TIP OF THE DAY: Christmas Strawberries

If you typically bake a cake or cookies to bring along as a house gift, how about a better-for-you alternative: chocolate dipped strawberries? We were inspired by these festive Holiday Chocolate Dipped Strawberries from Harry and David ($39.95 + shipping) to make our own. And all you need to do is melt chocolate and dip!…
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GIFT: Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire

Charming and nostalgic, a lovely family gift. Photo courtesy Melissas.com.   How would you like to roast your own chestnuts at home? Just the fragrant aroma of them is enough to make mouths water and fingers itch to peel them for snacking. You don’t need a working fireplace to roast the chestnuts. Back in the…
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PRODUCT: Cheeky Monkey Peanut Butter Puffs

A tasty, gluten-free snack—organic and kosher, too. Photo by Elvira Kalviste | THE NIBBLE.   Imagine if cheese puffs tasted like peanut butter instead of cheese, and you’ve got Cheeky Monkey Peanut Butter Puffs. They’re airy, peanutty, kosher, gluten free and organic. The ingredients are simple: organic corn, organic palm oil, organic peanut butter and…
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GIFT: Sriracha Candy Canes

When Santa comes down your chimney, leave him something more interesting than cookies and milk. Warm up his—and your—taste buds with J&D’s Sriracha Candy Canes. Sriracha, the popular Thai hot sauce has been used to create a fiery candy cane for those who like heat with their sweet. Give a box to heat-loving friends, serve…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Ways To Use Sparkling Sugar

Red sparkling sugar. Photo courtesy King Arthur Flour.   Thanksgiving: delicious, but over. Now on to Christmas. We like to add a sprinkle of “Christmas dust” to holiday foods and beverages: red and green sparkling sugars. We switch to silver sparkling sugar for the week between Christmas and New Year’s. Interchangeable is sanding sugar, which…
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