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Homemade Pumpkin Caramels Make a Great Thanksgiving Party Favor

Homemade Pumpkin Caramels Make a Great Thanksgiving Party Favor

| November 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

After Thanksgiving dinner is over, it is nice to send guests home with a little treat that’s not leftover turkey or a mason jar of mushroom gravy. Homemade pumpkin caramels make great bite-sized party favors that truly shine with the flavors of fall. Kate Williams will show you how to make them at home.

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5 Halloween Food Myths Unmasked

5 Halloween Food Myths Unmasked

| October 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

Think you know everything about Halloween? It was not always candy-centric. Are Halloween sadists real? Pumpkins, apples, and candy corn have surprising histories. Find out the truth behind 5 common Halloween food fallacies.

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DIY Conversation Hearts are a Fun Project for Valentine’s Day

DIY Conversation Hearts are a Fun Project for Valentine’s Day

| February 11, 2014 | 1 Comment

Homemade valentines don’t have to be made exclusively from chocolate. This year, try making your own conversation hearts—they’re fun to make, infinitely variable, and easy to personalize. Kate Williams will show you how.

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DIY Your Halloween with Homemade Candy Corn

DIY Your Halloween with Homemade Candy Corn

| October 25, 2013 | 2 Comments

Candy corn doesn’t have to come from the store. Homemade candy corn, flavored with honey and vanilla, is easy to make and is far better than the waxy grocery store candies. Learn how to DIY your Halloween with a recipe by Kate Williams.

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Making Chocolate Truffles with Charles Chocolates: Recipe and Google+ Hangout Video

Making Chocolate Truffles with Charles Chocolates: Recipe and Google+ Hangout Video

| September 28, 2013 | 0 Comments

Chuck Siegel, owner and chief chocolatier of Charles Chocolates, shows Bay Area Bites readers how to make their own easy and outrageously delicious chocolate truffles. Stephanie Rosenbaum tries out his technique at home.

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Oakland Social: Local Foodies Give Boozy Marshmallows an Edge

Oakland Social: Local Foodies Give Boozy Marshmallows an Edge

| July 26, 2013 | 1 Comment

Jenna Keys mission is to marry sugar and booze through her Oakland-based artisan candy company, SugarKnife.

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First, Personalized Pez Dispensers. Next, Printed Food?

First, Personalized Pez Dispensers. Next, Printed Food?

| February 5, 2013 | 0 Comments

Making a candy dispenser head that looks just like you is pretty cool in its own right. But some people are taking 3-D printers much further, using the new technology to spit out actual food, like chocolate — and maybe one day, raw meat.

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Halloween Treats: Sweet & Savory Pumpkin Recipes, Homemade Halloween Candy, Day of the Dead Events

Halloween Treats: Sweet & Savory Pumpkin Recipes, Homemade Halloween Candy, Day of the Dead Events

| October 30, 2012 | 1 Comment

Looking for spooky inspiration for your Halloween table? Enjoy our holiday round-up of all things pumpkin-y and Halloween-y. They’re scarily delicious!

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Candied Grapefruit Peels

Candied Grapefruit Peels

| May 20, 2012 | 2 Comments

I love fresh squeezed juice. It’s one of Sunday’s little pleasures. But every time I make it, I am a bit annoyed by all the left over peels. In fact, I feel this way anytime I eat or use citrus fruit in a recipe. And while I haven’t gone full-on freegan (or even tried it), candying citrus peels seems like a reasonable compromise. Right?

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Powell’s Vintage Candies Hit Sweet Spot for Valentine’s Day

Powell’s Vintage Candies Hit Sweet Spot for Valentine’s Day

| February 8, 2012 | 2 Comments

Get a retro sugar rush at Powell’s Sweet Shoppe. Sugar coated nostalgia in candy you remember from your childhood (from Boomers to Millennials) and even turn of the last century tasty treasures from Abba-Zabba’s to Zotz.

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Jacques Pepin Cooking Tips: How to Make Candied Orange Peels

Jacques Pepin Cooking Tips: How to Make Candied Orange Peels

| January 6, 2012 | 0 Comments

Chef Jacques Pépin demonstrates how to crystallize orange skin to make candied orange peels. This video clip is a web-exclusive that was taped during the filming of Jacques’ series Essential Pépin.

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DIY Christmas: Homemade Candy Canes

DIY Christmas: Homemade Candy Canes

| December 22, 2011 | 2 Comments

Factory drone candy canes are uniform, neatly wrapped, shapely, laden with high fructose corn syrup, and positively soulless. Making candy canes is a lot of fun, and the sweat equity can’t be beat.

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Tricked-Out Treats for Halloween

Tricked-Out Treats for Halloween

| October 28, 2011 | 0 Comments

I left the costume in the car as I scoured the city of San Francisco for clever Halloween treats that adults can claim as their own. After wading through what seemed like dozens of boring pumpkin cookies and ratcheting my blood sugar up several notches, I came away with three stops serving grown-ups the kind of treats that keep us feeling like big kids.

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A Very Vegan Easter

A Very Vegan Easter

| April 5, 2011 | 0 Comments

Easter is coming up, and what better way to prepare than by planning out all the sweet treats you and the children in your life will be devouring? Vegans love Easter candy just as much as the next person, and, luckily, many vegan candy makers are happy to oblige.

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