Q: I'm in charge of dessert for an annual family Christmas party and need to serve two dozen people. No dietary restrictions; chocolate is loved by all but it doesn't need to be the main ingredient. I want to do something a little more special than cookies or bars.
Q: I have been infusing vodka with raspberries — the raspberries have been in the vodka for a year. I have strained the vodka and it looks okay. The raspberries were brown and I discarded them. Is the vodka safe to drink?
Q: Help! I am planning on making bottles of Thai Sweet Chili Sauce for Christmas gifts this year, but my local grocer didn't carry red jalapeños or serrano peppers, so I bought a ton of Chile de Arbol chiles thinking the dark red color would work great. As it turns out, these things are able to set everything they touch on fire.