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Like many people, I thought fruitcakes -- like Twinkies -- came wrapped and packaged and were the kind of food that goes into the

I never understood the aversion to fruitcake until someone sent me one of those clunkers that the humorist Russell Baker said he deplored, dating

Holidays often mean cookies. Here are three unusual Italian cookies that you can make ahead for the holidays, each with a special featured ingredient.

Nothing gives a cocktail a kick quite like bitters. Whether it's an Old Fashioned, a Manhattan or a Champagne Cocktail, those quick dashes from

Making a healthy start this spring, I went into the kitchen to cook with olive oil. Now I know there are all sorts of

Enter a Portuguese pastry shop and you might think you’ve walked into a lab where a mad scientist had been imprisoned for years with