RECIPE: Strawberry Basil Gimlet

Finish summer in style with a Strawberry Basil Gimlet. Photo courtesy Ruth’s Chris Steak House.   Here‘s a “berry” summery drink: a Strawberry Basil Gimlet. We were inspired by this photo from Ruth’s Chris Steak House to make a batch yesterday. RECIPE: STRAWBERRY BASIL GIMLET Ingredients Per Cocktail 2 parts gin* 1/2 part fresh lemon…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Reinvent Eggs Benedict With These Variations

Since it was invented in the 1860s, Eggs Benedict has been a posh addition to the breakfast-lunch-brunch menu. It was created by the chef at a tony New York restaurant, Delmonico’s, for a wealthy customer, Mrs. LeGrand Benedict (here’s the history of Eggs Benedict). The original recipe topped two toasted English muffin halves with round-cut…
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TOP PICK OF THE WEEK: Chocolate Ganache Pups

If you know a mom who loves chocolate and dogs, is there a better Mother’s Day gift than these chocolate pup bonbons? Made by hand by Gearhearts Chocolates, the milk chocolate bonbons are filled with silky chocolate ganache, which is lightly infused with handmade peanut butter. And they’re guilt-free: Five percent of sales of Peanut…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Use Chocolate Truffles As A Cake Decoration

We were checking out the Caramel Swirls website when this cake caught our eye. You don’t have to have great cake decorating skills to make an impressive cake at home. Just acquire an impressive cake topper. In this case, chocolate truffles were used to decorate the cake. If you have a box of chocolates, you…
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TOP PICK OF THE WEEK: Mother’s Day Gifts

Looking for something special for Mother’s Day? Of the products we’ve tried recently, here’s what we’re selected for our mother, aunt and other special moms: Georgie’s English Scones. The scones arrive frozen, along with delicious lemon curd. You can also send ready-to-bake shortbread in the hard-to-find, festive petticoat tails (triangle) shape. Kimberley Artisan Vinegars. Handcrafted…
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