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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TIP OF THE DAY: Toasty Panettone

Panettone photo by Gabriel T. / SXC. Did you get a panettone for Christmas? Panettone, a medieval Italian Christmas yeast bread dotted with candied lemon peel, orange peel and raisins, is the Italian version of fruitcake—a popular Christmas gift. Panettone is tall, dome-shaped and airy (some say fluffy), in contrast to the other famous Christmas…
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RECIPE: And A Partridge In A Cheese Tree

Perhaps there’s still time to rearrange your cheese tray into a Christmas tree. All you need are cubes of cheese (the tree in the photo uses different flavors of Cabot Cheddar), grape tomatoes and some fresh thyme. The star on the top of the tree is a carved mushroom cap. If you don’t have the…
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