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Eat, Drink and Be Merry INSIDE

Goodies and gifts to impress the foodie on your list Edible ornaments: Put a homemade touch on a holiday tradition Hicks Nurseries

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or many people, there are few things more important in the world than a morning cup of coffee. And the quality of coffee that is in that cup is paramount. Fortunately, Nespresso never has a problem with that. Bringing the best in coffee from European cafés to your kitchen, the brand is responsible for the gift that keeps on giving: the Nespresso machine. This year, the coffee giant has released a special limited edition Essenza Mini machine, which is compact, easy to use and doesn’t compromise on taste, making it the perfect gift this holiday season. Preparing an Espresso (small size) or a Lungo (larger size) couldn’t be more convenient thanks to the two programmable buttons and an automatic flow-stop. The machine fits into the most modest of spaces—making it ideal for apartments with limited counter space and otherwise humble kitchens—but is still bold on style and personality

with a modern, clean aesthetic. For those with a more linear taste in appearance, go for the rectangular shape. For a curvier style, try the triangular model. With a quick heat up in 25 seconds, and automatic shut off after nine minutes, making yourself a cup of Joe will be faster than checking your morning emails. The Essenza Mini retails for $149 and is available in piano black, intense grey and pure white. It works with all of Nespresso’s 24 coffee flavors, including specialty season and holiday blends. Check off your wish list by visiting www.nespresso.com. —Jennifer Fauci

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Edible Ornaments Combine two festive holiday traditions into one for a treat that is both great for eating and gifting this season. Making DIY edible ornaments are a fun (and delicious) way to deck the halls while filling your home with the sweet smell holiday baking. It’s a thoughtful present for the dessert lovers in your life and would be a hit at a holiday cookie swap. This easy to make Christmas donut cookie recipe checks all the boxes. The finishing touch is tying a pretty red string around cookies and hanging them up on the tree.

—Cyndi Zaweski

Donut Cookies

2 Tbsp vegetable oil 3 Tbsp butter, melted 2 eggs 2 tsp vanilla extract 1 tsp salt 1 cup powdered confectioners’sugar 2½ cups all purpose flour

Icing

1 cup powdered confectioners sugar 2 tsp milk 4 tsp light corn syrup Red and green food coloring Sprinkles, festive colors

Directions for Donut Cookies

1. In a large bowl mix together oil, melted butter, eggs, vanilla extract, salt, baking powder and confectioners sugar until creamy and smooth. Add the flour and continue mixing until smooth. 2. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least one hour. You can also refrigerate it

overnight. 3. P  reheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mats. 4. R  emove the dough from the refrigerator. Scoop a tablespoon ball from the dough and roll it into a ball. 5. R  oll the balls into ropes, about four inches long and half-inch in diameter. Shape the dough into circles, connecting the two ends with a gentle push. There should be a small hole remaining in the middle of the dough to make them resemble a donut. 6. P  lace the cookies on the baking sheets, about 1 inch apart as they will expand. Bake for 16-18 minutes, or until they turn golden color on top.

Directions for Icing

1. Put a half cup of confectioners’ sugar into two small bowls. 2. Add one tablespoon milk and two teaspoons corn syrup to each bowl.

3. S tir until you have a soft icing that will spread. If it’s not easy to spread, add a little bit more milk. 4. A  dd a couple drops of food color to each bowl, stirring until the color you want appears. If the color isn’t as intense as you would like add a couple more drops of food coloring. 5. D  ip the top of each cookie into the icing, or using the back of a spoon to ice the cookies. Immediately add sprinkles on top. —Recipe by Brooklyn Farm Girl; www.brooklynfarmgirl.com

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FOR THE CHEF

Cookin’ Up The Perfect Gift BY CHRISTINA CLAUS

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The best way to approach gift-giving this holiday season is to think about the interests of your friends and family members, and buy them something they’ll appreciate. If you’re shopping for someone with a passion for cooking this year, there are endless gift possibilities out there. Here are some of our top picks for kitchen-related gifts. .................

