RECIPE: Goat Cheese Sweet Potato Parfait Appetizer

If you run with a gourmet crowd, here’s a suggestion for a first course that’s easy to make, yet impressive and unique. It is especially elegant when you use a ring mold to create a free-standing tower. However, an easy alternative is to layer the ingredients in a dessert glass or juice glass. You can…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Fall Harvest Sorbet, The Easiest Dessert

Our favorite easy dessert is a dish of sorbet. It’s light and refreshing, and there are wonderful flavors to be had. It accommodates vegans, lactose-intolerant people, kosher observers (it’s pareve) and those who are so stuffed they can’t eat another bite—but of course, want to end their meal with something sweet. Sorbet is made in…
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RECIPE: Pumpkin Whoopie Pies

Pumpkin whoopie pies. Photo courtesy Kraft.   As a Halloween- and Thanksgiving-season treat, bake a batch of these whoopie pies. The recipe below, from Kraft, consists of a pumpkin cake “sandwich? filled with ginger-cinnamon cream. The glamor comes from rolling the cream edges in seasonally themed sprinkles like these (or for an edgy whoopie pie,…
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TIP OF THE DAY: 5 Cures For Overeating

If you ate more than this for Thanksgiving, you may need this article. Photo courtesy WilliamsSonoma.com.   During the holiday season, articles with tips on how to avoid overeating abound, starting with Thanksgiving dinner. If only we could follow that sensible advice! If you and your family have self-control on Thanksgiving, well, we wish we…
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THANKSGIVING: Send A Gorgeous Cake

Shown: 7-inch cake and individual size. Photo courtesy Financier Pâtisserie. Don’t like pumpkin pie? Find pecan pie too cloying? Financier Pâtisserie will send a beautiful seasonal cake to you, your holiday host, or anyone you’d like to wish a Happy Thanksgiving. Beautifully crafted in the French tradition, the cakes are available in 7-inch or 9-inch…
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