GIFTS: Yummy Gourmet Stocking Stuffers

[1] Dry Soda’s holiday packaging looks great in a stocking or on the bar (photo Dry Sparkling). [2] Artisan hot sauce with great—not just hot—flavor (photo Horseshoe Brand). [3] We love this limited edition of Lindt’s Lindor Truffles (photo Lindt USA). Honey Gummies, made with honey instead of sugar or HFCS, are a step up…
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TIP OF THE DAY: How To Avoid Burnt Cookies, & How To Fix Them

Novices and experts alike have faced down a sheet of cookies with burnt bottoms, wondering whether to: Toss them and start over. Try to hide them among a plate of other cookies. Race out to buy the cookies needed.   Recently, we heard of a much better solution: Use your microplane to shave or grate…
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TOP PICKS OF THE WEEK: Nancy’s Petite Stuffed Bagels & Bantam Pancakes

[1] Nancy’s Petite Stuffed Bagels: delicious (photo courtesy Is This Really Is My Life). [2] Look for the box in the freezer section (photo Kraft Heinz).   This week we have a tie for Top Pick. Both sit in the freezer until you want them. And we want more and more of them. 1. NANCY’S…
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TIP OF THE DAY: How To Clean Your Coffee Grinder

[1] Large or small, a coffee grinder needs regular cleaning (photo courtesy Mr. Coffee). [2] Clean the grinder regularly with bread or rice (photo courtesy Coffee & Tea Newsletter). [3] Brush out fine grounds with a soft brush (photo courtesy Alibaba). You can also repurpose a clean makeup brush.   If you care enough about…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Cup Rim Cookies

Baking Christmas cookies is a tradition in many homes. While recipes abound, here’s a spin: cup cookies. They’re notched to fit on a cup rim, an engaging way to serve a cookie with coffee, tea, hot chocolate or milk. You can make your favorite recipe or use refrigerated cookie dough. Treat the family, bring a…
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