Customizable KitchenAid Stand Mixer

Show that special someone that you really know them. You know them enough to customize the mixer of their dreams. This 5-quart, tilt-head standing mixer comes in 30 colors, with options to add 14 bowls with various patterns plus attachments for fruits and vegetables, meats, pasta, baked goods and juice. You can even have it engraved. KitchenAid.com; starts at $279.99

Rachael Ray HardAnodized Cookware 14-Piece Set

Gift a plethora of pots from Rachael Ray’s collection. This set comes with 14 hard-anodized pots and pans, including 1-quart, 2-quart and 3-quart covered saucepans, a 4-quart covered sauce pot, a 6-quart covered stockpot, a 3-quart covered sauté pan, an 8½-inch skillet and a 10-inch skillet. QVC.com; $249.99

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Your Complete Kitchen

For the avid cook in your life, the complete kitchen covers all bases. This cookware set comes with everything in the prep set, plus an 8-inch and 10-inch pan, an 8-quart and 3-quart pot with lids, and a baking sheet. EqualParts.com; $499

Molcajete with Tortilla Basket

For the avocado addict, this traditional mortar and pestle can mash up guacamoles or chunky salsas. Complete with a basket to keep tortillas warm, this gift set brings a real restaurant feel into the home. UncommonGoods.com; $60

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French Kitchen Marble Pastry Slab

While this slab of grey and white veined marble works for rolling out cookie dough or pie crusts, it can also be used to serve up cheese or as a sushi board. Plus, the slab is a great backdrop on which to snap a picture of a blueberry pie or coffee cake for Instagram. CrateAndBarrel.com; $39.95

Chicago Cutlery 18-Piece Insignia Steel Knife Set

While knives may not seem like the usual holiday gift, a sharp new set of steel knives with a wooden block and sharpener can make any cook happy. The 18 pieces include a peeler, parer, boning knife, utility knife, serrated bread knife, Santoku, slicer, chef knife, shears and steak knives. Amazon.com; $150

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Equal Parts Your Prep Set

This is the gift for a friend or family member who just purchased a new home. The prep set has all of the kitchen essentials: an 8-inch chef’s knife, three mixing bowls with lids, a colander, an oak wood cutting board, measuring cups and spoons, a whisk, spatula, tongs, slotted spoon and slotted spatula. EqualParts.com; $265

Calphalon Nonstick 10-Piece Bakeware Set

Everyone knows a baker. That coworker who brings a new cake in each week or the cousin who is always dropping off brownies. Gift this baking set, which includes a large cookie sheet, baking sheet, round cake pans, brownie pan, cake pan, lid for the brownie or cake pan, cooling rack, medium loaf pan and muffin pan. Macys.com; $99.99


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SPIRITS & SWEETS

A Perfect Pairing

Sweet sensation Sugarfina and Ryan Reynolds’ Aviation Gin make for a sweet combination BY JENNIFER FAUCI

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hampagne and treats, spirits and sweets. What could be better than a classic cocktail and candy? As the face and owner of Aviation Gin, Ryan Reynolds will have you believe that nothing could be better. The actor is the latest celebrity to get into the alcohol business. He also has a sweet spot for, well, sweets. Reynolds teamed up with Sugarfina, the ultimate candy store for adults—renowned for its world-famous Champagne Bears, Rosé wine-infused gummy bears, and more cocktail-inspired treats—to introduce an exclusive new candy collection. Made in collaboration with Aviation American Gin, the specialty gift box features three sweets, all packed with the delicious flavor of gin. First up in this fancy flight are lemony-sweet Gin Fizz Bears. Infused with a sip of Aviation American Gin, these bears start your palate off with a sugar coating until lemon citrus takes over. The last few bites is where the gin comes in, leaving a few notes of flavor for you to mull over before moving onto the next treat. The bento box continues with Gimlet Gummies, adorable shaped airplanes. A nice follow up to the sweet, these tart gummies are infused with gin and a twist of lime to keep that citrus party going. Fancy some chocolate? Try a Gin and Tonic Cordial. These bon bons pack quite a punch with what tastes like a full shot of gin, as a liquid center is at the core of this dark chocolate morsel. The perfect pre-dessert snack to any holiday gathering, visit www. sugarfina.com to order your unique gift. Must be of legal drinking age to purchase Aviation American Gin, as well as the Sugarfina collection.

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EDITOR’S PICK

Number One Making delicious cocktails just got a whole lot easier. Ketel One Vodka’s new Botanical line is infused with natural fruit essences. Made with real ingredients, zero sugar and no artificial sweeteners and flavors, simply add soda for an artfully crafted drink. Available in such flavors as peach and orange Blossom, cucumber and mint and grapefruit and rose, there is a taste for everyone, making a great hostess gift—just tell Santa to visit the local liquor store.

Impress friends and family at your holiday party with this spot on holiday cocktail recipe by Ketel One Vodka. Using European wheat and a combination of modern and traditional distilling techniques, Ketel One is a smooth choice. The refreshingly citrus Blood Dutch Sour cocktail, made using the premium vodka, gets party started.

