TIP OF THE DAY: Holiday “Mocktail”

Photo by M. Gillow | IST. For an alcohol-free cocktail for adults and minors during holiday celebrations, mix equal parts of cranberry juice, apple cider and club soda (or ginger ale for a sweeter drink for the kids). Serve the “mocktail” in a wine goblet with an optional cinnamon stick. You can turn the drink…
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PRODUCT: How Good Is Store-Bought Gravy?

Knorr + your pan drippings = easy, good gravy. Chart courtesy Consumer Reports. With everything you’re doing on Thanksgiving, do you have to turn those drippings into gravy, too? Consumer Reports did a taste test with commercial gravies to consider the options. The tasters tried 10 products—four dry mixes (add water, stir, and heat) and…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Cranberry Royale Cocktail

Along with all of the wine recommendations below, here’s our favorite holiday apéritif, a version of a Kir Royale (Champagne with framboise—raspberry liqueur). Instead, serve Cranberry Royales as an apéritif this holiday season, a combination of cranberry liqueur and any sparkling wine. 1. First pour the cranberry liqueur into a Champagne flute—an inch or more,…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Truffle Juice

Add truffle flavor to a dish with some of this brilliant juice, available at specialty food shops. Created by soaking Italian and French truffles in a brine, it’s an easy way to introduce the heady flavor of truffles to a dish. We use it in sauces, soups and stocks where we don’t want the added…
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