TIP OF THE DAY: Bagna Càuda, A “Hot Bath” Dip With Garlic

Bagna càuda, pronounced BON-ya COW-da, is a riff on crudités with dip. The name means “hot bath”; the dip is olive oil and butter, seasoned with garlic and anchovies and served hot. Bagna caôda is an alternative spelling. A dish from Italy’s Piedmont region, bagna càuda is served during the autumn and winter months, often…
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RECIPE: Eggnog Mini Bundts

For New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day: eggnog mini-bundt cakes. Photo courtesy Eat Wisconsin Cheese.   This recipe was contributed by Tieghan of HalfBakedHarvest.com to EatWisconsinCheese.com. Check out the great recipes on both websites. RECIPE: MINI EGGNOG STREUSEL BUNDT CAKES WITH EGGNOG MASCARPONE GLAZE Ingredients For 12 Mini Cakes Or 24 Super Mini Cakes

TRENDS: McCormick 2015 Flavor Forecast

Will 2015 bring sour-and-salty seasonings like this sour cherry and bacon sea salt? Here’s the recipe. Photo courtesy McCormick.   At the end of each year, we enjoy sharing highlights from the 2015 McCormick Flavor Forecast. The 2015 Forecast features eight trends that the company predicts will “shape the future of flavor.” “Many early trending…
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RECIPE: Eggnog Panna Cotta

Eggnog panna cotta. Photo courtesy Driscoll’s.   Panna cotta is an Italian dessert whose name means “cooked cream.” The heavy cream and eggs form one of the different types of custard. This recipe, from Driscoll’s Berries, adds rum and brandy, ingredients of eggnog; and creates individual portions in ramekins. The puddings get a festive finish…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Alternatives To Champagne

You’ve just spent a pile of money on Christmas. Do you have to spend a mini-pile on Champagne for a crowd on New Year’s Eve? Nope. For starters you can head to Costco and pick up Kirkland Signature Brut Champagne for $19.99 a bottle, compared to a minimum of $27.99 or more for our favorite…
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