HOLIDAY GIFT: Beef Jerky Advent Calendar

[1] The Jerky Advent Calendar features an O Holy Cow stained glass window with a cow Santa, cow carolers and a cow snowball fight (all photos © Man Crate). [2] The whole shebang: the flavors of jerky inside the box. [3] A close-up on the packets of jerky and some of the ingredients used to…
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RECIPE: Cranberry Eggnog

[1] Eggnog was originally served in a four-ounce cup, called a nog (photo and recipe © Whole Foods Market). It’s the size of a modern punch cup. [2] We like a grated nutmeg garnish on eggnog. You can substitute grated chocolate. (photo © McCormick). [3] If you want to serve a nibble with the nog,…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Christmas Mocktail Menu

[1] Jingle Belle: 7-Up and bitters with a raspberry-mint garnish (photo © Beatnik | Chicago).   More and more people don’t drink alcohol, and seek club soda or soft drinks at parties. If some of your guests fall into that category, why not create a “Mocktail Menu?” It’s quite easy, and it will bring them…
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RECIPE: Holiday Meringue Drops

Austin, Texas has become a hot city to visit and move to, abetted by its ever-expanding food scene. One place of interest is Fluff Meringues & More is a modern patisserie that proffers European treats in a market full of cupcakes and Southern pecan pie. A meringue cookie is the opposite of these latter favorites.…
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