FOOD FUN: Snowman Latte

Frosty the Snowman in his latte debut. Photo courtesy Caffebene USA.   Turn your latte into a Snowman Latte with this instructions from Caffebene, the world’s second largest coffeehouse franchise. Laila Ghambari, Director of Coffee at Cherry Street Coffee House in Seattle—the home of American latte art. Here are her tips: The micro-foam is a…
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RECIPE: Mini Eggnog Cheesecakes

Here’s a cheesecake recipe developed for Christmas and New Year’s Eve: Eggnog Cheesecake! These mini cheesecakes with a gingersnap crust are from Driscolls.com. For a clean presentation, invest in a mini cheesecake pan (with removable bottoms); or bake the cheesecakes in festive paper baking cups (also known as cupcake or muffin papers) in a standard…
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FOOD FUN: Linky Doodles Candy Cane Garlands

Deck something with candy cane garlands. Photo courtesy Kencraft.   Linky Doodles Candy Chains calls itself “The world’s only linkable candy.” They’re specially shaped, open link shapes made from a hard candy recipe. You simply hook the pieces together, and they make an edible Christmas garland. At $21.99 + $9.99 shipping for 28 pieces that…
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GIFT: Treat House Gluten Free Crispy Rice Treats

Gluten free*, artisanal and an appropriate portion size—two square inches as opposed to those supersized Rice Krispies Treats—the gourmet Crispy Rice Treats from Treat House have been a NIBBLE favorite since they debuted. (Here’s our original review, a Top Pick Of The Week.) These gourmet crispy rice treats (that’s Rice Krispie treats without the trademark…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Party Picks, Fancy Toothpick Skewers

If you like to add a flourish to your party food, consider fancy party picks. They not only make the food look better, but can also serve as party favors or stocking stuffers (at about $5.00 per box). These special party picks, found on Amazon.com, will make your hors d’oeuvre even tastier: Holiday party picks,…
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