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Holidays

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  • Annual Festival of Light Moves To Bushnell Park

    Annual Festival of Light Moves To Bushnell Park
    Say it isn't so! No more holiday Festival of Lights on Constitution Plaza? This from the mayor's office. Somehow I just don't think it will be the same... "A beloved 47-year-old holiday tradition in the City of Hartford is getting reinvigorated thanks to...
  • Cut Your Own Christmas Tree

    Cut Your Own Christmas Tree
    Like always, Christmas seemed to bombard us this year. As soon as Halloween passed, yup, there they were in the foyer of Home Depot. Sparkly, shining, blinking decorations. Just as the turkey was digested, the carols came on the radio and the stockings...
  • 25 homemade holiday gift recipes: Chocolate pecan turtles

    25 homemade holiday gift recipes: Chocolate pecan turtles
    Still looking for a last-minute gift idea? I have your solution: chocolate pecan turtles. These little goodies come together in less than an hour, and you can't go wrong with chocolate. Or pecans. Or caramel. Did I mention simple? Just be sure to make...
  • 25 homemade holiday gift recipes: Mother's biscotti

    25 homemade holiday gift recipes: Mother's biscotti
    These classic cookies, flavored with sliced almonds, will keep for weeks in an airtight container. Biscotti is just one way to get crafty this holiday season with homemade gifts from the kitchen. We've compiled 25 great ideas, including quick and simple...
  • 25 homemade holiday gift recipes: Chocolate bouchons

    25 homemade holiday gift recipes: Chocolate bouchons
    The perfect gift for the chocolate lover: bouchons. Thomas Keller's recipe for bouchons is built with a cup of cocoa powder and 6 ounces of chopped chocolate -- and twice that amount of melted butter. The bouchons turn out of their tins like oversize...
  • 25 homemade holiday gift recipes: Prunes in Armagnac

    25 homemade holiday gift recipes: Prunes in Armagnac
    Pack a batch of cookbook author Paula Wolfert's prunes in Armagnac into a Mason jar. (Awesome over vanilla ice cream or crepes.) They'll be ready to eat in two weeks: You can include that on the "don't-open-until-Christmas" card. Prunes soaked in...
  • Holiday project: Homemade eggnog with creative variations

    Holiday project: Homemade eggnog with creative variations
    You're handed a glass of a familiar holiday drink, and a deliciously unfamiliar aroma greets you: toasted coconut with hints of Tahitian vanilla, cinnamon and Jamaican allspice. You raise the glass to your lips and are surprised by the satiny texture --...
  • 25 homemade holiday gift recipes: Candied fruit and citrus peel

    25 homemade holiday gift recipes: Candied fruit and citrus peel
    Candied citrus peel, glacé cranberries and spirit-soaked fruits are easy to make and are thoughtful gifts for the home baker. They require some planning as well as, for the peel, overnight drying time. For mixed peels, select two or more varieties of...
  • 25 homemade holiday gift recipes: Brown sugar shortbread

    25 homemade holiday gift recipes: Brown sugar shortbread
    Rich brown sugar shortbread has caramel and molasses notes. This recipe makes enough dough for two pans' worth of cookies, so you can try your hand at baking them in round pans or as bars. Baked in pans, the wedge cookies will retain more moisture, giving...
  • Hanukkah: 17 great recipes for latkes

    Hanukkah: 17 great recipes for latkes
    Hanukkah is simply not complete without latkes. And though you can find all kinds of variations on this simple potato pancake -- do I grate by hand or by machine? Add onion? Matzo meal, flour or simply potato starch to bind? -- nothing beats a perfectly...
  • Happy Hanukkah! Celebrate with 37 recipes

    Happy Hanukkah! Celebrate with 37 recipes
    Happy Hanukkah! To help you celebrate, we've compiled 37 of our favorite holiday recipes. From light appetizers to filling main courses, savory side dishes and sweet desserts, there's something for a variety of tastes. Many dishes come together quickly,...