HOLIDAY COOKIE: Gingerbread Oreos

We never had the original Gingerbread Oreos that debuted in 2012, nor had we tried them in any year since—until last week. The 2020 Limited Edition Gingerbread Oreos are a new formulation and packaging. We have only one word for them: Terrific! The originals were vanilla-flavored cookies with a creme filling flavored with gingerbread spices.…
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RECIPE: Cranberry Salsa For Thanksgiving & Christmas

Try this seasonal spin on salsa: Switch out the tomatoes and garlic for cranberries and apples. Low in calories and gluten free, you can keep it in the fridge for snacking or as a general condiment: mixed into yogurt for breakfast or lunch, as a creamy dip with the yogurt, as a salad dressing with…
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RECIPE: Cran-Raspberry Fizz Mocktail Or Cocktail

This festive mocktail is a refreshing apéritif for the holidays—and can be made into a cocktail with a splash of gin, tequila or vodka (we like gin or flavored vodka best). Or, see the tip below to add spirits, including flavored vodka. Thanks to Pampered Chef for the recipe.     RECIPE: CRAN-RASPBERRY FIZZ Let…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Make Rum Raisin Ice Cream

Rum Raisin ice cream is typically a holiday special in American grocery stores, although it’s delicious year-round. Raisins are plumped up with rum and mixed into vanilla ice cream. But if you buy a commercial brand, you’re more likely to get raisins plumped in rum flavor instead of alcohol. And that doesn’t produce much rum…
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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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