[1] Among the most popular cocktails in the U.S. are the Bloody Mary (photo © Bonefish Grill)… [2] The Martini (photo © Ruths Chris Steak House)… [3] The Cosmopolitan (photo © Inspired By Charm)… [4] The Margarita (photo © Casa Noble Tequila)… [5] The Daiquiri (photo © Tempered Spirits)…and… [6] The Moscow Mule (photo © […]

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We spend so much time appointing our table for guests: different porcelain plates for every course, fine linens, silver, stemware and of course, candles. One day as we were lighting the candles, we noticed how out of place our box of Diamond Matches was. So when we discovered MatchDaddy, we knew that we had not […]

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[1] This turkey is actually basted with Champagne as well. Here’s the recipe from Taste of Home. It takes two cups of Champagne or other sparkling wine. [2] Start the dinner with bubbly, starting with the hors d’oeuvres. Here’s more from Good Food (photo © Good Food | Marina Oliphant). [3] A popular appetizer, Baked […]

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[1] Popcorn with fall flavors: maple syrup and pumpkin pie spice (photo © Popcorn Board). [2] Pumpkin pie spice (photo © Silk Road Spices).   Here’s some seasonal fun: popcorn with seasonal ingredients. Thanks to The Popcorn Board for the recipe.   RECIPE #1: MAPLE PUMPKIN SPICE POPCORN Ingredients 2 tablespoons brown sugar 2 tablespoons […]

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[1] Seedless lemons from The Wonderful Company are a boon to bakers, cooks, and everyone who likes a squeeze of lemon on food and in drinks (both photos © Wonderful Citrus). [2] Look for this label in your grocery store. [3] Why squeeze pits along with the lemon juice (photo © The Fillmore | NYC […]

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Because Thanksgiving is the American holiday, we always serve American wines. If pour just one white wine and one red wine at Thanksgiving, that’s O.K. But for those who want to up their wine-pairing game, the folks at Cameron Hughes Wine (photo #3) have put together a Thanksgiving food and wine pairing guide and an […]

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[1] Turn snack mix into party bars, with this recipe from Hannah Kaminsky’s new book, Sweet Vegan Treats (photo © Hannah Kaminsky). [2] Turn a party mix into the party bars above (photo © Chex). [3] A book for anyone interested in vegan desserts. including kosher and lactose-intolerant eaters),   We love this recipe from […]

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Here’s a fun seasonal dessert: Pumpkin Dessert Waffles. The waffle batter is made with pumpkin pie spices, topped with ice cream and regular or spiced whipped cream. You can mix and match: choose plain or spiced whipped cream, vanilla, maple walnut, pumpkin (photo #4) or salted caramel ice cream, etc. Don’t want waffles? Cut a […]

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Forget the chips, forget the pretzels: Our favorite crunchy snack is Cheddies cheddar cheese crackers. Cheddies were a serendipitous food find. Last summer, we were at an enormous trade show—think the Disneyland of food, occupying an entire convention center. After tasting samples of every type of food for four hours straight, we could not eat […]

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