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You may not think of October as a time for gift giving—some go-getters might even be starting to plan for the winter holidays already—but now is a great time to truly show your appreciation for others.

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Impressively, dark chocolate is a rich, decadent dream that doubles down as a powerhouse. We also love how white chocolate wows us with each bite of its creamy sweetness.

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Today is May 5th, which means Cinco De Mayo is upon us yet again! An ode to Mexican-American pride, roots, and heritage, this celebratory holiday embraces democracy and letting freedom ring.

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Gouda or Better?

20 Jan, 22

Creamy cheddar. Fantastic fontina. Bleu crumbles generously sprinkled over a bed of fresh, crunchy salad. Freshly prepared tortilla chips dipped in a hearty bowlful of delicious gouda. If you haven't already guessed, today is National Cheese Lover’s Day!

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Did you know that August is acknowledged as National Sandwich Month? While the Earl of Sandwich is often seen as the hero behind this culinary classic, ancient Jewish sage Hillel the Elder is the actual mastermind. He wrapped lamb meat and herbs between matzoh

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Happy National Hot and Spicy Food Day! Prepare to shed tears of “happiness” as your taste buds feel the burn of the chili pepper! These prestigious peppers pack quite the powerful punch and surprisingly, the world’s hottest chili pepper changes frequently.

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A Beautiful Mistake

03 Aug, 21

Quite a few of our culinary favorites were born in the aftermath of a beautifully executed accident and the chocolate chip cookie is no different! When Ruth Graves Wakefield ran out of baker’s chocolate, she opted for semi-sweet chocolate in her soft, chewy creations.

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Today, we have officially arrived 100 Days away from Christmas! (Don’t panic, we haven’t started our shopping yet either!) Since Alabama became the first state in the U.S. to do so in 1836, every December we nationally celebrate Christmas with exciting festivities,

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Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and I’d like to chime in with my thoughts on gifting for this special occasion. 


Ditch the heart-shaped box of chocolates and teddy bears from the local drug store. If you really want to knock it out of the park for that special person in your life, I suggest a more thoughtful approach.


Instead of a random, unmarked assortment of chocolates- which could go terribly wrong if your significant other has any allergies- how about selecting some of his or her favorite type of chocolate or another favorite treat? Here are a few chef-crafted options.


Then perhaps you could pair their favorite treat with a book they’ve been wanting to read or another small item you know they’ve been wanting. Think about it? Would they rather get something that’ll go up on a shelf and collect dust, or something they’ve been wanting that shows you have been listening?


And hey, if it’s really important to you to keep an element of tradition, you can always select some festive wrapping to put your personalized gifts in.  


If you’re gifting for a client, colleague or prospect, consider sending the gift before or intentionally late with a smart message on your card.


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