GIFT: Silverland Sugar Free Brownies & Lemon Bars

What can you give someone who adores cake but can’t have sugar? Sugar-free brownies and lemon bars from Silverland Bakery. The bakery’s sugar-free line was years in development, trying alternative noncaloric sweeteners and settling on the world’s finest, maltitol (see the different sugar substitutes). Current choices include: Sugar Free Lemon Bar: Same great look and…
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RECIPE: Pumpkin Lasagna

We love any kind of lasagna, but are happy to have this Pumpkin Lasagna recipe in our fall repertoire. The recipe is courtesy caterer and Lenox Home Entertaining Expert Andrea Correale of Elegant Affairs Caterers. You’ll note in the ingredients list that butternut squash is used instead of pumpkin. This is often done in the…
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PRODUCT: Menorah Challah Bread

There are different ways to braid a challah, but we’ve never seen one this clever. To celebrate Chanukah, Hanukkah or however you spell it, Manhattan specialty food purveyor Eli Zabar has created this whimsical challah menorah. It’s not kosher, but it is delicious. Order yours at EliZabar.com. At $45, it may be the costliest bread…
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GIFT: Bien Fait Tea Cakes

Maple Pecan Teacake, dense, moist and yummy. Photo courtesy Bien Fait Cakes.   Bien Fait Tea Cakes are made with “only the finest fruits, nuts, grains and natural ingredients,” says the Greensboro, Vermont-based company, proudly. The ingredients are organic and local, from family farms. The maple syrup is tapped from trees a mile from the…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Thanksgiving Seltzer

Lime seltzer garnished with whole cranberries. Photo courtesy Polar Seltzer.   As you’re lining up your ducks for Thanksgiving (or should that be, lining up your turkeys?), here’s a beverage that can be a cocktail, mocktail or simply a replacement for water at the table. We were inspired by these ideas from Polar Seltzer, a…
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