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Rolled, Stuffed Turkey Breast

A beautiful and delicious recipe for smaller holiday celebrations Intimate, cozy celebrations are a great way to really enjoy your guests and have great conversations. This dazzling centerpiece is perfect for a ‘lighter’ gathering of friends and family. Your local butcher will gladly butterfly the breast for you and then it’s a simple process to simply fill with stuffing, roll

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smoked salmon, cream cheese, horseradish and dill on rye

I first shared this recipe with my Basil & Salt Magazine readers over the last holiday season. It’s a rich, delicious appetizer that my guests and I have enjoyed each cocktail season. I enjoy all the recipes I’ve added to Basil, however in light of a recent health concern, it’s necessary I drastically modify my diet. What’s a food writer

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Do you use a machine to harvest your grapes? Ask a winemaker Wednesday

A friend asked a question recently in a direct message. They asked about our harvest and we thought you’d like to hear the answer! Join us each Wednesday as we post Marty and Ryan Johnson’s answers to their Ask a Winemaker Wednesday “Do you use a machine to harvest your grapes”? We don’t, for several reasons…We hire an amazing crew

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‘Tis the season! Baileys Irish Cream and Dominique Ansel Bakery team up to bring you the most indulgent hot chocolate with a twist (and a swirl)!

Reconnecting with friends and family this Holiday season just got a little sweeter with the launch of the Baileys Swirl Holiday Hot Chocolate Kit created by award-winning pastry chef, Dominique Ansel What’s more delicious than sipping on a Baileys Hot Chocolate with friends and family during the Holidays? Having Dominique Ansel himself create the most indulgent Baileys Hot Chocolate yet

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sugared cranberries

These festive little gems are the perfect finishing touch for your holiday desserts. Sugared cranberries are so simple to make, you can get the entire family involved. The recipe below is a basic sugared cranberry recipe. Feedback for this recipe has included the following:“Superfine sugar is not necessary, we used regular sugar for rolling and it came out fine.“

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gingerbread whoopie pies and hot buttered rum sauce

Eggnog, gingerbread and peppermint flavors are on the menu this holiday season. Christmas may come once a year, but there are 25 days in December to get your holiday flavor fix. Incorporate festive tastes like eggnog, gingerbread and peppermint into everything from breakfast dishes to DIY gifts, scrumptious syrups and sips with recipes created and inspired by McCormick Kitchens “We do

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Tommy Bahama’s Coconut Eggnog Martini

Toast the Holidays with Tommy Bahama Restaurant & Bar No holiday celebration is complete until eggnog has been served… kick your holidays up a notch with the Coconut Eggnog Martini from Tommy Bahama Restaurant & Bar. This festive drink is full of everything we love about the holidays – booze and eggnog. Dazzle your guests with this delicious, creamy cocktail!

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