TIP OF THE DAY: Low-Cost Champagne For Mother’s Day & Every Day

How much to spend on Mother’s Day champagne? Truth to tell, unless your group consists of That being said, the biggest value in champagne in the U.S. is likely the Kirkland brand from Costco. Made for Costco in France’s Champagne region, it costs just $20—half the price of other real champagnes. Kirkland Champagne lacks the…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Panettone Ice Cream Cake

[1] Turn a panettone into a fancy ice cream cake. Here’s the recipe from Proud Italian Cook. [2] Filling the well with ice cream (photo courtesy Proud Italian Cook). [3] A simpler take: no frosting needed. Here’s the recipe from Vincenzo’s Plate | Huffington Post.   In past years, we’ve offered ways to turn panettone…
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RECIPE: Spiced Eggnog Cheesecake

Here’s a holiday dessert for cheesecake lovers: Spiced Eggnog Cheesecake. The recipe is from Anne Callaghan, corporate chef of the Charlie Palmer Group in Las Vegas. RECIPE: SPICED EGGNOG CHEESECAKE Ingredients For 10-12 Servings For The Crust 3/4 cup graham cracker crumbs 1/4 cup ginger snap cookies, crushed 2 tablespoons brown sugar 3 tablespoons butter,…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Glitter Ice Cubes

Generate oohs and ahhs with glitter ice cubes (photo courtesy A Subtle Revelry).   Topping ice cubes with edible glitter: We love this idea from A Subtle Revelry. It’s spot-on for New Year’s Eve or any holiday of the year, plus celebrations like birthdays and festivities like the Super Bowl. For sparkling wine, ginger ale,…
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