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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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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GIFT: Sitka Salmon Shares, Fresh-Caught In Alaska

[1] Freshly caught and skinned wild salmon (all photos © Sitka Salmon Shares). [2] Line-caught salmon. [3] After they’re caught, the fish are quickly processed. [4] They’re blast-frozen, and shipped by FedEx to your doorstep. [5] The fish arrive ready to season and cook.   Several months ago we wrote about a wonderful service for…
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TOP PICK OF THE WEEK: Chabaso Bakery Artisan Bread Gift

[1] Rustic Double Pumpkin Loaf is white whole wheat dough mixed with pumpkin purée and topped with pumpkin seeds. [2] Ready for snacking and dessert: cocoa-flavored whole wheat dough with chocolate chunks and dried cherries (photos courtesy Chabaso Bakery).   Is Mom a bread lover? How about sending her some specialty artisan breads for Mother’s…
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RECIPE: Pink Margarita

Think pink for Mother’s Day, with this pink Margarita from Ocean Spray (photo #1). Technically, it’s a Margarita-Cosmopolitan fusion: It combines the tequila, triple sec, lime juice and salt rim of a Margarita with the cranberry juice of a Cosmo. The drink is pink because it uses Ocean Spray’s pink cranberry juice (photo #2). Here’s…
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