FOOD FUN: Christmas Eclairs

Éclairs typical don’t show up on a list of holiday desserts. But when they’re as cute as these, they’re irresistible. Made by Art Éclair, these designs are just a few of a treasure trove of magnificently decorated éclairs. See the collection on the Art Éclair website and on Pinterest. Regrettably for éclair lovers, this bakery…
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RECIPE: Spiced Eggnog Cheesecake

Here’s a holiday dessert for cheesecake lovers: Spiced Eggnog Cheesecake. The recipe is from Anne Callaghan, corporate chef of the Charlie Palmer Group in Las Vegas.     RECIPE: SPICED EGGNOG CHEESECAKE Ingredients For 10-12 Servings For The Crust 3/4 cup graham cracker crumbs 1/4 cup ginger snap cookies, crushed 2 tablespoons brown sugar 3…
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RECIPE: Peppermint White Hot Chocolate & Chocolate Peppermint Brownies

Christmas season is a bonanza for peppermint lovers, from candy canes to peppermint bark to chocolate-peppermint everything. Now, have a cup of peppermint white hot chocolate with a dark chocolate peppermint brownie. Both recipes are from McCormick. While together they create a chocolate-peppermint symphony, they can be split up and paired with non-peppermint, non-chocolate beverages…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Make A Figgy Pudding

“Oh, bring us figgy pudding and a cup of good cheer,” goes the carol, “We Wish You A Merry Christmas.” Don’t know the carol? Sing with the bouncing ball. If you start now, you can have a homemade figgy pudding at Christmas.     WHAT’S A FIGGY PUDDING? A distant cousin of the fruit cake,…
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RECIPE: Eggnog Panna Cotta

Eggnog panna cotta. Photo courtesy Driscoll’s.   Panna cotta is an Italian dessert whose name means “cooked cream.” The heavy cream and eggs form one of the different types of custard. This recipe, from Driscoll’s Berries, adds rum and brandy, ingredients of eggnog; and creates individual portions in ramekins. The puddings get a festive finish…
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