RECIPE: Luscious Steak Tartare

We love steak tartare and order it whenever we find it on the menu. We “collect” photos of creative steak tartare platings, and do our best to recreate them at home. This one (photo #1—we’re making it for New Year’s Eve) is from New York chef David Shim, of Michelin-starred Cote, a Korean steakhouse. His…
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RECIPE: Coffee-Date Scones

[1] Coffee date scones (photos #1 and #4 © Nescafé). [2] Scones can be round or triangular. The triangular shape is an old one that comes from cooking scones in a frying pan over the fire, then cutting the cooked circle into pie-shape triangles (photo © King Arthur Baking Company). [3] Dates are among the…
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RECIPE: Spiced Chocolate Eggnog

New Year’s Eve means Champagne in our house, but it also means eggnog (or if you prefer, egg nog). We’ve made quite a few different recipes over the years. Some are linked below, including a low-calorie option. This year, we’re looking forward to this spiced chocolate eggnog recipe from American Heritage Chocolate. The recipe uses…
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RECIPE: Fig & Goat Cheese Pancetta Crisps

[1] You can build these crisps on any base you like. We chose toasted ficelle*, a long loaf of French bread that’s narrower than a baguette (photos #1 and #2 © Cambria Style). [2] Buy extra figs and place them in a bowl for those who’d like some fresh fruit. [3] Divina fig spread is…
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HOLIDAY COCKTAIL: White Christmas Cocktail (New Year’s Eve, Too)

[1] The White Christmas Cocktail has a complex layering of flavors, including coffee and vanilla (photos #1 and #2 © Kilkea Castle). [2] The cocktail is available through the holiday season, at Kilkea Castle’s restaurants and lounges. [3] If you purchase a bottle of Tia Maria for this cocktail, you can use it as often…
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