| Jan 6, 2011
Because I left Mexico when I was 6, my recollections of our holiday traditions are often dreamlike and vague.
But my memory of Three Kings Day, or el Día de los Reyes Magos, remains vivid because it came right after Christmas, in the first week of...
| Jan 6, 2011
Mexican hot chocolate
Total time: 15 minutes
Servings: 4 to 6
Note: Mexican chocolate can be found in the Latin section of most grocery stores.
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| Jan 9, 2011
| 1:30 AM
PEPPERMINT HOT CHOCOLATE
Peppermint flavoring, chocolate and steamed milk topped with whipped topping and sprinkled with crunched-up candy canes.
- from Red Rooster Coffee House
Emily Arthur-Richardt: Tastes like a fancy hot...
| Jan 10, 2011
| 9:32 AM
Consumer Reports tested cocoas from names like Ghirardelli and Godiva to classics like Hershey's and Swiss Miss and even an organic one from Dagoba.
Consumer Reports served up cocoa to its trained panelists. The testers looked at nutrition and calories,...
| Jan 19, 2011
| 10:37 AM
Bill Brennwald watched a man slip twice on the ice on the corner of Michigan Avenue and Wacker Drive this morning.
“It’s really hard not to laugh,” Brennwald said, chortling from a spot near the corner as he took a cigarette break. ...
| Jun 29, 2011
| 8:19 PM
Have you noticed anything different at the grocery store? Big, over-the-top, super-sized foods? In one trip we found giant marshmallows. So big, you need only one per cup of hot cocoa. Some snack crackers have doubled in size. These food products...
| Mar 10, 2011
| 3:42 PM
Ten-year-old Jacob Muchnick can't wait to fulfill his dream of watching his favorite English Premier League soccer star Carlos Tevez play at the Manchester City stadium and then stopping by for autographs after the game.
His 12-year old brother Justin...
| Aug 5, 2011
| 2:27 PM
A cavernous corner of a shopping mall is probably one of the last spots in which you'd look for creative confections, but it's all happening next to a wacky sock shop on the third floor of the Glendale Galleria. Xooro recently opened its second Los...
| Nov 21, 2011
| 6:18 PM
A steady rain began falling Monday night as city officials prepared to light a 25-foot blue spruce tree in Hagerstown’s Public Square.
A crowd of people showed up despite the chilly weather, and umbrellas bobbed back and forth as people took...
| Nov 23, 2011
| 8:03 AM
From the very beginning, organizers of Charlevoix's Flurry Fest knew they were on to something.
The event, which all started five years ago in an attempt to get people downtown to kickoff the holiday season, has turned into a showcase of community...
| Dec 1, 2011
| 4:28 PM
"Ten, nine, eight, seven, six, five, four, three, two, one!" the children chanted.
Then Mayor Toni Iseman pulled the switch on 11,500 bulbs that lighted up the 55-foot white fir tree, the centerpiece of the second Holiday Open House at Montage Laguna...
| Sep 29, 2011
Much like the metal that comes from deep within Chile's mines, the national spice also has a copper hue. Within the last few years, merkén, made from ground smoked chiles, has moved from being solely a local curiosity to a tabletop mainstay in Chile and...