Brownie Brittle

Ever since I discovered Brownie Brittle at the Summer Fancy Food Show, I have been hooked on its sweet, crispy crunchy texture. I love the innovation of creating scrumptious, brittle squares that you could take anywhere with and enjoy almost anytime. Once I pop open a bag, it is so tough to place the bag in the cupboard. Just like potato chips, you cannot have just one!

I had the pleasure of receiving a package of their Drizzled Holiday Variety Pack, which features Chocolate Chip with Snowflake Drizzle, Salted Caramel with Dark Drizzle, as well as a copy of Sheila G’s first cookbook, Butter & Chocolate. I love how the company dressed up their packaging for the holidays: snowflake shapes cascading down the packaging with a ribbon at the top. Brownie Brittle is such a perfect gift for co-workers, family, friends, and teachers. Their new cookbook is also ideal for anyone and everyone who loves to bake the classics to decadent twists on old favorites.
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Dona Chai

If you admire the comforting taste of chai with its powerful essence of fresh spices, Dona Chai would surely become a staple in your kitchen. I first discovered Dona Chai just over a month ago. It was love at first sip, I just had to have more. It took quite a feat of strength to resist enjoying the chai, either iced or hot, on a daily basis. I prefer an iced chai during the mid afternoon anytime of year, but always appreciate a piping hot cup of chai in the morning.

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Joel's Outrageous Cookie Dough

I discovered a fun, all natural gourmet cookie dough at this year’s Summer Fancy Food Show that should be on the top of everyone’s gift list this autumn and upcoming holiday season. Joel’s Outrageous Cookie Dough graciously sent me their Peanut Butter Chocolate Chunk and Chocolate Chunk Cookie Dough to bake at home and enjoy amongst family and friends. The cookies were so much fun and very simple to bake. After storing in the freezer, we thawed the cookie dough for a half hour, broke away each of the twelve square pieces and baked them in the oven on 325 degrees for exactly 14 minutes.
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Autumn has finally arrived on the East End! Tall, lush trees with watercolors of burgundy, tawny, and amber cascade down the quiet village streets, blanket scarves and piping hot cups of chai lattes in hand, and tall, velvet boots and loafers to keep our toes cozy. To celebrate the fall season, I share my four new, favorite specialty food finds from a unique batch of pancakes to a ‘sweet,’ new take on peanut butter.

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Blossom Water

While I am still trying to hold on to the sweet, refreshing taste of summer, I am also embracing the brisk, autumn weather and seasonal flavors. Pumpkin, cinnamon, and nutmeg aside, I am introducing you to four beverages that carry a refreshing, summer tang with a crisp yet soothing hint of what the fall months encompass. View Post

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