Category Archives: Christmas

set up your own hot chocolate bar this holiday season

Temperatures are dropping and the snow is falling, it’s hot chocolate time! Everyone has their favorite way to enjoy a mug of hot cocoa and when hosting small gatherings this winter, set up a hot chocolate bar for friends and family. Toppings for your bar marshmallows toffee bits coarse sea salt mini chocolate chips chocolate spoons caramel spoons marshmallow sticks

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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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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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Memories of Christmas Past and Traditional Gingerbread Cookies

Hot chocolate, crackling fire and Christmas carols in the background are  perfect ingredients for trimming the tree. ‘Tis the season for traditions, eggnog and holiday cookies. One of my favorite memories of Christmas past, is making whimsical shaped gingerbread cookies and adding a little hole at the top before popping in the oven. After decorating the little guys with icing, we added a pretty

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