‘Tis the season for gifting and self-gifting. Our favorite Levain cookies have a limited-time holiday flavor—Dark Chocolate Peppermint—that we love so much, we’re packing extras in the freezer to last us at least until spring. Levain is known for its six-ounce jumbo cookie mounds—magnificent cookies that are crispy on the outside and gooey on the […]

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If you know a pet with a penchant for Parisian pâtisserie, check out these Dog Macarons from Bonne et Filou. Nothing says pet pâtisserie better than macarons, a treat for the most royal of dogs. The delicious dog macarons are made from all-natural human-grade ingredients, and unlike human macarons, they are healthy! They’re available in […]

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Tay Tea offers some of the finest loose tea blends we’ve had. And they’re having a “fall sale” on their chai teas, through November 5th. Tay Tea invites you to “steep, sip, and settle into fall.” The options include two black tea-based chai blends and two caffeine-free rooibos blends. Each is custom-blended by master tea […]

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[1] Mezzi Rigatoni with burrata, cherry tomatoes, and burrata. The recipe is below (photos #1 through #5 © Barilla). [2] The new Al Bronzo line. [3] Penne rigate, “striped quills” in Italian. The “stripes” are actually ridges that help the sauce grip the pasta. [4] Penne rigate tosed with extra virgin olive oil and Parmigiano […]

Diets To Lose Weight

[1] Tea excitement: 24 different varieties (both photos © Adagio Teas). [2] Inside the book-style gift box are windows holding the different teas, one for each day from December 1st through December 24th.   We typically don’t begin to write about holiday gifts until November 1st, just after Halloween. But this tea advent calendar from […]

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[1] Sweet Celebrations are chocolates with flavors that celebrate Rosh Hashanah (photos #1 an #3 © Chocolat Moderne). [2] Apples and honey are a traditional combination eaten for a “sweet” new year (photo © Good Eggs). [3] A 6-piece sleeve of Sweet Celebrations.   In 2022, the Jewish New Year, Rosh Hashanah, begins on Sunday, […]

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eCreamery is one of those great online finds where you can customize labels as a gift for your favorite ice cream lover. Since 2007, eCreamery has been churning out superpremium ice cream: classic favorites, original flavors, and customers’ own unique creations.     ICE CREAM FOR HALLOWEEN Get ready for some “to die for” frozen […]

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We love bacon, but not the nitrates and nitrates*, salts commonly used to cure meat. So we tried vegan bacon, which doesn’t include either. We’ve enjoyed some tasty vegan bacon like Hooray Bacon, which is based on shiitake mushrooms. But our colleague Hannah Kaminsky created her own recipe for shiitake-based bacon and has shared it […]

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