December 4th is National Cookie Day, and it’s also the time when happy bakers are whipping up dozens of Christmas cookies. Here’s a roundup of some of our favorite recipes, below. But first…     THE HISTORY OF CHRISTMAS COOKIES Modern Christmas cookies can trace their history to recipes from medieval northern European biscuits (cookies), […]

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We always plan ahead for non-alcoholic drinks that are also fun. Last year, we discovered Santa Clausthaler Nonalcoholic Beer, a seasonal brew from Germany’s Clausthaler, the world’s largest brewer of non-alcoholic beer. It’s purely coincidental that the brewery was able to insert “Santa” in front of its name to have a perfectly-named holiday beer. Pick […]

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Looking for a cranberry cocktail for Thanksgiving, Christmas or New Year’s Eve? The mixologists at Tommy Bahama restaurants created these tasty drinks that. The cocktail, which they call Happy Huladays, is a refreshing combination of seasonal flavors that tickle the taste buds. We call it “Happy Holidays,” because most of us won’t be celebrating in […]

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For the tea lover, may we recommend Adagio Teas’ “12 Days Of Christmas” in tea? On the first day of Christmas, my true love gave to me… a most festive and delicious set of teas! The 12 Days of Christmas Gift Set from Adagio Teas: a delicious and jolly selection of tea blends in individual […]

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[1] A dazzling Christmas ginger cake with gingerbread house cookie decor (photo © Bruna Branco | Unsplash). [2] A homemade gingerbread cake, decorated with gingerbread men and cranberries (photo courtesy Violife | Facebook). [3] This simple but elegant layer cake from Molly Yeh is a white-iced layer cake covered with coconut, and garnished with marzipan […]

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[1] A pomegranate spritz—juice and club soda—is a non-alcoholic alternative to holiday cocktails (photo © Rawpixel | Pexels). [2] Festive, biodegradable paper straws. These are available on Amazon (photo © Ououps).   Here’s a holiday beverage that’s non-alcoholic, fun, even good for you. For those who don’t drink alcohol, or don’t want any more of […]

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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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