According to NBC.com, “Retail gift cards are extremely convenient: You never give the wrong size or color because the recipient buys whatever he or she wants,” and Modern Manners expert, William Norwich, agrees, “In theory, a gift card is just as acceptable as something wrapped under the tree as long as
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The hottest item for winter is the Puffer Vest, and many stores such as Neiman Marcus, Saks and Nordstrom are selling out of these items almost as soon as they put them up for sale or pre-sale. The upside: finally you can stay warm with down, and still have some figure flattering style.Â
Forget about lumps, this is a no fail gravy taught to me by a chef from the Four Seasons Hotel in NYC. He cooked his gravy right in the pan that he had roasted his turkey in, but you can make this in a pot too. The bay leaves and the fresh thyme add a depth of flavor, but it’s the cooking of the roux until it’s toasty that makes this brilliant.
This soup is fantastic. And seriously the hardest thing about it is peeling and cutting the butternut squash–buy that already cubed and you’re almost done. The original recipe called for garam masala spice, but as I didn’t have it on hand, I opted for massaman curry paste. Massaman curry was picked as #1 in CNN’s 50 Best Foods of the World.
The latest trend in chocolate has been to infuse a little heat, so why not do that with a favorite cocktail–the martini? This decadent Holiday drink ups the luxe level with Godiva liqueur and whipped cream. Perfect for any gathering with friends and family this time of year, they’ll get a nice, little kiss on the lips
A mold?! I know. But I have been looking for this recipe for years and finally came across it. I went to a few holiday parties in the neighborhood I grew up in back in the day, and they used to serve this delicious dip. I asked my friend for the recipe, but he always said it was a family secret. Well, the secret is out and I’m sharing.
Coming in this weekend at #2 in the box office, it shows you just how strong the Disney Animation brand is for the holidays, because judging by the trailer, you have no idea what the story is nor any sense of whether your kids will love it. But love it they do, boys and girls alike.
A lot has changed and improved in the bag-in-a-box (BIB) wine industry since the first box was introduced by an Australian company in 1965. Before the taste was not comparable to bottled wines, but today boxed wines give a certain segment of wine producers a run for the money
Two words–Black Friday–instills fear in some and excitement in others. It’s a bargain hunters dream and a shoppers nightmare. Timing is everything, and this year here’s what top sites around the web predict what’s in store for us in 2013: