TIP OF THE DAY: Hot Chocolate From Scratch

Delicious Moonstruck chocolate bars melted into milk for hot chocolate. Photo courtesy Moonstruck.   It’s below zero in quite a few areas of the country today. As we write this, in Fargo it’s 2°F, with the wind chill making it feel like -18°. In our own municipality, New York City, it’s 14°F, with a wind…
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VALENTINE’S DAY: Drink Pink

Chandon California Rosé is a sparkling rosé wine that’s less than half the price ($24) of a French rosé Champagne. The company also makes Sparkling Red from Zinfandel ($30), Reserve Pinot Noir Rosé ($35) and Etoile Rosé ($50). Photo courtesy Chandon.   Heading out to the liquor store to pick up a bottle for Valentine’s…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Easy Valentine Cake

If time has gotten away from you and you haven’t picked up a special treat for the family, here’s a trick from one of our favorite New York bakeries, BakedNYC. Buy a plain, iced store-bought cake and add your own decorating touch. It combines store-bought with “homemade.” While you can buy a Valentine cake at…
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VALENTINE RECIPE: Chocolate Raspberry Bundt Cake

Chocolate and raspberries are a match made in heaven. Photo courtesy Annalise | Completely Celicious.   Here’s another delicious Valentine recipe from Annalise of Completely Delicious, sent to us via GoBoldWithButter.com. Everyone thinks they’re getting a conventional chocolate cake, until slicing it reveals the raspberry surprise. This combination of chocolate and fresh raspberries in a…
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RECIPE: Ravioli With Pan Roasted Tomatoes

This recipe from is easy and inviting for Valentine’s Day. It’s from blogger Annalise of Completely Delicious, via GoBoldWithButter.com. Prep time is 10 minutes, cook time is 20 minutes. RECIPE: RAVIOLI WITH PAN ROASTED TOMATOES Ingredients For 4 Servings 1 pound fresh or frozen cheese ravioli 3 tablespoons butter 1 pint cherry or grape tomatoes…
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