Over the river and through the woods to Grandmother’s house we go! These sleighs are made from sweet rolls and mini gingerbread men, with candy cane runners. We discovered it on the Facebook page of St. Pierre bakery. We recommended their product line earlier this fall. It’s fun to make, and even more fun to […]

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[1] Add a spoon of coffee spices to your ground coffee to brew a flavored pot. [2] Four flavors complement light through dark roast coffees. Both photos courtesy Simply Organic.   Sometimes you feel like having plain coffee, sometimes you like a hit of flavor. Simply Organic has developed Pre-Brew Coffee Spices for you. Add […]

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Bantam Bagels had a small shop in Greenwich Village, selling two-bite balls of bagel in different flavors, filled with a variety of cream cheese flavors. The novelty spread the word, and the plucky Bantams are now sold at 16,000 grocers nationwide. Along the way, the line expanded with Bantam Pancakes and Bantam Egg Bites. (The […]

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[1] Make a holiday sangria (photo courtesy Stick A Fork. [2] Use leftover wine to poach pears or apples (photo courtesy Sunbasket). [3] Fun wine gift: stylish cans from WineSociety.   A couple of years ago we published a piece called 20 Ways To Use Leftover Wine. Here’s a mini holiday version, with two ways […]

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Kitu Super Coffee is a delicious blend of real ingredients for all day energy. It’s sugar free, lactose free, soy free, and gluten free, with 10 grams of protein. Jordan DeCicco, founder of Kitu, created Super Coffee in his dorm room. As a tired college basketball player seeking refreshment, he found only sugary bottled coffees […]

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For lovers of candy canes and chocolate, here’s an elegant upgrade to peppermint bark: The Candy Cane Bar from Éclat Chocolate. Inspired by the classic candy cane, and bark with chipped pieces, this bar lovely bar is almost too pretty to eat. There’s a top layer of white chocolate with a red stripe, a bottom […]

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For the person who has everything, how about a give-back gift with a social impact? These are gifts that support organizations like Feeding America, which provides meals to hungry people in our own country; and Heifer International, which provides livestock to third-world families so that they have food as well as eggs, milk, wool, etc. […]

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[1] Sacher Torte, a classic with the word “Sacher” inscribed on the top. Here’s a recipe from Chic, Chic, Chocolate. [2] The real deal from the Hotel Sacher, which garnishes its cake with a chocolate medallion specifying Sacher Hotel Wein (Vienna) (photo courtesy Hotel Sacher). [3] The glaze is poured over the cake. Here’s a […]

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