TIP OF THE DAY: Valentine’s Day Cocktails

If you don’t have romantic plans for Valentine’s Day, how about inviting friends for cocktails? You can set up a bar buffet with pitchers of three or four red or rosy cocktails: Bloody Mary Cranberry Mimosa Cosmopolitan Crantini   Other options: Mulled wine, perfect for February. Kir, white wine poured atop crème de cassis (blackcurrant…
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TOP PICK OF THE WEEK: Meli’s Monster Cookies, Gluten Free

[1] chocolate chips, white chocolate chips and chocolate chunks (all photos © Meli’s Monster Cookies | Bluehall Bakery). [2] It takes just 12 minutes for warm cookies to emerge from your oven. [3] You can make bar cookies with the dry mixes. [4] Decorate a cake with crunchy cookies.   If you’re a cookie lover…
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RECIPE: Gourmet Onion Dip, With Caramelized Onions

Fine food lovers: The days of mixing sour cream with Lipton Onion Soup mix are behind you. Herewith, a better recipe for Game Day or any party. It uses caramelized onions, crème fraîche and fromage blanc, making it more “French” than a dip made with onion soup mix. The recipe comes to us from Bellwether…
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