The first tip is both the most obvious and sometimes the most difficult. Getting started! You can research all the best methods but nothing happens until you get started. Get started today on your weight loss plan and you will have taken the first and most important step. The next tip is to set a […]

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[1] A mezcal cocktail rimmed with a deep half rim, a blend of chipotle and black lava salt (at Olmsted | Brooklyn). [2] A full rim covering just the top of the glass, with two different seasonings: half salt, half Tajin (at Alma Cocina Latina | Baltimore). [3] A Thai Margarita rimmed with a blend […]

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Do you garnish your cocktails with the same wedge of lime or orange wheel, curl, peel or twist? The same olives and cocktail onions? The same notched strawberry on the rim? The standard celery stick in a Bloody Mary? Expand your garnish horizons. Presentation is everything; and while no one would turn away an ungarnished […]

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[1] Dry Soda’s holiday packaging looks great in a stocking or on the bar (photo Dry Sparkling). [2] Artisan hot sauce with great—not just hot—flavor (photo Horseshoe Brand). [3] We love this limited edition of Lindt’s Lindor Truffles (photo Lindt USA). Honey Gummies, made with honey instead of sugar or HFCS, are a step up […]

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If you are looking for weight loss, what you really want is a healthy fat loss diet. You don’t want starvation, you don’t want liquid diets, and if you are out of shape and overweight you don’t need someone telling you that you need to hit the road with your running shoes, because you could […]

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Baking Christmas cookies is a tradition in many homes. While recipes abound, here’s a spin: cup cookies. They’re notched to fit on a cup rim, an engaging way to serve a cookie with coffee, tea, hot chocolate or milk. You can make your favorite recipe or use refrigerated cookie dough. Treat the family, bring a […]

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[1] There’s an herbal tea flavor for every palate (all photos courtesy Twinings). [2] Stephen Twining, a 10th generation Twining, in front of the original London store, established in 1706. [3] Twinings Buttermint Herbal Tea adds vanilla flavor to peppermint tea.   Twinings recently released three new herbal teas: Berry Fusion, Buttermint and Lemon Delight. […]

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We’re having a spread cocktail party. It’s not a Christmas/holiday party: We’re deliberately doing something different. There will be no cheese ball covered with bright red pomegranate arils, no eggnog scented with nutmeg, no holiday cookies. Just spreads. In fact, we’re calling them cocktail spreads, since we’ll be serving them with wine and cocktails. It’s […]

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