TIP OF THE DAY: Challah Bread Pudding & Different Types Of Challah

Challah bread pudding, like Challah French Toast, should not be limited to Chanukah. In terms of egginess, it’s the closest thing to brioche—and much less expensive. With Chanukah starting in two weeks (this year, it coincides with Christmas Eve), you try a batch this weekend; then adjust it as you like over the eight days…
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TIP OF THE DAY: A Perfect Christmas Cocktail (& A Chanukah Cocktail, Too)

For your holiday celebrations, we propose a perfect Christmas cocktail: It’s sparkling. I can be red and green. It’s easy to make. There’s a mocktail variation.   A conventional Mimosa combines sparkling wine and orange juice (see the Mimosa history, below). Substitute cranberry juice and you’ve got the holiday version. (For a Chanukah version, use…
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GIFTS OF THE DAY: Artisan Honey, Spicy Honey

SAVANNAH BEE COMPANY ARTISAN HONEYS Anything from this wonderful company makes a great gift, including the honey beauty products. Since 2002, we’ve been avid customers. The company gathers varietal honeys: Acacia Honey Lavender Honey Orange Blossom Rosemary Honey Sourwood Honey Tupelo Honey   They’re sold in different sizes, with prices varying slightly by varietal. These…
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FOOD FUN: Snowman Cake Or Cookies

Snowman cake. This is actually a stacked cookie from Lila Loa, but we baked three cake layers instead. [2] Melting Snowman cookies (photo courtesy Pillsbury; here’s the recipe).   If you don’t celebrate Christmas, Chanukah, or other year-end holiday, you can still have a special seasonal cake. Make one with a nonsectarian snowman or snowflake…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Instant Holiday Ice Cream

Turn any flavor into “Christmas” ice cream with red and green sanding sugar. If you want to save calories, check out Halo Top: our favorite of the low-calorie ice creams with just 240 calories for the entire pint. And it has extra protein—really! Here’s our review (photo courtesy Halo Top),   When you hear “Christmas…
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