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How to Save on Organic Food

The benefits of buying organic foods are abundantly clear to today’s shoppers. In the last ten years organic sales have almost tripled, yet most shoppers still believe that the price of organic food is cost prohibitive. A recent NPR report showed that 52% of shoppers believe that the price of organic food is too high. And the U.S. Department of Agriculture estimates that organically produced food can cost anywhere from 10% to 30% more than conventionally mass-produced food. 10 Ways to Save on Organic Food Buy Strategically:  In many cases organic foods offer great health benefits, while in other...

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Holiday Cocktails – Kringle Kocoa

Get comfy under the mistletoe after mixing up a cup of this cocktail creation. Even Kris Kringle would approve this bit of holiday cheer. Ingredients 2 oz Van Gogh Dutch Chocolate Vodka 4 oz Hot Chocolate 3 Roasted marshmallows on a small skewer Directions Pour Van Gogh Chocolate Vodka and hot chocolate into a mug and garnish with roasted marshmallows on a skewer. Day 1: The Winter Wonderland Day 2: Spiced Caramel Apple Martini Day 3: Eggnog Martini Day 4: Spicy GingerMan Day 5: Candy Cane Lane Day 6: Turtle Doves Day 7: Berry Merry Xmas Day 8: Kringle...

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Holiday Cocktails – Caramel Pumpkin Cheesecake Dessert Shots

Think cheesecake with half the calories! These delicious liquid cheesecakes were created by Celebrity Chef, Jon Ashton. Ingredients 1 can (14 oz) Pumpkin, chilled 3 oz Reduced-fat cream cheese 6 oz Low fat vanilla yogurt 1 Cup low fat milk 1/4 Cup Van Gogh Dutch Caramel Vodka 1/2 Teaspoon vanilla extract 1/2 Teaspoon cinnamon 1/8 Teaspoon nutmeg 6 Teaspoons graham cracker crumbs (optional) Directions Place all ingredients (except graham cracker crumbs) in a blender and blend until silky. Pour into shot glasses and top each serving with a teaspoon of graham cracker crumbs. Day 1: The Winter Wonderland Day...

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Holiday Cocktails – Cafe Caramel

We give thanks this season for the Café Caramel, created by Rene Matos, Beverage Director, NYC Marriott Marquis. Ingredients 2-1/2 oz Van Gogh Dutch Caramel Vodka 1/2 oz Van Gogh Double Espresso Vodka 1/4 oz House-made caramel sauce 1 oz Vanilla ice cream, softened Garnished with a cholive Directions Add all ingredients into a shaker and shake vigorously to ensure the caramel is well blended. Pour into a martini glass and garnish with a cholive. Day 1: The Winter Wonderland Day 2: Spiced Caramel Apple Martini Day 3: Eggnog Martini Day 4: Spicy GingerMan Day 5: Candy Cane Lane...

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Holiday Cocktails – Spicy GingerMan

Every single woman needs a spicy man to heat up her holiday season. Try this one: Ingredients 1 oz Vanilla Vodka 1 oz Hazelnut liqueur 1/2 oz Butterscotch Schnapps 2 oz Ginger Beer Cinnamon stick Directions Combine all ingredients in a shaker and shake over ice. Pour over ice into a rocks glass and garnish with Cinnamon stick. Day 1: The Winter Wonderland Day 2: Spiced Caramel Apple Martini Day 3: Eggnog Martini Day 4: Spicy GingerMan Day 5: Candy Cane Lane Day 6: Turtle Doves Day 7: Berry Merry Xmas Day 8: Kringle Kocoa Day 9: Café Caramel...

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