RECIPE: Mezcal-Pomegranate Holiday Punch

Pomegranate Mezcal Punch [1] Persephone Punch, made with mulled pomegranate juice (photo © Gem & Bolt). [2] Star anise pods, available from Silk Road Spices (photo © Silk Road Spices. [3] Pomegranate and its arils. The juice is squeezed from the arils (photo © Kelly Cline | iStock Photo). [4] Juniper berries, available from Silk…
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STOCKING STUFFERS: Dandies Peppermint Marshmallows, Little Secrets Peppermint Pieces

Today’s stocking stuffers are for mint lovers.   1. DANDIES PEPPERMINT MARSHMALLOWS Dandies Peppermint Marshmallows are a limited-edition holiday treat. Dandies are all-natural, gelatin-free, vegan marshmallows. There’s no high fructose corn syrup or anything artificial: Cane sugar and tapioca syrup are used. Vegan marshmallows taste just like conventional marshmallows, but tapioca starch is used instead…
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RECIPE: Sandeman Sangria With Port & The History Of Port

[1] Make a holiday sangria using Ruby Port. The recipe is below (all photos © Sandeman). [2] You can serve sangria from a punch bowl as a Christmas punch, but the easiest way is to pour from a pitcher. [3] Sandeman Founders Reserve, a ruby port, can be used in numerous cocktails, many on the…
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GIFT: Lady M Mille Crepe Cake

Our favorite cake is probably the Mille Crêpe Cake from Lady M Confections, a cake boutique with six locations in Manhattan and more around the country. We say probably, because if you put us in front of a cake buffet, the first thing we’d eat would be the Mille Crêpe Cake. The name translates to…
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RECIPE: Stuffed Sweet Potatoes For November, December & The New Year

Here’s a recipe that adds to the festivities during the holiday months of November and December, and cheers up the gray months of January, February and March. If you’ll be focusing on healthier eating in the new year, note the healthful ingredients in the recipe. The recipe was contributed to the North Carolina Sweet Potato…
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