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“Winter Cocktails” Review and Post-Holiday Drink Picks

“Winter Cocktails” Review and Post-Holiday Drink Picks

Time to relax from the holiday frenzy with the perfect drink. We’ve got your post-holiday cocktail recipes covered, with a review of the new Winter Cocktails, plus great recipes from our archives and offbeat, mostly local sparklers to put the fizz in your new year.

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Hold That Mini-Burger: Restaurants Forecast Food For 2013

Hold That Mini-Burger: Restaurants Forecast Food For 2013

| January 3, 2013 | 0 Comments

Peruvian food, iPad menus and artisan cheese are all on the menu for 2013, but woe to the gazpacho. According to a survey by the National Restaurant Association, the tangy soup and those teeny sliders are on the way out.

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Top Food Stories and Trends of 2012

Top Food Stories and Trends of 2012

Plastic bags, foie gras, soda taxes, backyard chickens, sustainable seafood: they all made it to the headlines this year. See the best and worst of 2012’s food news and trends as we head into the new year.

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Cheap Bubbly Or Expensive Sparkling Wine? Look To The Bubbles For Clues

Cheap Bubbly Or Expensive Sparkling Wine? Look To The Bubbles For Clues

| December 31, 2012

Here are a few things to look for if you’re trying to distinguish the age of your bottle of bubbly or the method by which it was made. And if you just want to get the most bang for your buck when it comes to preserving the bubbles, consider how you pour.

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Why We Toast: Uncorking A New Year’s Tradition

Why We Toast: Uncorking A New Year’s Tradition

| December 31, 2012

Some early Europeans toasted to profess their love to young women, while others lifted their arms to honor their kings. Toasting, which dates back to ancient times, is a ritual shrouded in urban legends. But one historian says some of the tall tales are actually true.

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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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LUCKY FOODS for New Year 2013 – We’re Going to Need Them

LUCKY FOODS for New Year 2013 – We’re Going to Need Them

| December 29, 2012 | 3 Comments

If you suffer from triskaidekaphobia –an intense fear of the number 13 — 2013 is going to be a nail-biter. Don’t take any chances, eat lucky foods on New Year’s Eve to insure a prosperous and healthy year filled with good fortune.

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Cranberry & Rosemary White “Christmas” Sangria

Cranberry & Rosemary White “Christmas” Sangria

| December 21, 2012 | 11 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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New Year’s Day Sweet Potato-Coconut Soup

New Year’s Day Sweet Potato-Coconut Soup

Inspiration strikes, and an easy, warming Sweet Potato-Coconut Soup (with vegan option) is the result.

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How to Open Champagne: Jacques Pepin vs Leslie Sbrocco

How to Open Champagne: Jacques Pepin vs Leslie Sbrocco

| December 31, 2011 | 0 Comments

Happy New Year! Here are two culinary experts sharing radically different approaches to opening a bottle of champagne. Both techniques are excellent skills to cultivate and can be used depending on the mood of the party.

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10 Local Sparkling Wines for Your New Year’s Celebration

10 Local Sparkling Wines for Your New Year’s Celebration

| December 30, 2010 | 0 Comments

If you’re purchasing a sparkling wine this holiday season, it’s easy to keep it local. After all, some of the finest American choices are produced in our own backyard. Following is a list of my top-ten local sparkling wine choices. Half of these wineries are set in Carneros, an area that covers parts of both Sonoma and Napa Valley that is perfectly suited for Pinot Noir and Chardonnay grape growing (the two varietals most commonly used for sparkling wines). The other half are located in other parts of Napa and the Anderson Valleys.

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Ring In the New Year with Gluten-Free Booze!

Ring In the New Year with Gluten-Free Booze!

| December 28, 2010 | 2 Comments

It’s almost New Years Eve, and you know what that means — a lot of folks will be getting their drink on. If you have a gluten sensitivity, it doesn’t mean you need to miss the revelry. A lot of hard alcohol is naturally gluten-free, and for those not into hitting the hard stuff, there are quite a lot of companies making gluten-free beer and cider.

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New Year’s Buckeyes

New Year’s Buckeyes

| December 27, 2010 | 0 Comments

Megan Gordon’s New Year’s tradition: choose your lucky food! This year it’s Buckeyes, the favorite Southern candy made with simple ingredients like peanut butter and chocolate.

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