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Port Wine Poached Pears

Port Wine Poached Pears

Fresh pears, poached in a mixture of port wine, lemon and spices, make a sophisticated, flavorful dessert and a beautiful presentation.

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Roasted Beef Tenderloin with Mushroom-Port Sauce

Roasted Beef Tenderloin with Mushroom-Port Sauce

This beef tenderloin roast is coated with a simple blend of salt, pepper and garlic and served with a chunk sauce made with mushrooms and port wine.

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Spiral-Sliced Ham with Cider-Bourbon Glaze

Spiral-Sliced Ham with Cider-Bourbon Glaze

Glazed with apple cider, brown sugar and bourbon, this Southern-style, spiral-sliced ham is a delicious, easy main dish to serve for company.

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Maple-Roasted Acorn Squash w/Winter Fruit Compote

Maple-Roasted Acorn Squash w/Winter Fruit Compote

These buttery, oven-roasted acorn squash filled with a sweet winter fruit compote make a delicious side dish to serve with baked ham, roast pork or turkey.

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Southern-Style Green Beans

Southern-Style Green Beans

Slow cooked with smoky bacon and sweet onions, these Southern-style green beans are sure to become a family favorite.

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Sweet Potato Biscuits

Sweet Potato Biscuits

Flaky, flavorful and mildly sweet, these easy sweet potato biscuits are great for breakfast sandwiches, or as an accompaniment to main dishes like baked ham.

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Spiced Molasses Cookies

Spiced Molasses Cookies

Flavored with cinnamon, ginger, allspice and cloves, these cookies bake up thin, slightly chewy and have a buttery flavor that balances the fragrant spices perfectly.

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Lemony Sweet Potatoes w/Apples and Sage

Lemony Sweet Potatoes w/Apples and Sage

A delicous side dish of roasted sweet potatoes combined with tart Granny Smith apples, fragrant fresh sage and lemon zest.

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Spiced Pork Tenderloin with Cranberry-Cider Sauce

Spiced Pork Tenderloin with Cranberry-Cider Sauce

These roasted pork tenderloins are coated with a flavorful blend of brown sugar, cinnamon and coriander and served with a sweet-tart cranberry-cider sauce.

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cocktails, wine & spirits

Eggnog Cocktails

Eggnog Cocktails

Four recipes for holiday eggnog cocktails - classic spiked egg nog, eggnog martini, Mexican eggnog and a bourbon egg nog shake.

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Mulled Cider

Mulled Cider

A fragrant, warming blend of apple cider, cloves, allspice, cinnamon, fresh orange and brandy.

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cooking tips & guides

A Guide To Fresh Herbs

A Guide To Fresh Herbs

A guide to 26 varieties of fresh herbs with information on flavors, how-to-use and more.

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Homemade Vanilla Extract

Homemade Vanilla Extract

Making top-quality vanilla extract at home is easy and economical, plus it makes a nice, heartfelt gift for friends and family.

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Homespun Hanukkah Celebration

Homespun Hanukkah Celebration

This complete Hanukkah menu can be prepared in advance for stress-free entertaining and features a red wine, orange and rosemary braised brisket, classic potato latkes and raspberry rugelach.

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Festive Ribbon Tree

Festive Ribbon Tree

Choose ribbon colors to suit your holiday table decor and make this cute little tabletop Christmas tree centerpiece.

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