[1] This spicy cranberry mocktail, with muddled jalapeño, easily converts to cocktail. [2] Ocean Spray Cran-Cherry is also available in a diet version (both photos courtesy Ocean Spray).   For non-alcoholic drinking during the holiday season, offer something more exciting than club soda or cider. Cranberry mocktails are especially popular during the holiday season, their […]

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Italy’s most famous Italian liqueur, Disaronno, has launched this year’s limited-edition “Disaronno Wears…” bottle. This year, Disaronno wears Trussardi. For the past several years, Italy’s most famous liqueur has partnered with a top Italian fashion house to create a limited-edition bottle. This year, the bottle is “dressed” in a Trussardi pattern; the chartreuse figure at […]

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[1] A gift box of Tayst coffee has 20 to 60 biodegradable K-cups (photo by Mary Ann S. | Yelp). [2] Finally, the greenest person can use K-cups (photo courtesy Tayst Coffee).   Committed environmentalists and those who try to live green are in a quandary: They may want the ease of single-serving K-cups, but […]

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Growing up, we had pork chops for dinner once a week. Mom pan-fried them with a Dijon glaze, and served them with sides of caramelized onions and her skin-on, chunky mashed potatoes. Caramelized onions mixed into the mashed potatoes, by the way, generates an even better flavor experience greater than eating them separately. Some caramelized […]

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A scrumptious two-bite chocolate turkey, delivered in a beautiful gift box from Burdick Chocolate.   For the Thanksgiving dinner table, we have long used chocolate “place settings,” a [confusing] name given to a party favor presented at each place setting [of flatware and dishes]. For many who follow this tradition, the place setting is a […]

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Tribali foods was launched by a holistic nutritionist and vegetarian who sought to add meat back into her diet. But she wanted “clean” meats. That meant sourcing top organic cuts: grass-fed and grass-finished pastured beef, free-range chicken and humanely raised pork. She then created versatile, minimally-processed patties and sliders, and seasoned them global flavor combinations: […]

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Gold glitter on donuts (both photos courtesy Fancy Sprinkles). Glass rimmers, available in every color in the rainbow.   Here’s a holiday gift idea for a baker: edible fancy sprinkles from Fancy Sprinkles, a well-named company. Yes, it’s a bit of a niche product, but the right person will be tickled pink [sprinkles], or any […]

Diets To Lose Weight