So You’ve Got a Recipe and You Want to Sell a Food Product

SO YOU'VE GOT A RECIPE AND YOU WANT TO SELL A FOOD PRODUCT

You’ve been making this recipe forever and every time you share the results, someone says, “Wow, this is so good! You should sell it.” And that’s where you gets stuck, because you have no idea what to do next.

When you’re at this stage, at the very beginning with no clue what to do next, you don’t know what you don’t know. You don’t know even know what questions to ask. Eight years ago I was in your shoes. I needed help; I knew I needed help, but I didn’t know where to turn.

I stumbled along, making mistakes, spending money I didn’t have and sometimes getting lucky and finding solutions that worked. I looked for help from people who’d “been there” too. Shari Fitzpatrick, founder of Shari’s Berries, and I had a conversation during which I recall asking the most intelligent questions I could come up with. She was very kind in sharing her experience, but in hindsight, and to my point, I’m not sure I got as much as I could have out of that conversation. First because it was only about 15 minutes long and more critically, because I wasn’t sure what to ask. I wonder if she hung up from that call thinking, “ha, good luck to that girl ’cause she does NOT know what she’s doing.”

Eventually, I managed to piece together enough of what I needed to know to get the right incorporation, licensing, business and liability insurance, registration for sales tax, space in which to bake, ingredient, packaging and shipping vendors and so on. Quite possibly, I may have (unknowingly) violated some laws. This was not the fast track, but there wasn’t any other way, and I was determined to keep moving forward!

There is plenty of information “out there” about starting a …

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How to Make Traditional Holiday Fruit Cakes

During the holiday season, I like to spend the afternoon making some delicious homemade mini fruit cakes. Making and serving these delicious items has been around for centuries. You will usually see them served around the holiday season or at wedding celebrations.

You will find that various cultures will have different touches on traditional recipes, however, the following recipes are carried out in the American tradition. When I make this fruit cake, I bake it in a muffin tin or mini bread pan. If you want, you can certainly bake it in a regular bread pan or a round cake pan.

How to Make Traditional Holiday Fruit Cakes

Fruit Cake Recipe

1 1/3 cup of granulated sugar

1/2 cup of butter, soft

2 eggs

3 cups of all-purpose flour

3 teaspoons of baking powder

2 cups of eggnog

1 1/2 cups mixed candied fruit

1 1/2 cup sifted sugar

1/2 teaspoon of nutmeg powder

1/2 teaspoon cinnamon powder

additional eggnog

(optional) half portion of candied cherries

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

In a large mixing bowl, shake the sugar with soft butter until soft and creamy. Beat in both eggs until mixed. In another bowl, stir in the flour and baking powder. Gently stir the flour mixture into the sugar mixture and then shake in the eggnog until all the ingredients are well combined. Fold the chopped candied fruit. If the mixture is stiff, mix with your hands.

Spray a few muffins or mini pans with non-stick vegetable spray. Spoon the mixture into the pan you want.

Place pans into a preheated 350 degree oven and bake for 20-22 minutes or until they are done and the centers test clean with a toothpick. Remove from the pans and let cool on a wire rack.

In a small bowl, combine the confectioner’s sugar, nutmeg and ground cinnamon. …

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Best Recipe for Making Chocolate Fudge Brownies

If you love chocolate fudge brownies, you should know how to make them. Below is an easy recipe for making brownies. You’ll have a lot of fun trying this recipe out. Preparation time for these brownies is fifteen minutes. Cooking time is estimated to be 55 minutes. From this recipe, you are likely to make about eighteen brownies. In order to be able to make good fudge brownies, you need to know what ingredients you need. The ingredients that are needed for the brownies include the following;

Best Recipe for Making Chocolate Fudge Brownies

– Butter (200 grams)

– Three eggs

– Two egg yolks

– Packed dark cooking chocolate, which needs to be coarsely chopped (200 grams)

– Casting sugar (270 grams)

– Plain flour (115 grams)

– Cocoa powder (35 grams)

After you have finished preparing all your ingredients, you can go ahead and start making your brownies. The first step is to pre-heat your oven to about 160 degree centigrade. You should then slab a pan with your prepared melted butter and also try to line it with non-sticking baking powder. This will make certain that the brownies do not stick to the sides of the pan, thus, making them easy to remove.

