TOP PICK OF THE WEEK: Gooey On The Inside Cookies

[1] Chocolate Chip Chunk Cookie (all photos courtesy Gooey On The Inside). [2] A new classic cookie: Birthday Cake. [3] Red Velvet and cream cheese. [4] A terrific party favor or stocking stuffer: Molten Cookie In A Jar.   Have you ever had “the best cookie ever?” It’s not hyperbole; in any individual flavor there…
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TOP PICK OF THE WEEK: Pernod Classic Liqueur

[1] Pernod created what is now called Pernod Classic in 1915, when a component its absinthe liqueur, wormwood, was declared illegal. See the history of absinthe (photo courtesy Liquor.com). [2] Pernod is a delicious addition to seafood dishes like this bouillabaisse, as well as cream sauces with seafood (photo courtesy Pernod Ricard). [3] Use Pernod…
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TOP PICK OF THE WEEK: Maddy & Maize Artisan Flavored Popcorn

We were thrilled to receive sample bags of Maddy & Maize, small batch gourmet popcorn handmade in St. Paul, Minnesota. More accurately, we were thrilled when we tasted them. Could they be the best flavored popcorns anywhere? The line is all-natural, which means no artificial flavors and color, no HFCS, non GMO, peanut-free. And most…
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TOP PICK OF THE WEEK: Beer Jellies From Potlicker Kitchen

[1] Four of the 10 flavors of beer jelly (all photos courtesy Potlicker Kitchen). [2] Seasonal flavors are also produced. [3] Cook and bake to your heart’s content. How about peanut butter and jelly cups with beer jelly? [4] Beer jelly is a delicious glaze for proteins, and makes an easy sauce.   For a…
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TOP PICK OF THE WEEK: A La Mode Ice Cream

It seems that once or twice a year, a new brand of artisan ice cream pops up in a local store. Ice cream lover that we are, we try every one. They’re all good, but aside from the occasional groovy flavor, they don’t distinguish themselves from all the other good ice cream in the freezer…
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