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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Here are some go green tips to bring healthy food to your table. Foods increasingly contain preservatives, artificial flavors and a host of other chemicals that not only harm you but the environment also.  This is the time to improve yourself, to improve the way you eat food by bringing natural, healthy foods to your […]

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Here’s our list of Thanksgiving leftovers: Appetizers: cheese, crudités and dip, deviled eggs, nuts, olives Cranberry sauce Fresh herbs (parsley, rosemary sage, thyme) Gravy Stuffing Turkey Vegetables: brussels sprouts, corn pudding, mashed potatoes   We’ve been deluged with leftover recipes for pizza, pot pie, sliders, and other foods that are as heavy as yesterday’s meal. […]

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November 23rd is National Cashew Day. This year, take a step away from the snack nuts and take a look into the newest cashew product: cashew milk. WHAT IS NUT MILK? Nut milks are non-dairy milks made from ground nuts. The liquid looks like cow’s milk, hence the name. Basic nut milk comprises nuts crushed […]

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Yesterday we offered seven tips to fix gravy that was too thick, too thin, too salty, etc. So now that you have your perfect gravy, how can you keep it warm? It’s simple: Use your thermos! This tip works with gravy made in advance, as well as gravy whipped up just before serving…and the extra […]

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