[1] Dry Soda’s holiday packaging looks great in a stocking or on the bar (photo Dry Sparkling). [2] Artisan hot sauce with great—not just hot—flavor (photo Horseshoe Brand). [3] We love this limited edition of Lindt’s Lindor Truffles (photo Lindt USA). Honey Gummies, made with honey instead of sugar or HFCS, are a step up […]

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If you are looking for weight loss, what you really want is a healthy fat loss diet. You don’t want starvation, you don’t want liquid diets, and if you are out of shape and overweight you don’t need someone telling you that you need to hit the road with your running shoes, because you could […]

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Baking Christmas cookies is a tradition in many homes. While recipes abound, here’s a spin: cup cookies. They’re notched to fit on a cup rim, an engaging way to serve a cookie with coffee, tea, hot chocolate or milk. You can make your favorite recipe or use refrigerated cookie dough. Treat the family, bring a […]

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[1] There’s an herbal tea flavor for every palate (all photos courtesy Twinings). [2] Stephen Twining, a 10th generation Twining, in front of the original London store, established in 1706. [3] Twinings Buttermint Herbal Tea adds vanilla flavor to peppermint tea.   Twinings recently released three new herbal teas: Berry Fusion, Buttermint and Lemon Delight. […]

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We’re having a spread cocktail party. It’s not a Christmas/holiday party: We’re deliberately doing something different. There will be no cheese ball covered with bright red pomegranate arils, no eggnog scented with nutmeg, no holiday cookies. Just spreads. In fact, we’re calling them cocktail spreads, since we’ll be serving them with wine and cocktails. It’s […]

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Here are some go green tips to bring healthy food to your table. Foods increasingly contain preservatives, artificial flavors and a host of other chemicals that not only harm you but the environment also.  This is the time to improve yourself, to improve the way you eat food by bringing natural, healthy foods to your […]

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Here’s our list of Thanksgiving leftovers: Appetizers: cheese, crudités and dip, deviled eggs, nuts, olives Cranberry sauce Fresh herbs (parsley, rosemary sage, thyme) Gravy Stuffing Turkey Vegetables: brussels sprouts, corn pudding, mashed potatoes   We’ve been deluged with leftover recipes for pizza, pot pie, sliders, and other foods that are as heavy as yesterday’s meal. […]

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