HOLIDAY: Egg Nog Recipes For National Egg Nog Day

National Egg Nog Day is December 24th. But you can enjoy the rich holiday beverage from Thanksgiving through New Year?s. While the origins of egg nog are debated, it may have originated from posset, a medieval European beverage made with hot milk and white wine. Americans adapted it but used the New World liquor rum,… Continue reading “HOLIDAY: Egg Nog Recipes For National Egg Nog Day”

TIP OF THE DAY: 12 Types Of Christmas Muffins

We first read Little Women in our tween years. Far into adulthood, we re-read it every few years and watch the showing on TV: The 1933 original with Katharine Hepburn, Joan Bennett, Paul Lukas, Jean Parker, Frances Dee et al. The 1994 remake with Winona Ryder, Kristen Dunst, Gabriel Byrne, Trini Alvarado, Claire Danes, Christian… Continue reading “TIP OF THE DAY: 12 Types Of Christmas Muffins”

TIP OF THE DAY: Baked Hot Chocolate

[1] Baked hot chocolate: a new texture experience (photo by F. Martin Ramin courtesy Wall Street Journal). [2] Prefer marshmallows? Pile them on (photo courtesy Framed Cooks). [3] You can use the same recipe for an elegant dessert like this (photo courtesy Fabulous Foods).   What’s baked hot chocolate? Substitute butter and eggs for the… Continue reading “TIP OF THE DAY: Baked Hot Chocolate”

TIP OF THE DAY: Quick Chocolate Dipping Sauce With Biscotti Or Ladyfingers

If friends and neighbors are dropping by for some holiday cheer, here’s a very quick recipe for a delicious snack. It works well as a quick dessert, too. Keep biscotti around—they have a long shelf life—or ladyfingers, which freeze well and can be revived in a minute in the microwave. Then, in less than five… Continue reading “TIP OF THE DAY: Quick Chocolate Dipping Sauce With Biscotti Or Ladyfingers”

TIP OF THE DAY: Potato Latkes & Beyond

[1] Nana?s latkes, served with applesauce and sour cream (photo courtesy Melissa?s).[2] A more elegant presentation (from Anne Fruart via Vermont Creamery. [3] Mix it up: potato latkes with cauliflower from Idaho Potatoes (recipe at right). [4] Our personal heaven: latkes with smoked salmon, caviar, filled sour cream and a bit of chive (photo courtesy… Continue reading “TIP OF THE DAY: Potato Latkes & Beyond”