TIP OF THE DAY: Panettone Ice Cream Cake

[1] Turn a panettone into a fancy ice cream cake. Here’s the recipe from Proud Italian Cook. [2] Filling the well with ice cream (photo courtesy Proud Italian Cook). [3] A simpler take: no frosting needed. Here’s the recipe from Vincenzo’s Plate | Huffington Post.   In past years, we’ve offered ways to turn panettone…
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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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TIP OF THE DAY: Pie Crust Cutters

Give your holiday pies some panache with these snowflake pie crust cutters from Williams-Sonoma. For a special holiday-themed pie, try this one from the Williams-Sonoma Test Kitchen. Prep time is 60 minutes, cook time is 60 minutes.     RECIPE: CRANBERRY SNOWFLAKE PIE This recipe makes a deep-dish pie. If you don’t have a deep-dish…
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