cocktail tote kit :: great gift

The W&P cocktail tote equips a handcrafted canvas and leather tote bag with the essentials for taking cocktails on-the-go, including the Mason Shaker, a 10″ muddler and cocktail jigger. Two ...


glögg (mulled wine punch)

Erik Lombardo, Author Notes: Sommeliers in the shmanciest restaurants use a limerick to get themselves out of those tricky situations when someone asks for a pairing with a particularly tricky food: ...



baked ziti with italian sausage

Kick off casserole season with perfect baked ziti Baked ziti should be ...

french onion soup

Don’t rush the browning of the onions—it’s essential to the finished soup’s ...

pumpkin spice latte

Makes one latte. INGREDIENTS 1 cup 2% milk (whole or 1% milk ...

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in season :: lemons

Thankfully, lemons are readily available throughout the year—it would be hard to imagine grilled shrimp without a spritz of lemon or a citrus-less drink in the summertime. But, like almost all produce, lemons do have an actual season, and it’s in the late fall throughout the winter. Bring a bit of brightness into your wintertime cooking […]

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reindeer-shaped cinnamon rolls

Kids can help: Knead and roll dough, add reindeer parts. What you need: Dough 1 1/2 Cups whole wheat flour 1 Cup white flour 2 1/2 Tsp. baking powder 3/4 Tsp. salt 2 Tbsp. sugar 1/2 Tsp. cinnamom (optional) 1 Cup plain Greek yogurt 1/2 Cup applesauce 1 Tbsp. butter Filling: 1 Tbsp. melted butter 3 […]

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thai chicken noodle bowl

Rotisserie chicken jump-starts this saucy noodle dish. Bruising the lemongrass and ginger releases their flavors without breaking them into pieces that are difficult to remove before serving. {via Canadian Living Magazine, recipe by Leah Kuhne and The Canadian Living Test Kitchen, photo by Jeff Coulson} Prep time: 30 minutes | Total time: 30 minutes | Portion size: 4 servings INGREDIENTS 1 stalk lemongrass, […]

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food lover wreaths

Marshmallow Wreath When you’re out and about buying marshmallows for your hot chocolate. Grab a couple extra bags and make this easy wreath from Food Network. Cinnamon Bun Wreath Rolled up already. These cinnamon sticks are easy to connect and make a festive decoration that can be used year round. Plus, it smells delicious. Bullseye […]

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gifts for little chefs

They’re young, they’re hungry, and they’re eager to get cooking. With adult supervision, of course. Check out some of Bon Appétit’s holiday gift suggestions for kids. Chef’s Hat A miniature embroidered toque for a miniature Michelin hopeful. ($15; Curious Chef Nylon Plastic Knife It’s no Santoku, but this kid-friendly plastic knife is real enough to […]

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making creamy polenta :: without all that stirring

Forget standing vigil over the stove—oven roasting and no stirring (really) give you smooth, delicious polenta. Article by Paula Wolfert via Fine Cooking, Issue 31 I know you’ll be skeptical, but I must tell you—this method of making polenta has changed my life.I found the method on the back of a package of Golden Pheasant polenta, but Ed […]

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gift ideas for foodies + chefs

  Serving Tray Planning on giving someone breakfast in bed this holiday season? (Or hoping to be the recipient?) A whimsical birch tray, hand-printed by L.A.-based designer Annabel Inganni, could come in handy, either in delivering the goods—or the hint. $68; 14 by 19 in.;  Mistobox Coffee Subscription Finally, the perfect present for the serial coffee monogamist […]

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the updated cheese ball

Bring back those fond memories of swingin’ holiday parties past with an updated version of the Hickory Farms classic — this one featuring an extra layer of sweet and salty sundried tomatoes. Recipe by Casey Barber, via iVillage. INGREDIENTS 1 cup walnuts 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt 4 ounces oil-packed sundried tomatoes 1 (14-ounce) log goat cheese […]

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kegotank oysters

Kegotank Oyster Farm Alyson Myers purchased her 380 acres in Accomack County Virgina, sandwiched between the Chesapeake Bay and the Atlantic Ocean, she never anticipated farming; she thought she was just purchasing land with a good view, and several miles of saltwater creek.  About five years ago, Alyson began planting trials, seeding oysters in the […]

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gifts kids can make :: little chefs

These simple, festive treats are fun for kids to make and give as gifts to teachers, family and friends this holiday season. CHEESE STRAWS These easy, flaky cheese straws make a cute teacher or camp counselor gift. For little and big kids: Let everyone help dust the work surface, roll and twist the dough into […]

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