TIP OF THE DAY: Wine Spritzers

[1] A refreshing white wine spritzer with cucumber and mint. The recipe is below (photo © Wine Institute). [2] Different ways to slice a cucumber. For this recipe, you want the long, wide slices in the center (photo © Quinciple). [3] Fresh mint (photo © Indian Home Cooking | Clarkson Potter).   It’s a beautiful…
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NOVEMBER/THANKSGIVING COCKTAIL: Pumpkin Paradise From Tommy Bahama

We love the food at Tommy Bahama, so every time we receive a recipe from them, we make it (or ideally, head to the nearest Tommy Bahama restaurant and have it served to us, along with some delicious cuisine). This sophisticated cocktail is perfect for the month of November, until cranberry flavors take over in…
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HALLOWEEN: Chocolate Graveyard Shake

This nifty idea comes Lauren Toyota of Hot For Food, who created it as a nutritious vegan smoothie recipe. We adapted the concept as a chocolate-banana shake (peanut butter optional) with cow’s milk. You can: Use your milk of choice: almond milk, dairy milk, soy milk), or a blend. Add almond butter or peanut butter…
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HOLIDAY COCKTAIL: Christmas Martini Recipe

[1] [2] It’s a Christmas Martini (photos courtesy World Market). [3] You can find actual rose and purple cauliflower heads at farmers markets, but at this time of year, you may have to color your own with beet juice. Here’s a recipe for pickled cauliflower and beets from The Galanter’s Kitchen. [4] Castelvetrano olives are…
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