COOKING VIDEO: Alton Brown’s Christmas Soup

  What does Alton Brown eat for Christmas? A hearty, peppery soup that’s been a family favorite for generations. Tangy with red wine vinegar and nicely peppery, the hearty winter soup is packed with kale, kidney beans, kielbasa and potatoes. Whether or not you serve it on Christmas, this soup can be enjoyed all winter.…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Check The Ingredients In White Chocolate Chips

We love to bake with white chocolate chips—real white chocolate chips, that is. Much of the “white chocolate” out there isn’t real chocolate. Check the label: If you see “vegetable oil” instead of “cocoa butter,” it’s an inferior product without delicious chocolate flavor. White chocolate is made from sugar, milk, cocoa butter, vanilla and lecithin…
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GIFT OF THE DAY: Original Moonshine, Delicious & Fun

This glass jug holds some mighty tasty moonshine. Photo courtesy Stillhouse Distillery.   Moonshine, a clear, unaged corn whiskey, has been produced in still houses in the hills of the southern U.S. since the country was settled. Moonshine was an illegal product: The “moonshiners” who made it not only avoided paying state and federal taxes…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Make Cranberry Liqueur & Cranberry Vodka Cocktails

You can buy cranberry liqueur, of course; but it’s fun to make your own and serve it in holiday drinks. You have just enough time to make a batch and serve it on Christmas. Homemade liqueur can be stored in the fridge or at room temperature for up to a year. Chill the bottle before…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Get Your Liquor Gifts For The Next 10 Months

During the holiday season, some makers of spirits, wine and Champagne, among others, package their bottles with additional gifts such as glasses, cocktail shakers and related accouterments. Often, the price for gift box packaging and the extra item is nothing beyond the cost of the regular bottle—or only a small additional amount. Either way, the…
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