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Hostess Twinkies Bake Set With Pastry Bag & Recipe

Hostess Twinkies Bake Set with Pastry Bag & Recipe

The Great Twinkie Scare of 2012 was no laughing matter. Except of course, that it was. Jokes can be made about Twinkies never, ever, really going away due to their long shelf life. Or perhaps, one can chuckle at the thought of a Twinkie being grown because they are not really food. And then of course is the biggest myth of them all: that Twinkies are some sort of superfood.

In any event, just in case the iconic snack cake does ever disappear, the Hostess Twinkies Bake Set with Pastry Bag & Recipe Booklet will be there to help repopulate store shelves everywhere. Or at least eBay auctions.

December 13, 2012   1 Comment

Back To School Means Mmm-marketing

Cabot Creamery Cooperative logo

Mmmm… Back to school. It sounds delicious; at least it does to parents and marketers everywhere. Hurried and harried parents not only like to see their kids off to school for some free babysitting, but they like to do so with the minimum amount of hassle. Making time-friendly recipes like the one below help:


1/3 cup red or green grapes
1/2 ounce Cabot Mild Cheddar or Monterey Jack, cubed
Heaping tablespoon roasted almonds


1. Combine in small bowl.

That would be for something called a Munch Bowl. Keep reading to see some others in the form of a press release from Cabot. (Which are juuuuust a little more involved.)

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August 23, 2011   No Comments

Date Pizza Specially Designed for Two People

Date, Pancetta and Camembert Flat Bread Pizza

Marketing is a strange beast. Fleischmann’s, the yeast people, are trying to get you to buy their product by turning a simple recipe into a complicated one. In all fairness, the Date, Pancetta and Camembert Flat Bread Pizza recipe that is in the press release below sounds pretty good–if you and your other care to figure out who would be “Baker A” and who would be “Baker B.”

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July 26, 2011   No Comments

Pumping Olive Oil

Gazpacho made with extra virgin olive oil (Photo: North American Olive Oil Association)

Everything you ever wanted to know about olive oil (according to the North American Olive Oil Association) in one handy-dandy press release (with recipes):

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July 23, 2011   No Comments

California Avocado Recipes For Any State

California Avocado Guacamole Tarts (California Avocado Commission)

There’s a good chance the following recipes work with any avocado, and not necessarily California avocados, but I wouldn’t want to risk it. Best to listen to the press release that follows when making California Avocado Guacamole Tarts and Cumin Glazed Ribs with California Avocado Pineapple Salsa.

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June 28, 2011   No Comments

The Press Release Recipe Done Right

Grace Young's Stir Fry Tips and Wok Summer Salad Recipe.

Ah, press releases with recipes. Two great tastes that taste great together. Or at least one great taste. Usually. In any event, the following press release pairs not only a recipe for Spicy Stir-Fried Chicken Salad, but it does so while offering a few tips for wok-cooking. Nicely done, Edgecraft, makers of the Chef’sChoice 1520 AngleSelect Diamond Hone Electric Knife Sharpener.

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June 16, 2011   No Comments