GOURMET GIVEAWAY: Cheesecake Trivia

Who doesn’t love cheesecake? Whether New York- or Philadelphia-style, flavored or traditional, this is one dessert that takes the cake!   Like cheesecake? Enter this week’s Gourmet Giveaway: The lucky winner of our cheesecake prize will get to enjoy a 10-inch deluxe cheesecake sampler. You’ll get two slices each of eight flavors: Amaretto, Chocolate Chip,… Continue reading “GOURMET GIVEAWAY: Cheesecake Trivia”

TIP OF THE DAY: Cupcake Toppers

Insert “character cookies” into the tops of cupcakes to create an innovative and memorable dessert or snack. Animal cookies, people cookies, flowers and fanciful shapes turn cupcakes into edible sculptures that delight children and adults alike. You also can use the cookies on top of cakes or around the sides of a cake to create… Continue reading “TIP OF THE DAY: Cupcake Toppers”


More than 18 months ago, we were invited to a party in San Francisco to celebrate the anniversary of one of our favorite cheese makers, Cowgirl Creamery. Many great American cheese makers brought their best cheeses to the celebration. But what we remembered most following that assembly of fine fromage were the enchanting, irresistible flatbreads… Continue reading “TOP PICK OF THE WEEK: Rustic Bakery”

TIP OF THE DAY: Gourmet S’Mores

We made this incredibly delicious S’mores with Tiny Trapeze graham crackers and chocolate marshmallows, and a Chocolove 77% cacao Extra Strong Dark chocolate bar.   Walk on the wild side and make your s’mores with exotic chocolate bars—those flavored with chile, ginger, curry, coconut, even wasabi. Check out the flavored chocolate bars from Vosges Chocolate… Continue reading “TIP OF THE DAY: Gourmet S’Mores”

PRODUCT REVIEW: Jennie & Vera’s Cookies

Something classic (jam sandwich cookie with heart cutout), something new (peach-shaped and flavored cookie sandwich), all delicious.   Thank goodness for America’s artisan bakers. They provide us with such wonderful things for our own pleasure and to give as gifts. The mother-daughter team of Vera and Jennie produce lovely cookies, including some eye-openers we’ve never… Continue reading “PRODUCT REVIEW: Jennie & Vera’s Cookies”