RECIPE: Nanaimo Bars For Christmas

Nanaimo (pronounced na-NYE-mo) is a city on Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada, that has given its name to this delicious holiday bar cookie. If you’re looking for a special recipe, try this one from Jessie Oleson Moore of CakeSpy, via KingArthurFlour.com. A no-bake bar, the basic recipe consists of a graham cracker crumb-based layer…
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TIP OF THE DAY: 5 Cures For Overeating

If you ate more than this for Thanksgiving, you may need this article. Photo courtesy WilliamsSonoma.com.   During the holiday season, articles with tips on how to avoid overeating abound, starting with Thanksgiving dinner. If only we could follow that sensible advice! If you and your family have self-control on Thanksgiving, well, we wish we…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Christmas Hors d’Oeuvres

We topped a rice cracker with roasted red pepper, a bocconcino (mozzarella ball) and pesto. Photo by Melody Lan THE NIBBLE. Deck the “hors” and be sure to include some red and green hors d’oeuvre* at your holiday party. Some crowd-pleasers are very easy to make. Skewer: Take long toothpicks and make a skewer of…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Regifting Food Gifts

If you aren’t going to eat it, regift it! Photo courtesy SXC. If you received a food gift for Christmas that wasn’t to your particular liking—spicy cocoa, lavender-flavored vinegar, whatever—don’t stick it in the back of the cabinet and forget about it. Regift it, sooner rather than later. Food products should be used within 12…
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RECIPE: Ginger Joy Cocktail For New Year’s Eve

Looking for a special cocktail for New Year’s Eve? We love both Grey Goose La Poire pear-flavored vodka and Domaine de Canton ginger liqueur. They’ve been combined into one special cocktail with perfect holiday flavors that bring Ginger Joy to good (adult) girls and boys. Domaine de Canton ginger liqueur is a stunning complement to…
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