Candy canes mark the run-up to Christmas, and by the end of the season you're bound to have more than you know what to do with. David Pistrang of CHOW.com shows you five great ways to use them up, including Candy Cane Simple Syrup and Candy Cane Vodka. You may actually find yourself heading back to the store to buy more.
A gift you made yourself is one of the most thoughtful things you can give for the holidays. Problem is, by the time you start thinking about it, there's rarely enough time left to complete the task! But in this episode of MDRN KTCHN, host Scott Heimendinger shows you how to use a whipping siphon to create instant infusions of candy cane vodka, herb and garlic olive oil, and vanilla-and-spice maple syrup. For the full recipes, click here. Want to learn more? Come back every Sunday for a new episode of MDRN KTCHN, and check out Modernist Cuisine's new cookbook, Modernist Cuisine at Home!