TIP OF THE DAY: Lower Calorie Sauces

Another low-calorie tip: Mix condiments with nonfat yogurt to create tasty, low-calorie, creamy dressings, dips and sauces. While flavored mustards, pestos, salsas and savory chutneys are delicious low-calorie flavor-enhancers by themselves, transforming them into a creamy sauce adds versatility to your dishes. Using nonfat yogurt for a sauce base adds few calories compared with cream…
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TIP OF THE DAY: A Better Bloody Mary

Start the new year with a new Bloody Mary recipe. Photo © S. Mario | Fotolia. January 1 is Bloody Mary Day. Sure, you can reach for your favorite mixer and a bottle of vodka. But consider if there’s a better Bloody Mary waiting for you. The world is full of them: Bloody Mary variations…
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RECIPE: Chocolate Mice Cookies For New Year’s Eve

Hickory Dickory dock, The mouse ran up the clock, As twelve bells rang, The mousie sprang, Hickory Dickory dock. But no one will be springing away from these yummy chocolate “surprise” mice cookies, no matter what hour of the day or evening you serve them (we’re waiting for the clock to strike twelve on New…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Deviled Deluxe

Our favorite deviled eggs: with salmoncaviar. Photo courtesy Red-Caviar.com.   Are you thinking about serving deviled eggs on New Year’s Eve? Get past the classic recipe and go for flavored deviled eggs. Use different flavorings: Fresh dill, curry, infused tobiko roes and wasabi are popular choices. Just divide the mashed yolks mixture after you’ve added…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Flaming Egg Nog

Egg nog is more festive in goblets or martini glasses. Photo courtesy Pitch.com.   We ring in the New Year with Champagne. But before the clock strikes midnight, we dazzle guests with flaming egg nog. 1. Make or buy the nog. If you purchase it, spice it up with 1-1/2 ounces of spiced rum per…
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