TIP OF THE DAY: Thanksgiving Favors

Beautiful hand-painted turkey place setting/ favor from Anna Shea Chocolates. Thanksgiving is our favorite holiday. In addition to the traditional foods we love, we enjoy setting a beautiful table with branches of seasonal berries and blooms. We also have a tradition of “place settings,” referring not to the dishes, glasses and silverware but to party…
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RECIPE: Ginger Joy Cocktail For New Year’s Eve

Looking for a special cocktail for New Year’s Eve? We love both Grey Goose La Poire pear-flavored vodka and Domaine de Canton ginger liqueur. They’ve been combined into one special cocktail with perfect holiday flavors that bring Ginger Joy to good (adult) girls and boys. Domaine de Canton ginger liqueur is a stunning complement to…
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RECIPE: Pumpkin Ice Cream Pie & Peppermint Ice Cream Pie

There’s no “homemade” pie easier than an ice cream pie! [1] Pumpkin ice cream pie with a toffee topping. Here’s the recipe from Two Peas And Their Pod. [2] Peppermint Ice Cream Pie or Cake. Here’s the recipe from Hostess With The Mostess.   Here are two easy holiday desserts that are sure to delight.…
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PRODUCT: Mince Pie Tarts

In the British tradition, mince pie is as customary at Christmas as egg nog. Colonists brought it to America, and the tradition continued. Yet, have you ever had mince pie?   THE HISTORY OF MINCE PIE (MINCEMEAT PIE) Mince pie dates back to medieval times, when it was a meat pie (as were most pies…
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COOKING TIPS: The Butterball Hotline (1.800.288.8372) & Turkey-Carving Video

Don’t thaw in the bathtub while bathing the kids. For 10 months a year, the Butterball Hotline is an automated tip line. But for almost 30 years, live operators take over during peak turkey season, November and December, and a tidal wave of people (last year, around 100,000) phone for their advice. If we may…
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