COOKING VIDEO: Make A Luscious Yet Simple Lemon Tart Recipe

  How does one pick a favorite pie or tart when one loves them all? Given a choice—facing a restaurant dessert menu or a bakery display case, for example—we almost always pick the lemon tart. A buttery crust filled with a creamy, refreshing lemon filling, it’s hard to come across one that isn’t a delight.…
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PRODUCT: Bakon Vodka, For Home & Gifts

As we wrote about the Bloody Mary bar earlier today, we searched for our post on Bakon Vodka. We couldn’t find it. One of the quirks of WordPress is that posts disappear. Months later they can reappear (maybe, maybe not). Since we discovered this content-owner-nightmare, we’ve taken screen shots of every post we publish—not only…
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PRODUCT: Try Flavored Pretzels For A Change

Pretzels with an extra twist: special flavors! Photo by Jaclyn Nussbaum | THE NIBBLE.   Given the many brands and different flavors of potato chips out there, you’d think there would be an equal choice of flavored pretzels. But there isn’t. Snyder’s Of Hanover is our favorite of the bigger pretzel lines. They sell flavored…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Customize Bloody Mary Drinks With A Bloody Mary Bar

The Bloody Mary is one of the most popular drinks in America (some studies put it at the top of the list). No wonder innovative Chef Geoffrey Zakarian of The National in New York City decided to take the standard up a notch. At The National, a “Bloody Mary specialist” wheels the “Bloody Mary cart”…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Have A New York Egg Cream

The glass is contemporary, but the egg cream ingredients are classic. Photo © Linda Schirmbeck | Fotolia.   There is tuna in a tuna noodle casserole. There are strawberries in a strawberry shortcake. There’s ice cream in an ice cream soda. But there’s no egg in an egg cream—and there’s no cream, either. The ingredients…
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