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Wednesday

Fun Foodie Holidays: January 8 is English Toffee Day.




Crunch! Crunch! It’s English Toffee Day on January 8th.

Who’s craving a delicious toffee treat on this fine foodie holiday?

Here are a few yummy toffee recipes to try.


  • Totally Simple Toffee Treats – by Linda Ann Nickerson. Candy-making is a time-honored holiday tradition. These delicious toffees are easy to make. What a wonderful and festive gift for family members, friends, teachers and other special people!
  • Easiest Ever English Toffee Pieces – by Tricia Goss. Crisp, buttery toffee topped with creamy chocolate and crunchy nuts is a decadent treat. Did you know that you could whip some up in mere minutes? Find out the secret ingredient that makes it possible.
  • Toffee Bars – by Mary Wensing Dvorachek. This  family-favorite recipe came from a friend. Great for Valentine’s Day, Christmas, or other holidays, these toffee bars will disappear before your eyes.

What’s your favorite toffee recipe? Share it in the comments, if you wish.

Or, if you prefer, you could simply pick out your favorite toffees.

Here is a selection of toffees we love. If you are a toffee fan, you may wish to try:




Candy bar fans might just pick up a bag of Heath Miniature Candy Bars.

Here’s to English Toffee Day on January 8th!

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Monday

Product Review: Lands’ End Long-Sleeve Pattern Flannel Shirt



Did Lands’ End miss the boat this time?

Lands’ End has long been a quality purveyor of durable and utilitarian apparel for men, women, and kids. As outdoorsy folks, we have ordered countless items from this company for decades – from fleeces to flannels and from coats to clogs.

Their plaid flannels are family favorites, particularly in button-down shirts and pajamas.

So, for Christmas, I selected several Lands’ End Long-Sleeve Pattern Flannel Shirts for various family members.

Here’s what happened.

I picked the sizes and patterns to fit each recipient. Check.

I placed the order. Check.

The shipment arrived promptly, with everything I ordered included. Check.

The long-sleeve plaid flannel shirts measured up to the standards I expected from Lands’ End. Check.

But each shirt was rolled up in a tightly knotted bundle, sealed in plastic. Un-check.

That meant – just a few days before Christmas – I found myself unsealing, unrolling, untangling, and steam-ironing a pile of brand-new shirts before wrapping them for gift-giving.

What!?!

Let me just say: Mrs. Santa was not amused.

I don't mind a little ironing, especially when I'm laundering stuff we have worn. But this was ridiculous.

Would Carhartt, Columbia, Dickies, Eddie Bauer, Lucky Brand, Pendleton, Royal Robbins, Woolrich, or other comparable long-sleeve pattern shirts arrive in such condition? I have to wonder.

After lots of ironing, the Lands’ End long-sleeve plaid flannel shirts were a hit, though.

Sure, everyone in the family loved their cozy new Lands’ End long-sleeve flannel plaid shirts. The garments fit nicely. They are well-tailored in quality all-cotton flannel fabric with solid, reinforced seams.

But the shirts were anything but presentable when first unpacked.

Who needs such a time-consuming chore, right before Christmas? Isn’t the whole idea of online shopping to save lots of time?

C’mon, Lands’ End. How about flat-folding your long-sleeve plaid flannel shirts for shipping?



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Thursday

Product Review: Easy Release Cake Pan



I’ve been hunting high and low for this cake pan, with its handy cutter bar, and I’ve finally found it.

This baking pan, suitable for multi-layer round cakes, brings back warm childhood memories. But it also works.

It’s sold in pairs on Amazon as the Easy Release Cake Pan - Set of 2. There’s also a 9" QUICK RELEASE CAKE/PIE PAN - SET OF 2. The prices of the two options practically match. Right now, both Amazon listings are indicating the products are shipping for free.

Take a look.

After a baked cake comes out of the oven and cools, you simply slide the little bar all the way around to loosen the cake from the pan.

Yes, the pan still must be greased (and perhaps also floured, depending on the recipe). But the cake comes out so easily.



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