TIP OF THE DAY: Flash-Fried Herbs & Other Christmas Garnishes

A bit of red and green garnish turns almost anything into holiday fare. Since so many of our foods are white or beige, they can use a colorful lift. While a baked brie topped with cranberry relish and rosemary is a holiday staple in our home, we love garnishing other foods with crisp, flash-fried herbs.…
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FOOD FUN: Christmas Tree Brownies & Peanut Butter Cups

There are plenty of chocolate Christmas trees and tree-shaped holiday cookies. But these two treats from Orange Glad Box, which is a box delivery service for gourmet sweets.     1. CHRISTMAS TREE BROWNIES Ingredients Brownie recipe or mix Christmas tree cookie cutter Mini candy canes Green icing (soft frosting or hard royal icing Candy…
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RECIPE: Chanukah Cocktail Riff On A Piña Colada

[1] The Chanukah version of a Piña Colada (photo courtesy Weddings By The Breakers). [2] A champagne cocktail with blue curacao and a gold sugar rim. You can substitute edible gold glitter (photo courtesy Living-On-Cloud-Nine.com).   Just as many of us “drink green” on St. Patrick’s Day, you don’t have to be Jewish to enjoy…
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CHANUKAH: Latke Roundup & The History Of Latkes

This year, Chanukah, the Jewish Festival Of Lights, begins the evening of December 12th (the 25th day of the month of Kislev on the Hebrew calendar).     A BRIEF HISTORY OF CHANUKAH In ancient Judea, the Syrian King Antiochus ordered the Jewish people to abandon their religion and worship the Greek gods. In 165…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Bake Canapé Bread

[1] Star-shaped canapés are perfect for the holidays, Independence Day and any celebratory occasion. These are topped with caramelized onions and goat cheese. Here’s the recipe from King Arthur Flour. [2] The set of three canapé bread tubes from King Arthur Flour. [3] A classic: pumpernickel topped with crème fraîche, smoked salmon and dill. Here’s…
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