FOOD FUN: Crushed Peppermint Hot Chocolate

If you have leftover candy canes or other red-and-white peppermints, here’s a good use for a cold day: Crush them and use them as a hot chocolate garnish. First top the hot chocolate with: Marshmallows Marshmallows Cream (e.g. Fluff) Whipped Cream   You can even add a small scoop of ice cream; just make the…
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RECIPE: Mint Chocolate Candy Cane Cocktail

A fun, retro Christmas cocktail. Photo courtesy SideBAR | NYC.   Deck the halls with this Christmas cocktail from SideBar restaurant in New York City. For more color, purchase tricolor candy canes: red, white and green. RECIPE: MINT CHOCOLATE CANDY CANE COCKTAIL Ingredients For One Cocktail 1 ounce vodka 1/2 ounce green creme de menthe…
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RECIPE: Chocolate Peppermint Kiss Cocktail

February 11th was National Peppermint Pattie Day and we forgot to publish this delicious cocktail recipe from Partida Tequila. But it tastes just as good as a Valentine treat (or a Christmas treat or a “because it’s Thursday” treat). CHOCOLATE PEPPERMINT COOKIE COCKTAIL Ingredients Per Cocktail 3/4 ounce blanco/silver tequila 1 ounce peppermint schnapps 3/4…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Things To Do With Candy Canes

[1] The harbinger of Yuletide (photo © Candy Warehouse). [2] Multicolor candy canes from Hammond’s Candies, producer of “gourmet” candy canes (photo © Hammond’s Candies).   A candy cane is more than a snack or Christmas tree decoration. We also like to use them as dinner table decor: Fold a candy cane into each napkin,…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Seasonal Milkshake Dessert

‘Tis the season to take advantage of limited-edition ice cream flavors: candy cane/peppermint, cinnamon, eggnog and pumpkin. For a crowd-pleasing dessert, serve a small piece of pumpkin/apple/other seasonal favorite pie or cake with a small “side” milkshake (4-6 ounces) in a holiday flavor. If you’d like something lighter, substitute biscotti or cookies. Think of it…
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