TIP OF THE DAY: Pomegranate Sangria

Make pomegranate sangria for your guests. Photo courtesy 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.” Medieval wassail was a mulled beer or mead, heated and topped with slices…
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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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GIFT: Holiday Mozzarella

Still looking for a holiday gift for a cheese-loving foodie? Treat him or her to delicious and festive red and green mozzarella rolls from the Mozzarella Company, one of America’s finest artisan cheese makers. This is no ordinary mozzarella: It will please the most discriminating turophile (that’s Greek for cheese lover). The red and green…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Crushed Peppermint Magic

It’s easy to add a touch of everything sweet in your holiday kitchen. Crush a package of red spiral peppermints between sheets of waxed paper with a rolling pin. (You can also crush candy canes.) Keep them in an airtight jar. Then, use them to apply a bit of holiday flavor to ice cream, the…
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RECIPE: Pumpkin Ice Cream Pie & Peppermint Ice Cream Pie

There’s no “homemade” pie easier than an ice cream pie! [1] Pumpkin ice cream pie with a toffee topping. Here’s the recipe from Two Peas And Their Pod. [2] Peppermint Ice Cream Pie or Cake. Here’s the recipe from Hostess With The Mostess.   Here are two easy holiday desserts that are sure to delight.…
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