TIP OF THE DAY: Rosé Wine Ideas For Mother’s Day

[1] Sparkling rosé for Mother’s Day, Pata Negra also has a beautiful bottle (photo courtesy Pata Negra). [2] The different shades of rosé wines depend on the types of grapes and length of skin contact (photo courtesy JotDot). [3] Ditto! (photo courtesy Good Eggs). [4] Riedel’s new Fatto A Mano pink-stemmed rosé glass (photo courtesy…
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GLUTEN FREE: Cheryl’s Cookies

You can’t tell that these gluten-free cookies are gluten free! Photo courtesy Cheryl’s.   We have dear friends and readers with gluten sensitivity, so we keep an eye out for anything above the ordinary that they might enjoy. When Cheryl’s offered us a taste test of their conventional versus gluten-free cookies in advance of National…
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GIFTS: Wine & Spirits

Liquor stores are filled with gift sets and specials for holiday gifting. Champagnes packaged with flutes, Cognacs with snifters, tasting kits (a box of smaller bottles of different expressions), “keeper” bottles with holiday designs and limited editions (Absolut Electrik, anyone?) all vie for your attention. We received scores of pitches, but here’s what caught our…
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STOCKING STUFFER: Bonnie’s Jams

Artisan jams are a great holiday gift or stocking stuffer. Photo courtesy Bonnie’s Jams.   Most people won’t spend $8.99 on a jar of jam, opting for less expensive supermarket varieties that are higher on cloying sugar than on fruit flavor. That’s why artisan jam is such a welcome stocking stuffer or teacher gift. Why…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Cookie Cutter Gift

If you need a special house gift for a summer host, consider baking cookies in special shapes. Or, bring the cookie cutters as gifts, along with pre-measured ingredients, as an activity gift. Most people who bake have cookie cutter circles, flowers and hearts, and perhaps some holiday shapes. But with more than 15,000 listings on…
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