RECIPE: Gingerbread House “Mug Cookies”

How brilliant is Megan Reardon, the blogmeister of NotMartha.org? Not only has she invented, to our knowledge, the concept of the “mug cookie”—a cookie baked with a slot that hooks onto a mug of hot chocolate, tea or coffee—but she has done it in the most charming way. Get the recipe and download the pattern.…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Foie Gras Variées

[1] A slice of foie gras, known as a “scallop,” is briefly sautéed and served with peaches, marmalade and marigold salad (photo © Restaurant Daniel| NYC). [2] Foie gras-stuffed prunes (photo © Caviar Russe.   On festive occasions we serve “Foie Gras Variées,” a dinner plate comprising small amounts of different foie gras* preparations that…
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PRODUCT: Love Bacon? Love The Best!

Continue your enjoyment of good food this holiday weekend with some really good bacon. If you love bacon and love eating the best foods in general, then spend a little more for truly great bacon. With a specialty food brand, you get more meat, better meat, less fat and less salt, providing a truly superior…
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WINE: Wine For Thanksgiving

Lots of food needs lots of wine. Photo courtesy iGourmet.com. Red wine, white wine, rosé, bubbly…which wine should you serve with your turkey? No matter what the book says (a fruity red), your guests may not “read the book.” Since some people are inveterate white wine drinkers, the best option is to offer both red…
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TIPS: How Do You Properly Cook A Turkey?

The U.S. Department of Agriculture estimates that 80% of foodborne illnesses are linked to meat and poultry. Since we want to give thanks for our health, NSF International, a public health and safety organization, has provided food safety tips to help you properly thaw, cook and store your holiday turkey. We’ve combined them along with…
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