Bloody Dutch Sour

1 oz. Ketel One Vodka ½ oz. Aperol ½ oz. Lillet Blanc ½ oz. blood orange reduction simple syrup ¾ oz. fresh lemon juice Egg white 1. Zest and juice four blood oranges. Combine and bring to a low boil, reduce heat and add 1 cup water and 1 cup white sugar. 2. Stir and remove from heat. Cool and double fine strain. 3. Combine ingredients in a mixing glass. Dry shake for 10 seconds. Add ice and shake well again. 4. Double fine strain into a chilled coupe glass. Garnish with a fresh thyme sprig. —Courtesy of Ketel One Vodka

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lothes, toys, perfumes, the latest high-tech gadgets and a lot of things we probably don’t need always seem to make the Christmas list year after year. Why not switch it up this holiday and ask Santa for some gourmet sweets? Count on Cheryl’s Cookies, Harry & David and The Popcorn Factory to fill your stocking—and your belly—with delight. And chances are, these edible gifts will be long gone before you get to grandma’s house. Visit www.1800flowers.com to shop these brands and more. ................. Gold Sparkle Strawberries

Shari’s Berries gold sparkle strawberries are a deliciously dazzling display of what happens when fruit meets chocolate. Fresh, plump strawberries have been hand-dipped and decorated with milk chocolate, white chocolate and glittery gold sugar. The perfect sweet treat for dessert. Order a full dozen for $44.99 (serves two people) or a half dozen for $34.99 (serves one person).

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Hand-crafted, chocolate-covered graham crackers from the Harry & David candy kitchen? Yes, please. These double dipped grahams are coated in a rich layer of creamy chocolate and packaged in a collectible tin. Inside, you’ll find 16 delectable morsels: six dark chocolate, six milk chocolate and four milk chocolate peanut butter grahams, perfectly portioned for sharing…or not. Available for $29.99.

Holiday Share-a-Tower Duo

The folks at Harry & David couldn’t decide which treats to include so they picked both. Share rich dark chocolate truffles and delicious dark chocolate-covered grahams with a loved one or gift to a friend. The mini towers even come all boxed up and tied with a red bow. Available for $29.99.

................. Moose Munch Christmas Stocking

The people at Moose Munch know how to dress up popcorn. Make Christmas morning even more spectacular with a Moose Munch Premium Popcorn stocking that comes jam packed with three flavors of this favorite snack: classic caramel, cinnamon maple pecan and holiday. Also hidden inside are two Moose Munch Bars and a chocolate moose-shaped lollipop. Available for $49.99.


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g Stuffers Let It Snow Treats Box

Send a thoughtful holiday wish to someone special with this tasty treat box from Harry & David, straight from the brand’s bakery and candy kitchen. Included amongst the goodies are double-chocolate enrobed cashews, chocolate-covered cherries, chocolate and peanut butter caramel balls and more, all snuggled inside a festive box. Available for $59.99.

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Reindeer Treats Gift Box

Cheryl’s Cookies are simply the best. Treat yourself to these soft, pillowy, buttercream-frosted cut-outs and bask in their deliciousness as you savor—or share—these 20 cookies. Available for $44.99.

Collector’s Edition Holiday Candy Dish

Also new from Cheryl’s is an adorable Santa Claus dessert dish for your own home. Made of high quality ceramic, tuck into a sweet 16-piece assortment of those buttercream-frosted cutouts, candy cookies, snack size cookies, foil wrapped chocolates and chocolate dipped Oreos. Available for $29.99.

................. Santa’s Treats Mailbox

You may love Cheryl’s cookies, but Santa loves them more. New from the brand this year is Santa’s way of delivering treats in this delightful metal mailbox. Inside you’ll find a delicious 50-piece assortment of individually wrapped cookies including the classic buttercream-frosted cut-outs, assorted snack size cookies, pecan butterballs, butter and ginger shortbread cookies, foil wrapped chocolates and hand-decorated crunchy sugar cookies. Available for $49.99.

................. Santa’s Treats Mailbox

You may love Cheryl’s cookies, but Santa loves them more. New from the brand this year is Santa’s way of delivering treats in this delightful metal mailbox. Inside you’ll find a delicious 50-piece assortment of individually wrapped cookies including the classic buttercream-frosted cutouts, assorted snack size cookies, pecan butterballs, butter and ginger shortbread cookies, foil wrapped chocolates and hand-decorated crunchy sugar cookies. Available for $49.99.

