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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HALLOWEEN & THANKSGIVING: Pumpkin Fudge Recipe

Here’s an easy recipe for family, party favors and other gifting, developed by Deborah of Taste And Tell Blog. “This Pumpkin Fudge is seriously super simple,” she says, “No candy thermometer, no special equipment.” And, it’s done in 22 minutes: Prep time is 10 minutes, cook time is 12 minutes. You can serve the fudge…
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