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Eggnog – Seasoned Tipling!

A few years ago I went on a search for an eggnogg recipe as find most store bought varieties quite disgusting. As I love vintage I ended up adapting a recipe from Esquire’s Handbook for Hosts that was originally…

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Posted by: on Friday, December 23rd, 2011
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Make Love, Not Fruitcake

My friend Sean and I made our first batch of fruitcake in 1995; I was 16 and he was 17 years old. It started as a joke. See, we had this theory that nobody actually ate fruitcake, they just hung onto it for a while and…

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Posted by: on Thursday, December 15th, 2011
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Wines for the Top 10 Tough-To-Buy-For People on Your Holiday List

Today’s post on Christmas Wine Gifts is by Natalie McLean, e-sommelier and Canadian wine site author. “Wine is one of the few presents that makes both the giver and the receiver look good,” says Natalie MacLean.…

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Posted by: on Monday, November 22nd, 2010
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Never Too Old for a Yummy Christmas Tree

This year, a simple, food-themed baby tree with entirely handmade decorations adorns my brick loft. I strung up some stale candy and yogurt pretzels and sprayed it down with hair spray. I usually trim the bendy ends off…

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Posted by: on Thursday, December 24th, 2009
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Why the cookie crumbles

I’ve make these cranberry shortbread stars every Christmas for the past ten years, and they have quite the following. They’re buttery and crumbly, with just a hint of tartness from the addition of dried…

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Posted by: on Monday, December 29th, 2008
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Chocolate chocolate snowflakes

I’m really picky when it comes to chocolate-containing recipes, so I was pleasantly surprised with this recipe for chocolate cookies. The recipe is actually for a chocolate sandwich cookie with peppermint filling,…

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Posted by: on Monday, December 22nd, 2008
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Cranberry White Chocolate Shortbread

A few years ago, I added this recipe for cranberry and white chocolate shortbread to my list of cookies I bake every Christmas.  This recipe has become a holiday favorite in my house, and will knock the socks off any…

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Posted by: on Monday, December 15th, 2008
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Stuff It!

I’ve never been a big fan of stuffing — soggy old bread with some celery and raisins baked in the turkey cavity? Ick. So I was quite thrilled to discover this recipe in Bon Appétit a few years ago. It now…

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Posted by: on Tuesday, December 12th, 2006
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