................. Very Merry Plaid Merry Christmas Popcorn Tin

Popcorn addicts rejoice. The Popcorn Factory has delivered the perfect comfort snack with these snackable tins. Dig into a selection of butter, cheese and caramel popcorn along with white cheddar in the four-flavor tins. Available in a variety of different sizes from $36.99 to $63.99. 209619 B

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The Perfect Holiday Gift!

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here is possibly nothing more universal than sitting down for a nice cup of tea. Whether it’s part of your morning ritual, a midday pick-me-up or something you serve to guests with finger sandwiches, tea fits pleasantly into anyone’s day. Besides all of the proven health benefits, a gift of tea is a gift of relaxation—and who wouldn’t like to receive that for the holidays? Here are some recommended teas and accessories from trusted brands. ................. Numi Organic World of Tea Collection

Packaged in a lovely handcrafted bamboo box, this collection of 45 organic teas take you on a journey of tastes and cultures around the world. Included in the set are teas from England, Italy, India, Brazil, China, Taiwan, South Africa, Morocco and Egypt, including black, green, rooibos and herbal varieties. Numi’s teas are 100 percent certified organic. With all of the news of teabags leaching plastic into our bodies, you can rest assured that Numi’s teabags are made of fully compostable plant fiber. The company also adheres to eco-responsible and fair trade practices. $32.99 at numitea.com

Crate & Barrel Tea Time Dish Towel

It’s always tea time with this tea-inspired dish towel decorated with colorful kettles, teabags and script lettering. The pure cotton towel exclusive to Crate & Barrel is machine washable. For a unique spin on gift-giving, wrap a tin of fine tea or a pretty mug in the towel with nice satin ribbon. $6.95 at crateandbarrel.com

................. OXO Brew Tea Infuser Basket

Brewing tea in a large infuser basket optimizes the flavor of your favorite loose-leaf teas. Stainless steel construction and fine holes keep tea leaves and particles contained, and the non-slip silicone lid stays cool to the touch. $12.99 at amazon.com

................. Buckabee Honey Stix

The best honey is local honey and Buckabee Honey from Huntington Station is as local as it gets. Each honey stick is filled with 5 grams of delicious raw honey and contains only 15 calories. Just snip the end and stir into a hot cup of tea. $3 for a pack of 12 at buckabeehoney. com


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This adorable stackable set includes one teapot and two teacups to share a cup with a loved one. Add a pop of color to your kitchen and make some memories while you’re at it. $38 at anthropologie.com

................. Blue Lotus Chai Masala Chai Collection

There’s nothing more comforting than a warm cup of chai tea in the winter. With its powdered blends, Blue Lotus Chai makes it incredibly easy to brew up a cup. The Traditional Masala Chai has a deep, authentic flavor made from naturally brewed and flash-dried black tea powder and organic spices including ginger, cardamom, nutmeg, black pepper, cinnamon and cloves. Mmm. The Rooibos Masala Chai has a delightful sweet and nutty flavor, while Star Anise Masala Chai offers deep, subtle licorice notes. The Oregon-based family-run company also offers a lush Mandarin Masala Chai, a sensational Mint Masala Chai and a complex Golden Masala Chai which

features healthful turmeric and maca. The collection is the best way to sample all six flavors and choose your favorite. $35.99 at bluelotuschai.com; individual 3 oz. tins (makes 100 cups) available on amazon.com for $16.50

................. Russell Hobbs Retro Electric Kettle

Modern sophistication meets classy, retro style in this 1.7-liter electric kettle by British household appliances manufacturer Russell Hobbs. If there’s anyone we can learn a thing or two about tea from, it’s the Brits—and the Brits use electric kettles. This kettle not only elevates the style of your kitchen with its timeless beauty, but enhances the tea-making experience with its simplicity of use and functional features. The drip-free spout and cool-touch handle make it as practical as it is elegant, plus level markings, temperature gauge, the removable filter, automatic shut-off and two-year warranty make this charming kettle the best thing that ever happened to your kitchen. $79.99 at russellhobbs.com

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THEATER

Eglevsky Ballet Presents The Nutcracker With music by the Massapequa Philharmonic

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glevsky Ballet, Long Island’s premier ballet company and academy presents its annual production of the holiday classic, The Nutcracker featuring choreography by the company’s executive artistic director, Maurice Brandon Curry. The performances will take place on Saturday, Dec. 15, at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m., and Sunday, Dec. 16, at 2 p.m., at the Tilles Center for

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for the last three years. This new production, which premiered in 2015, has several different elements chosen to develop the relationship between “Clara” and the “Nutcracker Prince”. Curry replaces the pas de deux usually performed by the Snow Queen and Snow King with one danced by Benitez and the “Nutcracker Prince”, portrayed by 17-year old student Paolo Tarini. Tarini is a student at the American Ballet Theatre Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School. The young Tarini was recommended personally by former ABT principal dancer and current Artistic Director of the ABT JKO School, Cynthia Harvey. The two young dancers will dance a pas de deux to the music for the famous snow scene. Tickets may be purchased from the Tilles Center Box Office or through Ticketmaster.


