It’s ironic that National Sangria Day is celebrated in the gray cold of winter*, when it’s traditionally considered a summer drink. But December 20th is National Sangria Day, and more sangria fans have been enjoying it year-round. As the recipe below shows, you can easily turn sangria into a winter refreshment. Get seasonal with the […]

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Hot chocolate with a cookie topper (photo © Nadezhda Moryak | Pexels).   The next time you take a batch of cookies out of the oven, poke a hole in them. Why? So you can use them with a straw, to top a glass of milk, iced coffee or other cold beverage. Sure, you could […]

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[1] A dazzling Christmas ginger cake with gingerbread house cookie decor (photo © Bruna Branco | Unsplash). [2] A homemade gingerbread cake, decorated with gingerbread men and cranberries (photo courtesy Violife | Facebook). [3] This simple but elegant layer cake from Molly Yeh is a white-iced layer cake covered with coconut, and garnished with marzipan […]

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People who love to cook will appreciate this gourmet dried mushroom sampler from Melissa’s, an online purveyor of fine fruits and vegetables. Their Mushroom Medley Sampler contains individual packages of five gourmet mushrooms: Chanterelles Morels Oyster* Porcini Shiitake   When these varieties on hand, there are many opportunities to add great flavor your cooking at […]

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[1] Churros made with the San Diablo Artisan Churro Maker (photos #1 and #2 © San Diablo Churros). [2] This tube-shaped device turns the dough into churros, ready to fry or bake. [3] Party idea: a Fiesta Churro Bar, with DIY sauces and garnishes. Here’s the recipe (photo © BHG). [4] How about spicy churro […]

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Wait! Don’t run! We’re not talking about Aunt Patty’s brick-in-a-box. Here’s a stunner of a book by Jason Schreiber. It’s Martha Stewart prime pick (she wrote the foreword). It’s not the cookbook you might imagine. The book could just have easily called Fruit with Cake, or Cake and Fruit, or even Rad Fruitcakes (note that […]

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[1] Enjoy a cup of matcha effortlessly, with Cuzen Matcha (photos #1 to #5 © Cuzen Matcha). [2] You can turn the whisked matcha into a hot or iced latte. [3] The ground matcha leaves drop into a cup of hot water, where they are whisked into a froth with a magnetic whisk. [4] Dried […]

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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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