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Twelve Days of Christmas: Gingerbread with Lemon Icing

The fresh ginger and lemon juice really make this cake stand out. Don’t skimp on the spices. It’s Christmas, just ask Santa to bring you more. Gingerbread 2 1/4 cup whole wheat flour (or white if you prefer) 1/2 cup … Continue reading

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Twelve Days of Christmas: Chocolate-Hazelnut Martini

Noel, Noel … where the hell, did I set my drink down? Thanks, thanks, we’ll be here the rest of the year. Chocolate-Hazelnut Martini 1 1/2 ounces regular or vanilla vodka 1/2 ounce creme de cacao 1/2 ounce hazelnut liqueur … Continue reading

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Twelve Days of Christmas: Liquid Cream Puffs

This drink reminds of of the Italian sodas we had at a restaurant off Jackson Square in New Orleans. Now if we can only recreate the soft shell crab eggs Benedict…. Cream Puff 1 1/4 oz spiced rum 1 tsp … Continue reading

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Twelve Days of Christmas: Peppermint Brownies with Dark Chocolate Ganache

These triple-decker babies are rich, perfect for a party or a big crowd or perhaps just to get a serious chocolate fix. Peppermint Brownies with Dark Chocolate Ganache For Peppermint Cream Cheese Layer 8 ounces cream cheese (softened at room … Continue reading

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Twelve Days of Christmas: Rosemary and Pomegranate Gin and Tonics

We love the holidays and enjoyed celebrating 12 Days of Christmas so much last year that we’ve decided to do it again this year, starting….. Now! Most of the recipes will focus on the season’s staples — booze and sugar. … Continue reading

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Winter Drink Roundup

The calendar says it’s not technically winter yet, but we say it’s close enough for a winter drink roundup. Here are some of our favorites — hot and cold. Candy Cane Martini Brandied Hot Chocolate Gingersnap Martinis Wassail Hazelnut Shooters … Continue reading

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Cranberry, Blue Cheese and Pecan Pockets

We use more puff pastry at this time of year than any other. It’s such a quick way to perk up leftovers. Those of you who like precise measurements should come back tomorrow. Cranberry, Blue Cheese and Pecan Pockets One … Continue reading

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All Our Thanksgiving Day Recipes in One Place

With the big day less than a week away, we though it’d be helpful to put all our Thanksgiving recipes in one place. We’ll return with more leftover ideas tomorrow. Cranberry Sauces Brandied Cranberry Sauce Cranberry Sauce with Raspberries Cranberry … Continue reading

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Pumpkin Bread Pudding

Don’t think of this as a substitute to pumpkin pie. Think of it as a great addition to your Thanksgiving dessert table, which we think can always fit one more dish. It’s really the best of both worlds, a bread … Continue reading

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Orange-Pecan Cranberry Sauce

This cranberry sauce is bursting with texture and flavor. Cranberry sauce is easy to get inventive with and we’ve included some of our favorite cranberry inventions below. Orange-Pecan Cranberry Sauce 12 ounces cranberries 3/4 cup sugar 1 orange 1/4 cup … Continue reading

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