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Holiday Gift Guide
December 2011

Holiday Gift Guide

Brazos Bottom Pecan Pie in Wooden Box

goode_pecan_pie Need I say more?  A real winner. From the Goode Company in Houston, Texas. To order, click here.

This Tulip Combo Mill Black & White combines a pepper mill and salt shaker in one unit. 11 inches tall. Also available in eight additional color combinations. To order, click here.

Eric's Honey from

Eric's Honey Ipswich, MA honey master Eric's  wildflower honey is a deep, rich color, like a fine caramel. Its flavor is rich and warm with broad floral hints; a bit of orange, a wisp of vanilla, and a touch of caramel, too. This is a perfect garnish for cheeses of all types, drizzled on fish, or used as a sweetener for fruit sauces. But for me, I'm off to make biscuits!

Frangelico Truffles

frangelico_truffles MarieBelle, the premium New York chocolatier, just released a Frangelico truffle for the holidays! Our photo shows a Frangelico Truffle Cocktail with MarieBelle Frangelico Truffles. Yum! 


Frieling_RingMold Innovative bakeware is the name of the game here. Zenker is one of the oldest and largest bakeware manufacturers in the world and is made in Germany. Some of their new 2011 items are Small Individual Ring Molds (pictured), Just Enough Springform (perfect for 2 servings), 3-in-1 Springform, Single Serve Sensations and Kids Baking Forms. Delicious recipes are available on

The Olive TapĀ® Online Store

olive_tap Think Olive Oils, Vinegars, Specialty Oils, Gourmet Gift Baskets, Gourmet Olives, Gourmet Olive Oil & Balsamic Vinegar Clubs, Spices & Herbs, Gourmet Sauces & Marinades, Tapenades & Accessories. The site has recipes, resources & a Gourmet Oil & Vinegar Club. To order, click here.

TempFork Thermometer

fork_thermometer Perfect for thin cuts of meat, fish or poultry, this battery operated forks lets you take the guess work out of food preparation and ensure a properly cooked meal. The 16 inch long fork includes a torch light to illuminate your food and other helpful features. Made by CDN. To order, click here

The month of December is VERY busy for most of us.  With the end of the year holidays including Chanukah, Christmas, Kawanzaa and New Year's Eve,  comes the need to bake, cook, shop for gifts, entertain family and friends, and accomplish the things you've put off the rest of the year.  We are here to help you with cookie recipes and shopping.  I've chosen these 15 cookie recipes for their flavor, variety and ease.  Some are traditional and have been in my family for years (lebkuchen and individual fruit strudel) and some are innovative (orange oatmeal chocolate chip cookies).  I'm sure you will find some favorites here. I've also included some holiday gift ideas so that you can find that perfect gift for that perfect person on your list. Just click on the photos below or to your left to go to the online websites. 

James Allen Jewelry

Animal Coffee Gifts




Hot Sauce Gifts

Flowers & Gifts

Lillie Belle Chocolates
Quality You Can Taste

S.F. Gourmet Walking Tours

Newman's Own Organics

Joshua Grindle Inn

Wild Hibiscus

Adopt a Truffle Tree

Honey Ridge Farms



Read my new "Top 10 Food & Wine Bucket List"  post on on "Sally's Food for Thought" blog.



All the best in food, wine, and travel.


Happy Holidays!


Sally Bernstein



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