THANKSGIVING: 10 Gift Ideas For Hosts & Hostesses

You may traditionally bring your Thanksgiving hostess/host a bottle of wine; and that’s a traditionally acceptable hostess gift. But unless you’re bringing something memorable (if it’s a Mouton Rothschild, please come to our house for Thanksgiving!), your bottle will be grouped with all the other bottles of wine. After the cards are removed and the…
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TOP PICK OF THE WEEK: Give-Back Gifts

[1] Greyston’s very fine brownies are nut-free. there’s also a vegan chocolate brownie version (all photos courtesy Greyston). [2] All of the brownies are individually wrapped for freshness, and grab-and-go. [3] Greyston’s are the brownies in Ben & Jerry’s Double Fudge Brownie ice cream.   As you contemplate gift-giving this holiday season, how about gifts…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Make Chocolate-Covered Nuts & Nut Clusters

[1] Chocolate-covered almonds with sea salt. Photo courtesy Paleo Leap. [2] For a bigger bite (and they’re even easier to make): chocolate-covered nut clusters (photo courtesy Lindt USA). [3] Nuts setting on parchment paper (photo courtesy Paleo Lezap).   November 7th is National Bittersweet Chocolate With Almonds Day, which made us think: Why don’t we…
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GIFT: Fairytale Brownies Brownies & Morsels

[1] Most brownies in three sizes: Regular (in front), Sprites (rectangles) and Morsels (mini squares). [2] and [3] Seasonal packaging and occasion messaging (birthday, get well, etc.) let you customize your gift. All photos courtesy Fairytale Brownies.   Last month we received a gift shipment of Fairytale Brownies. The excitement generated around here was almost…
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GIFT: Women’s Bean Project Foods, Party Favors, Stocking Stuffers

For Thanksgiving favors, Christmas stocking stuffers, or good food for your pantry, purchases from Women’s Bean Project help women trying to get back on their feet. By giving employment to the chronically unemployed: convicted felons, recovering addicts, victims of domestic violence. Many were teenage mothers and high school dropouts. Your purchase creates jobs for women…
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