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Some super accolades for A.C. LaRocco

Local frozen pizza maker A.C. LaRocco is getting some more love.

Dr. Stephen Pratt, author of “SuperFoods Rx: Fourteen Foods That Will Change Your Life,” has selected the whole-wheat crust, organic vegetarian pizzas to be the only frozen pies to carry his SuperFoods logo.

He commended them for their “ultra-high quality, fresh frozen pizzas that are loaded with just the kind of SuperFoods I’ve written about,” according to a news release from AC LaRocco. “SuperFoods Rx” is a New York Times bestseller that outlines the health benefits of 14 foods, detailing how they can improve your health and well-being. The pizzas also meet the goals of the recently updated food-guide pyramid, A.C. LaRocco president Clarence Scott said in the news release.

The pizzas come in eight flavors, including: Quattro Fromaggio, Spinach & Artichoke, Greek Sesame, Garden Vegetable, Spinach & Artichoke, Polynesian, Tomato & Feta, and Shitake Mushroom. They are available in the freezer section of many Spokane and North Idaho grocery stories. For a complete list of retailers, go to www.aclarocco.com. A.C. LaRocco can be reached by calling (866) 527-6226.

Day of the Dead celebration

Normally, you’d have to travel with chef Lynne Wiedemann and her husband, Frank, to Todos Santos, Mexico for this kind of food.

The couple, through their business Cook with US, hosts culinary vacations in Baja, Mexico, but they are bringing a taste of the cuisine and folk art of that area to Coeur d’Alene tomorrow night.

Cook with US, along with the Singing Shaman Traders, will have cooking demonstrations and a buffet of traditional Mexican party foods at a celebration to honor the cultural tradition of the Day of the Dead. There will also be baskets, pottery, jewelry and other indigenous Mexican handicrafts for sale. A slide show will be presented on the Tarahumara Indians.

The celebration will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Greenbriar Inn, 315 Wallace Ave., in Coeur d’Alene. Tickets are $20. For more information, call (208) 818-7164 or go to www.cookwithus.com.

Readers’ favorite holiday cookies

Starting on Thanksgiving and running through Christmas, we’d like to share our readers’ favorite cookie recipes. Send us a copy of your favorite holiday cookie recipe, along with a few notes about where you got the recipe, why it’s a favorite and any tips you have for making the perfect cookie. We’ll consider including it in our series of favorites just in time for holiday baking season.

The deadline for submissions is Nov. 11. Send your recipes to: The Fresh Sheet, Features Department, The Spokesman-Review, P.O. Box 2160, Spokane, WA 99210. Or, send an e-mail to lorieh@spokesman.com

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