TOP PICK OF THE WEEK: BT Brownies

Need a Mother’s Day gift that’s sure to please? Some of our favorite brownies are made by artisan bakery, BT Baking. Moist and fudgy—but never cloying or “too rich”—the brownies are made in four fab flavors: Chocolate Brownie, the classic, made with 70% cacao Cookie Brownie, with a layer of chocolate chip cookie Peanut Butter…
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TOP PICK OF THE WEEK: Mother’s Day Gifts

Looking for something special for Mother’s Day? Of the products we’ve tried recently, here’s what we’re selected for our mother, aunt and other special moms: Georgie’s English Scones. The scones arrive frozen, along with delicious lemon curd. You can also send ready-to-bake shortbread in the hard-to-find, festive petticoat tails (triangle) shape. Kimberley Artisan Vinegars. Handcrafted…
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VALENTINE’S DAY: Gourmet Chocolates

We love getting gifts from Chocolat Céleste (it means “heavenly chocolate” in French), a Minneapolis-based artisan chocolatier. The ganache fillings are delicious and the cocoa-butter transfers that decorate the tops are lovely. If you’re looking for a special box of chocolates for Valentine’s Day, head over to the website and take your pick. Gift boxes…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Make Chocolate Chile Fudge Valentine Gifts

Chocolate and heat: perfect for Valentine’s Day. Photo courtesy Wisdairy.com.   Instead of shopping for chocolates for friends and family, make them! An easy option is chocolate fudge. This recipe, from the Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board, has spicy heat, thanks to the addition of cinnamon and ground ancho chile. This recipe makes 64 pieces—enough to…
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GIFT OF THE DAY: A Luscious Butter Shortbread Gift

Who doesn’t like rich butter shortbread? Photo courtesy Biscottea.   Enjoy your tea, coffee, cappuccino or espresso with the perfect shortbread cookie. With free shipping included! The makers of Biscottea and Biscoffee have enhanced a classic Scottish shortbread recipe by adding organic tea or coffee to the fragrant butter cookies. (The coffee beans are also…
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