At the end of each year, our tradition is to highlight our Top 10 Top Picks Of The Year. While we highly endorse all of our top picks, these are products that have become part of our everyday life. We know there’s a preponderance of sweets here. You can guess that we have a sweet […]

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[1] Feeding America provides bags of nutritious groceries to hungry families (photo courtesy Feeding America). [2] Food Forward distributes produce that would be left on the ground to rot, to needy communities (photo FoodForward.org).   Before the year ends, you can share the spirit of the holidays by helping the hungry. Make a donation to […]

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There are plenty of high quality gift and toy ideas for 1 to 2 year olds. Year 2009 is a little different than past years as we have seen toy manufacturers shift their manufacturing plans to make products that have a lesser price tag. This cheaper price is great news for consumers as they are […]

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Here’s a fusion food: thousand year old eggs*, a traditional Chinese recipe, crossed with western tradition: Easter Eggs. A sophisticated adult crowd will enjoy these sophisticated Easter eggs. You can: Let guests peel their own and serve with a dipping sauce. Leave some whole and devil some of them.   Either way, it’s a charming […]

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Before there were macarons, the popular French meringue cookie sandwiches, there were macaroons. The chewy, gluten-free* coconut cookies are a delight year-round, but especially appreciated by Passover observers. Made of shredded coconut, sweetened condensed milk, and egg whites—without the flour or leavening that are verboten during this holiday—they happily replace other baked sweets. Dan Cohen […]

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The Chinese New Year holiday begins today. It’s also called Lunar New Year, since the date is based on the lunar calendar*; and other Asian countries in addition to China celebrate it. The celebration lasts for 15 days, and an estimated 1.4 billion people around the world participate. It’s the Year Of The Dog, one […]

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As the year ends, we revisit some of our favorite products of the year. They’re all Top Picks Of The Week, but they’re the ones that we can’t stop eating. If you’re looking for something new and special, we strongly recommend them. In alphabetical order, we present:   BETTER-FOR-YOU FOODS Better Beans Most of us […]

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