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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GIFT: Cupcakes Without The Calories

Kids are crazy for cupcakes, so how about cupcakes are made from chalk? Handmade to order, they let you “enjoy” cupcakes in a different way: on chalk boards, roll-up chalk mats, chalk board place mats or good old driveways and sidewalks. Or, they can be used as objets d’art in kids’ rooms. The set of…
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JULY 4th: Bipartisan Truffle Party Favors

Party line party favors for July 4th. Photo courtesy Choclatique.   If your crowd spends a preponderance of time discussing politics, serve some of these clever chocolates for July 4th. Made by the creative L.A. chocolatier Choclatique, white chocolate shells are filled with chocolate ganache and topped with colored white chocolate donkey and elephant medallions…
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