Grocery store cake is the best cake of all

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I can pinpoint the exact moment I peaked: the morning after my eleventh birthday party, when my mom doled out slices of my Spongebob-printed cake with whipped frosting to my sleepover guests for breakfast. After a night where two-liter bottles of soda were flowing and Radio Disney tracks blared loudly enough to make the neighbors wish they could rescind the tax money funding local schools, what better way to keep the party going than with more sugar? My mom’s philosophy (no doubt informed by my picky eating) was that it didn’t matter what

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Chef Matthew Kenney Joins Plant-Based Grocery Store PlantX

Plant-based celebrity chef Matthew Kenney, who has 42 restaurants in 22 cities around the world, is now joining PlantX, the vegan marketplace to help curate and design the store’s full experience for shoppers who want to buy healthy vegan food that is as delicious as it is good for you. Kenney’s title is Chief Culinary Officer, meaning he will introduce his signature innovative expertise and elevated food style to the retailer’s products, packaging, menu, and plant-based meal delivery service, noted in his five-year contract.

If you’ve ever eaten at one of Matthew Kenney’s high-end vegan restaurants like Double Zero or

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Bread-pudding pancakes from Southport Grocery and Cafe are a must

What’s cookin’ in and around Chicago? Here’s a closer look at one of the area’s delicious dishes you don’t want to miss.

When owner Lisa Santos opened Southport Grocery and Cafe 18 years ago, she didn’t know what to expect. She was newly married and quit her downtown job as a CPA to pursue her passion of cooking with no guarantee it was going to work out.

The first day was steady, but Santos remembers returning home exhausted that night filled with doubt.

“We were so busy… and I remember laying in bed at night thinking, ‘We’re never going to

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‘Alternative’ Better-For-You Snacks Make Impact In Grocery

Consumers want a lot from their snacks. They want a steady stream of new flavors to keep them engaged, and increasingly, they want more nutritionally dense versions of traditional chips, pretzels and puffs. Manufacturers have been happy to comply with a slew of “alternative” better-for-you snacks in a variety of new flavors.

Plant-based snacks are a significant source of growth in the category and, while they still represent a small percentage of overall category sales, growth in the segment is outpacing traditional snacks.

“According to the FMI/The Hartman Group’s ‘U.S. Grocery Shopper Trends COVID-19 Tracker’ report, 44% of consumers say

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