I Freaking Love the Apple Database

Lille Allen/Eater

Welcome to Orange Pippin, a fruit enthusiast’s fantasia

Maybe it has to do with the increasingly chaotic nature of the world, or maybe I’m more of a method-oriented person than I thought, but I’ve come to realize that I love a good database. I still use the Food Timeline with regularity, tirelessly scroll through the @depthsofwikipedia Instagram account, and recently, when my friend sent me a link to the apple and stonefruit cataloging database Orange Pippin, I set aside a good hour of my time to really settle in. A website that is “all about apples, pears, plums, and cherries – and orchards where they are grown” with over 700 apple varieties, 2,000 orchards, and user-inputted data and reviews of fruit varieties? This is a website that is — in short — extremely my shit.

I could while away an entire afternoon on Orange Pippin if I tried, … Read more

Divinity Candy

Divinity candy is an old fashioned Southern confection made from egg whites, corn syrup, and sugar. You will love the sweet soft texture of this classic holiday treat that is perfect for sharing with friends and neighbors.

The chewy and delicious flavors of divinity has been a favorite for generations! Everyone is calling their Grandma for this recipe because of their childhood memories. I love old family recipes that are nostalgic like my Grandmas’s pumpkin pie, these Christmas cookies, and the very best fudge!

A pile of divinity on a gray plate. Pecans, greenery, and ornaments are styled around the plate.

What Is Divinity Candy?

The unique texture of divinity candy is a combination of several treats. It’s smooth like fudge, airy like a marshmallow, but chewy like taffy. I love these cute little soft candies that look like snow caps. Customizable add-ins like nuts, extracts, and crushed candy canes make this treat fun and versatile. It’s sweetness is heavenly and simply divine!

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Publisher’s Platform: Memories of a Naughty and Nice List


I have been thinking it has been some time since I dug into a Naughty or Nice list. Here is one we at Food Safety News put together (with input from readers) in 2009. Reading these brings back a lot of memories, both good and bad. Shoot me an email at bmarler@marlerclark.com with your thoughts on who should be on this year’s list.

After much thought and consideration, here was the Food Safety News Naughty list for 2009:

NAUGHTY:  Stewart Parnell, President of Peanut Corporation of America, for asking for nearly $1 million from his bankrupt business for his own criminal defense fund after shipping peanuts his own tests showed were contaminated with Salmonella that sickened over 700 and killed at least nine. (See “PCA Executives To Divide $875,000,” Dec 11, 2009)

NAUGHTY:  President Obama for NOT appointing a new permanent U.S. Department of Agriculture … Read more

Gifts for the Person Who Knows Food Is Always in Style

Your most stylish friend could certainly use a mushroom shirt or burrata hat. | Eater

The coolest restaurant merch and food fashion to give this year

Whether they’re a devoted regular of a local dive, or they simply enjoy showing their general enthusiasm for foods like shrimp and dumplings, some people just can’t stop wearing their love for food on their sleeves. Luckily, merch options abound for restaurant lovers, and home cooks can take their pick of jewelry, clothes, and accessories emblazoned with the ingredient they identify with most. Plus, if the past few years has taught us anything, it’s that if you love a food brand, there is guaranteed to be a capsule collection of bomber jackets in the not-so-distant future.

For the loved ones in your life who would dress in head-to-toe cheese print if they could, let us help you find their dream gourmand garment. From croissant … Read more

Slow Cooker Chicken and Mushroom Stroganoff

Slow cooker chicken and mushroom stroganoff takes just minutes to throw in the crock pot! It is so creamy and delicious and will become an instant family favorite!

The only thing better than pasta is pasta that you can make in a slow cooker or Instant Pot. It makes dinner a breeze! For more quick and easy pasta recipes your family will go crazy over, try this Instant Pot spaghetti, crock pot Olive Garden pasta, and slow cooker lemon chicken piccata!

Slow cooker chicken and mushroom stroganoff in a black bowl with a fork on the side of the dish.

Chicken and Mushroom Stroganoff in the Slow Cooker

This chicken and mushroom stroganoff is the perfect weeknight meal. It’s so easy to throw together and always satisfies! As soon as I got the kids to school I looked in my cupboard for ingredients and was able to throw this stroganoff into the slow cooker. It took under 5 minutes! All of my fellow busy moms rejoice.

It has minimal … Read more