RECIPE: Cranberry-Orange Relish Variations

[1] This recipe, from Healthy Seasonal Recipes, substitutes raspberry jam for some of the sugar. [2] Whole fresh cranberries last for months in the fridge. We pop them into the freezer to make this relish year-round (photo courtesy Ocean Spray).   November 22nd is National Cranberry Relish Day. This classic cranberry-orange relish recipe from Ocean…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Boozy Cupcakes, For National Vanilla Cupcake Day & Parties

[1] Insert booze into cupcakes (all photos courtesy Crown Royal). [2] Crown Royal Vanilla: blended Canadian whiskeys infused with the Madagascar Bourbon vanilla.   November 10th is National Vanilla Cupcake Day, and we have a purely adult celebration in mind: Buy a cupcake and a miniature “airline” bottle of your favorite spirit (it’s 1.7 ounces).…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Make Sugar Plums

“Visions of sugar-plums danced in their heads.” So goes a line from the immortal poem, “A Visit from St. Nicholas,” more commonly known as “The Night Before Christmas.”* Yet how many of us have recited or sung that line without knowing exactly what a sugar plum was? No matter what today’s confectioners sell as sugar…
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TIP OF THE DAY: 12 Uses For Bone Broth

WHAT IS BONE BROTH Bone broth is an alternative to stock, a flavorful liquid made by slowly simmering bones, cartilage and tendons, with some bits of meat that remain attached. The difference between stock and bone broth is that while stock can be made in three or four hours, bone broth is simmered for 24…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Have Some Figs For National Fig Week

[1] Honey-roasted figs are a delicious dessert. You can serve them with goat cheese or mascarpone (photo courtesy Melissa’s). Brown Turkey figs, a popular variety (photo courtesy Good Eggs). [3] Fig fondue (photo courtesy California Figs).   Figs are such a delicious fruit; but how often do you eat them? For inspiration, we have a…
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