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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TIP OF THE DAY: Thanksgiving Fruit Plate

Who would have thought that fresh fruit could have such a Thanksgiving theme! We found this idea in in the Dole Pinterest stream and couldn’t resist making one ourselves. In fact, it’s a great project to keep the kids busy on Thanksgiving. Ingredients Per Fruit Turkey: 6-8 apple slices 9-10 orange segments Pear half For…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Sweets For People Who Don’t Like Chocolate

Still wondering what to get your non-chocolate-loving Valentine? Here are five delectable options: 1. VALENTINE COOKIES. We love classic Linzer cookies, filled with raspberry jam. And big iced cookies are always fun. We picked up the cookies in the photo from Broadway Bakery, an artisan baker in New York City that uses lots of top-quality…
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GIFT: Gourmet Gluten Free Cookies & Truffles

Gluten-free glory. Photo courtesy Cake | Chicago.   While it may not be easy being green, it’s even worse to be gluten-free. When everyone else is enjoying cake and cookies, you’ve got to show restraint. Unless you’ve received a box of “defloured” cookies from Cake, an artisan bakery in Chicago. A gift box of three…
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