TOP PICK OF THE WEEK: Gourmet Easter Chocolate Gifts

Good things come in small rocher nests. Rochers are caramelized chocolate-covered almond slivers, formed by L.A. Burdick Handmade Chocolate into a special Easter nest filled with 8 chocolate truffles, 8 marzipan eggs and a small chocolate bunny. Charmingly gift-boxed, it’s memorable. All over America, boys and girls of all ages (yes, you!) are looking with…
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ENTERTAINING: Oscar Party Ideas ~ Part 2

Red Carpet Fizz. The Academy Of Motion Picture Arts And Sciences has your Oscar Party planned for you, from cocktails to food to pre-broadcast fun. Celebrity chef Wolfgang Puck is the official chef of the Academy Awards’ official dinner. Get his recipes for a formal dinner of: – Smoked Salmon Blinis – Butter Lettuce Salad…
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VALENTINE’S DAY GIFTS: Cupcakes & Samuel Adams Chocolate Bock Beer

You haven’t gotten your Valentine anything yet? Avoid the mobs at the chocolate stores and head for the nearest bakery. If you’d planned ahead, places like Magnolia Bakery in New York City would have already delivered cupcakes to your loved one(s), but it’s too late for that now. See if you can call ahead and…
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VALENTINE’S DAY GIFTS: VDay Minus 1 ~ Coeur A La Crème

Couldn’t find a heart-shaped cheese? Then run to the nearest specialty housewares store (including Crate & Barrel, Sur La Table or Williams Sonoma) for a heart-shaped mold with drainage holes, and make your Valentine the classic French cheese dessert, coeur a la crème. It’s made with only the most delicious ingredients: mascarpone, heavy cream and…
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