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Festive Sustainable Holiday Decor

Festive Sustainable Holiday Decor

It’s never easy finding holiday decor items that are produced with materials that are safe for our ecosystem. Numerous holiday items that we have encountered in the past are made in cities around the world that not at all eco-friendly. We have selected a few […]

Featured Eco Brand: Bambeco

Featured Eco Brand: Bambeco

The frustration of finding gifts for your eco-friends and family members have come to an end by visiting the Bambeco online store. The idea of Bambeco came from co-founder Susan Aplin while standing on a dramatically receding glacier in the wilds of Alaska. We are so excited to discover […]

It’s A Holiday Soul Party with The Dap-Kings

It’s A Holiday Soul Party with The Dap-Kings

It's a Holiday Soul Party | Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings
It’s a Holiday Soul Party | Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings

We unfortunately discovered this wonderful band call the Dap-Kings when the news broke that the band’s famous lead soul singer Sharon Jones deceased recently. Looking through the bands discography we found we think will be the best holiday album It’s A Holiday Soul Party. There are several tracks that we just can’t stop listening to such as: Big Bulbs, Ain’t No Chimney’s in the Projects, 8 Days of Hannukah, and many more. Check out this album or stream it. This wonderful collection of songs will hopefully swing you into the holiday spirit smiling and dancing.

Top 5 Favorite Things Santa Must Bring

Top 5 Favorite Things Santa Must Bring

This year tech items are among the most famed products that will be under Christmas trees across the nation. There are so many things we can think of that our friend Santa could bring, but we have specifically searched for items that will be life-changing. Five […]

6 Must Have Holiday Beverages

6 Must Have Holiday Beverages

Happy Holidays! It’s time to bring on the holiday cheer with family and love ones. There is no great party without some good tasty refreshing beverages. We don’t just want any kind of beverage, but beverages that our guests will remember and want to come […]

Organic Butter Matters

Organic Butter Matters

Butter is one of the most purchased food products this time of the year when everyone is baking something special for the holidays. When I first started learning how to bake, if a recipe would call for butter, well, that is what I used. I’ve never really been a fan of margarine or shortening even if a recipe called for it. Nothing specific, just a preference. I enjoy the rich taste that butter produces in my baked goods. Year after year at work, I’m famous for my chocolate chip cookies. I have to admit these cookies are just so delectable, you might end up slapping someone silly if you are not careful. Although I don’t recommend actually slapping someone over a darned cookie, unless you have some cookies to share. I wish I could take the credit for the cookie recipe, but unfortunately, I didn’t create this famous cookie recipe. After my co-workers gobble down my sinful delight, the question I’m most asked is, “How do you bake such great chocolate chip cookies?” My answer is to find a recipe that calls for a ton of butter, not literally of course, but a generous amount. This specific cookie recipe I use calls for two-and-a- half sticks of butter, and I always use ORGANIC. Why?

It was the night before Christmas Eve, I ran into the store to purchase butter last minute, and sadly there was no organic butter to be found, so I didn’t have a choice but to purchase the conventional or regular butter as most would reference. I went home and baked my famous chocolate chip cookies with all the same ingredients listed, like before, except this time the butter wasn’t organic. I thought to myself, “The taste will likely be the same,” but when I shared my cookies with co-workers I kept hearing, “These cookies are not the same, something is dramatically different.” Someone even asked if I used the same recipe, and I replied “yes.” At the time, I was overshadowed with so much disappointment I forgot that I didn’t use organic butter this time around. My heart just crumbled into pieces as a cookie would if fallen onto the floor. I was sad that I didn’t put smiles on my co-workers faces for the holidays. My cookies are usually the last tasteful memory of me, before Christmas Day.

When I finally reached home, I just kept thinking about what I did differently this time around for such a failed result. I started to think, “Well maybe I left something out and just didn’t realize it, because it was a late night baking after a long day of work.” Thank goodness I came to my senses when I opened my fridge for a snack, and realized I didn’t use organic butter, because there was none to be found at the supermarket, which was partially my fault for waiting until the last minute to find such an essential item.

So I thought for New Years Day, “I will make another batch of cookies to make up for a terrible Christmas disaster, but definitely this time with organic butter.” Sure enough, I baked my show- stopper chocolate chip cookies and went off to work. Everyone was as happy as cookie monster gobbling down cookie after cookie. At this moment, I had an AHA! moment. I learned how vital utilizing organic butter is when baking. So remember to purchase organic butter next time you bake. You just might be crowned the next top baker at your workplace.

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Organic Chocolate Mint Girl Stout

Organic Chocolate Mint Girl Stout

Time to make the Yuletide gay! The Orlando Brewing Company will start pouring once again their fastest moving beer. The popular certified organic Chocolate Mint Girl Stout. The light bodied stout brewed with cacao nibs and dried peppermint was creatively crafted by, and dedicated to women of the […]