Archive for Tag: Sweet Origins

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December 04, 2012

Sweet Origins: Sufganiyot for Hanukkah

By: Amy Atlas, in Great Finds, Sweet Origins
The first night of Hanukkah is already this Saturday. My boys are already asking about when they’ll get to taste their Sufganiyot. On Hanukkah, it is a tradition to eat these jelly filled, deep fried doughnuts. It is just one of the fried foods {there are also latkes} that reminds us of the miracle that occurred during the Maccabean Revolt, when oil that was lighting the sacred lamp during the rededication of the holy temple…
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February 03, 2012

WINNER! FIRST ANNUAL SWEETERBOWL

By: Amy Atlas, in Swag, Sweet Origins
The Pats pulled it out in the fourth quarter to tie it up in our SweeterBowl. After tallying up all the votes in overtime…the winner of the first annual Sweeterbowl is…………… THE NEW YORK GIANTS! The winner of the football cake tin and these football baking cups from Wilton is: Katy.  Please check your inbox for our email. Thank you everyone for playing.  Look for more fun stuff like this on the blog soon……
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February 02, 2012

Quarter 4: Tomato Tart Vs. Lobster Quiche (Plus Wilton Giveaway)

By: Amy Atlas, in Swag, Sweet Origins
THE GAME: We are now in the fourth quarter of our Sweeterbowl and New England has pulled out. Don’t forget to check back at 7PM to see which team wins and who wins the giveaway from Wilton. If you were here this morning, then maybe you are already part of our Sweeterbowl game. If you are just joining the game, each quarter you will be asked to tell us which dessert you prefer..the traditional New…
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February 02, 2012

Quarter 3: Apple Muffin Vs. Whoopie Pie (Plus Wilton Giveaway!)

By: Amy Atlas, in Swag, Sweet Origins
THE GAME: If you were here this morning, then maybe you are already part of our Sweeter Bowl game.  We’re now in the third quarter and the Giants are in the lead by 14. Where are all our New England fans?? If you are just joining the game, each quarter you will be asked to tell us which dessert you prefer..the traditional New York/New Jersey vs traditional New England. Leave your choice in the comments…
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February 02, 2012

Quarter 2: Cannoli Vs. Blueberry Pie (Plus Wilton Football Giveaway!)

By: Amy Atlas, in Swag, Sweet Origins
THE GAME: If you were here this morning, then maybe you are already part of our Sweeterbowl game.  We’re now in the second quarter and the Giants are in the lead by 7. If you are just joining the game, each quarter you will be asked to tell us which dessert you prefer..the traditional New York/New Jersey vs traditional New England. Leave your choice in the comments section of the blog. Each quarter will stay…
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February 02, 2012

First Annual Amy Atlas Sweeterbowl!

By: Amy Atlas, in Swag, Sweet Origins
We have not written a “Sweet Origins” in a while and since Superbowl XLVI is Sunday, we thought it would be fun to play a game where we learn about the sweet origins of the desserts from the Superbowl team areas and pit them against each other! A Superbowl of Sweets so to speak or “Sweeterbowl.” So today, we are pitting some traditional New York/New Jersey sweets against some New England favorites. Since the Giants…
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July 29, 2011

Sweet Origins: Cheesecake

By: Amy Atlas, in Sweet Origins
Photo credits above:  1) What Katie Ate 2)  Crustybakes 3)  Tartelette Who doesn’t love cheesecake? A dense, rich, creamy slice of sweet cake, topped with a fresh fruit sauce, chocolate or nuts. If you held a popularity contest for desserts, cheesecake would be the captain of the cheerleading squad– it would win every time. To honor National Cheesecake Day, which is tomorrow, we’re giving you the “Sweet Origins” of one of America’s favorite desserts.…
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July 14, 2011

Happy Bastille Day & Sweet Origins: Macarons!

By: Amy Atlas, in Sweet Origins
Happy Bastille Day! Today is French National Day, a commemoration of the storming of the Bastille in 1789. Festivities include fireworks over the Eiffel Tower, a parade down the Champs Elysees and a picnic of 10,000 people dressed in white at Versailles. We say, where there’s a party in France, there must be the beloved macaron! In this “Sweet Origins,” we explore the history of France’s favorite dessert. Macarons are delicate round cookies made with…
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April 29, 2011

OH FUDGE! – Sweet Origins & Giveaway

By: Amy Atlas, in Great Finds, Swag, Sweet Origins
Since sweets are a big part of my world, I am always researching different confections.  I am fascinated about the origins of the confections that we use on our tables.  Today, I’m sharing with you the “sweet origins” of fudge.  You may remember our Sweet Journey to Atlantic City last summer, when we sampled several varieties of fudge.  The fudge on the boardwalk was to.die.for. and enough to get me interested in the the origins…