TOP PICK OF THE WEEK: Cookies From Jane Bakes

THE NIBBLE has been publishing for more than 13 years. Over those years, food companies have come to know us, and offer to send us samples of their products. Other companies don’t even ask: Every week, boxes of food arrive “over the transom*,” as the expression goes. We also attend dozens of trade shows looking…
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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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RECIPE: Oyster Dressing & The Difference Between Stuffing & Dressing

[1] Dressing is cooked in a separate pan (photo courtesy Good Eggs). [2] Bluepoint oysters, a variety of Atlantic oyster (the different types of oysters; photo courtesy JP’s Shellfish). [3] Fresh sage, an aromatic herb for recipes and garnishes (photo courtesy Good Eggs).   Mom was an autocrat in the kitchen (a nicer-sounding word than…
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THANKSGIVING: Easy Cranberry Flower Centerpiece

If you like flowers on the table for a special dinner, you know that it’s necessary to keep the arrangement low. Otherwise, guests can’t see each other across the table. Tall arrangements belong on a buffet or side table. You can finds scores of Thanksgiving centerpieces online (check out these on Pinterest). But for the…
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