RECIPE: Potato Latkes With Garam Masala Spice

It’s been an unusual year, so how about an unusual spin on potato latkes, a traditional food for Chanukah / Hannukah (the difference in spellings)? Lovers of fried potatoes and Indian food will enjoy these Tikka Masala Latkes—latkes flavored with tikka masala spices. Mint Yogurt Sauce replaces the traditional applesauce an/or sour cream. Infusing classic…
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RECIPE: Merlot Hot Chocolate & The History Of Merlot

[1] Splash some Merlot into your hot chocolate for a cold weather warm-up (photos #1 and #4 © California Wine Institute). [2] Merlot pairs with many foods, including burgers and pizza (photo © Sutter Home). [3] For an after-work or pre-dinner glass of wine, pair Merlot with your favorite nibbles (photo © Rebelle Restaurant |…
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RECIPE: Christmas Mocktail

[1] A pomegranate spritz—juice and club soda—is a non-alcoholic alternative to holiday cocktails (photo © Rawpixel | Pexels). [2] Festive, biodegradable paper straws. These are available on Amazon (photo © Ououps).   Here’s a holiday beverage that’s non-alcoholic, fun, even good for you. For those who don’t drink alcohol, or don’t want any more of…
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FOOD FUN: Snowman Pancakes

It doesn’t take that much longer to turn everyday pancakes into snowman pancakes (photos #1 and #3) for Christmas and the rest of winter—if you plan it right. Thanks to Krusteaz, maker of premium pancake/waffle and baking mixes, for the idea. Krusteaz makes pancake mix in several flavors (Blueberry, Buttermilk, Chocolate Chip, etc.), including Pumpkin…
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GIFT: Chocolate Chanukah Gelt For Kids…& Cocktails For Adults

[1] Chocolate gelt for Chanukah (photos #1 and #2 © See’s Candies). [2] Chocolate Chanukah gelt is traditionally sold in mesh bags. [3] Goldschläger liqueur contains flecks of real gold (photo © Diageo). [4] Pinnacle Vodka makes numerous fun flavors, including chocolate (photo © Beam Suntory).   In 2020, the Jewish holiday of Chanukah is…
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