TIP OF THE DAY: Celebrate National Cookie Day!

Today is National Cookie Day, so bake up a batch or two to share with your friends and loved ones. We love Michael Recchiuti’s Brown Sugar Macadamia Nut Cookies With Chocolate Chunks, a very sophisticated chocolate chip cookie variation. If you don’t have time to bake them—or your own favorite recipe—pick up some delicious bakery…
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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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TIP OF THE DAY: Chai Hot Chocolate

If you like chai and hot chocolate, try this “fusion” recipe from San Francisco chocolatier Michael Recchiuti: 1. Grate 2 ounces of a quality chocolate bar in the 40% to 50% cacao range. 2. Brew 3 ounces of chai tea for 5 minutes in a cup of boiling water. Strain into a quart vessel, pressing…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Truffle Peelings = Truffle Bargains

Truffle season is upon us, and black winter truffles will be coming into the market soon. If you’re jonesing for the heady aroma and taste of black truffles, but going out for a plate of truffled pasta isn’t an affordable fix, look for a jar of truffle peelings and make your own special dinner entrée…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Celebrate National French Toast Day

Celebrate National French Toast Day! Photo courtesy MackenzieLtd.com. November 28th is National French Toast Day, so celebrate! This tasty treat is usually made with plain white bread, but some people enjoy it even more made with challah, brioche, cinnamon swirl bread or raisin bread. 1. Beat an egg with some milk, soak the bread thoroughly…
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