FOOD FUN: Cinnamon Roll Christmas Trees

Turn refrigerated cinnamon bun dough into Christmas trees. Photo courtesy Immaculate Baking Co.   What’s for breakfast on Christmas? How about these Cinnamon Roll Christmas Trees—with a side of eggs or oatmeal for nutrition. This recipe comes from Immaculate Baking Co., which makes refrigerated cookie dough, pie crusts, biscuits, scones and other doughs in natural,…
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GIFT: Gourmet Cocoa And Hot Chocolate

Winter Hot Chocolate is a classic cocoa mix with a touch of vanilla. Photo courtesy Lake Champlain Chocolates.   “Forget Christmas gifts this year,” said our friend Gerard, when he called to invite us to his annual party and gifting frenzy. “At this point in our lives, none of us needs another scarf, another basket…
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RECIPE: Cranberry Baked Brie

Baked Brie in pastry with dried cranberries, honey and almonds. Photo and recipe courtesy Zabars.com.   Here’s a recipe to serve with your favorite bubbly. It’s a favorite of Olga Dominguez, cheese buyer at Zabar’s in New York City. For the holidays use dried cranberries; for Valentine’s Day substitute dried cherries or strawberries. This party-size…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Double-Crème And Triplè-Creme Cheeses

Serving bubbly for Christmas or New Year’s Eve? The perfect cheese to serve with Champagne or other sparklers is a double-crème or a triple-crème. Double- and triple-creme cheeses have a distinctive texture (very creamy) and flavor (buttery). Extra cream is added before the curd is formed, creating the heavenly richness.   DOUBLE CRÈME CHEESES According…
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