RECIPE: Delicious Chocolate Mint Cookies

Delicious chocolate mint cookies are our holiday indulgence. Photo courtesy WisDairy.com.   What we’re baking for the holiday cookie exchange: chocolate mint christmas butter cookies, with a recipe from the Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board. We know that other food writers will be pushing the envelope, trying to make the most memorable cookies to present in…
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GIFT OF THE DAY: Round Brownies, Individually Boxed

Not just good-looking: These brownies and blondies rock the taste buds, too. Photo courtesy Sugardaddy’s.   We taste loads of brownies each year, and the new contestants have yet to knock Sugardaddy’s off the podium. In addition to overall deliciousness, Sugardaddy’s brownies and blondies are different: round and individually boxed in reusable acrylic containers They’ve…
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PRODUCT: The Best Paper Towels

We’ll buy the least expensive brands of commodity products, such as ammonia, bleach and white vinegar—products that are essentially chemical compounds with no performance enhancers. But we never skimp on paper towels (or facial and bathroom tissue, either). We find big performance differences. If you’ve bought both inexpensive and premium paper towels, you know that…
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HOLIDAY GIFT: A Ham Gift Basket

A gift basket with enough ham for a party! Photo courtesy TommyMoloneys.com.   Looking for a meaty gift for an important someone? A Hickory Valley Farms ham gift basket from Tommy Moloney’s might be just what they’d like to dig a fork into. We received one as a gift. The generously sized boneless ham, between…
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