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Twelve Days of Christmas: Sugared Cranberries and Christmas Cranberry and Vodka Tonics

These little jewels are tasty on their own, but also a great garnish for drinks and a wonderful addition to scones. To make them even prettier, roll them in superfine not regular sugar. (We’re still working on a 25-pound bag … Continue reading

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Twelve Days of Christmas: Peppermint Hot Chocolate

Hot chocolate shouldn’t taste like warm chocolate-flavored milk. It should be all about the chocolate — thick, rich chocolate. This drink is super indulgent, super chocolatey and super creamy. It’s not for the weak of heart. If you must, increase … Continue reading

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Twelve Days of Christmas: Espresso Bark

This is a great addition to any holiday dessert bar and it’s super easy to make. Feel free to swap out the topping with crushed peppermint, candied nuts or whatever else strikes your fancy. While this is simple to make, … Continue reading

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Twelve Days of Christmas: The Bishop

This drink was super popular back when Dickens was dreaming up Scrooge. We’re not sure why it fell out of favor. Maybe Ebenezer stole all the oranges and hid all the cloves. Anyway not only is this drink delicious, it … Continue reading

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Twelve Days of Christmas: How To Make Tamales

This year Katherine wanted authentic tamales for her birthday meal. Well almost authentic due to her dislike of both the pigs head and lard which were substituted with pork shoulder and crisco. Tamales are a traditional Mexican meal served over … Continue reading

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The Ghosts of Christmas Past

  Our annual Twelve Days of Christmas posts start tomorrow and we’re getting giddy, or maybe we’re just tipsy and suffering from slight sugar comas. Here are all the recipes from our past Twelve Days of Christmas posts. Like we’ve … Continue reading

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Lemon Squash

This is a nonalcoholic drink. But it doesn’t have to stay that way. Drink it as is, or add seasonal herbs. You can use it as a base for punch at a family gathering like a child’s birthday party. Just … Continue reading

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