[1] Limited-edition Sparkling Peppermint Hint. Get yours now; it will be gone in January. [2] America’s favorite peppermint water, original Peppermint Hint (still water; both photos courtesy Hint).   Hint, a pioneer in flavored, unsweetened water, has been a hit with us since we first discovered it—way back in 2006 (here’s the review). Following the […]

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When we first saw this photo (#1) on Angelica Kitchen’s Facebook page, we thought it was a matzoh balls salad. We soon discovered that the matzoh ball look-alikes are actually masa corn dumplings (chochoyotes). In case you’ve never thought about it [and who has?], matzoh balls are a different style of dumplings than pierogi and […]

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Since the avocado toast craze began, fancy toast has become the new normal, a dish to eagerly anticipate. Toast toppings are now as diverse as the people making them: savory, spicy, sweet, and perhaps a mix of all three. Our colleague Hannah Kaminsky of Bittersweet Blog, looked at the nut butters in her cupboard and […]

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[1] Become a pancake artist with the PancakeBot (photo courtesy Crate & Barrel). [2] Have a bite of Stormtrooper (photo courtesy Home Depot).   You may not be able to make pancakes with your 3-D printer, but you can make them in any shape you like with Dash’s revolutionary PancakeBot. It’s the world’s first pancake […]

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We’ve polished off the last of the Thanksgiving leftovers, enabling us to focus on Christmas. Our first effort is our annual batch of fancy Chex Mix, great for home snacking, visitors, and handing out in small gift bags to delivery guys. This year, the folks at Chex have outdone themselves with Merry Grinch Mix (photo […]

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[1] This turkey club needs cranberry mayonnaise (photo courtesy Carnegie Deli [now closed]). [2] Cranberry mayonnaise (photo courtesy Good Eggs). [3] Turkey-cranberry lettuce wraps with julienned Granny Smith apple (photo courtesy QVC).   Before you make that first turkey sandwich, whip up some cranberry mayonnaise. Mix as much cranberry sauce as you like into mayonnaise. […]

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Eating cookie dough is one of our guilty pleasures. Whenever we bake, we have to double the batch in order to end up with enough dough to produce two dozen cookies. A couple of years ago, when ready-to-eat jars of cookie dough began to dot the marketplace, we tried every brand we came across. Most […]

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