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Traveling with Food for the Holidays

Decorated sugar cookies, homemade gingerbread, mince pies, stollen…food preparation for holiday celebrations is a delightful way to celebrate the season. However, if you are traveling with your treats, you must be able to transport your food so that it remains as beautiful, safe and delicious as when you made it at home. When traveling, foods can move around, making them look less appealing when you arrive. You also don't want the food to spill all over your vehicle or in your carry on. Holiday travel is stressful enough to add this messy and frustrating situation to the mix.

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A Quick Introduction to Mustard

Mustard is a versatile plant that adds distinct flavor to dishes and condiments alike with its flavorful greens and seeds. Like cabbage and broccoli, mustard is a member of the Brassicaceae plant family. Mustard contains a high level of Sulphur, which is responsible for the heat we taste in it, especially in its seeds. The use of mustard dates back to the ancient Egyptians and Greeks who used the seeds for medicinal and culinary purposes.  The Romans followed suit, and would

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Dining in Style at Home

In countries such as France and Italy, elegant dining has long been regarded as a relaxing way to unwind and a time to savor. Embracing the art of dining has been known to help with stress, digestion and general enjoyment of life. And with some not returning to restaurants during the COVID pandemic, dining at home has become more common. Whether you're dining alone, with family, or with your closest friends, the following tips will help you turn any ordinary meal at home into a chic expression of style.

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The Magic of Chocolate Fondue

Every holiday season my parents would retrieve a magical box from the far back of the kitchen cabinet above the refrigerator to prepare for the upcoming gatherings.  This box held the most magnificent funky metal contraption and long, thin metal forks with plastic handles in yellow, orange and other 70’s era colors. Being a young child, I couldn’t predict what joy this contraption would hold throughout my life, but to this day, I still think fondly of this magical fondue set.

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