TOP PICK OF THE WEEK: Yellow Tail Sparkling Rosé

If you’re buying sparkling wine for Christmas or New Year’s Eve, you may be tempted to buy Champagne. But unless your guests are wine connoisseurs, you can have just as pleasant an experience with other sparkling wines, for a third to half of the price of the least expensive bottle of Champagne. Champagne is a…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Antipasto Platter With Cocktails

Contemplating what to serve during cocktail hour as guests arrive for Christmas or New Year’s Eve? There are dips, chips, crudités, cheese plates, hot and cold hors d’oeuvre and other possibilities to consider. But a recent email from Baldor Specialty Foods rang true: Let people pick what they want from an antipasto table. Just set…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Cava Instead Of Champagne

You may be thinking ahead to purchasing champagne for Mother’s Day. But you can save a lot of money with Cava, instead. Cava, the renowned Spanish sparkling wine, is produced in the region of Penedès, in northeast Spain, south of Barcelona. In the late 1800s, a Spanish vintner, Josep Raventós Fatjó of the Codorníu estate,…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Eggnog French Toast

Eggnog French toast looks like the regular kind, but packs a punch of extra flavor. Photo courtesy Spice Islands.   Save some of tonight’s eggnog for tomorrow’s French Toast. Eggnog is substituted for the milk that’s normally beaten with the eggs. With this recipe, from Taste Of Home, prep time is 10 minutes, cook time…
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NEW YEAR: Consider Better-For-You Resolutions

Before making New Year’s resolutions, plan ahead. Start by reminding yourself that the stats are bleak. Some surveys indicate that only 8% of people who set New Year’s resolutions stick to them. In a recent poll conducted by ORC International for the U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council, Americans said that some of the more challenging resolutions…
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