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Don’t let your candy dishes be lonesome this holiday season. Fill them with Mike and Ike Merry Mix (www.justborn.com/mike-and-ike), a tempting combination of lime, cherry and holiday punch flavors.

We like the bright colors featured in this limited edition Mike and Ike package and the sweet/tart natural flavors of the candy, soft and bite-sized. Add it to the dessert section of your brunch table or tie a bow around a package for a nice gift to bring to holiday housewarmings!

Mike and Ike Merry Mix – Gotta Love It!

 

200 reasons to keep canned seafood on hand.

200 reasons to keep canned seafood on hand.

 

Sure, you could make tuna casserole with that canned tuna you have in your cupboard. But Susan Sampson’s “200 Best  Canned Fish & Seafood Recipes ” (www.robertrose.ca) gives you plenty of inspiration to venture off the culinary beaten path with such  offerings as Tuna Artichoke Panini, Farfalle with Smoky Tuna, Mushrooms and Green Peppercorns, or Express Coconut Tuna and Pea Curry.

But why stop at tuna?  If you kept your pantry stocked with canned clams, crabmeat, lobster, shrimp and oysters, the possibilities are almost endless. Now there’s no need to wait until you can make a trip to the fish market to put seafood on the table for supper!  This is a great resource to add to your cookbook library!

“200 Best Canned Fish & Seafood Recipes” by Susan Sampson – Gotta Love It!

 

 

Use Sandeman port with apple cider to create a festive cocktail.

Don’t invite family or friends over to share some holiday cheer until you’re sure that the bar is well stocked with Sandeman Founders Reserve Porto (www.sandeman.eu/).

Not only is this luscious port a satisfying libation to enjoy poured directly into your glass , it also pairs perfectly with cheeses and assorted nuts as a dessert course, or you can blend it with apple brandy, apple cider, raspberry syrup and lemon juice to create a festive Harvest Sour Cocktail!

Sandeman Founders Reserve Porto — Gotta Love It!

 

 

Nuggets come in milk chocolate and dark chocolate with almonds.

Hershey’s Nuggets (www.celebratewithhersheys.com)  look like individually wrapped gift packages and make a fantastic offering for the sweets section of your buffet!

The milk chocolate Nuggets are wrapped in silver paper with a red bow and the special dark chocolate with almonds come adorned with a green bow, each piece sized just right to unwrap and pop into your mouth to savor the sweet and creamy goodness of Hershey’s original chocolate. They look great stacked on a plate in alternating colors or pour them into serving bowls and let your guests get their chocolate fix for the holidays!

Hershey’s Nuggets in Milk Chocolate and Special Dark Chocolate with Almonds – Gotta Love It!

 

Napkins provide an inexpensive way to dress up your dinner table.

If you don’t have a lot of money to dress up your dinner table, Denise Vivaldo’s wonderful new book, “Top 100 Step-by-Step Napkin Folds” (http://www.robertrose.ca) will have you working miracles with the common dinner napkin!

Birds nests, fortune cookies, loot bags and parrots are just a few of the things that you can create using a napkin and Vivaldo’s easy to follow directions and full-color photographs will guide you to be a napkin artist in no time!  The ideas in this book, suitable for a wide range of budgets, reminded us of the kitchen creativity that was rampant in the 60s and 70s – happy days are here again!

Top 100 Step-By-Step Napkin Folds by Denise Vivaldo – Gotta Love It!