You should melt the butter and chocolate in a large bowl. The melting should not be done over direct heat, but it should be over a saucepan half filled with water. You should then whisk the egg yolk and the eggs in another bowl, until they are well mixed. The chocolate mixture should be allowed to cool a little, before you finally add the egg mixture.

Mix the flour and sugar in another bowl, add cocoa powder and then add the mixture to the chocolate bowl. Stir until they are well combined. Do not over stir, as this could make your …

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Vegetable Quiche In a Whole Grain Crust

Vegetable Quiche In a Whole Grain Crust

Making a homemade Quiche from scratch including the crust may seem intimidating at first, but if you are lucky enough to possess a food processor it is easier than you think.

Ingredients For The Crust

1 cup of whole grain wheat flour

1/2 cup of whole grain oat flour

1/2 teaspoon of aluminum-free baking powder

1 teaspoon of sea salt

1/4 teaspoon of freshly grated nutmeg

2 ounces of cold lard, cubed

2 ounces of cold butter, cubed

Ice water as needed

Directions

Combine the whole grain flours, salt, baking powder and nutmeg in the work bowl of your favorite food processor. Process till well combined. Add the lard and pulse several times. Add the butter and pulse until the butter is the size of small peas. With the food processor running, slowly drizzle the ice water through the feed shute until the dough barely forms a ball. The goal is to use as little water as needed to accomplish this. Wrap the dough in plastic wrap and refrigerate for one hour.

Transfer dough to a lightly floured board. Roll the dough and then press it into a 9 inch pie dish. You can now fill the crust and immediately bake it, but if you are looking for a crispier crust, it is best to partially bake it first. Fill the crust with pie weights and bake for 25 minutes at 375AF.

Ingredients For The Filling

1 tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil

1 large red pepper, seeded and cored and cut into quarters

1 large onion, skin and root removed and cut into quarters

1 pound of crimini mushrooms

2 teaspoons of freshly chopped thyme

6 ounces of sharp cheddar cheese

4 large chicken eggs

1 cup of whole milk

1 teaspoon of sea salt

1 teaspoon of freshly …

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The Tastiest Celebrities Based on Britain’s Sausies Awards

The Tastiest Celebrities Based on Britain's Sausies AwardsThe citizens of Great Britain have voted on the tastiest as well as the least tasty celebrities. The Sausies awards are sponsored by Porky Lights, which is a brand of British sausage that was invented in 1935. The results of the contest were published on Thursday, October 25, 2018. The Sausies determine which celebrities Britains think epitomize great taste as well as which celebrities leave a bad taste in the Britains’ mouths.

Online votes were used to determine the winners of thirteen categories, including Radio, Politics, Sports, and Tv. The voters were asked to vote based on the celebrities’ personality, behaviour, looks, and style. Here is the list of the winners of the Sausies Awards:

* The Tastiest TV Duo – The winners are ITV’s Phillip and Holly Willoughby from This Morning

Almost half of the votes cast for the tastiest TV duo was fro Phil and Holly. The beat out Sandi and Noel from Bake Off and Tess and Claudia from Strictly. One voter stated what many others thought – The chemistry between Phil and Holly are like mash and sausage, a perfect pairing.

* The Tastiest Male Celebrity – The winner is actor and producer, Tom Hardy

Tom Hardy, a former model now turned actor and film producer, was awarded the tastiest male. One voter stated that Tom Hardy is an animal lover, great actor and extremely good looking, making him the only choice for the Tastiest Male Celebrity.

* The Tastiest Female Celebrity – The winner is ITV’s Holly Willoughby

Holly from This Morning won a second award for the tastiest female celebrity. Other contenders in the category of tastiest female included Stacey Solomon and Emma Willis. One male voter stated that he would love to share a sausage with winner Holly Willoughby. Another voter stated …

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