Snickers Candy

Snickers Candy

Snickers are hands down one of the most popular candy in the world. This candy can bring in an annual profits grossing around $2 billion. One thing we can agree on is that Snickers are pure edible joy. Besides knowing that they are absolutely delicious, I am going to share with you 6 fun facts that you might of not known.

1. Snickers got their name from a favorite horse of the Mars family.

2. Each regular Snickers bar has around 16 peanuts in each one.

3. When Snickers was released in 1930, the cost was just 5 cents.

4. Over 15 million Snickers are manufactured every day.

5. While they’re the most popular candy in the world, Snickers are not the top selling candy in America. The number one selling candy in America is M&Ms.

6. In the U.K., the Isle of Man, and Ireland, Snickers were sold

Now you know a little bit more about this scrumptious treat! Just like the slogan goes, “You’re not you when you’re hungry”! Comment below which kind of Snickers is your favorite! Ours is the Snickers peanut butter squared!

Written by: Sandra Costanzo

Happy Fall – Celebrating The Season on Long Island

Happy Fall – Celebrating The Season on Long Island

Fall is here and it`s time for pumpkin picking, festivals and so much more! Luckily on Long Island there is always something to do, especially in the Fall. Whether you are looking for a family fun day or a day out with friends, there is always something to do. Below I will list the top 6 activities to do this season.

1. Why not pick fresh apples! Lewins Farms in Wading River is the perfect place pick your own apples. Then you can either enjoy a fresh apple or even make an apple pie.

2. You can pumpkin pick! There are so many pumpkin farms on Long island including Schmitts Farm in Melville and Stakey`s Pumpkin Farm in Aquebogue.

3. The Rise of the Jack O’ Lanterns at Old Westbury Gardens, presented throughout October, showcases the amazing work of dozens of local artists. Spend an hour walking through the trail and see more than 5,000 hand-carved Jack O’Lanterns light up the night.

4. Southampton embraces fall with a full weekend of art, music, food, entertainment, and history near the end of September. The aptly named Southampton Septemberfest allows residents and visitors to explore Southampton’s rich cultural heritage and its close connection to agriculture and the sea. Adding to the entertainment are volunteers dressed in traditional outfits who sell locally grown produce, teach traditional crafts like basket weaving, and even hold class in a one-room schoolhouse.

5. Celebrate Long Island’s rich history and traditions at the Hallockville Museum Farm’s Fall Festival and Craft Show, which includes demos on basket weaving, yarn spinning, woodworking, blacksmithing, and more, plus more than 50 craft vendors. See livestock displays, farm machinery and tractor exhibits, and even a model railroad display.

6. Grande Festa Italiana, held annually in early September at North Hempstead Beach Park in Port Washington, is both the largest and oldest Italian feast on Long Island. Along with the rides, fireworks, and live music, kids can enjoy sampling a variety of Italian foods and watching cooking demonstrations.

With so much to do, it`s easy to say that Long Island is the place to be during the Fall. What activity is your favorite?

Written by: Sandra Costanzo

Stay cool for the summer with starbucks!

Stay cool for the summer with starbucks!

Starbucks is about to give you some new options to wake up in the morning and to stay cool all summer long. This summer, Starbucks is releasing two new types of Cold Brews. These two new menu items will be Nitro Cold Brew and Vanilla Sweet Cream Cold Brew.


Let`s start off with the Nitro Cold Brew. This is considered a spin on the signature Cold Brew. But this time is unique because it’ll be infused with nitrogen. The reasoning behind this combination is to give a smoother and more creamy texture to the beverage. What makes it even more fascinating is that it will be poured to perfection right out of a tap. “Nitro Cold Brew is cold right out of the tap and served unsweetened without ice. A Tall (12-ounce) serving has 5 calories and 0 grams of sugar.” This new way of serving up a classic Cold Brew is definitely going to be interesting to see. “We start with a small, chilled keg of Starbucks Cold Brew coffee,” said Anthony Carroll, a 20-year partner on Starbucks Coffee team. “Then it’s infused with nitrogen, which unlocks the super-smooth, natural sweetness of the Cold Brew coffee, which then cascades from the tap with a velvety texture you can see and taste.” Currently this beverage is being offered in select stores in Seattle. By the end of the summer, the list of participating stores will increase. And we are in luck, because New York is on the list! Along with 500 company-operated stores in Chicago, Boston, San Francisco and Los Angeles.


