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Sugar Cookies from Anne Byrn
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Anne Byrn, author of  Anne Byrn Saves the Day says these are perfect cookies for baking with children for any holiday. Shapes create the atmosphere for Christmas, Valentine’s Day, Easter, and Halloween among others. These sometimes messy and always fun-to-make cookies are a huge hit, and Anne has two tips to make clean-up easier: 1. Drape the […]
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10 Cheesemaking Basics & a Gift You Can Make Now
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From Claudia Lucero, author of One-Hour Cheese comes this list of must-have DIY cheese basics (ok, a couple are just for fun!). Stick to the list and you’ll be a cheese pro in no time! 1. Non-Reactive Stock Pot This inexpensive stainless steel pot is surprisingly sturdy, doesn’t give acidified milk a metallic taste and has an […]
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Healthy Holiday Mocktails
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Photography by (c) cFrancine Zaslow / www.francinezaslow.com What the heck are “mocktails”? They’re fashionable, alcohol-free, healthful versions of your favorite cocktails. Mocktails are perfect for social celebrations, intimate gatherings, or anytime you want a light, refreshing, incredibly-nutritious drink. Stimulating to the senses, a colorful feast for the eyes, and tantalizing to the taste buds, mocktails are not […]
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Candied Apples That You Eat with a Fork
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As a girl, author Christy Jordan found “nothing more magical than a shiny red candied apple.” But her teeth can’t handle them these days, so she uses her friend Jyl’s recipe for candied apples that you eat with a fork. “All of the same flavors but no risk of needing a dental visit after the […]
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Day 10: 12 Bottles. Hundreds of Cocktails.
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Host your friends for Whisky Hot Toddies this cold holiday season, and mix Martinis on New Year’s Eve. Blend mint for mojitos, and mix a cucumber gimlet recipe that will knock your socks off. All this and more with just 12 bottles and a copy of The 12 Bottle Bar: A Dozen Bottles. Hundreds of Cocktails. A […]
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