TIP OF THE DAY: Homemade Cranberry Vodka

Should you change your vodka for the holidays? Some vodka producers make seasonal flavors. Pinnacle Vodka, for example, has a portfolio of holiday flavors that include Caramel Apple, Pecan Pie, Pumpkin Pie and Peppermint Bark. Finlandia, Skyy and Smirnoff make cranberry vodka. Maybe you’ll be luckier than we’ve been in finding it. So here’s another…
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STOCKING STUFFER: Chocolate Covered Pretzel Crisps

We love Pretzel Crisps year-round. The flat, bite-size pretzels are terrific for snacking from the bag, dipping into hummus or other dip favorite, topping with peanut butter and a slice of apple, or turning them into canapés, topped with cheese, ham, smoked salmon and so forth. Throughout the year, Pretzel Crisps are available in Original…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Seasonal Sangria

Celebrate fall with Apple Cider Sangria. Photo courtesy Zulka.com.   Sangria is a popular party drink, and you can moderate the amount of alcohol or use none at all. Here’s the version we’re serving at Thanksgiving, compliments of Zulka Sugar. Fall is apple cider season, so Instead of fruit juice, this recipe uses apple cider…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Cranberry Popcorn Balls

The oldest popcorn known to date—actual ears of corn—was discovered in a cave in New Mexico, and carbon-dated to be more than 5,600 years old. It was not eaten as a snack food by early Americans, but was popped and then pounded into meal that was mixed with water and cooked. Fast-forward several thousand years:…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Rose Champagne With Turkey

Each year at this time we get queries about the best wine to serve with turkey. Click over to see our list of “turkey wines”: delicious, affordable choices in red, white and sparkling wines. One wine we left off of our original list is a crowd pleaser: rosé Champagne. The dark fruit flavors make it…
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