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On 02.06.2015 by Chris Cockren

It's February.  And I didn't even need to pay any attention to the frigid temperatures or piles of snow on the ground here in NY to figure it out.  Nope, all I have to do is take one step in any store and I'm plastered with heart shaped boxes filled with mediocre (at best) filled chocolates, overpriced roses, and a general overload of anything red and pink.  Hello Valentine's Day. And attention all my guys in the room.  Sure, we could just take the easy way out and grab one of those $9.99 boxes of chocolate and quickly pick out one of the few Valentine's Day cards left on the shelves (because, duh, of course we waited until the very last minute to secure said card), but that Read More >

Did You Give or Get Homemade Gifts? >

On 12.28.2010 by Chantel Arsenault

This year I decided to try my hand at making some homemade gifts. Of course, I decided to make food — mostly sweets — and in all of the recipes Safest Choice™ eggs were used. First, I made peppermint patties. This recipe calls for pasteurized eggs in order to make the peppermint dough center safely. If you have a stand mixer this no bake, five ingredient recipe from is simple enough. I substituted 3 Safest Choice pasteurized shell egg whites in for the 1/4 cup liquid egg product. Just mix the dough, let it dry overnight, cover in dark chocolate and refrigerate for a few hours. Then enjoy this perfect holiday treat! Next, I baked chocolate chunk and white chip chocolate with dried cherries Read More >

Food Safety Gift Ideas >

On 12.13.2010 by Chantel Arsenault

Christmas is fast approaching and the days to shop for gifts are dwindling. Do you have a foodie or a person interested in food safety on your list? If you do, check out these gift ideas that are sure to make any person conscious of cross-contamination happy! The USDA recommends, "using one cutting board for fresh produce and bread and a separate one for raw meat, poultry, and seafood." These cutting boards, found at Uncommon, make that easy and the description on the web site is perfect. "If visions of salmonella dance through your head, then this is the tool for you. Brilliantly simple, this set of four cutting boards uses labels and staggered index tabs, just like a filing system, to prevent cross-contamination Read More >