TIP OF THE DAY: Tree & Wreath Christmas Crudités

Give the crudités some Christmas spirit. Top photo courtesy Superhealthykids.com; bottom photo courtesy MomEndeavors.com.   Recently we showed how to Christmas-ize your breakfast, lunch and dinner. But we saved the crudites for last. At any holiday gathering, it’s a good idea to have a raw vegetable platter (the French term, crudités, pronounced crew-dee-TAY, sounds much…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Fresh Fruit Christmas Tree

We always serve a fruit platter at parties, to provide a healthful option for those who are doing their best to steer clear of the cake and cookies. How about this creative alternative to a fruit platter? We found it on Dole’s Facebook page; it was previously pinned on Pinterest by Monique Douglas. Monique, you’ll…
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GOURMET GIVEAWAY #1 ~ Designer Christmas Tree

This year, deck your halls differently with a Christmas tree from Treetopia, manufacturer of synthetic Christmas trees with attitude. The stylish trees come in a variety of types, sizes and colors, including the “Candy Cane” tree, this week’s prize. And it‘s not just for Christmas: Put blue ornaments on the tree and can use it…
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GOURMET GIVEAWAY #1 ~ A Fresh-Cut, 7-Foot-Tall Green Valley Christmas Tree

Sure, you could bundle yourself up in a parka and snow boots, trudge through the snow at a tree lot looking for the perfect Christmas tree, cut it down, drag it back to your car and haul it home through the holiday traffic. Or, you could win a fresh-cut Christmas tree in our Gourmet Giveaway…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Deck The Table

This tree can be eaten after the holidays. Photo courtesy of MiniatureChristmasTrees.com. Pretty topiary “Christmas trees” made of rosemary, a foot high or slightly taller, are available at florist shops and Christmas tree lots. (The one in the photo stands 18″ tall, including the festive base.) Use them to decorate tables and add fragrance to…
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