TIP OF THE DAY: Christmas Salad

Make your Christmas salad decidedly red and green.   Make a beautiful red-and-green Christmas salad by adding “red” greens to your “green” greens. If you can’t find the more exotic red lettuces (red leaf lettuce, red oak lettuce, red romaine, red mustard greens), most stores carry radicchio, the naturally red-veined chard and baby kale. For…
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TIP OF THE DAY: National Cupcake Day & Cupcake Recipes

A chocolate cupcake from Divvies, a line that is allergen-free.   Today is National Cupcake Day, so enjoy a cupcake—in fact, make some with a chocolate “surprise.” Make your favorite cupcake batter. Fill the cupcake liner halfway with batter, then insert a piece of chocolate from your favorite gourmet chocolate bar (the size should be…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Bloody Mary Bar

When planning a holiday cocktail party, consider a Bloody Mary bar with everything from Virgin Marys to variations like the Bloody Bull (beef bouillon), Blood Mariner (clam juice), Danish Mary (aquavit instead of vodka, plus dill), Highland Mary (with Scotch) and Russian Mary (with yogurt). Or, try a Bloody Maria (tequila instead of vodka) or…
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TIP OF THE DAY

The same rimmers used for chocolate martinis can be used for cocoa.   December 12th is National Cocoa Day. Take your presentation to the next level with cocoa rimmers, which add an extra touch of flavor and a festive look to the cup. There are rimmers just for cocoa, but cocktail rimmers for chocolate martinis,…
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