STOCKING STUFFER: Bonnie’s Jams

Artisan jams are a great holiday gift or stocking stuffer. Photo courtesy Bonnie’s Jams.   Most people won’t spend $8.99 on a jar of jam, opting for less expensive supermarket varieties that are higher on cloying sugar than on fruit flavor. That’s why artisan jam is such a welcome stocking stuffer or teacher gift. Why…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Cookie Cutter Gift

If you need a special house gift for a summer host, consider baking cookies in special shapes. Or, bring the cookie cutters as gifts, along with pre-measured ingredients, as an activity gift. Most people who bake have cookie cutter circles, flowers and hearts, and perhaps some holiday shapes. But with more than 15,000 listings on…
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PRODUCT: Isabella’s Cookie Company

Jennifer Palmer began baking as a young girl and “always thrived on the happiness brought to others by my cookies.” What a lovely thought! Turning avocation into career, in 2001 she founded Isabella’s Cookie Company, so that everyone could enjoy her fresh baked, all natural cookie creations. The company is based in Redondo Beach, California,…
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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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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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