TIP OF THE DAY: Cup Rim Cookies

Baking Christmas cookies is a tradition in many homes. While recipes abound, here’s a spin: cup cookies. They’re notched to fit on a cup rim, an engaging way to serve a cookie with coffee, tea, hot chocolate or milk. You can make your favorite recipe or use refrigerated cookie dough. Treat the family, bring a…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Lighter Thanksgiving Leftovers–In Salads

Here’s our list of Thanksgiving leftovers: Appetizers: cheese, crudités and dip, deviled eggs, nuts, olives Cranberry sauce Fresh herbs (parsley, rosemary sage, thyme) Gravy Stuffing Turkey Vegetables: brussels sprouts, corn pudding, mashed potatoes   We’ve been deluged with leftover recipes for pizza, pot pie, sliders, and other foods that are as heavy as yesterday’s meal.…
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RECIPE: Cranberry-Orange Relish Variations

[1] This recipe, from Healthy Seasonal Recipes, substitutes raspberry jam for some of the sugar. [2] Whole fresh cranberries last for months in the fridge. We pop them into the freezer to make this relish year-round (photo courtesy Ocean Spray).   November 22nd is National Cranberry Relish Day. This classic cranberry-orange relish recipe from Ocean…
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TIP OF THE DAY: How To Keep Gravy Hot

Yesterday we offered seven tips to fix gravy that was too thick, too thin, too salty, etc. So now that you have your perfect gravy, how can you keep it warm? It’s simple: Use your thermos! This tip works with gravy made in advance, as well as gravy whipped up just before serving…and the extra…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Cranberry Sauce Gelatin Mold

This retro idea from Williams Sonoma is an elegant addition to Thanksgiving and Christmas tables. Our family was mold-centric for every special occasion: for Valentine’s Day, raspberry Jell-O with raspberries, strawberries and red grapes; for Easter, lime Jell-O with sour cream and crushed pineapple; for Independence Day, red, white and blue layers; and on and…
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