RECIPE: Tipsy Chestnut Cake ~ A Chestnut Loaf Cake

This wintery cake combines chestnuts and red wine, and has no added fat. Contributing blogger and cookbook author Hannah Kaminsky, who developed the recipe, explains: “Infused with a generous pour of Cabernet from the start and doused with an additional slug of brown sugar-enriched wine syrup—soaking each nook and cranny with a strong dose of…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Easy Food Glamour

Fine restaurants know that exciting presentation of food is almost as important as the preparation of the dish. They don’t serve main courses with mounds of starch and vegetables circling the protein; they use potatoes, rice and veggies as the bed to hold the protein. In its simplest form, Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steak House…
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RECIPE: Guacamole Canapés & Mini Iceberg Wedges

Deconstructed guacamole. Photo courtesy Wholly Guacamole.   First of all: What’s a canapé (can-uh-PAY)? It’s a type of hors d’oeuvre: a small, savory bite on a base of bread, toast or pastry. It is a finger food, eaten in one or two bites. Canapés are often served at cocktail parties, and in the hands of…
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PRODUCT: Super Bowl Macarons, Valentine Macarons

The battle of the macarons. Photo courtesy Dana’s Bakery.   In addition to the Super Bowl, we’re celebrating the Mac Bowl: the battle between two macarons for the title of tastiest. Dana’s Bakery, a wonderfully creative maker of delicious macarons (a NIBBLE Top Pick Of The Week—here’s the review), has created two flavors for the…
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VALENTINE GIFT: Red Moka Pot

The classic moka pot dons a red coat. Photo courtesy IMUSA USA.   Here’s a no-calorie Valentine gift for someone who loves strong coffee: a red moka pot. You can purchase the six-cup version at Macy’s for $14.99; it also is available in pumpkin orange and cobalt blue. A three-cup version is available at Kohl’s.…
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