Feb 042011
Sip-t Tea Company

I was browsing the net the other day and I found this tea company called Sip-t. So I decided to feature them! Here is what I found out! Sip-t Tea Co. is owned by a mother/daughter team who hand craft artisan teas out of the finest available organic and fair trade ingredients forming delectable, unique teas with a focus on quality, the environment, and their community. Sip-T began from one recipe and now the pair boasts 15 unique and amazing teas that they hand produce in beautiful Bellingham, WA. Each tea begins with hand sourcing the ingredients, assuring each has [read more…]

 February 4, 2011  Posted by
Jan 102011
What is a Chocolate Truffle?

What is a box of assorted chocolates without a truffle? This tasty confection is traditionally filled with chocolate ganache and coated with chocolate or cocoa powder. Truffles are usually shaped like a sphere and can have other centers besides ganache, such as caramel, nuts, nougat, toffee, mint, marshmallow, berries, and even liqueur. Different Types of Truffles The credit for creating the first chocolate truffle goes to M. Dufour of Chambery, France in 1895. However, recognition of the sweet treat didn’t truly spread until the establishment of the Prestat chocolate shop in London, which to this day, still sells the original [read more…]

 January 10, 2011  Posted by
Jan 082011
Chocolate Raisin Walnut Pie Recipe

National Pie Day is coming on January 23rd. Are you ready? In the following days we’ll be featuring a few award-winning pie recipes courtesy of the American Pie Council®. Chocolate Raisin Walnut Pie Best of Show Professional Division, 2010 1st Place Raisin Andrea Spring, Bradenton, FL CRUST 1-1/2 cups Crisco shortening 1 tsp white vinegar 2 T milk ½ cup hot water 4 cups all purpose flour 2 tsp salt 1 T cornstarch Combine shortening, vinegar and milk.  Pour in hot water.  Mix well.  In separate bowl, mix together flour, salt and cornstarch.  Combine flour mixture with shortening mixture until dough forms.  Separate [read more…]

 January 8, 2011  Posted by
Dec 242010
Frosted Reindeer Cookies Recipe

Today I’d like to share with you a yummy recipe from our friends at! It’s easy to make and the result is incredibly cute and delicious! When you get to the decorationg part, you can ask your children or grandchildren to help! Here we go! INGREDIENTS: 1 roll (16.5 oz) Pillsbury® refrigerated sugar cookies 1/4 cup all-purpose flour 1 cup vanilla ready-to-spread frosting 64 small pretzel twists 64 semisweet chocolate chips (about 1/4 cup) 16 gumdrops, cut in half DIRECTIONS: 1. Heat oven to 350°F. In large bowl, break up cookie dough; work flour into dough until well blended. Shape roll of [read more…]

 December 24, 2010  Posted by
Oct 182010
Sweet Treat Ideas for Oranges

When it comes to citrus fruits, the sweet, juicy taste of an orange is a favorite of many. While apples and berries seem to get all the glory for creating luscious desserts, don’t count out oranges. If you’re interested in exploring sweet treats made with oranges, consider the following ideas: Orange Biscotti: The citrusy flavor of orange creates delicious biscotti to complement your coffee and tea breaks. Some recipes call for one large orange and a couple of tablespoons of orange liqueur. Orange juice is also a good substitute for the liqueur. Orange Charlotte Russe: Dating back to the 16th [read more…]

 October 18, 2010  Posted by
Oct 052010
Street Sweets & Food Network Magazine are announcing The Scharffen Berger 'Chocolate Adventure Contest'

Street Sweets and Food Network Magazine are partnering to promote The Sharffen Berger ‘Chocolate Adventure Contest’. If you like cupcakes and love to bake, you can win a top prize of $10,000 (total cash prizes of $20,000) and chance to fly to New York City to bake and share your cupcake from a beloved Sweet Truck.  The winning recipe would also be published in an upcoming edition of Food Network Magazine. Please go to to learn more about this fun exciting contest. In mid October, keep a look out for the special Sharffen Berger / Food Network Magazine /Street Sweets truck handing lots of delicious [read more…]

 October 5, 2010  Posted by
Sep 292010
National Coffee Day - September 29

From iced cappuccinos to decaf lattes, more than 400 billion cups of coffee are consumed each year. Served steaming hot to ice cold with whipped cream on top, this popular beverage dates back to the 9th century. A variety of “holidays” and observances in the name of coffee exist, including September 29 – National Coffee Day. On this day, why don’t you tip back a cup of Joe in honor of the influential brew, as well as enjoy a few interesting facts about coffee. Celebrate with Coffee Specials Local and national businesses are known to celebrate National Coffee Day by [read more…]

 September 29, 2010  Posted by
Sep 232010
International Sweet Treats: Korean

If you’re looking for another international adventure exploring different cultural desserts, why don’t you take a kitchen trip to Asia to experiment with desserts from Korea? It is here that you’ll find typical ingredients, such as red bean paste, honey, and wheat flour. Below are a few Korean sweet treat ideas to consider when looking for new international dessert recipes: Bungeoppang Bungeoppangs are a chewy, sweet and slightly crispy dough pastry made in a device similar to a waffle iron. Batter is poured into a fish-shaped mold, where red bean paste is then added. Another layer of batter is placed [read more…]

 September 23, 2010  Posted by