TIP OF THE DAY: Cranberry Mimosa Cocktail

Make Cranberry Mimosa cocktails or mocktails. Photo courtesy Ocean Spray.   There’s still time to create a signature drink for Christmas: a Cranberry Mimosa cocktail or mocktail. It combines cranberry juice with sparkling wine (or ginger ale), instead of the orange juice of a traditional Mimosa. Or use cranberry liqueur for a Cranberry Kir Royale,…
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RECIPE: Eggnog Martini

For Christmas or New Year’s Eve, how about a fun and flavorful Eggnog Martini? You can buy eggnog in the supermarket and mix multiple portions in a pitcher. RECIPE: EGG NOG MARTINI Ingredients For 1 Drink 3-1/2 ounces eggnog 1-1/2 ounces vanilla vodka (make it or buy it) Splash of cinnamon liqueur (see below) Garnish:…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Strawberry Wreath

No matter how many pies, cakes and cookie platters were served at Christmas dinner, our mom always put out one more dessert: fresh fruit salad. It always had takers, from calorie counters to healthy eaters to people avoiding lactose, gluten, refined sugar, whatever, to people who were too full to eat something rich. But as…
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PRODUCT: DRY Sparkling, A Sophisticated Soft Drink

Do your guests have sophisticated palates? Do they drink carbonated beverages? While it’s tempting to buy those two-liter bottles of soda for 99 cents for parties and dinners, consider treating your New Year’s Eve guests to a better carbonated drink from DRY Sparkling. One of the pioneers in adult soft drinks, DRY was founded when…
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RECIPE: Bacon & Sweet Potato Biscuits

TOP PHOTO: Bacon and sweet potato biscuits from PorkBeInspired.com. BOTTOM PHOTO: When you cook bacon for the biscuits, you can make extra for your eggs.   Is there a better breakfast bread than warm biscuits? This recipe, from PorkBeInspired.com, seems especially right for Thanksgiving and Christmas mornings. If you want, you can use a biscuit…
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