TIP OF THE DAY: Make Sugar Plums

“Visions of sugar-plums danced in their heads.” So goes a line from the immortal poem, “A Visit from St. Nicholas,” more commonly known as “The Night Before Christmas.”* Yet how many of us have recited or sung that line without knowing exactly what a sugar plum was? No matter what today’s confectioners sell as sugar…
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FOOD HOLIDAY: Cappuccino History For National Cappuccino Day

[1] Pouring the hot, foamed milk into the espresso (photo © Olesyk | Pinterest). [2] A standard cappuccino (photo courtesy Truvia | Erika Dodge). [3] Nespresso Aeroccino Milk Frother, an electric frother (photo courtesy Williams-Sonoma). [4] Aerolatte milk frother wand, a battery-operated frother (photo courtesy Williams-Sonoma). [5] Latte doesn’t have the added foam of cappuccino,…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Try A Servings Planner

If you’re like us, you never know exactly how much food to make, so you make—much too much. In our family, one of the greatest social sins is to run out of food. This year, we’re using this servings planner from Whole Foods Markets. Just enter the number of guests, and the tool will calculate…
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Make Chocolate-Covered Nuts & Nut Clusters: Easy Recipes!

[1] Chocolate-covered almonds with sea salt. Photo courtesy Paleo Leap. [2] For a bigger bite (and they’re even easier to make): chocolate-covered nut clusters (photo courtesy Lindt USA). [3] Nuts setting on parchment paper (photo courtesy Paleo Lezap).   November 7th is National Bittersweet Chocolate With Almonds Day, which made us think: Why don’t we…
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TIP OF THE DAY: 12 Uses For Bone Broth

WHAT IS BONE BROTH Bone broth is an alternative to stock, a flavorful liquid made by slowly simmering bones, cartilage and tendons, with some bits of meat that remain attached. The difference between stock and bone broth is that while stock can be made in three or four hours, bone broth is simmered for 24…
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