RECIPE: Cranberry Eggnog

[1] Eggnog was originally served in a four-ounce cup, called a nog (photo and recipe © Whole Foods Market). It’s the size of a modern punch cup. [2] We like a grated nutmeg garnish on eggnog. You can substitute grated chocolate. (photo © McCormick). [3] If you want to serve a nibble with the nog,…
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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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TIP OF THE DAY: Torrone For Christmas

In Italy, torrone (tuh-ROE-nay) is a traditional Christmas dessert, and the most popular candy in Italy. In France, it’s known as nougat: a confection made from egg whites, honey, sugar and toasted almonds. There are many regional variations; some are softer, some chewier. If you’re headed to any Italian city—or have friends who are—ask them…
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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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