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STORE OPENING

Lands’ End Comes To Garden City Grand opening to take place this weekend at The Gallery at Westbury Plaza Lands’ End, a leading uni-channel retailer known for high-quality apparel for the whole family and the home, opened its newest retail location at The Gallery at Westbury Plaza in Garden City. The 5,685-square-foot store features the brand’s latest products in time for the holiday season, including gift-worthy winter favorites such as outerwear and pajamas for the whole family. Other gift items include holiday printed throw blankets and cozy fleeces, with options for monogramming at its digital kiosk. In addition, holiday-themed gift boxes will be available for free with purchase to help make gifting easier. “We’re so excited to join the Westbury community and grow our presence in New York with our first company-operated store on Long Island,” said Claudia Mazo, senior vice president of retail at Lands’ End. “With the holidays just around the corner, we look forward to celebrating with the community and making holiday shopping easier for families in the area.” The grand opening celebration begins with a ribbon-cutting

ceremony on Saturday, Dec. 7 at 10 a.m. with activities continuing throughout the weekend. The public is invited to join Lands’ End in celebration of the new store on Saturday, Dec. 7, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Sunday, Dec. 8, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Shoppers can enjoy a holiday-themed photo station featuring an animated photo booth and festive props. They’ll also have the opportunity to spin a prize wheel to win Lands’ End prizes and coupons. The first 100 guests to spend $100 during the grand opening will receive a free Lands’ End canvas tote. —Submitted by Lands’ End

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Mix And Mingle

Hershey debuts holiday-themed chocolate treats

BY JOSEPH WOLKIN

jwolkin@antonmediagroup.com

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here is nothing like unwrapping the gift of chocolate during the holiday season. It is literally the sweetest present. From white and dark chocolate, to peanut butter cups and dipped pretzels, the options for gifting Hershey’s are as plentiful as they are popular. The cocoa bean, also known as cacao, is one of the more bitter seeds. It derives from South America, mainly in the area within the Amazon Basin, but there are plenty of chocolate treats that come from Africa, too. About 70 percent of modern-day cocoa beans come from West Africa. But few companies have created a magical treat like Hershey’s has. The Pennsylvania-based cocoa company, founded in 1894 by Milton Hershey, continues to be an American favorite. Come holiday season,

Hershey’s always unveils festive treats. This year is no different, with five brand new holiday-themed candies, in addition to the perennially favorites (Think red and green wrapped Hershey Kisses and special chocolate bars.) Take a look at some of Hershey’s newest products, which make the perfect gift for basically anyone.

Reese’s Peanut Butter Holiday Lights These peanut butter and

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chocolate festive lights look just like the ones hanging on your tree—only these are delicious. The festive treat makes for a great stocking stuffer for the Reese’s lovers in your life.

Hershey’s Dipped Pretzels White Crème with Nonpareils

These bite size pretzels dipped in white crème and decorated with sprinkles are a delicious little dessert for the holiday season. These treats are wonderful to savor alone or share with family and friends.

Hershey’s Holiday Mix and Mingle Tin

Kick off the gathering season with the holiday mix and mingle tin. You’ll be the hit of the holiday party when bringing this snack mix of Hershey’s Cookies and Crème Drops, candy-coated milk chocolates,

Whoppers and mini pretzels. It is the perfect combination of sweet and salty.

Kit Kat Sweet Cinnamon Miniatures

Kit Kat is introducing a brand new flavor just in time for the holiday season. The iconic crispy wafers are now surrounded by sweet cinnamon flavor. These make the perfect winter dessert for all. They have quite the strong taste, and if you like cinnamon, you can’t go wrong with this treat.

Reese’s Mystery Shapes

For the first time in 20 years, Reese’s is rolling out seasonally inspired Mystery Shapes. Unwrap a surprise that has the perfect ratio of peanut butter and chocolate, because let’s be honest, that’s what really matters. Try out all three before the new year.


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