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Nancy Biehn: Artisan Chocolatier


Nancy Biehn
Nancy Biehn

 Watching Nancy Biehn make chocolates is a divine way to spend an hour. Tasting her candy is double divine.  I had the great pleasure to do both while visiting Ann Arbor, Michigan, a city renown to foodies. Sweet Gem Confections, Nancy’s company, makes its home within Morgan and York, a fine wine and specialty foods store.

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Spooky Halloween Gingerbread House: A Fun Multi-Generational Project

My five-year-old granddaughter recently came for a visit, so I suggested we make a Halloween gingerbread house.  Shhh…don’t tell, but I knew there was a kit available at the local craft store.

We bought one and I was impressed that the eight-dollar package included everything. Well, almost everything. The box contained the directions, a base, the house sections and two envelopes for making green and orange icing.  The kit also included a small liquid packet of black coloring.  I suppose I was to add this to either of the frostings, but I would have appreciated some guidance.  Just what quantity of black icing did I need?

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