GOURMET GIVEAWAY: Treetopia Designer Color Christmas Tree & MojaMix Custom-Made Cereal

PRIZE #1: Four-Foot-Tall Designer Color Christmas Tree This year, why not march to the beat of a different drummer and rock around a designer color tree on Christmas morning? Deck your halls differently with a Christmas tree from Treetopia, a premiere resource for artificial Christmas trees with attitude. The pre-lit, stylish trees come in a…
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PRODUCT: Mince Pie Tarts

In the British tradition, mince pie is as customary at Christmas as egg nog. Colonists brought it to America, and the tradition continued. Yet, have you ever had mince pie?   THE HISTORY OF MINCE PIE (MINCEMEAT PIE) Mince pie dates back to medieval times, when it was a meat pie (as were most pies…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Deck the Hors

How festive are these! Stuff peppadews with feta or goat cheese. Photo courtesy PeppadewUSA.com. Be “seasonal” and include some red and green hors d’oeuvres at your holiday party. Some crowd-pleasers are very easy to make. Skewers. Take long toothpicks and bocconcini (1″ mozzarella balls—the word means “mouthfuls” in Italian) and stack one ball with a…
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RECIPE: Real Visions Of Sugarplums

Make sugarplums this Christmas! What exactly are sugarplums, visions of which danced in the heads of the children in Clement Moore’s famous poem, “The Night Before Christmas?” The original sugarplums were sugar-coated coriander (the seeds of cilantro). Tiny seeds coated with many layers of sugar were a popular confection known as a comfit (not confit);…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Scotch & [Bottled] Water

Don’t serve tap water with that single malt! Evian isn’t right, either. You need a water with character and terroir, like the Scotch. Think Cloud Juice, Gleneagles, Hildon or Oregon Rain waters. Give a bottle of each to your favorite Scotch drinker as a holiday gift. Read more about the exciting world of bottled waters,…
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