TIP OF THE DAY: Healthy Cooking Classes

Regardless of how much cooking experience they have, many cooks don’t know the basics of cooking healthy meals. On the other hand, some people can’t cook at all, so rely on prepared foods packed with salt, sugar and bad fats. That’s why our final pre-Christmas tip is to give yourself or your loved ones healthy…
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GIFT: Change The Life Of A Needy Family

The best gift of all: a cow, goat, sheep or chickens to a very needy family. Photo courtesy Heifer International.   If you’re finished with shopping for nice-but-not-life-changing gifts for the people you care about, how about helping a family you don’t know, who will be grateful to you forever? Perhaps the most important gift…
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RECIPE: Candy Cane Fudge Brownies

Candy cane fudge brownies? How can you resist this delicious recipe from Lauryn Cohen of BellaBaker.com. The recipe becomes “Peppermint Brownies” any time of the year: Just crush hard peppermint candies instead of candy canes. CANDY CANE FUDGE BROWNIES RECIPE Ingredients 12 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into 12 pieces 6 ounces bittersweet chocolate, finely chopped…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Candy Cane Martini

Turn your Martini into a Candy Cane Martini. Photo courtesy Bagatelle Restaurant | NYC.   You can turn any Martini into a Candy Cane Martini by adding a half ounce peppermint schnaps (or more to taste). At Bagatelle, a bistro with locations in Los Angeles and New York, they’ve turned the concept into what they…
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GIFT: Grand Marnier Cherry

A limited-edition treat: grab a bottle or two. Photo courtesy Grand Marnier.   Grab a bottle of the limited release Grand Marnier Cherry, the new, elegant, complex expression from Grand Marnier. In fact, grab several: one for yourself and others for gifts. Grand Marnier’s famous flavor of wild tropical oranges and fine Cognac is enhanced…
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