GIFT OF THE DAY: Christmas Cake Pops

How terrific are these Christmas tree cake pops? All photos courtesy Veronica’s.   Last week we reviewed a book on making your own cake pops. But we could never create spectacular cake pop designs like these. Fortunately, we don’t need to, because we can buy them from Veronica’s. Anyone will be delighted to receive Veronica’s…
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GIFT OF THE DAY: Round Brownies, Individually Boxed

Not just good-looking: These brownies and blondies rock the taste buds, too. Photo courtesy Sugardaddy’s.   We taste loads of brownies each year, and the new contestants have yet to knock Sugardaddy’s off the podium. In addition to overall deliciousness, Sugardaddy’s brownies and blondies are different: round and individually boxed in reusable acrylic containers They’ve…
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GIFT OF THE DAY: St. Lucia Fruit Bread In 7 Flavors (Including Banana & Pumpkin)

Banana bread—and 5 other flavors—in acolorful keepsake box (the design is the Texas flag). Photo by Katharine Pollak | THE NIBBLE.   In handsome red, white and blue gift tins with the motif of the state flag, St. Lucia bakery has been shipping a “Little Taste of Texas” to anyone, anywhere, who’s in need of…
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GIFT: The Best Peppermint Bark

The best peppermint bark we’ve ever had. Don’t miss it! Photo courtesy Enstrom.   We’ve tried every peppermint bark we’ve come across. And the winner: Peppermint Bark from Enstrom Candies of Grand Junction, Colorado. It’s a perfect blend of top-quality dark and white chocolate with crushed peppermint candy and chocolate cookie pieces. We admit to…
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TOP PICK OF THE WEEK: Fancy Sugar From Chambre De Sucre

If you like to set a beautiful table, you need Chambre de Sucre. The company, whose name translates to “The Sugar Room,” makes the most beautiful artisan-crafted sugars we’ve seen. From orbs in white, pastels and brown demerara sugar, to rainbow and amber crystals, to flower-decorated rounds and squares, these sugars bring the wow factor…
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