[1] It’s the prettiest gin you’ll ever see (both photos © Empress Gin). [2] A blue Martini.   This bright blue bottle of Empress 1908 Gin is a terrific gift for any gin lover. The bottle isn’t blue—the gin is, naturally colored lush indigo by the exotic butterfly pea blossom. Handcrafted in small batch copper-pot […]

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The Cheetos Duster is a gift for the die-hard Cheetos Fan. The snack brand is causing mischief in the kitchen with its first-ever cooking gadget. What is the Cheetos Duster? It spreads Cheetle, the orange dust from Cheetos, to elevate your dishes to epic proportions. From mac and cheese to salads to fries and beyond, […]

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[1] Raspberry-Mascarpone-Stuffed French Toast with Balsamic Glaze (photo © DeLallo). [2] French Toast banana split (photo © Tillamook County Dairy Association). [3] Savory French Toast with cherry tomatoes and Parmesan cheese (photo © Castello Cheese). [4] Monte Cristo, a French Toast sandwich. [5] Croissant French Toast with cherries and chocolate (photo © California Cherries).   […]

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For a cup of tea after Thanksgiving dinner—or any time over the holidays—sip a comforting cup of pumpkin spice tea. While pumpkin spice tea in general isn’t hard to find, the blend from Tea Forté is top quality and is delicious plain or with milk and sweetener. Tea Forté’s Pumpkin Spice adds a trio of […]

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November 21st is National Gingerbread Day, a time for a bit of gingerbread history and some tasty recipes (below). Gingerbread cookies are examples of rolled cookies, a.k.a. cutout cookies (there are 11 basic types of cookies). While they are most often considered cookies for Thanksgiving and Christmas, there’s no reason why they can’t be enjoyed […]

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[1] Hennessy XO Cognac, extra-old for the Cognac connoisseur (photo © Icon Icon). [2] The Holiday 2022 gift set (photos #2, #4, #5, and #6 © Maison Hennessy). [3] An improvement over the traditional balloon-shaped Cognac glass, Riedel has worked with wine experts to develop these fluted stems in 24% lead crystal. They are formed […]

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Noma’s Smoked Mushroom Garum was the first product for home cooks from Noma Projects, a food lab that was opened last year by the innovative, 3-Michelin-star Noma restaurant in Copenhagen. Introduced earlier this year in the U.S., it quickly sold out. The latest batch is on the verge of selling out, so see if this […]

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Here’s a way for chocolate lovers to sing their way through December: a chocolate advent calendar with a suggested playlist. There are 25 days to Christmas, 25 different bonbon* flavors, and 25 different popular holiday songs to sing as you nibble. This innovative idea is from Delysia Chocolatier. Pick up a piece of chocolate each […]

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