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Holidays

The Best Holiday Cookbooks to Help You Celebrate

The best holiday cookbooks help make food and party prep less stressful and more enjoyable for everyone involved. The holidays are basically the home chef championships. You’re often tasked with preparing...
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Do you tip extra during the Holidays?

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by gutreactions 26 days ago

I am always amused by those news stories about the waitperson at a restaurant receiving a surprise $800 tip from a loyal patron. I don't go that far, but I do tend to leave larger gratuities at fav...

Holiday Fruitcakes & Panettones: what's to like?

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by gutreactions 2 months ago

Do you enjoy fruitcake or panettone? Are they comparable? They are certainly popular during the Holiday season. So, tell me of the best, or the worst...

Favorite Ice Cream and Frozen Treats – 2019

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by Melanie Wong 7 months ago

July is National Ice Cream Month, a legacy of President Ronald Reagan, and 7/21/19 is National Ice Cream Day. Let's hear about new purveyors that have opened up plus your tried and true favorite...

What are your favorite Holiday Venues in metro NY?

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by gutreactions 2 months ago

Whether you've been naughty or nice, it's time to gather with friends and family and enjoy the Holiday Season. What are your favorite venues for dining & cocktails this time of the year? Places tha...

How to reduce food waste this holiday season

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 29 days ago

"This holiday season, avoid tossing food in the trash by taking these steps: • Try not to over prepare food; instead try to prepare “just enough.” • Encourage friends and family to take...

Holiday Treats 2019

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by sallyt 1 month ago

Hi everyone, let's talk about making candy, cookies, treats, etc. for yourself, family, friends and neighbors, whatever your cause for celebrating may be! ANY kind of edible treat is fair g...

Holiday meal - venison + ... salmon?

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by becwells 1 month ago

We are hosting 10 folks for Christmas and I have a myriad of food sensitivities/preferences to take into account. At the moment I'm leaning towards Saveur's spice-rubbed venison loin as well as Ma...

Danish Christmas Eve

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by highlyunlikely 2 months ago

I have undertaken to make a traditional Danish dinner for my half-Danish girlfriend for Christmas Eve: roasted pork with cracklin', red cabbage, carmelized potatoes, and rice pudding. Any recipe r...

Holiday Open House ideas

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by prima 2 months ago

It's been a few years since I last hosted a Holiday Open House. This was my standard menu for a few years: Lemon basil shrimp skewers Baked brie Bacon-wrapped dates Stuffed mushrooms (with sw...

Can I bake gingerbread house pieces ahead of time?

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by Nyleve 1 month ago

I want to make a gingerbread house for my grandkids. I've made many of them over the years but for this one, I'd like to bake the pieces ahead of time and assemble it just before they arrive (in ab...

Prepping for Hanukkah: your favorites, best sources...

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by gutreactions 1 month ago

Hanukkah, the 'Festival of Lights', is coming up fast. What traditional dishes are your family favorites? Which markets/stores offer the best variety of ingredients? Do you cook it up at home, or d...

Cookie recipe to wow co-workers?

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by traceymarie 2 months ago

Hi all, I'm looking for a cookie recipe for a an office holiday cookie swap that's non-traditional, delicious, and not too time-consuming to make. (I have to make 4 dozen.) I'm thinking something w...

Holiday Treats 2018

Caitlin McGrath
by Caitlin McGrath 1 year ago

It’s not too soon to start thinking about what homemade goodies we’ll be giving to family, friends, neighbors, colleagues, and hosts this holiday season, whether you’re celebrating Hanukkah, Christ...

Pillsbury roll out sugar cookies?

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by stindall 4 years ago

Hi all! I'm having a sugar cookie decorating party with my friends this Saturday evening. I was prepared to make sugar cookie dough, but I'm actually a pretty terrible baker. I also just have a lot...

Tried and true make-ahead breakfast for a crowd

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by Kdsantoro 2 months ago

Hello all, Just found out that I'm expecting 9-12 people over Christmas/New Years. We're already a family of 5 (yes, several people will be sleeping on the floor!) Does anyone have ideas of ...

Best Pigs in Blanket (store bought)

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by zackly 2 months ago

Forgive me if I asked this before but this is an important issue to me this time of year. Pigs in the Blanket are most everyone's favorite guilty pleasure hors d'oeuvre. The brands around here (sub...

Ham Bone Source

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by Querencia 3 months ago

Public service here---I post this every year when the holiday season approaches. Honey Baked Ham stores sell ham bones, the most wonderful bones because when they put a ham through the machine to s...

Officially out of ideas for our annual party

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by tonifi 3 months ago

I know I've asked this before (twenty years we've been having this party...) but I need your help, chowhounds! Our annual holiday party is coming up and I have NO clue what to make for the food. We...

Best shopping for Jewish New Year?

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by gutreactions 4 months ago

It's time for Rosh Hashanah, Sept. 29th, the Jewish New Year, ending with Yom Kippur! Where do you find the best foods for the celebration and breaking the fast in the metro area? Been hearing abou...