RECIPE: Spiced Eggnog Cheesecake

Here’s a holiday dessert for cheesecake lovers: Spiced Eggnog Cheesecake. The recipe is from Anne Callaghan, corporate chef of the Charlie Palmer Group in Las Vegas. RECIPE: SPICED EGGNOG CHEESECAKE Ingredients For 10-12 Servings For The Crust 3/4 cup graham cracker crumbs 1/4 cup ginger snap cookies, crushed 2 tablespoons brown sugar 3 tablespoons butter,…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Glitter Ice Cubes

Generate oohs and ahhs with glitter ice cubes (photo courtesy A Subtle Revelry).   Topping ice cubes with edible glitter: We love this idea from A Subtle Revelry. It’s spot-on for New Year’s Eve or any holiday of the year, plus celebrations like birthdays and festivities like the Super Bowl. For sparkling wine, ginger ale,…
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PRODUCT: Louis Pommery California, Great Sparkling Wine

What do you do when you’re a well-known Champagne house that wants to grow, but is constrained by lack of land and legal restrictions in the Champagne province of France? Head to vineyards in the New World! Some, including Mumm, Moët et Chandon, Roederer and Taittinger, have found success bringing their time-honored craft to the…
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RECIPE: Peppermint Marshmallows Recipe

[1] Make peppermint marshmallows with a green or red swirl (photo courtesy McCormick). [2] You can cut shapes with cookie cutters (here’s how from Martha Stewart). [3] Marshmallows with red food color (photo courtesy Plush Puffs).   Let everyone else go crazy at the mall, crazy with wrapping paper, crazy with Christmas dinner prep. We…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Make Pfeffernüsse, German Spice Christmas Cookies

December 23rd is National Pfeffernüsse Day, celebrating a traditional German Christmas cookie: rounded, spicy and coated in powdered sugar. Pronounced FEH-fehr-NEE-suh, the word means “pepper nuts.” The “nuts” refer to the nut-like hardness of the cookie; there are no nuts in the recipe. Rather, these cookies are laden with gingerbread spices (anise, cloves, nutmeg), and…
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