TOP PICK OF THE WEEK: Finally Ginger, Artisanal Ginger Cookies

[1] Finally Ginger artisan cookies are available in [2] gift tins and [3] snack packs (all photos courtesy Love From Cleveland).   What a joy: delicious ginger cookies we didn’t have to bake at home. Cookies freshly-baked just for us, because they’re baked to order. Cookies with sugar and spice and everything nice. With three…
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GIFT OF THE DAY: Horseshoe Brand Hot Sauce

We receive lots of hot sauce samples. Most of them are fine, but not special. Enter the special: Horseshoe Brand hot sauce, developed by two entrepreneurs in New York State’s food mecca, the Hudson Valley. All natural, made in small batches, you can’t help but say, “This is good stuff!” Why? The hot sauces are…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Turn Crudités Into Turkey

[1] Everyone will gobble up these crudités (photo Pinterest). [2] More elaborate: cold cuts—here summer sausage with different cheeses—do the Turkey Trot*.   With Thanksgiving a week away, you have license to lay out any Thanksgiving-styled food right now. Don’t wait for the Big Day, because the day after that it’s…the Christmas rush. We found…
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RECIPE: Pumpkin Tacos

What kind of tacos are right for the season? Pumpkin tacos! Or at least, butternut squash tacos. PUMPKIN: AN ALL-AMERICAN Pumpkins and all other squash species originated in Central America more than 7,500 years ago. The oldest domesticated pumpkin seeds found to date are from the Oaxaca Highlands in southwest Mexico. The original pumpkins bore…
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