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The Melting Pot of Grand Rapids Says Can Do on Fondue for Dessert Wars [Audio]

The Melting Pot of Grand Rapids is definitely can do on its fondue for Dessert Wars.

Kayla Redding and Callie Hooker, both managers at the Melting Pot of Grand Rapids, stopped by Channel 95.7's "Connie and Curtis", firing up some fondues with some pyrotechnics.

The drop in was for Dessert Wars, which is Thursday night at Amway Grand Plaza hotel's Ambassador Ballroom in downtown Grand Rapids.

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Robinette’s Apple Haus & Winery Getting Its Donuts On for Dessert Wars [Audio]

Robinette's Apple Haus & Winery is baking up a half-dozen varieties of donuts to serve up for Dessert Wars.

Karey Robinette, the manager for the family-owned Robinette's Apple Haus & Winery, stopped by Channel 95.7's "Connie and Curtis" on Wednesday morning.

Her visit was tied to Dessert Wars, which is Thursday night at Amway Grand Plaza hotel's Ambassador Ballroom in downtown Grand Rapids.

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Great Harvest Bread Co. ‘Rolling in the Dough’ for Dessert Wars [Audio]

Great Harvest Bread Co. is, to quote co-owner Chad Smith, "rolling in the dough" headed into Dessert Wars.

Chad and Kristy Smith, who operate Great Harvest Bread Co. Grand Rapids, stopped by Channel 95.7's "Connie and Curtis" to share the scoops this morning. The visit came ahead of Dessert Wars, which is Thursday night at Amway Grand Plaza hotel's Ambassador Ballroom in downtown Grand Rapids.

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Scrumptious Cupcakes and Sweetery
Scrumptious Cupcakes and Sweetery
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Scrumptious Cupcakes and Sweetery Creating Deliciousness for Dessert Wars [Audio]

Scrumptious Cakes and Sweetery does not yet have a storefront location, so Dessert Wars is a chance to set up shop for a couple of hours and share its creative sweetness.

Its owner, Betsy Denham, is bringing some Scrumptious-made deliciousness from her incubator kitchen at the Grand Rapids Downtown Market to the Thursday night event at Amway Grand Plaza hotel's Ambassador Ballroom in Grand Rapids.

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Twisted Rooster
Twisted Rooster
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Twisted Rooster Turns Your Favorite Childhood Lunch into Delicious Dessert for Dessert Wars

For the most part, Connie and Curtis have been the only ones able to reap the benefits of all of the competitors coming in for Dessert Wars.

But today, I was able to sit down and talk to one of them: Twisted Rooster.

Not only did I get to learn all about the desserts offered at Twisted Rooster, I also got to try out what might be my new favorite dessert - peanut butter and jelly tiramisu. 

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Channel 95.7
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Connie and Curtis Talk Dessert Wars on Fox 17 [Video]

It's no secret that Connie and Curtis love desserts. As if you couldn't figure that out listening to them discussing Dessert Wars on Channel 95.7's "Connie and Curtis."

Dessert Wars is 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Amway Grand Plaza hotel's Ambassador Ballroom in downtown Grand Rapids.

They shared the tastiness of Dessert Wars on WXMI-TV Fox 17 on Monday.

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Angela Paasche/Channel 95.7
Angela Paasche/Channel 95.7
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Sprinkles Donut Shop Bakes Up Yumminess for Dessert Wars [Audio]

Sprinkles Donut Shop just had its grand opening Jan. 31, but owner Gary VanderStelt is making extra time to take part in Dessert Wars.

The VanderStelt family-operated Hudsonville bakery and sweet shop brought in some yummy cupcakes, donuts and baked goods for Channel 95.7's "Connie and Curtis" to sample this morning. The visit came ahead of Dessert Wars, which is Thursday night at Amway Grand Plaza hotel's Ambassador Ballroom in downtown Grand Rapids.

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JK’s Bakehouse & Deli Serves Up ‘Fabulous Desserts’ for Dessert Wars [Audio]

Dessert Wars is a big deal for JK's Bakehouse & Deli.

It's such a big deal that JK's owners, Jodi Rademaker and Kathy Timmer, are closing their Holland shop for the day Thursday to get ready for the Thursday night event at Amway Grand Plaza hotel's Ambassador Ballroom in Grand Rapids.

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Warren Goldswain/ThinkStock
Warren Goldswain/ThinkStock
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96 Percent of Americans Knowingly Burn Their Mouth on Hot Food or Drink

I enjoy good coffee, but I don't enjoy waiting for it to cool. Most fresh coffee is too hot for me, but as much as I'd like to drink it I choose to wait.

A new survey suggests that I am in the minority and most Americans enjoy pain.

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Courtesy West Michigan Whitecaps
Courtesy West Michigan Whitecaps
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Annual Whitecaps Fan Food Submissions Under Way

The West Michigan Whitecaps are looking for ideas for new food items to be served at Fifth Third Ballpark this season. Beginning yesterday, fans can now submit their ideas regarding what new food items they would like to see served at Fifth Third Ballpark this summer.

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Mario Tama/Getty Images
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Defense Logistics Agency Feeds U.S. Troops For the Holidays

U.S. military service members deployed away from home will still enjoy a hearty Christmas meal, with all the trimmings, thanks to the efforts of Defense Logistics Agency troop support subsistence efforts.

More than 31,000 pounds of beef, 21,000 pounds of ham, 29,000 pounds of turkey, 840 gallons of eggnog and 6,000 pies are already on hand to feed American service members in Afghanistan on Christmas Day, said Anthony Amendolia, customer operations chief for Europe and the Middle East region.

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Ben Stevens
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And the Survey Says: Wine Beats Beer for Christmas

Much has been written about pairing wines with whatever you are serving up for dinner, or whether a stout or an IPA would best accompany that stew on your stove.

But when it comes to alcoholic beverage choices for American adults, how much does when factor into the type of drink one chooses?

Apparently, quite a bit, according to a recent Harris Poll.

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