tempting: illustrated guide to cocktails

You might say I'm just sticking my toe in the vodka when it comes to cocktails. I'm far from a mix master yet I've never thought of buying a guide before. B...

food gifts

I think that people appreciate food gifts whether they are avid cooks or not. To appreciate one, you just have to like eating. Much more common, right?

host and holiday gifts: winter white table top

I seemed to gravitate toward the white and neutral tabletop pieces...maybe I'm in a wintery mood. And because they're neutral, I think they'd make great gifts for any lucky recipients now or any time of year.
a present

a present!

i was at the book store the other day, alone, drooling over the recipes in simon hopkinson's cookbook, the vegetarian option. i mentioned it, in passing, wh...
julia's irish cream

tempted: holiday gifts from the kitchen

ย  i've consumed lunches, cocktails and one too many godiva chocolates in the name of the holidays this year, but aside from the big feast with the family, my...
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tempted: holiday host gift ideas

don't be fooled by some of the posts on my blog. i like being a dinner guest BETTER than hosting. much much better. at your house, i won't even help yo...