[1] Pie and ice cream: Think outside the box for your à la mode (photo © Good Eggs). [2] Apple pie with honey ice cream (photo © Golden Blossom Honey). [3] Talenti Vanilla Cinnamon gelato, great for apple pie. Talenti also makes Vanilla Caramel ice cream gelato, Brown Butter Caramel gelato, and Caramel Apple Pie […]

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There are numerous ways to garnish hot chocolate. The latest to catch our eye is this beauty from La Rose Noire. You can approximate it at home. Unfortunately, consumers can’t purchase from La Rose Noire: It is a wholesaler to professional pastry chefs. But if you like beautiful chocolate embellishments, pastries and other desserts, there’s […]

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[1] Tazo Tea’s Pumpkin Spice Latte is available in concentrate (shown) and in tea bags (photo © Tazo). [2] Most people like their PSLs hot, but you can also drink them chilled. In fact, you can add a scoop of vanilla ice cream to a tall glass of cold PSL.   Are you a tea […]

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[1] Freshly caught and skinned wild salmon (all photos © Sitka Salmon Shares). [2] Line-caught salmon. [3] After they’re caught, the fish are quickly processed. [4] They’re blast-frozen, and shipped by FedEx to your doorstep. [5] The fish arrive ready to season and cook.   Several months ago we wrote about a wonderful service for […]

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If you’ve never had a deliciously ripe fig (photo #6), you’re missing out. A superfood rich in fiber, iron, manganese, potassium, and plant calcium*, figs can be enjoyed in many ways (and have medical uses as well). Figs have been a mainstay in the Mediterranean since ancient times. They were a significant part of the […]

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[1] Among the most popular cocktails in the U.S. are the Bloody Mary (photo © Bonefish Grill)… [2] The Martini (photo © Ruths Chris Steak House)… [3] The Cosmopolitan (photo © Inspired By Charm)… [4] The Margarita (photo © Casa Noble Tequila)… [5] The Daiquiri (photo © Tempered Spirits)…and… [6] The Moscow Mule (photo © […]

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We spend so much time appointing our table for guests: different porcelain plates for every course, fine linens, silver, stemware and of course, candles. One day as we were lighting the candles, we noticed how out of place our box of Diamond Matches was. So when we discovered MatchDaddy, we knew that we had not […]

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[1] This turkey is actually basted with Champagne as well. Here’s the recipe from Taste of Home. It takes two cups of Champagne or other sparkling wine. [2] Start the dinner with bubbly, starting with the hors d’oeuvres. Here’s more from Good Food (photo © Good Food | Marina Oliphant). [3] A popular appetizer, Baked […]

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[1] Popcorn with fall flavors: maple syrup and pumpkin pie spice (photo © Popcorn Board). [2] Pumpkin pie spice (photo © Silk Road Spices).   Here’s some seasonal fun: popcorn with seasonal ingredients. Thanks to The Popcorn Board for the recipe.   RECIPE #1: MAPLE PUMPKIN SPICE POPCORN Ingredients 2 tablespoons brown sugar 2 tablespoons […]

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