Grounds & Hounds is the perfect coffee brand for dog lovers. “Every pound saves a hound,” the company says: 20% of all profits generated by Grounds & Hounds Coffee Co. are used to fund innovative and impactful rescue programs throughout the country. The mission is to eradicate unnecessary animal euthanasia and improve animal welfare, and […]

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Even if you like fruitcake, the fruitcakes from Robert Lambert will raise the bar beyond any other fruitcake you’ve had. It is fruitcake for those in the know. It has nothing to do with the mass-produced versions loaded with neon candied fruit. Robert Lambert, a cookbook author and pastry chef, is one of America’s great […]

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Order quickly if you want this wonderful “Advent calendar”: Only 150 sets were made (photo #1). Unlike the old-fashioned Advent calendar where little doors were opened to reveal the day’s treat (photo #3), Woodhouse Chocolate’s 2019 version puts each treat in a separate, reusable tin. Each tin contains a wonderful chocolate surprise: hand-decorated chocolate figures, […]

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[1] It’s easy to make: hot chocolate topped with a donut, plus garnish (photo © Adrianna Calvo | Pexels). [2] Pirouette cookies. These are the Pirouline brand; Pepperidge Farm sells Pirouettes, which are similar (photo © Pirouline | Facebook).   Is it breakfast? Dessert? A snack? This cup of hot chocolate is topped with a […]

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[1] Fright Night pizza (photos © DeLallo). [2] Are you looking at me?   There’s no need to turn on the oven to make these Fright Night Pizzas. The personal-size rounds are pan-fried, then placed under the broiler to melt the cheese. The pizza dough was made with the Italian Pizza Dough Kit from DeLallo. […]

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[1] Our favorite Halloween candy is candy apples (photo by Sevenmarie | CreativeCommons is licensed under CC-BY 2.0). [2] Enjoy them plain, but we like to add a topping, as in the photo below (photo © Splenda). [3] Add some toppings, from the sunflower seeds in this photo to candy corn, chopped nuts, Halloween sprinkles, […]

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We love winter squash. A pre-cut package of butternut squash cubes makes a quick steamed side at dinner (and the leftovers go into tomorrow’s green salad). But for Sunday night dinner, we have the time to do something more creative, like this beautiful tart from California Olive Ranch (photo #1), made with whole wheat flour […]

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