| Mar 27, 2013
Easter baskets in this country burst at the seams with toothachingly sweet treats (we're looking at you, neon-colored marshmallow Peeps). But why not break from tradition and fill your holiday table with some Italian baked goods this Easter? They're sweet...
| Mar 26, 2013
| 9:23 PM
Maybe they slowly grew on me. Or maybe it was the sheer sugar rush — from testing close to 75 dozen chicks — but I’ll admit it. I’ve grown fond of Peeps.
For most of us, an Easter basket simply isn’t complete without a...
| Mar 26, 2013
| 9:27 PM
For many children, Easter is all about the hunt. They love searching for hidden eggs and snooping for the ultimate Easter jackpot: a basket filled with jelly beans, marshmallow Peeps and chocolate rabbits so large that they make a child’s eyes go...
| Mar 9, 2013
| 7:18 AM
BETHLEHEM, Pa. (AP) — It's Easter morning. A boy rouses his younger brother, and they run to the living room to find their baskets filled with - what else? - Peeps.
"Peeps are THE candy of Easter," the excited boy tells his wide-eyed sibling,...
| Feb 28, 2013
| 7:17 AM
Love them or hate them, Peeps are popping.
Fluffy little sugar-coated marshmallow critters, around since the 1950s, are no longer merely an Easter-basket staple. They're cultural touchstones, with fan clubs, a clothing line and even a store devoted to...
| Mar 17, 2013
Easter is early this year, but not to worry: A whole season's worth of deals on everything from basket stuffers to hams to clothing is packed into March -- so hop to it.
Jewel-Osco: Ham coupon
There's a coupon on the front of the Jewel ad...
| Feb 4, 2013
| 8:52 AM
On a distant Valentine’s Day, a young Chicago gal living the sweet life enjoyed a swanky lunch in the Gold Coast with a new suitor and a dozen of the loveliest red roses. And, on that very same day, enjoyed a dinner date with another handsome...
| May 23, 2013
| 7:13 AM
Disputes over the government's sugar program break down regionally rather than politically. It pits lawmakers from states like Pennsylvania where candy making is big business against those from states where sugar is grown.
Helping to lead the candy...
| Dec 30, 2012
| 2:16 PM
Ten, nine, eight, seven, six — wait! Stop the clock. Hold the ball. Stuff a sock in Ryan Seacrest's mouth. You're probably already stuck with your choice or no choice for this year's New Year's Eve festivities. But in planning for next year,...
| Mar 30, 2013
| 3:02 PM
From many little yellow peeps, one artistic family saw a giant yellow bird.
At the sixth annual "Peep Show" in downtown Westminster, the massive 3,810-marshmallow-strong Big Bird drew the biggest oohs and ahhs among the young kids and older fans who...
| Mar 29, 2013
| 2:44 PM
Many Easter-related retailers were busy Friday as last-minute shoppers picked up holiday gifts.
Sally Henry, owner of Henry's Cake and Candy Supplies in Friedens, said she was dipping items in chocolate all day. Candy has been made at that location for...