty of time to enjoy your own party, too.

Kid-friendly holiday treats

Stephanie Bromander, cake decorator at Byerly’s St. Louis Park
Wednesday, December 18, 2013

The holidays are here! Snow is on the ground, lights are on the houses and most importantly, your kids are finally on winter break. Time for some quality family time. They can’t play outside all day though – brrr! I have a few recipes (more of assembly activities actually) that are a blast to make with the little ones on a winter’s day. Enjoy!

Bachman’s tips: holiday poinsettias

Susan Bachman West, executive director of perishable operations
Monday, December 16, 2013

No plant sets the scene for Christmas quite like the poinsettia. They’re timeless, make great holiday gifts and add rich reds and other hues well suited for the season to any home.

Bachman’s began selling this venerable plant in 1940 and is now one of the largest commercial growers of poinsettias in the U.S. We begin planting poinsettias every spring and have been continually evolving the varieties, sizes and colors available each year.

Bubbly Companions – sparkling wine

Friday, December 13, 2013

A bit of the bubbly is the hallmark of festive celebrations. But sparkling wine is good for more than a toast at the stroke of the New Year. It’s also great with a variety of delicious foods ranging from caviar to cookies.

Chocolate: Sweet Facts

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

That box of chocolates on the holiday dessert table can actually provide some health benefits—that’s certainly a sweet bonus. Since chocolate comes from cacao beans (or cocoa beans), which are the seed of the fruit of the cacao (Ka-Kow) tree, it’s full of natural plant nutrients and packed with antioxidants, just as green tea and blueberries are.

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