The second Cold Brew is a sweeter version of the signature drink. “We wanted to create a coffee-forward iced beverage with a splash of sweet cream,” said Christal Canzler from Starbucks beverage development team. This delicious combination will be made with Starbucks Cold Brew over ice and finished off with a house-made vanilla sweet cream. “A Tall (12-ounce) serving is 100 calories and 12 grams of sugar.”  These two new beverages will definitely help you stay cool for the summer. Which one will you try first?


Happy National Doughnut Day!

Happy National Doughnut Day!

Happy National Doughnut Day! Are you planning on celebrating this sweet day? One way you can do this is by stopping by your local Krispy Kreme. No matter what kind of doughnut you like, they are sure to satisfy your sweet tooth.

Aside from the free doughnuts, there’s actually a lot more behind this day. This sweet tradition goes all the way back to World War I. During this time, the women who volunteered for the Salvation Army would make doughnuts for the soldiers who were fighting over seas. The Salvation Army then took this idea and launched National Doughnut Day in 1938 in Chicago. The purpose of this day was to raise funds and awareness for the organization.

This tradition then carried into World War II. But this time the Salvation Army volunteers had a new title. They would be called either Salvation Army`s dough girls or dough lassies. As LIFE wrote of the volunteers, “They are hand-picked for looks, education, personality and experience in recreational fields. They are hardy physically and have a sociable, friendly manner.” The soldier’s spirits were instantly lifted when they were delivered doughnuts. The slogan “doughnuts will win the war”, was also commonly used. Now you know the historical facts behind this delicious treat. You can also donate to the Salvation Army when you pick up your free doughnut at Krispy Kreme!


Find out fun ways to celebrate Mother`s Day!

Find out fun ways to celebrate Mother`s Day!


Are you ready for Mother`s Day this Sunday? If not, then we have a list of fun activities to do! Aside from the usually brunch or dinner, we have come up with a list of different ways to celebrate this weekend! This list ranges from free things to wine tasting. There are so many ways to celebrate.

Several fun places around Long Island are offering free services for mothers. Some of these establishments include:

Another idea to do this weekend is a spa day. A soothing spa day is a great way to say “thank you” for all of that hard work she does. A spa day can be going to a local salon or spa or even enjoying a homemade spa day. She will be sure to enjoy a day full of relaxation.

Vacations don’t always have to be extravagant and far from home. There are so many weekend getaways right here on Long Island. If you choose to plan a weekend getaway for your mom, it’s a good idea to provide a variety of hotel choices, this way she won’t feel obligated to follow your exact plans. Some destination ideas include Montauk, New York City or the many nature trails that Long Island has to offer.

The weather is warming up, and wine tasting is an awesome springtime activity. Long Island Vineyards are calling your name this Mother’s Day! Be sure to keep an eye out for our favorite Long Island wines, while you’re out East. Pindar Vineyards of Peconic will be hosting a Mother’s Day event from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. this year. Live music by Larry Liso and complementary souvenir Pindar logo wine glasses will be provided.

With so many activities to do just on Long Island alone, what will you choose to do this weekend?


Add an extra twist to your Cinco De Mayo fiesta!

Add an extra twist to your Cinco De Mayo fiesta!

It`s Cinco De Mayo and what could be better than fresh, homemade guacamole to add to your fiesta? I am going to give you a homemade recipe that is so easy and delicious, that you will have to try it!

