A gift for your favorite lover of luxe black truffles: truffle croissants! Baked exclusively for Williams Sonoma by San Francisco’s Le Marais Bakery, these handmade, small-batch croissants are indeed a treat. They arrive frozen, to be baked fresh at home for an experience that instantly transports you to Paris. Light and flaky, these savory croissants […]

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This festive mocktail is a refreshing apéritif for the holidays—and can be made into a cocktail with a splash of gin, tequila or vodka (we like gin or flavored vodka best). Or, see the tip below to add spirits, including flavored vodka. Thanks to Pampered Chef for the recipe.     RECIPE: CRAN-RASPBERRY FIZZ Let […]

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Rum Raisin ice cream is typically a holiday special in American grocery stores, although it’s delicious year-round. Raisins are plumped up with rum and mixed into vanilla ice cream. But if you buy a commercial brand, you’re more likely to get raisins plumped in rum flavor instead of alcohol. And that doesn’t produce much rum […]

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[1] Butternut squash risotto: creamy and toothsome with crunchy pine nuts and notes of sage (photo © DeLallo). [2] Asiago cheese. Serve extra Asiago on a cheese or charcuterie plate, or on a sandwich (photo © Wisconsin Cheese). [3] Fresh sage is a favorite fall herb (photo © Good Eggs). [4] Arborio rice gives risotto […]

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[1] Moroccan-spiced baked fries (photos #1 and #4 © Idaho Potato Commission) [2] Ras el hanout, the famed Moroccan spice blend (photo © Silk Road Spices). [3] The ras el hanout spices are blended, then ground. This mix includes allspice, black peppercorns, cardamom, cinnamon, cloves, coriander, crushed red pepper flakes, cumin, hibiscus, lavender, mustard seed […]

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[1] The Jerky Advent Calendar features an O Holy Cow stained glass window with a cow Santa, cow carolers and a cow snowball fight (all photos © Man Crate). [2] The whole shebang: the flavors of jerky inside the box. [3] A close-up on the packets of jerky and some of the ingredients used to […]

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[1] Irresistible to chocolate lovers: Mint Chocolate Cream Liqueur from Round Barn Winery (all photos © Round Barn Winery). [2] Black Walnut and Salted Caramel Cream Liqueurs.   Round Barn Estate in Baroda, Michigan began in 1997, when the Moersch family discovered a 1912 round barn in northern Indiana (photo #3, below), and envisioned it […]

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