GIFT: Mrs. Prindable’s Caramel Apples

The Nutcracker, a keepsake toy, stays with you after the apple has been enjoyed. There are teddy bears and other seasonal options. Photo courtesy Mrs. Prindable.   We recently recommended a stocking stuffer of Mrs. Prindable’s caramels. For 25 years, Mrs. P. used that caramel to coat scrumptious jumbo apples, with a top layer of…
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GLUTEN FREE GIFT: Mary’s Gone Crackers Gift Pack

Scrumptious, gluten-free crackers. Photo courtesy Maryy’s Gone Crackers.   Wheat-free, gluten-free, dairy-free, nut-free, vegan, no hydrogenated oils, no trans-fats, non-GMO: The litany of what’s not in Mary’s Gone Crackers is so extensive, you start to wonder what is in them that makes them taste so vibrant and delicious. (See the answer in our full review…
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PRODUCT: Duchy Originals Shortbread Cookies

Stem Ginger is one of the delicious shortbread flavors. Photo courtesy Duchy Originals.   Waitrose is a chain of British supermarkets that is described by the media as “upmarket”—think Central Market, King’s and Wegman’s in the U.S. Their house brand products are known for their quality; and their delicious shortbread is available in the U.S.…
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GIFT: Bird’s Nest Cheesecake

This cheesecake gift from Harry & David is inspired by the chirping birds of spring, who decorate the top with a “nest” of premium chocolate shavings that holds a few bright blue candy almond robin’s eggs. The creamy cheesecakes also feature a chocolate cookie crust and a chocolate ganache layer on top. The two New…
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GIFT: Silverland Sugar Free Brownies & Lemon Bars

What can you give someone who adores cake but can’t have sugar? Sugar-free brownies and lemon bars from Silverland Bakery. The bakery’s sugar-free line was years in development, trying alternative noncaloric sweeteners and settling on the world’s finest, maltitol (see the different sugar substitutes). Current choices include: Sugar Free Lemon Bar: Same great look and…
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