The History of Candy Corn

Although it is currently most popular in the fall, the tri-color treat, the candy corn was not always associated with the fall and Halloween season. For the first half of the 20th century, candy corn was a well known “penny candy” or bulk confectionary, and it was advertised as an affordable and popular treat that could be eaten year round.

Candy corn developed into a fall and Halloween staple around the 1950s when people began to hand out individually wrapped candy to trick-or-treaters. The harvest-themed colors and increased advertising in the month of October also helped candy corn become the fall staple that it is today.

Chicken Feed” was the original name of the candy with production starting in the late 1880s.[6] It was first invented in the 1880s by a Wunderle Candy Company employee, George Renninger.[7] Wunderle Candy Company was the first to produce the candy in 1888.[8] Following the Wunderle Candy Company, the Goelitz Confectionery Company (now called Jelly Belly) began manufacturing the product in 1898.[9] While Jelly Belly still makes candy corn, the largest manufacturer of candy corn is Brach’s Confections owned by the Ferrara Candy Company.[9] Brach’s makes approximately 7 billion pieces of candy corn per year and possesses 85 percent of the total share of the candy corn industry during the Halloween season.

Election Day Party Menu Ideas

Having an Election Day party or gathering? Local and national elections will take place all across the United States. Party lines don’t have to divide friends and family. Besides, nothing helps civil discourse like food and fellowship and who can be bitter when sweets are in the belly? So throw yourself an election party and get the popcorn ready for a night to remember.

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Moqueca Brazilian Seafood Stew Recipe

Moqueca Image from Wikipedia Janaina Roberge

Moqueca is a Brazilian seafood stew. It is slowly cooked in a terracotta cassole. Moqueca can be made with shrimp or fish as a base with tomatoes, onions, garlic, lime and coriander. The name moqueca comes from the term mu’keka in Kimbundu language.

Recipe and Directions listed in a New York Times Article

Recipe from Casa de Tereza

Adapted by Florence Fabricant


  • 5 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 medium onion, sliced thin
  • 1 ½ cups manioc or cassava meal, available online and in some specialty food shops


  • 1 ¾ pounds black sea bass, filleted, trimmings reserved
  • 12 ounces large shrimp, peeled, shells reserved
  •  Salt
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 small white turnip, peeled and diced
  • 3 medium onions
  • 4 large plum tomatoes
  • 6 ounces shishito peppers, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic
  •  cup chopped cilantro
  • ¼ cup chopped chives
  • 1 green plantain
  • ½ red bell pepper, cut in rings
  • 2 green Cubanelle peppers, green frying peppers or 1 small green bell pepper, cut in rings
  • 10 ounces unsweetened coconut milk
  • 4 tablespoons dendê oil, or red palm oil, available online
  • 6 ounces cooked octopus tentacles, cut in thick slices, or raw squid in thin rings
  • 1 long red chile pepper, for garnish
  • ½ cup long grain rice, steamed
  •  Piri-piri or other hot sauce, for serving

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About Fugazza Con Queso, Argentinian Pizza

Fugazza con queso (from Genoese dialectfugassaItalianfocaccia), or simply Fugazza, is a common type of Argentinian pizza originating in Buenos Aires that consists of a thick pizza crust topped with onions, cheese, and sometimes olives. It is derived from a combination of Neapolitan pizza with Italian focaccia bread. 

Fugazza and its variations are believed to have been invented by a Genovese-Argentine pizza maker named Juan Banchero sometime between 1893 and 1932, who served it out of a pizza shop bearing his name. Banchero’s pizza shop continues to sell Fugazza to this day in the Buenos Aires neighborhood of La Boca, which historically served as a home to Genovese immigrants to Argentina.

Rugelach Recipes

Image Credit – Emma Christensen

Rugelach is a filled pastry product originating in the Jewish communities of Poland. It is very … The name is Yiddish, the historical language of Ashkenazi Jews.

There is no resisting rugelach, no matter how nubbly or imperfectly rolled. They’re buttery, flaky, and just the right amount of sweet. You can fill them with anything from ground nuts and honey to peanut butter and chocolate — the only real constant is using cream cheese to make a super-tender dough. Here’s how you can make them at home. Click Here For Recipe

While making rugelach at home, the Ashkenazi Jewish pastry might seem difficult, we’ve got you covered. Camille Cogswell, the pastry chef of Philly’s Zahav, makes a date and almond filled version that’s inspired by American-style and Israeli rugelach. This recipe might take most of the day, but it’s a baking project that’s totally worth it, even for the bragging rights alone.

Film and Foodie Pick: The Founder

In a world of streaming and quarantine, it’s a good time go back and check out old movies. Over the years, word of mouth has spread about “The Founder” , a movie about the founders of McDonalds, the McDonald brothers and Ray Kroc. It’s a stunning story, the type of movie able to make you lose your taste for the Big Mac for a week. The story is mostly true and also takes artistic license as many movies do.

It stars the always entertaining Michael Keaton in the lead role of Ray Kroc. Laura Dern and Linda Cardellini among other actors of note also star. It follows the evolution of McDonalds from one spot in San Bernardino, CA to an international phenom.

After watching the movie, click here to see how the movie stacks up against the truth.

About Vietnamese Iced Coffee

Vietnamese iced coffee, also known as cà phê đá or cafe da is a traditional Vietnamese coffee recipe. At its simplest, cà phê đá is made using medium to coarse ground dark roast Vietnamese-grown coffee with a small metal Vietnamese drip filter

When coffee was first introduced to the country, fresh milk was not easy to find; hence the use of sweetened condensed milk.

Cobra Kai’s Bananarama Chocolate Chip Pancakes Made by Samantha LaRusso!

Mary Mouser makes Banana Chocolate Chip Pancakes

Cobra Kai doesn’t just kick butt. They kick it in the kitchen all the time and one of the menu items the character Daniel LaRusso enjoys preparing for his daughter Bananarama Chocolate Chip Pancake. His series daughter tries her hand at making the decadent breakfast.