Biscuit Recipes For National Biscuits & Gravy Day

December 14th is National Biscuits & Gravy Day. Biscuits and gravy emerged as a Southern regional dish after the Revolutionary War (1775–1783), when foodstuffs and cash were in short supply. Breakfast was the most substantial meal of the day, to fuel people for the hard work ahead. Biscuits covered in gravy made from meat drippings,…
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Absolut Juice Apple Edition: Vodka With Apple Juice

[1] Apple Hot Toddy with mini apple pie bites (photo © Hannah Kaminsky | Bittersweet Blog). [2] The Absolut Juice family: Apple, Pear & Elderflower, and Strawberry (photos #2 and #3 © Absolut). [3] An Absolut Sparkler: 1 part Absolut Juice Apple, 1 part soda, 1 part sparkling wine. [4] Maple syrup is a delicious…
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For National Have A Bagel Day, A Different Take On Bagels & Lox

December 11th is National Have A Bagel Day. Here’s a a new take on bagels and lox, from Bluebird London’s branch in New York City. Located in Manhattan’s Time Warner Center at Columbus Circle, Bluebird London NYC has a Café and Tea Room, Cocktail Lounge, and International Brasserie, all overlooking Central Park. The restaurant is…
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Chocolate Rum Balls Recipe For Christmas: Gluten Free, Vegan

[1] Kōloa Kauai Cacao Rum is used to add spirit to these chocolate-coconut rum balls (photo © Kōloa Rum). [2] Dates add natural sweetness. There’s no sugar added (photo © Good Eggs). [3] Walnuts add protein (photo © Bake Your Day). [4] You can use ditched or undutched cocoa powder (photo © Silk Road Spices).…
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Oh Give Us A Figgy Pudding Recipe (aka Christmas Pudding, Plum Pudding)

[1] Figgy pudding, a.k.a. Christmas pudding and plum pudding (photos #1 and #2 © California Figs). [2] Dried green and purple figs. [3] California dates (photo © Bard Valley Natural Delights). [3] Caramel sauce (photo © Yulia Khlebnikova | Unsplash). [4] For dramatic effect, you can flambé the pudding with warmed brandy, before garnishing with…
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