TIP OF THE DAY: Holiday Shortcake

Copper cookie cutter from Amazon. Use your cookie cutters to make a special holiday “shortcake” or ice cream sandwich. 1. For an ice cream “shortcake,” slice regular or chocolate pound cake into 1/2″-3/4″ slices and use large cookie cutters to cut shapes into the cake—use a tree- or star-shaped cutter for Christmas. If the cake…
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RECIPE: Cranberry Tequila Cocktail

Deck the halls with Cranberry Tequila Cocktails. Photo courtesy Don Julio. If you’re looking for a cocktail to spread some holiday cheer, look no further than this festive cranberry tequila cocktail. The recipe, courtesy of Brian Van Flandern, Tequila Don Julio Global Brand Ambassador, is made with a clove-infused agave nectar. Not familiar with agave…
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CELEBRATION: The Feast Of The Seven Fishes On Christmas Eve

We’re having Chef Daniel Boulud’s tuna tartare, topped with caviar, at our Feast Of The Seven Fishes. Here’s the tuna tartare recipe. While the Feast of the Seven Fishes may have roots in Southern Italy, today it is a purely an Italian-American tradition. The Christmas Eve dinner is celebrated with a feast of—you guessed it—seven…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Pomegranate Sangria For National Sangria Day

[1] Make pomegranate sangria for your guests (photo © Pom Wonderful). [2] Make pomegranate sangria for your guests (photo © Pom Wonderful).   There’s nothing more festive than a holiday punch bowl. Historically, Christmas meant gathering around the wassail bowl for good cheer. “Wassail” is Middle English contraction of the toast, wæs hæil, “be healthy.”…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Artful Candy

With the face of Santa, poinsettias and stars, these earn the name, “art candy.” Photo courtesy Hammond’s Candies. Pretty candies in a beautiful candy dish do double duty as an objet d’art—something not just to eat, but to admire. In honor of National Hard Candy Day, today, find candies in shapes and colors that add…
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