Holiday Hostess Gift Idea ~ Alter Eco Chocolates

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Alter Eco Chocolates ~ Grown in Peru and Ecuador, Crafted in Switzerland

A Tasteful Gift for the Host: Alter Eco Chocolates

Incredibly delicious Alter Eco Chocolates make great holiday hostess gifts and stocking stuffers. The colorful packaging is absolutely stunning, and a rainbow of stacked bars elegantly tied together with a simple ribbon are sure to bring a smile to a loved one’s face.

Dark Delicacies of Peru and Ecuador 

Plucked from organic trees in the Peruvian Amazon and Ecuadorian Coast, Alter Eco’s cacao beans journey to the base of the Andes Mountains, where they are transformed into some of the world’s finest cocoa products. The final destination is Switzerland, where expert chocolatiers craft their unique and habit-forming bars.

Alter Eco Chocolate Coupons

You can save $1 on Alter Eco chocolates using coupons you download and print from http://www.CommonKindness.com.

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Fruitcake Made Yummy! Delicious Everyday Cake with Fruit Recipe

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Delicious Everyday Cake with Fruit

Contributed by Sara Tetreault

“This is my favorite, go-to cake recipe. Why do I love it?  Simple, easy ingredients that I always have on hand. After dinner as a dessert, or at a coffee-klatch in the morning with friends, it’s always a hit.  My kids call it “breakfast dessert” and they love it, too.  The best part is that you sprinkle cinnamon and sugar on the cake just before baking it.  It makes the top a little crunchy and very tasty.” ~ Sarah

Prep time: 10 minutes. Cook time: 45 minutes. Serves 8.

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup Clover Stornetta or Cabot Creamery butter
  • 3/4 cup Alter Eco sugar
  • 1/2 cup Clover Stornetta or Cabot Creamery nonfat plain yogurt
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 cup Clover Stornetta or Cabot Creamery lowfat buttermilk
  • 2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 2+ cups Woodstock frozen fruit
  • 2 tsp. cinnamon and Alter Eco Sugar for topping before baking

Method

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Cream butter and sugar in mixer.
  3. Add yogurt, egg, vanilla and buttermilk.
  4. Mix until smooth.
  5. In separate bowl, mix flour and baking soda.
  6. Add flour mixture to wet mixture.
  7. Stir gently batter into a batter.
  8. Stir in fruit.
  9. Place in greased 8 inch square cake pan.
  10. Sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar mixture.
  11. Bake 50 minutes, until lightly browned and firm in center

Notes

These also make wonderful muffins. Follow same directions but place in muffin pan and bake about 20 minutes.

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About Sara Tetreault

Sara Tetreault is a wife, mom, home cook, chicken keeper, city dweller, and home swapper. She says she will  trade just about anything – except husbands! Stunning and warm, you must check out her blog: http://gogingham.com. Thanks, Sara!

Apple Pumpkin Pie Recipe


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Apple Pumpkin Pie

Your family and friends will gobble down this instant-new-favorite pie this Thanksgiving! Scrumptious apples under the pumpkin filling put a sweet and savory spin on this traditional holiday dessert. Prep Time:  10 minutes. Cook Time:  50 to 55 minutes. Chill Time:  2 hours. Yield:  8 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup Alter Eco Sugar
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp. ground ginger
  • 1/8 tsp. ground cloves
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup Karo Dark Corn Syrup OR Karo Lite Syrup
  • 1 cup canned pumpkin
  • 1 can (5 fluid ounces) evaporated milk
  • 1 can (21 ounces) apple pie filling
  • 1 unbaked deep dish pie crust (9 inch)

Note: You may substitute ¾ tsp. pumpkin pie spice for the ground cinnamon, ginger and cloves.

Method

  1. Preheat oven to 425°F.
  2. Mix sugar, salt, cinnamon, ginger and cloves in a bowl.
  3. Add egg and beat slightly.
  4. Add Karo syrup, pumpkin and evaporated milk.
  5. Blend well.
  6. Spread apple pie filling in pie crust.
  7. Gently pour pumpkin filling over the apples.
  8. Bake for 15 minutes.
  9. Reduce oven temperature to 350°F and continue baking for 35 to 40 minutes, or until knife inserted in pie center comes out clean.
  10. Chill a minimum of 2 hours before serving.
  11. Serve with whipped Clover Stornetta Heavy Whipping Cream, if desired.

Basic Pie Crust Recipe

The following recipe makes enough dough for two 9-inch Apple Pumpkin Pies.