The ingredients necessary for this recipe are, 3 avocados, sour cream, red onion, salt, pepper and garlic. This recipe can really vary on your taste but I’ll tell you how much I use when I make it. I start with mashing the 3 avocados in a bowl. I then add a pinch of salt and pepper. Next comes a ½ cup of sour cream. Then I add a chopped red onion. Finally its finished off with a pinch of garlic. A trick to keeping the guacamole fresh is keeping the pit of the avocado in the middle of the dish. This way it’ll stay nice and fresh for your Cinco De Mayo celebration. All you need is to add friends, tacos and sangria and your fiesta is complete!


Serve up your favorite “cravings” with Chrissy Teigen!

Serve up your favorite “cravings” with Chrissy Teigen!

Cookbooks are usually the same old typical recipes and usually focus on eating healthier. Chrissy Teigen has just released a cookbook that will satisfy everybody’s comfort food. This superstar model has taken her favorite foods that she actually cooks and eats and puts them together in her cookbook which is titled, Cravings. You might be thinking, why and how does a supermodel have a cookbook that involves recipes that are considered unhealthy? Chrissy, feels that food is her outlet and has taken the next step from posting recipes on her blog to her book. “I always loved food, and I think I kind of needed an outlet. I didn’t want to just talk about modeling all the time and just be in the modeling realm,” she said. “I just kind of needed somewhere to just talk. I feel like my blog is a place where it is so positive and it feels like a real community. I will rant about ‘What am I doing with my life? I don’t know what to do’ and then I’ll turn that into hamburgers. ” Her blog that was the platform for her recipes before the book is and is definitely something to check out.

Chrissy`s sassy personality really shines through this book. She aimed for it to be different from the rest and definitely succeeded. “I don’t want to seem like one of those annoying ‘I can eat anything I want anytime’ chicks. It’s just that I wanted to be honest in this book about the kinds of food I love, the kinds of food I crave,” she writes in the book’s introduction. Chrissy told Eater, “I didn’t want it to be a celebrity cookbook where you’re not sure if they really cook or if they just put their name on something. I wanted people to know that these are really the recipes that we love at home.” Many of these recipes she has even debuted on her Instagram and shows such as The Chew. Her book is broken into sections that make it very easy to find exactly the recipe you’re “craving”. The sections are titled, Breakfast All Day, Soupmaster, Salads (For When You Need Them), Noodles and Carbs, Thai Mom, Party Time, Sh*t on Toast, Vegetable Things, Things That Intimidate People but Shouldn’t, and Supper. I was definitely most excited for the Breakfast All Day section! My favorite recipe was the French Toast Casserole With Salted Frosted Flakes. Which one of these “cravings” recipes will you try?

Does your Child have Food Allergies? Be Prepared for this School Year!

Does your Child have Food Allergies? Be Prepared for this School Year!

alergyWith the new school year approaching, it is important to know your children’s allergies to food.

According to studies released in 2013 by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, food allergies among children increased 50% between 1997 and 2011. A food allergy can start at any age! Common foods to watch out for with children are milk, eggs, peanuts, tree nuts, soy, wheat, fish and shellfish.

Before sending your child off to school for the first day, prepare yourself early to ensure that your child’s allergies are properly being taken care of throughout the school year.

Start Early: Don’t wait until the first day of the school year to start planning. During summer vacation advise your child’s upcoming teacher as well as the school nurse of your child’s allergies to foods and medications.

Get a doctors letter: At your child’s yearly checkup, request a letter stating what your child is allergic to. Keep a copy for yourself and also provide a copy for the teacher and nurse to keep on file.

Make an emergency contact sheet: Send your child to school with an emergency contact sheet, listing all numbers that someone can be reached at in case of an emergency.

Children who have peanut allergies: If you have a child who has a peanut allergy, talk to the school and see if “Peanut-free” classrooms are available.

Food allergies can be scary, being prepared is the best thing for your child and you.

Have a safe school year from C.H. Edwards!

Written by: Amanda Haase