It’s been an unusual year, so how about an unusual spin on potato latkes, a traditional food for Chanukah / Hannukah (the difference in spellings)? Lovers of fried potatoes and Indian food will enjoy these Tikka Masala Latkes—latkes flavored with tikka masala spices. Mint Yogurt Sauce replaces the traditional applesauce an/or sour cream. Infusing classic […]

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Here’s something special for balletomanes and ballet students who like dark chocolate bonbons: Delysia’s Nutcracker Chocolate Collection. Only 50 boxes of this seasonal edition have been made. The 16-piece truffle collection contains four each of themed chocolates inspired by the holiday ballet. The images atop each chocolate are charming. And the centers are beautifully flavored: […]

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PigWizard is a sandwich shop with a storied address: Cannery Row in Monterey, California. Specialties include Porchetta Sandwich, Sausage Sandwich, Porchetta Poutine and other pork-based treats. While you can’t get a sandwich shipped to you, you can buy the house-made sausage and bacon online. And the house-made, air-fried pork rinds (chicharrónes), made from pork skin […]

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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] 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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It’s time to treat yourself to Starbucks® delicious holiday season coffees. Personally, we’re thrilled that two of our favorites are on the shelves. Here’s what to look for:     STARBUCKS HOLIDAY COFFEE Starbucks Holiday Blend. The box states it’s a medium roast, but it tastes more like a dark roast (our preferred roast) to […]

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