Reindeer Food
December 10, 2017
Most remember to put out cookies and milk for Santa.  But, did you remember the reindeer food?  This simple project will keep anxious kids occupied on Christmas Eve, and add an extra little element of magic to the big night.  All it takes is oats and some edible glitter!  Take a half cup of dry oats and a few teaspoons of edible glitter.  The kids can put the combination together any way they like.  Once it’s ready, you make a quick trip out front and sprinkle some in the snow.  The colored glitter makes the yard more festive, and the hungry reindeer will love the oats.  Just remember to us
December 3, 2017
When everyone hears the very idea of “dessert hummus,” the first reaction is confusion.  The second reaction is “I gotta try this.”  From ABC’s Shark Tank to Cosmopolitan magazine, one taste of Delighted By Dessert Hummus and people are hooked.  We have this amazing treat now at Fresh Madison Market.  You’ll love it because of the healthful way its put together.  You’ll want it because… it’s dessert hummus!  It starts with the main ingredient: Chickpeas.  But, instead of garlic and lemon, Delighted By has put in cinnamon and whole vanilla beans.  Instead of olive oil, you g
December 3, 2017
Here’s a favorite craft that kids love getting their hands into:  Cookie Dough Ornaments!  This super easy project is fun for a dreary winter day, and will ad a homemade touch to your Christmas Tree.  The dough is easy:  4 cups of flower, 1 ½ cups of water, and 1 cup of salt.  Knead into a dough and roll it out.  Get some cookie cutters, and any kind of extra decorations you want to add.  Put them on an ungreased cookie sheet and into the oven at 325 degrees for 10 minutes.  When they come out and they’re still soft, make a small hole with a knife for a ribbon or yarn.  When they’re all coo
November 27, 2017
Peanut butter has become so commonplace, you don’t give a second thought when picking up any jar you find.  Since everything we do at Fresh Madison Market is about all things FRESH, we’d like to introduce you to a better peanut butter.  Fresh ground peanut butter has many benefits.  High on the list is no sugar.  Mass produced peanut butter has added sugar to give it a sweeter taste.  So much sugar that it’s listed #2 on most ingredients.  The number one ingredient is hydrogenated oils.  Hydrogenated oil is a process to thicken vegetable oil into a solid, similar t
November 27, 2017
It may seem “inevitable” that you’ll add some weight this time of year.  More sweets, bigger meals, and empty calories from alcohol.  But, according to Active.com, there are some easy things you can do to keep the calories in check.  Some ideas include: 1. Keep your sleep and exercise routine.  You’re likely to get busy, and that will likely add stress.  Our body’s default is to go for food.  A regular schedule can keep that away.
November 19, 2017
If your Thanksgiving gets a little more complicated each year, you can take comfort in knowing that some of the simplest sides are the favorites.   According to the user generated website Ranker.com here are the top 10. 10:      Sweet Potato Pie.  A southern favorite that goes back to colonial days. 9:         Crescent Rolls.  Easy to make or buy premade. 8:         Baked Sweet Potatoes.  Or do you call them yams? 7:         Corn on the Cob.  Boil some water and pop them in for 5-10 minutes.
November 19, 2017
In one year alone, 600 million rotisserie chickens were sold in the United States.  That’s 1.6 million every day.  That’s almost 2 chickens for every person in the country, including babies.  Its popularity goes back to the 1930s.  Pre and post war Americans were beginning the trend of going out for dinner, and grocery stores needed something quick, easy, and inexpensive to bring them back in.  Without lifting a finger, you could have chicken that had been slow cooked through the day, and ready to eat when you got home.  Add in a couple of side dishes, and you have a meal in minutes.  But,
warm food
October 29, 2017
That first bite in the air each winter is a reminder that we’ve got a few months of cold ahead of us.  Over the next few weeks, we’ll be sharing some of our favorite warm-you-up recipes.  We hope it will take just a bit of the chill out of your toes this winter. Our first selection was recently featured on the Today Show.  It’s a turkey chili you make in your slow cooker.  Here’s what you need: 1 pound ground turkey meat 1 smokey sausage (chourico or linguica) 1 large red bell pepper
the story of pizza
October 29, 2017
The story of Pep’s Pizza is one of those that goes back to a time when everybody had their own favorite pizza joint.  It was one that was right in the neighborhood, and people would argue for hours on end about whose tavern had the best pizza.  Not many of those places survived, probably because they may not have been quite as good as the legend that preceded them.  But, Pep’s Pizza was a stand out.  It was the kind of place that made people say “next time I’m in town, we’re getting Pep’s.”  The original tavern that served the original Pep’s is long gone… but, the pizza is still in high dem
nature
October 22, 2017
September’s Hurricane Irma has done some dramatic damage to citrus crops.  Predictions now are showing 22 million fewer boxes of citrus than originally estimated by the USDA.  Florida Citrus Mutual CEO Michael W. Sparks likens Irma to the devastation that hit Florida in 2004 and 2005.  Mr.

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