TIP OF THE DAY: Conserving Cheese Calories

Cheese is delicious, cheese is addictive. Cheese is also fattening. One way to stretch those cheese calories is to serve cheese cubes on skewers instead of a slice-all-you-want cheese board. Alternate the cheese cubes with grape tomatoes, broccoli florets, bell pepper strips and other favorite crudités. Or go the fruit route with berries, kiwi and…
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Gourmet Giveaway: Nancy’s Frozen Hors d’Oeuvres & Desserts

Spinach Feta Stars are irresistible. Photo courtesy of Nancy’s. With the holidays upon us, Nancy’s is the quick, simple, go-to source for delicious hors d’oeuvres. From soufflés and quiches to deli spirals and mushroom turnovers, Nancy’s wide variety of hors d’oeuvres and desserts makes sure there’s something for every taste bud. New this season are…
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PRODUCT: Wine As “Table Decor” (With A Mantra!)

Does the label and fancy cap color influence your choice of wine? Post a comment. Photo courtesy HobNob Wines. When you’re an editor, you get hundreds of pitches (emails or letters) everyday, from product manufacturers or PR firms that represent them. The good pitches try to put a new spin on the product. Most products…
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ENTERTAINING: Tea & A Christmas Tree

A cup of spiced Constant Comment tea with a matching cake. Photo courtesy of Bigelow Tea. ‘Tis the season to enjoy cinnamon spice tea with your favorite holiday goodies, suggest our friends at the Fitzpatrick Hotel in New York City. Their “Fitz to a Tea” program has a different tea theme each month of the…
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RECIPE: Tequila Hot Chocolate For A Party

Tempting but not innocent—this Mexican hot chocolate is spiked with tequila. Photo courtesy of Dove Chocolate Discoveries. If you’re having a party, serve something stronger than the Chai Hot Chocolate in the post below. How about a tequila-spiked Mexican hot chocolate, courtesy of Tequila Cazadores? First you make the hot chocolate on the stove, using…
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