Preparing complicated holiday meals can be a stressful task that may send you fleeing to the liquor cabinet. So why not make it easy on yourself by starting there and opt for a cocktail party instead?
We’ve endorsed the (admittedly “no duh”) principle that it’s more cost-effective to make your coffee — quality coffee — at home than going out all the time. Enter the mighty French press. A step-by-step guide, complete with photos.
There’s cranberry sauce, and then there’s cranberry soused! Seeing as it’s the holidays, and you’re spending a lot of time with the family, these recipes for cranberry-accented cocktails might come in handy.
Once you start to become a real cocktail enthusiast, you will want to make drinks for yourself. For that, you’ll have to learn how to make them. For essential tips and tricks, here are some invaluable resources: several books that can help you appreciate the art of crafting a cocktail.
Brine your Thanksgiving Turkey to make it truly memorable. We submit that there’s little difference in the taste of an expensive bird and a cheaper one if brined correctly. Check out our methodology and brine recipe!
Canned pumpkin, the base ingredient in many delectable Thanksgiving holiday treats, is in short supply. As such, this is not only a good time to buy the supplies you need for your own pumpkin pie, this represents a rare opportunity to do get rich. Just buy low, sell high.
It’s easy to get caught up in all the pre-Thanksgiving hype, but it’d be a shame to lose sight of another very special Thursday in November. There’s about to be the annual mad rush for Beaujolais Nouveau, that young, red French wine. This coming Thursday, Nov. 19, is this year’s release date.
The art of bartending has been coming back with a vengeance, and consumers need to be armed with some timeless cocktails to take advantage of this trend. Here’s a primer. TGIF, everyone.