TIP OF THE DAY: Blue Cocktails For A Chanukah Party

We’ve never heard of a Chanukah cocktail party, so we decided to throw one this year. The menu: Wine: red, white, sparkling Chanukah beer from Schmaltz Brewing Blue cocktails and cocktails (recipes below) Nibbles: brisket sliders, chopped liver with bagel chips, mini bagels with cream cheese and smoked salmon, mini potato latkes with crème fraîche…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Challah Bread Pudding & Different Types Of Challah

Challah bread pudding, like Challah French Toast, should not be limited to Chanukah. In terms of egginess, it’s the closest thing to brioche—and much less expensive. With Chanukah starting in two weeks (this year, it coincides with Christmas Eve), you try a batch this weekend; then adjust it as you like over the eight days…
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FOOD FUN: Green Bean Wreath

Deck the halls with…green beans! You can serve this green bean wreath in several ways: Crudités, with raw or blanched fresh green beans and a bowl of dip in the center. Salad, raw or blanched, tossed in vinaigrette. Steamed, and tossed with salted butter and fresh herbs (basil, dill, parsley).   RECIPE: GREEN BEAN SALAD…
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TIP OF THE DAY: 12 Ways To Serve Christmas Hot Chocolate

[1] Topped with whipped cream that anchors a gingerbread man; photo courtesy The Hopeless Housewife. [2] A pile of mini marshmallow “snowballs” with a caramel drizzle; photo courtesy Damn Delicious. [3] Snowman marshmallows; photo courtesy Williams-Sonoma.   There are special ways to serve hot chocolate during the holiday season. Some of the ones we’ve enjoyed:…
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GIFT OF THE DAY: Sturia Caviar, Farmed In France

[1] While chefs use the caviar to add glamour to a wide variety of dishes, for us the most glamorous is to eat the caviar from the tin, with a glass of Champagne. [2] Caviar must be refrigerated, but we love the idea of a gift bag full of tins. [3] Three expressions of Sturia…
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