TIP OF THE DAY: Create A New Cocktail Garnish

Do you garnish your cocktails with the same wedge of lime or orange wheel, curl, peel or twist? The same olives and cocktail onions? The same notched strawberry on the rim? The standard celery stick in a Bloody Mary? Expand your garnish horizons. Presentation is everything; and while no one would turn away an ungarnished…
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TIP OF THE DAY: How To Avoid Burnt Cookies, & How To Fix Them

Novices and experts alike have faced down a sheet of cookies with burnt bottoms, wondering whether to: Toss them and start over. Try to hide them among a plate of other cookies. Race out to buy the cookies needed.   Recently, we heard of a much better solution: Use your microplane to shave or grate…
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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: How To Brew Herbal Tea

[1] There’s an herbal tea flavor for every palate (all photos courtesy Twinings). [2] Stephen Twining, a 10th generation Twining, in front of the original London store, established in 1706. [3] Twinings Buttermint Herbal Tea adds vanilla flavor to peppermint tea.   Twinings recently released three new herbal teas: Berry Fusion, Buttermint and Lemon Delight.…
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