Archive | November 2011

Goodies For Gifts is Up and Running!


I wanted you to be the first to know: the Goodies For Gifts website, designed just for you, is officially up and running! Dedicated to being your very own online resource for the tastiest treats, our first-of-its-kind website is a completely free way for you to find the most unique edible gifts from around the [...]

Cookies and Corks wants you to Sip, Bite, Sip, Enjoy!

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It is Wine Wednesday and it is 5 o’clock somewhere. Pour a glass of your favorite wine, take a sip (or three) and enjoy my post. This is a good one! Many of you know that my blog is transitioning into a fabulous website dedicated to helping consumers find unique gifts AND to helping boutique [...]

Unofficial Thanksgiving Goodie Guide


Here is my unofficial Thanksgiving Goodie Guide! I know you are busy, so this is going to be brief, yet highly effective. Don’t show up empty-handed and STOP serving the same old pies, cakes and vanilla ice cream. Here are three goodies guaranteed to transform the ordinary Thanksgiving dessert! 1. My Grandma’s of New England [...]

Zingerman’s Candy Manufactory Puts the Peanut in Brittle

Zingermans Candy Logo

A few months back I told the story of how I discovered the Zzang! Candy Bar from Zingerman’s Candy Manufactory in Ann Arbor, MI. ‘I stumbled upon this candy bar at a local market. It’s been a long year for me and I was in need of chocolate. My husband laughed at the price of [...]

Rum Cakes on the Rise. Don’t be Left Behind.


The latest buzz in the dessert world has been the comeback of alcohol-infused cakes. Just like in fashion, food trends recycle themselves and reemerge with a contemporary twist. This is the case with Rum Cakes by Kelli of Colorado.   The moment the elegant chocolate brown and lime green package arrived at my door, I [...]

Fifty Years of Fascinating Flavors at Blue Ridge Jams


Apple Pie Jelly, Peach Pecan & Amaretto Jam, and Habenero Pineapple Preserves are only a few of the innovative flavors from this 50 year veteran of the gourmet food industry. Blue Ridge Jams has been making homemade gourmet food products in the Blue Ridge Mountains since 1961. Located south of Asheville, North Carolina with over [...]

Brownie Brittle is the Potato Chip of Goodies


There once was a brownie aficionado named Sheila G. Mains who created a way to bake an entire pan of crunchy brownie edges. Sheila then took these edges and added delicious ingredients to them. Soon after, she created a company that sends the most wonderful gifts to brownie lovers across the country. It is my [...]

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