We never had the original Gingerbread Oreos that debuted in 2012, nor had we tried them in any year since—until last week. The 2020 Limited Edition Gingerbread Oreos are a new formulation and packaging. We have only one word for them: Terrific! The originals were vanilla-flavored cookies with a creme filling flavored with gingerbread spices. […]

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[1] The electric blue color will surprise guests, but after a taste, they’ll be delighted (all photos © Amour Geneve). [2] The wine is at home at the beach or a special event. [3] Need a gift for a wine drinker? Here it is! [4] Prepare for July 4th celebrations with a flight of red, […]

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Here’s an idea from Éclat Chocolate, an artisan chocolatier in West Chester, Pennsylvania (shipping nationwide, of course). They topped a cup of hot chocolate (photo #1) with one of their “mendiants” or “mondiants,” plain or filled chocolate disks. The disks melt, of course, making an even more chocolatey cup of hot chocolate (photo #2). As […]

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Try this seasonal spin on salsa: Switch out the tomatoes and garlic for cranberries and apples. Low in calories and gluten free, you can keep it in the fridge for snacking or as a general condiment: mixed into yogurt for breakfast or lunch, as a creamy dip with the yogurt, as a salad dressing with […]

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A pretty basket of baby veggies will delight the healthy eater (photo © Melissa’s Produce).   Who can resist the allure of baby vegetables? Here’s a special gift from specialty company Melissa’s Produce, for your favorite vegetarian, vegan, healthy eater or foodie-in-general. Each delicately woven gift basket is brimming with fresh vegetables, which are artfully […]

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[1] Festivus Maple Syrup, infused with holiday spices (all photo © Runamok Maple). [2] Twin recipes, different names. Festivus is the tongue-in-cheek version of Runamok’s Holiday Spiced Maple Syrup. [3] Maple syrup is a great gift. You know the recipient will be able to use it.   Fine maple syrup is a great holiday gift […]

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[1] Apple Pie cookies: crust on the bottom, streusel on the top. There are also Chocolate, Pecan and Triple Berry flavors (all photos © Janie’s Life-Changing Baked Goods). [2] There are also traditional favorites, like Chocolate Chip… [3] …and Chewy Triple Ginger. [4] The gift box we want—anytime! [5] Triple Berry Pie Crust Cookies.   […]

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[1] Save time making and par-baking a pie crust, with this beauty from Three Babes Bakeshop in San Francisco (photo © Good Eggs). [2] The pie crust is delivered frozen, to store in the freezer until you’re ready to bake your pie (photos #2 and #3 © Three Babes Bake Shop | San Francisco). [3] […]

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