Ingredients

  • 2 ½ cups all-purpose flour, spooned and leveled
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. Alter Eco sugar
  • 16 tbsp. (2 sticks) cold Clover Stornetta unsalted butter, cut into pieces¼  to ½  cup ice water

Method

This recipe makes 2 disks for a single pie with a top and bottom crust or two pies without a top crust.

  1. In a food processor, combine flour, salt, and sugar; pulse to combine.
  2. Add butter; pulse until mixture resembles coarse meal, with just a few pea-size pieces of butter remaining.
  3. Sprinkle with ¼ cup ice water.
  4. Pulse until dough is crumbly but holds together when squeezed with fingers (if necessary, add up to ¼ cup more water, 1 tbsp. at a time). To help ensure a flaky crust, do not over-process.
  5. Transfer half of dough (still crumbly) onto a piece of plastic wrap.
  6. Form dough into a disk ¾ inch thick; wrap tightly in plastic.
  7. Refrigerate until firm, at least 1 hour, and up to 3 days. Repeat with remaining dough.
  8. Line pie plate with crust and flute edges, if desired.
  9. Refrigerate crust for 40 minutes OR freeze for 20 minutes.
  10. Place aluminum foil on bottom of crust; weigh foil down with pie weights or dry beans.
  11. Cover the rest of the pie crust with foil.
  12. Bake at 375°F for 25 minutes.
  13. Remove from oven and cool.
  14. Unwrap crust and add filling.
  15. Bake as recipe directs.

Fleischmann’s and Karo Help Shoppers Save Money on Holiday Baking, While Giving Back

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Fleischmann’s and Karo Help Shoppers Save Money on Holiday Baking, While Giving Back

Redemption of Fleischmann’s and Karo coupons from CommonKindness.com generates funds for nonprofit organizations.

Just in time for holiday baking, Fleischmann’s, the most trusted brand of yeast for more than 140 years, and Karo, the leading brand of corn syrup, has unveiled four coupons on CommonKindness, the free grocery coupon website that enables shoppers to save money and support charitable organizations.

Every Fleischmann’s yeast coupon and Karo corn syrup coupon downloaded from CommonKindness and redeemed in a store generates funds for Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry® campaign and the nonprofit organization of the shopper’s choice.

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“Fleischmann’s and Karo are trusted brands in kitchens across America, and we are delighted to showcase their coupons in our coupon gallery,” said Sarah Schloemer, president of CommonKindness. “The partnership is great for consumers, as well as the organizations that receive a donation with each coupon redeemed.”

The Fleischmann’s and Karo brands’ legacy of community support includes its current efforts to help end childhood hunger in America by supporting the Share our Strength’s No Kid Hungry campaign, which is ending childhood hunger in this nation by ensuring all children get the healthy food they need, every day. As part of the partnership with CommonKindness, each Fleischmann’s or Karo product coupon redeemed will generate funds for the campaign.

“Today, one in five children experiences hunger in America,” said Keith Dierberg, senior brand manager for Fleischmann’s and Karo. “Our partnership with CommonKindness will provide additional support for Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry campaign.”

The goal of the No Kid Hungry campaign is to ensure every child has access to healthy food where he or she lives, learns and plays. The program connects kids in need with nutritious food and teaches their families how to cook healthy, affordable meals.

To use coupons for Fleischmann’s and Karo and support nonprofits, go to CommonKindness.com, fill in the easy sign-up form, and designate your favorite nonprofit from the user-friendly directory. Then select the coupons, print them, and head to the store.

About ACH Food Companies, Inc.
ACH Food Companies, Inc. markets, sells, and produces a variety of cooking oils and other food ingredients, such as cornstarch, syrup, spices, and sauces. Its lineup of well-known brands includes Mazola (the #1 corn oil brand in North America), Argo corn starch, Fleischmann’s yeast, Karo corn syrup, and Spice Islands seasonings.

To learn more, go to achfoods.com or contact Kate F. Hill at Olson PR (312) 577-1774.

About CommonKindness.com
CommonKindness.com is the new free coupon website that operates on the principle of kindness and aims to benefit consumers, nonprofit organizations, and brands. CommonKindness is revolutionizing the online coupon industry by eliminating coupon loading and change costs, charging brands only for coupons redeemed, and donating 20 percent of its coupon revenue to nonprofit organizations chosen by CommonKindness shoppers.

To learn more, go to CommonKindness.com or call (415) 729-9658.

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