Chef Eric LeVine is a chef whom we love to follow. He is a fountain of creative ideas, always looking to bring something new and delectable to his restaurant menus. His aim is not just to feed his patrons well, but to delight them. Also a cookbook author and multi-award-winning chef—including a champion of the […]

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[1] A special box of artisan chocolates, filled with winter flavors (photos © Burdick Chocolate). [2] Close-up on the box of 58 bonbons and 8 winter flavors. [3] A glass of mulled wine goes with any of these chocolates. Here’s a recipe (photo © Edward Howell | Unsplash).   Great chocolate flavors are made even […]

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[1] You can personalize a glass bottle of Coke here (both photos © Coca-Cola). [2] In stores, you’ll find bottles with the titles of your Coke Heroes—some 40 different monikers.   The iconic “I’d Like to Buy the World a Coke” commercial debuted in 1971. If you don’t remember that charming commercial, here it is. […]

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[1] Splash some Merlot into your hot chocolate for a cold weather warm-up (photos #1 and #4 © California Wine Institute). [2] Merlot pairs with many foods, including burgers and pizza (photo © Sutter Home). [3] For an after-work or pre-dinner glass of wine, pair Merlot with your favorite nibbles (photo © Rebelle Restaurant | […]

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[1] A pomegranate spritz—juice and club soda—is a non-alcoholic alternative to holiday cocktails (photo © Rawpixel | Pexels). [2] Festive, biodegradable paper straws. These are available on Amazon (photo © Ououps).   Here’s a holiday beverage that’s non-alcoholic, fun, even good for you. For those who don’t drink alcohol, or don’t want any more of […]

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[1] Easy to carry in a pocket, you can keep different scents in purses, gym bags, etc. Above: Watermelon hand sanitizer (all photos © Earth To Skin). [2] The inexpensive six-pack lets you hand out little gifties to your friends, colleagues and helpers. Above: Blueberry hand sanitizer. [3] Lemon + Basil hand sanitizer, like all […]

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December 20th is National Sangria Day. Sangria is a wine punch or cocktail that originated in Spain long ago, with roots in ancient Rome (here’s the history of sangria). There are countless recipes for sangria, made with red, white or rose wine, including sparkling wine; and with different spirits, juices and fruits. Here’s a recipe […]

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[1] Chocolate gelt for Chanukah (photos #1 and #2 © See’s Candy). [2] Chocolate Chanukah gelt is traditionally sold in mesh bags. [3] Goldschläger liqueur contains flecks of real gold (photo © Diageo). [4] Pinnacle Vodka makes numerous fun flavors, including chocolate (photo © Beam Suntory).   In 2020, the Jewish holiday of Chanukah is […]

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