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 to do? My answer was … Continue reading smoked salmon, cream cheese, horseradish and dill on rye

Tips for finding and cutting the perfect Christmas Tree

Foraging for and cutting your own Christmas tree is a fun, rewarding experience for the whole family. If you have little ones, this can quickly become a new tradition. We have a few tips and tricks for finding the perfect tree this year. Before you go Boots: Dress warm and watch your feet. Once you hit the outdoors, whether it’s the woods or a Christmas … Continue reading Tips for finding and cutting the perfect Christmas Tree

Elysian Brewing’s Iconic Pumpkin Beer Lineup has Arrived!

September 2017 •  basil & salt It’s that time of the year again! Fall is quickly approaching and Elysian Brewing’s iconic pumpkin beer lineup has arrived! As the founders of the Great Pumpkin Beer Festival (in its 13th year!) with over two decades of brewing pumpkin-infused brews, Elysian is not only obsessed with pumpkins but committed to brewing the perfect recipe. With four pumpkin-infused beers, Elysian remains committed to innovation … Continue reading Elysian Brewing’s Iconic Pumpkin Beer Lineup has Arrived!

Five Ways to Take Your Easter Party to the Next Level

By Steve Hansen, of AtmosFX.com   Easter is one of those holidays that is steeped in tradition. Donning fancy hats or bonnets, enjoying delicious family feasts and, of course, discovering hidden eggs – sometimes weeks later. But sometimes it is fun to break tradition, just a little bit. So we’ve put together a list of great ways to build on your family’s Easter traditions – … Continue reading Five Ways to Take Your Easter Party to the Next Level

Michelin Guide Brings Its Famous Culinary Star Power to Gourmet Gift Box for the Holidays

Limited-edition collection of gourmet treats hand-picked by Michelin Starred Chef is great gift idea for the gourmet cooks in your life This holiday season, Michelin has teamed up with “Try the World” to create a special, limited-edition Michelin Guide-themed holiday box. “Try The World” is an exciting online gourmet shop that delivers subscribers different monthly food boxes filled with gastronomic treats from locations around the … Continue reading Michelin Guide Brings Its Famous Culinary Star Power to Gourmet Gift Box for the Holidays

Stress Free Entertaining this Holiday Season

Can you really be stress free for the holiday season? While there are many variables that can add tension to Thanksgiving and Christmas dinner, meal preparation doesn’t have to be one of them. Taking care of a few items before you head to sleep Wednesday night will save you some time and cleanup on Thanksgiving day. Consider handling the following tasks and remember the cardinal rule; … Continue reading Stress Free Entertaining this Holiday Season

Three, Two, One…Holiday! Amazon.com Launches Black Friday Deals Store and Curated Holiday Gift Guides

This holiday season, customers can enjoy more deals than ever before on everything from HD TVs to stylish kitchen staples to some of the most popular toys of the year. To help customers find the perfect gift for everyone on their shopping list, Amazon offers curated holiday gift guides for Electronics, Home, Handmade, and other categories. Alexa, what are your deals? New this year, Prime … Continue reading Three, Two, One…Holiday! Amazon.com Launches Black Friday Deals Store and Curated Holiday Gift Guides

Party Perfect Fall and Harvest Cocktails

“There is something in October sets the gypsy blood astir: We must rise and follow her, When from every hill of flame She calls, and calls each vagabond by name.” ― William Bliss Maple. Caramel. Apple. The flavors and aroma of fall. Harvest parties, Halloween and Thanksgiving are all just around the corner and it’s never too early to begin planning the menu. Especially the … Continue reading Party Perfect Fall and Harvest Cocktails

Eleanor Friedberger plays the holiday classic “Auld Lang Syne”

This holiday season, Segura Viudas invites you to celebrate with friends old and new, and to reflect back on the wonderful memories that each year has brought. With the season officially upon us, Segura Viudas is spreading holiday cheer with its 2015 holiday commercial, following in the footsteps of its parent company, The Freixenet Group. Freixenet became a pop culture icon in Spain thanks to its annual  “Felices … Continue reading Eleanor Friedberger plays the holiday classic “Auld Lang Syne”