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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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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GIFT: Madame Paulette Stain Removal Kit

[1] Red wine stains: Out! (Photos © Madame Paulette). [2] Coffee stains: Out! (Plus a dozen or more other stain types: all out!) [3] There are five single-use kits in each order.   If you have friends like us, here’s a welcome holiday gift. Who are “friends like us?” We are the less-coordinated people who…
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STOCKING STUFFER: Southern Straws Cheese Straws

[1] Original: cheesy with a kick of cayenne (all photos © Southern Straws). [2] Don’t want any heat? Go for Mild. [3] Like lots of heat? Spicy is for you. [4] Want a nice gift? Go for the Holiday Box.   Cheese straws are a delectable cocktail snack: cheese crackers raised to their most sophisticated…
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STOCKING STUFFER: Wine Foil Cutter & Refrigerator Magnet

Cork Pops, manufacturer of wine accessories, has come up with another great product for wine lovers. The latest collection is an improvement on conventional magnetic foil cutters. What makes them better than the wine bottle foil cutter you already have? First, the cutting blades are so much better than most versions we’ve tried. They are…
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