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Gifts and Goodies
Vol. 14 No. 12

Beautiful presentation, delicious taste and super easy to keep in your freezer and serve when you like. Elegant Brie s hand wrapped Brie en Croute is decorated with a flaky puffed pastry and frozen until you're ready to enjoy it. For the holidays, try Cranberry, Pecan and Brown Sugar with the dove design on top.

Oprah loves this gift! Salute Santé! Grapeseed Oil Gift Set: Original, Roasted Garlic, White Truffle, Lemon, Basil, and Chili. The O List says, "We know grapeseed oil is healthy for cooking, and now it's bringing the flavor, too."

The alcohol-free beverages from Vignette Wine Country Soda will make all your guests feel special. Made with California wine grape juices, they are food-friendly, lightly sweet, delicately fruity, and delightfully effervescent. Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, and Rosé.

The California Collection, above, from Massey Honey Co. is one of their 3-pack gift collections. It contains Wildflower Honey, Orange Honey, and Avocado Honey.

The perfect hostess gift or for your own party, Laceys Cookies from Desserts on Us are a certain hit. They're sold in many stores, and the holiday gift tin is sold by Swiss Colony online.

When you put out a bowl of Brittle, be prepared for it to disappear -- even if they haven't eaten their veggies yet. This Almond Brittle and Peanut Brittle is uniquely soft, flaky, packed with nuts, and amazingly delicious.

The Giddy Up Nuts Party Pack makes a great hostess gift or stocking stuffer. Also, serve on a charcuterie plate or in a candy bowl. Two 6-ounce bags of Giddy Up Nuts, your choice of flavors, and a jar of Giddy Up Nuts almond butter.

Give award-winning B.toffee Personal and Branded Corporate Gifts, in their signature sophisticated packaging: boxes or canisters. Inside: “crunchy perfection of sweetness.”

Gifts and Goodies

The great thing about gourmet food is that the goodies can also be the gift!

The Food Market Gypsy, Susie Norris, grabbed her passport to explore culinary classics in their native countries. The results were FoodMarketGypsy.com, her award-winning blog, which chronicles her travels and her book, “A Baker’s Passport,” above, a world tour of sweet and savory regional baking.

Keep these satisfying bars from Ivan.Bar, above, handy to breeze through your holiday shopping and cooking. This super-nutritious snack is loaded with seeds and nuts to provide nutrition and the good kind of calories.

Top Hat Provisions Mixers make you into a professional "mixologist." The Moscow Mule, a classic favorite, is best made with Top Hat's Ginger Beer Concentrate.

With all the wonderful (and rich) holiday meals, The Zesty One from Tea Crush can aid digestion. Sparking Black Tea from the high mountains of Yunnan, China, with a zesty kick from ginger, lemon juice and cayenne pepper.

A couple of teaspoons of Little Apple Treats' Strawberry + Pink Peppercorn Shrub in a glass of sparkling water makes a festive natural soda, above.

The Cider Gift Carrier, above, from Gowan's Heirloom Cider contains 1 bottle of each award-winning Gowan’s Cider -- Best of Class Gravenstein Heirloom Cider, 1876 Heirloom Cider, and Macintosh Heirloom Cider.

This Quince, Cranberry, Pecan Crisp, above, tastes every bit as good as it looks, a fitting finale to any holiday feast. It's made with the gourmet granola from Oat Cuisine.

To add the holiday spirit to your appetizers, Valley Lahvosh makes star- and tree-shaped lahvosh crackers. They are a pretty and tasty way to serve cheese, pâté, or any appetizer. Try Fig & Brie Bites on Stars, above.

You will want to have a selection of syrups from Sonoma Syrup Co. available to make your special cocktails. Also, to bring out the best in your holiday baking, their Artisan Extract Blends include the Vanilla Bean Extract and Almond Extract that are used to make Almond Crescent Cookies, above.

For many families, it's a long-standing tradition to give Anna's Danish Cookies at the holidays. Classic flavors include Butter, Egg, Vanilla, Oatmeal, and Coconut. Also a part of their family of cookies are Napa Cookie Company Wine Snaps, sweet and spicy shortbread biscuits.

So cute, so tasty, and so few calories! Alice's Sweet Tooth. Buy all 6 flavors or one of the themed trios: Classic Flavors: Vanilla Bean, Chocolate Chip, and Cocoa. Fruit Flavors: Mango, Raspberry, and Blueberry.

The Great Eight Gift Box, above, from Sleeper's Gourmet is a tasty selection of all eight of their Original seasonings, packaged together with a solid natural wood cutting board.

The Tastiest Trio Gift Box, above, from Cypress Grove features three of their best-selling and award-winning goat cheeses: Humboldt Fog Mini, Midnight Moon, and Purple Haze.

The Black Bow Sweets Gift Boxes include their signature candied pecans, candied walnuts, and truly unique rosemary truffle candied almonds. All candied nuts are handmade and hand packed in small batches.


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