It doesn’t take that much longer to turn everyday pancakes into snowman pancakes (photos #1 and #3) for Christmas and the rest of winter—if you plan it right. Thanks to Krusteaz, maker of premium pancake/waffle and baking mixes, for the idea. Krusteaz makes pancake mix in several flavors (Blueberry, Buttermilk, Chocolate Chip, etc.), including Pumpkin […]

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[1] Chocolate gelt for Chanukah (photos #1 and #2 © See’s Candy). [2] Chocolate Chanukah gelt is traditionally sold in mesh bags. [3] Goldschläger liqueur contains flecks of real gold (photo © Diageo). [4] Pinnacle Vodka makes numerous fun flavors, including chocolate (photo © Beam Suntory).   In 2020, the Jewish holiday of Chanukah is […]

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December 4th is National Cookie Day. While there seems to be an endless variety of cookies worldwide, there are eight basic types of cookies. The recipe below is for the ginger cookie—a seasonal choice that is neither gingerbread nor gingersnaps. Ginger cookies are a type of drop cookie. A ball of dough is dropped onto […]

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[1] For a larger group, create this Christmas tree antipasto. Arrange the ingredients in a triangle, like a tree (both photos © DeLallo). [2] Smaller, for just a few people. DeLallo has selected among its Colossal Calamata Olives, Garlic Herb Stuffed Pepperazzi, Garlic Stuffed Olives, Lemon Feta Antipasti, Red Pepperazzi Peppers, Sun-Dried Tomatoes, Stuffed Grape […]

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‘Tis the season for adding a little something special to the conventional. So here’s a twist on a chocolate shake: a Chocolate Fruitcake Shake. It was created by American Heritage Chocolate, which focuses on historical chocolate products and recipes.     RECIPE: CHOCOLATE FRUITCAKE SHAKE Prep time is 45 minutes, cook time is 10 minutes. […]

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[1] The most fun and flavorful gift for a tea lover (photox #1 and #2 © Vahdam Teas). [2] Holiday surprise: so many teas to discover. [3] The gift provides a different variety of tea for 25 days (photo © Julia Sakelli | Pexels).   What could a tea lover love more, than the chance […]

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[1] Yummy ice cream sandwiches in Egg Nog and Peppermint (all photos © Casper’s Ice Cream). [2] FatBoy’s version of a peppermint sundae—no spoon required! [3] Our new favorite chocolate ice cream: Frozen Hot Cocoa. [4] You can’t put FatBoy under the tree…but load up the freezer!   We were not familiar with Fat Boy […]

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[1] Mac & Cheese Candy Canes (photos © Archie McPhee). [2] Pickle Bacon Candy Canes.   Don’t like peppermint candy canes? How about some Mac & Cheese-flavored candy canes? Macaroni and cheese has become a holiday tradition in many homes, so why put it on the tree? This set of six candy canes tastes like […]

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