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The Entenmann’s Trifecta

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I don’t make the rules, but I’m willing to bet every family in the tri-state area had its three go-to products

Every family in the tri-state area — or maybe just families near where I grew up, with easy access to a bakery outlet store — has what I call an “Entenmann’s trifecta.”

At my house, it was the Entenmann’s mini chocolate chip cookies, marshmallow-iced devil’s food cake, and the mini chocolate-iced doughnuts. For my friend Meaghan, it was the yellow cake with fudge icing, crumb cake, and full-sized chocolate-covered doughnuts. Ramon’s family preferred the butter loaf cake and crumb cake, while their third was interchangeable between cookies or doughnuts. My colleague Hillary’s family also went for the mini chocolate chip cookies, along with the crumb doughnuts; she remembers her grandmother plating the marshmallow-iced devil’s food … Read more

Melt in Your Mouth Pot Roast Recipe

Utterly perfect fork tender, melt in your mouth pot roast, with delicate potatoes, sweet carrots, sits in a perfectly seasoned broth. This recipe is super simple but will make you feel like you’ve spent all day cooking.

Make a balanced meal with a nice fresh garden salad and some homemade rolls. Perfect Soft and Buttery Rolls or Copycat Texas Roadhouse Rolls should do the trick.

Melt in you mouth pot roast with tender carrots and potatoes

Melt in Your Mouth Pot Roast

Not only is this melt in your mouth Pot Roast a quintessential Sunday meal, it’s also perfect for company, or a special occasion because it’s just so easy. Prep it, throw it all together and at the end of the day you have a perfect sit down dinner hearty enough to fill any appetite. Generously seasoned meat, coupled with onions and vegetables surrounded by a savory broth is just so heavenly.

One of the best things about this roast … Read more

USDA food safety agencies announces plan to reduce Salmonella

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Office of Food Safety (OFS) and the Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has a plan to decrease Salmonella, one of the leading causes of foodborne illnesses.

The Roadmap to Reducing Salmonella: Driving Change through Science-Based Policy outlines programs and policies that are science based, data driven, and promote innovation to reduce Salmonella in meat, poultry, and egg products.

“This roadmap represents FSIS’s commitment to lead with science and data in all that we do. It puts us on a course to aggressively target Salmonella and other foodborne pathogens,” said USDA’s Under Secretary for Food Safety Mindy Brashears. “I look forward to a continued partnership with the food safety community in driving a science-based approach to protecting public health.”

OFS and FSIS will discuss the Salmonella roadmap at a virtual public meeting next week. Also scheduled to participate  in the meeting are the … Read more

‘Pen15’ Season 2 Celebrates the Grosser Features of Middle School Snacks

Anna Konkel and Maya Erskine play two tweens fumbling their way through middle school in Pen15 season two. | Hulu

The delightfully awkward Hulu show by Anna Konkle and Maya Erskine takes us right back to the year 2000 — and all of its glorious snacks

In the first episode of Pen15’s second season, there’s an Oreo cookie severed at the seams and rebonded with about 12 additional slabs of cream filling, creating a huge cookie tower. The super-stuffed snack is constructed and implicitly consumed off screen, but anyone who’s eaten a Oreo can picture a kid meticulously twisting the chocolate cookies apart and messily peeling away the loosened frosting with sticky fingers.

In junior high, I might have taken to stacking and smooshing together custom-stuffed Oreos privately at home, out of sight of judgmental peers. But this particular pile in Pen15 is sitting in front of Brendan, Anna … Read more

Pumpkin Spice Pancakes

Delicious, perfectly spiced, fluffy pumpkin pancakes are so moist and full of flavor, it’s like having pumpkin pie for breakfast! Top these with a dollop of whip cream and a drizzle of syrup and its pure pumpkin heaven.

If you really want decadence try topping these spiced pancakes with a cream cheese whipped topping found here: Incredible Pumpkin Cake with Cream Cheese Whipping Cream Frosting. Or try one of these delicate but flavorful butters, you won’t go wrong with any of them: Cinnamon Honey Butter and Maple Plant Butter (3 ways)!

Delicious, Fluffy, spiced pumpkin pancakes

Pumpkin Spice Pancakes

These are best pancakes to wake up to on a chilly morning. The pumpkin makes the amazingly moist and dense, but the milk and egg and (especially if you use buttermilk) will make them light and fluffy. Everyone will love these along with a nice cup of cocoa or apple cider. It’s sure to … Read more