Monday, November 30, 2009

Holiday Food Gift Guide

It's been awhile since I've posted and now I'm back in the saddle again!

I wanted to celebrate the holidays on my blog by putting together a holiday gift guide for those who want to give the gift of food. I will list five ideas each day this week, so make sure you come back every day to see what I've chosen. What fun this will be. :)

Today's list:
Idea #1

I have to start out with an awesome gift, Pioneer Woman Cooks cookbook ($16.95) Ok, this one isn't food, but it's food related!
Idea #2:

The Black & Decker One Touch Chopper. (Retails: $16.95) This isn't food either, but right now, I'm giving one away on my other blog-hurry and enter, it ends December 5th!

Idea #3

27 Baby Witch Brownies Gift Tin from Fat Witch Bakery. (Retail: $45) Assorted Selection: 9 Fat Witch Babies, 9 Blonde Babies, 9 Walnut Babies. I love, love, love these. You must try one of these before you die.

Idea #4

Little Laura's Sweet's Cake Pops. ($36 for 24 pops) Who doesn't love cake pops? These are so cute and a very unique gift, especially for the little ones in your life.

Idea #5

Today's last idea is from Quince And Apple. The Original Wisconsin Gift Box. ($27) This includes Organic Potter's Crackers, add Organic Otter Creek Cheddar Cheese, and top it off with small-batch preserves from Quince and Apple.

Come back tomorrow and check out my next batch of goodies!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Sunchowder's Emporia Review

This is a special review, for it is my first official food review on my new blog. Sunchowder's Emporia is a company that makes jams and spreads and so graciously sent me a gift box sampler.
I loved the packaging that these came in. I love companies that go out of their way to put that extra special touch in their packaging. It gives the look and feel of a warm and caring company.

Here is the box that it came in.

So cute and makes me think of fall and holidays.

Inside, was four cute little jars. Makes me wonder how wonderful the regular sizes look!

The flavors I received were Strawberry Balsamic, Pumpkin Butter and Apple Butter.and Spiced Pear. Don't they sound simply delicious? I couldn't decide on which to try first, so I just closed my eyes and picked one. Strawberry Balsamic won, so I got out a bagel and got it ready.

All I can say is 'Bam!" lol. Can I use that?

Anyway, I love the chunks of strawberries and it has an extra kick to it unlike what you buy at the store. I had to open the other flavors and try them on a spoon. All were excellent. I've never actually tried "butter" flavored ones before, so I'm glad that they introduced me to them.

An added benefit to purchasing from this company is that they have no added pectin, corn syrup,preservatives or colors. Can you say that about your jam?

Ok, I know you want to try some yourself or buy some for friends for the holidays coming up. You can find SunChowder's Emporia on Foodzie or you can order from their other store at:

Now, go get you some!

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