TOP PICK OF THE WEEK: Biscotti Bites

Top: Each Biscotti Bite is a 12-calorie treat. Photo: Thomas Francois | FOT. Bottom: Almond, one of the three flavors of Biscotti Bites. Photo: The Bites Company.   Every person who is mindful of calories searches for those magical foods that deliver the satisfaction without the calories. We discovered one such food in Biscotti Bites…
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RECIPE: Peppermint White Hot Chocolate & Chocolate Peppermint Brownies

Christmas season is a bonanza for peppermint lovers, from candy canes to peppermint bark to chocolate-peppermint everything. Now, have a cup of peppermint white hot chocolate with a dark chocolate peppermint brownie. Both recipes are from McCormick. While together they create a chocolate-peppermint symphony, they can be split up and paired with non-peppermint, non-chocolate beverages…
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GIFT: 5 Sparrows Hot Chocolate With Stevia

White hot chocolate with stevia sweetener. Photo courtesy 5 Sparrows.   Five Sparrows is a line developed by coffee shop owners, who wanted commercial products created specifically for handcrafted beverages. They are now available to consumers as well. The company makes hot chocolate, chai and frappe mixes, which are available in versions sweetened with sugar…
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RECIPE: Cinnamon Chocolate Popcorn

We just published a gift idea for Brownie Points’ Candy Cane Crunch Popcorn. If you’re in the mood to make your own candy cane popcorn, pop it, butter it and toss with crushed candy canes or other peppermint candy. Not a peppermint lover? Here’s a recipe for equally festive Cinnamon Chocolate Popcorn from the National…
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RECIPE: Hot Chocolate Peppermint Bark Ice Cream Float

Before those limited edition candy cane and peppermint ice creams disappear, have your last hurrah Pastry chef Christina Tosi of Momofuku Milk Bar in New York City created this treat with Häagen-Dazs Peppermint Bark Ice Cream Float “I do not mess around with my hot chocolate,” says Chef Tosi. “As a pastry chef, it’s practically…
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