GOURMET GIVEAWAY #2 ~ House Of Balsamic Vinegar Jellies

One reader will be the envy of gourmet friends if he or she wins this elegant prize from House of Balsamic. The balsamic jellies from House Of Balsamic are quite delicate. This week’s winner will receive three jellies: Fragolina, an ideal topping for fresh cheeses, crackers or fresh fruit Prelibato, delicious paired with hard and…
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GOURMET GIVEAWAY #1 ~ $25.00 See’s Candies Gift Certificates

Nibble on delicious candies from See’s. Photo courtesy See’s Candies. Twenty lucky winners will enjoy sweet dreams with gift certificates from See’s Candies, one of America’s most beloved brands. Choose from 100 types of candy: boxed chocolates, fudge, truffles, nut clusters and mints are just a few. See’s also makes some of our favorite sugar-free…
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GIFT OF THE DAY: Perfect Pie Gifts

We usually don’t go gaga over pie—no one makes a pie as good as our mom. Except for the pie professionals who bake up a storm for Harry & David’s Heritage Pie Club. These pies are so good, even Mom can’t complain that they’re ready-made. The pies arrive frozen, ready to be baked. Each month…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Christmas Hors d’Oeuvres

We topped a rice cracker with roasted red pepper, a bocconcino (mozzarella ball) and pesto. Photo by Melody Lan THE NIBBLE. Deck the “hors” and be sure to include some red and green hors d’oeuvre* at your holiday party. Some crowd-pleasers are very easy to make. Skewer: Take long toothpicks and make a skewer of…
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Cooking Video: Make Roast Root Vegetables Au Gratin

  Root vegetables have sustained mankind through millennia of winters, because they last for long periods in cool temperatures. Root vegetables are plant roots eaten as vegetables. Beetroot (beets), carrot, ginger, Jerusalem artichoke, jicama, parsnip, potato and sweet potato, radish, rutabaga, salsify, turnip, wasabi, water chestnut and yam are just a portion of the long…
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