The baking experts at King Arthur Flour will be at the Mall of America on Sunday, showing how to shape holiday yeast breads and sharing tips for perfectly decorated cookies.
The KA folks also, for the first time, will present their free Life Skills bread baking program to elementary students at Dowling School in Minneapolis and Moreland School in St. Paul on Friday. After learning to make bread from scratch, students will bake their own loaves for donation to friends, relatives and neighbors in need. Knead on!Do the Teaberry shuffle
A childhood candy memory is powerful, which is what Hometown Favorites is betting on with its by-the-decade selections of regional candies, just in time for the holidays. The 1970s box includes an Abba-Zaba, Black Cow Bar, Candy Stix Cigarettes, Chick-O-Stick and Pearson's Bun Bar in its 30-piece assortment. There also are individual items such as Astronaut Ice Cream or Walnettos. A 3-pound decade box costs $34.95. For more info, visit www. hometownfavorites.com.Lovely food gift labels
Your homemade treats for holiday gift-giving deserve lovely labels, and some of the prettiest we've seen come from Felix Doolittle. Beautifully painted images show macaroons, jams, muffins and more as well as "From the kitchen of ... " labels. To see the entire collection, visit www.felixdoolittle.com and click on "personalized stationery."Peeps at MOA
Speaking of candy, this month marks the opening of the first Peeps store at the Mall of America. The 2,500-square-foot store in the Nordstrom sector will feature an ever-growing assortment of the marshmallowy shapes, including caramel- and peppermint-flavored items for the holidays. Also, it will offer clothes and accessories for those so inclined.