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Christmas Kale Salad with Pomegranate,Tangerine and Avocado

Christmas Kale Salad with Pomegranate,Tangerine and Avocado

| December 19, 2013 | 0 Comments

Why do you need another kale salad recipe? Because not only will this one blow your mind with awesomeness, but I can give you five good reasons to make it.

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Herb & Gruyere Gougères: Perfectly Cheesy Puffs for Holiday Appetizers

Herb & Gruyere Gougères: Perfectly Cheesy Puffs for Holiday Appetizers

| December 18, 2013 | 0 Comments

Even though these feel fancy and special, they are very quick to make and pop into the oven at a moment’s notice. They are great alongside just about anything: soup, salad, bubbly, or on their own.

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DIY Gifts: Southern Christmas Confections

DIY Gifts: Southern Christmas Confections

| December 14, 2013 | 0 Comments

Forget whole grain, naturally sweetened cookies. For holiday gift-giving, nothing beats old-fashioned, sugar-filled treats, like this trio of Southern-style confections from Kate Williams.

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DIY Gifts: Homemade Manhattan Cocktails

DIY Gifts: Homemade Manhattan Cocktails

| December 6, 2013 | 1 Comment

What makes a better gift than DIY cocktail supplies? This kind of gift is cute, unique, and way more useful than another pair of hand-knit socks. Best of all, it’s surprisingly easy to make the components of one of my favorite cocktails, the Manhattan. Well, all of the components except for the rye whiskey. That one, I’ll leave to the experts.

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Making Chocolate Truffles with Charles Chocolates: Recipe and Google+ Hangout Video

Making Chocolate Truffles with Charles Chocolates: Recipe and Google+ Hangout Video

| September 28, 2013 | 0 Comments

Chuck Siegel, owner and chief chocolatier of Charles Chocolates, shows Bay Area Bites readers how to make their own easy and outrageously delicious chocolate truffles. Stephanie Rosenbaum tries out his technique at home.

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Garlic and Herb Stuffed Brussels Sprouts

Garlic and Herb Stuffed Brussels Sprouts

| December 30, 2012 | 1 Comment

While you might be done with the Christmas party circuit, it isn’t quite over yet. Whether you are hosting a New Year’s Eve party of your own or attending as a guest, I have the perfect party appetizer–Stuffed Brussels Sprouts! Yes, you heard me, Stuffed Brussels Sprouts.

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Absinthe Jellies: I Got Them from Tom

Absinthe Jellies: I Got Them from Tom

| December 25, 2012 | 0 Comments

These jellies are not for children, which is a good thing because in all likelihood, they would not like them. They are what they are, which is incredibly alcoholic. 110 proof. Please serve, suck, and chew them responsibly.

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Apple Crumb Cake: A Naughty Version of the Nice

Apple Crumb Cake: A Naughty Version of the Nice

| December 23, 2012 | 0 Comments

This is officially my new favorite coffee/breakfast/snack/anytime cake. It has a comforting heft to it. It will remind you of apple picking and old fashioned donut shops. The cake on its own is wonderful, but the crumb topping makes it swoon-worthy. You will eat every last crumb. Promise.

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Cranberry & Rosemary White “Christmas” Sangria

Cranberry & Rosemary White “Christmas” Sangria

| December 21, 2012 | 12 Comments

Who doesn’t love a seasonal sangria? The way I see it, it’s just another wine pairing. Right? Since it is Christmas time, I wanted this one to not only resemble the holiday flavors but also the colors. If you ask me, it is simply beautiful.

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Gooey White Cheddar and Cranberry Dip

Gooey White Cheddar and Cranberry Dip

| December 20, 2012 | 0 Comments

This is the month of the cranberry for me. I have roasted them, put them in grilled cheese and now this lovely, gooey cheese dip. And wait until you see the rosemary and cranberry sangria I have coming up!

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A Gluten-Free Holiday Table

A Gluten-Free Holiday Table

| December 19, 2012 | 0 Comments

Dealing with varied dietary restrictions may seem daunting and can add yet another complication to this glorious yet hectic season. Don’t fret. Keep it simple, fresh and real with these gluten-free and vegetarian — and even some vegan — options.

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Christmas Morning Pumpkin Bread

Christmas Morning Pumpkin Bread

| December 25, 2011 | 0 Comments

A festive, secretly good-for-you pumpkin bread recipe, perfect for warming up your holiday morning.

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DIY Christmas: Homemade Candy Canes

DIY Christmas: Homemade Candy Canes

| December 22, 2011 | 2 Comments

Factory drone candy canes are uniform, neatly wrapped, shapely, laden with high fructose corn syrup, and positively soulless. Making candy canes is a lot of fun, and the sweat equity can’t be beat.

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