TIP OF THE DAY: Take A Brownie Break

These dense, moist and fudgy treats are Geoff & Drew’s Brownies, a NIBBLE Top Pick Of The Week. Photo by Claire Freierman | THE NIBBLE. December 8th is National Chocolate Brownie Day. If you have the time, bake your own favorite recipe—or try a new one. We’ll start you out with this Rocky Road Brownie…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Foie Gras Variées

Foie gras-stuffed prunes. Photo courtesy CaviarRusse.com. On festive occasions we serve “Foie Gras Variées,” a dinner plate comprising small amounts of different preparations that make a luxurious course. A prune stuffed with duck liver mousse, some mousse on a square of toasted brioche, a small slice of terrine of foie gras and some warm foie…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Deck the Hors

How festive are these! Stuff peppadews with feta or goat cheese. Photo courtesy PeppadewUSA.com. Be “seasonal” and include some red and green hors d’oeuvres at your holiday party. Some crowd-pleasers are very easy to make. Skewers. Take long toothpicks and bocconcini (1″ mozzarella balls—the word means “mouthfuls” in Italian) and stack one ball with a…
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RECIPE: Real Visions Of Sugarplums

Make sugarplums this Christmas! What exactly are sugarplums, visions of which danced in the heads of the children in Clement Moore’s famous poem, “The Night Before Christmas?” The original sugarplums were sugar-coated coriander (the seeds of cilantro). Tiny seeds coated with many layers of sugar were a popular confection known as a comfit (not confit);…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Celebrate National Cookie Day!

Today is National Cookie Day, so bake up a batch or two to share with your friends and loved ones. We love Michael Recchiuti’s Brown Sugar Macadamia Nut Cookies With Chocolate Chunks, a very sophisticated chocolate chip cookie variation. If you don’t have time to bake them—or your own favorite recipe—pick up some delicious bakery…
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