RECIPE: Ginger Cookies

December 4th is National Cookie Day. While there seems to be an endless variety of cookies worldwide, there are eight basic types of cookies. The recipe below is for the ginger cookie—a seasonal choice that is neither gingerbread nor gingersnaps. Ginger cookies are a type of drop cookie. A ball of dough is dropped onto…
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FOOD FUN: Chocolate Fruitcake Shake

‘Tis the season for adding a little something special to the conventional. So here’s a twist on a chocolate shake: a Chocolate Fruitcake Shake. It was created by American Heritage Chocolate, which focuses on historical chocolate products and recipes.     RECIPE: CHOCOLATE FRUITCAKE SHAKE Prep time is 45 minutes, cook time is 10 minutes.…
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RECIPE: Cranberry Salsa For Thanksgiving & Christmas

Try this seasonal spin on salsa: Switch out the tomatoes and garlic for cranberries and apples. Low in calories and gluten free, you can keep it in the fridge for snacking or as a general condiment: mixed into yogurt for breakfast or lunch, as a creamy dip with the yogurt, as a salad dressing with…
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COCKTAIL RECIPE: Milk Punch For Thanksgiving Or Christmas

[1] What to serve before holiday dinners: Bourbon Milk Punch (photos #1 and #2 © Woodford Reserve. [2] Woodford Reserve makes several expressions of Kentucky Bourbon, including a double-oaked version that’s a real find for oak lovers. They also distill malt, rye and wheat whiskeys. [3] You can serve milk punch in whatever glasses you…
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RECIPE: Cran-Raspberry Fizz Mocktail Or Cocktail

This festive mocktail is a refreshing apéritif for the holidays—and can be made into a cocktail with a splash of gin, tequila or vodka (we like gin or flavored vodka best). Or, see the tip below to add spirits, including flavored vodka. Thanks to Pampered Chef for the recipe.     RECIPE: CRAN-RASPBERRY FIZZ Let…
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