Home and Eating for the Holidays– Holiday Gift Guide
Holiday Gift Guide to Keep your Home, Self, and Loved Ones Pampered and Fed!
Holiday Gift Guide to cover all your Holiday needs!
Shelia G’s Brownie Brittle—a top of the brownie cookie, 120 calories per serving
Home and Hearth Item: Shelia G’s Brownie Brittle
Brownie Brittle– Available in Chocolate Chip, Toffee Crunch and Traditional Walnut ($9.95/2 Pack)
- Awarded “Best New Snack Food” by the National Confectionery Sales Association of America (NCSA) Awards.
- Insanely good in recipes
- A lot of snack for 120 calories
- 3 stunning flavors
n 1992, Sheila G. Mains, better known in the food business as Sheila G, took a treasured family recipe for fudge brownies and baked her way into a thriving business. Like many brownie aficionados, Sheila is particularly fond of the crispy edges. In fact, on many an afternoon she would walk through the bakery gathering the brittle batter off the sides of the sheet pans as the brownies cooled in their racks. It had that same rich chocolate taste, but with an amazing crunch. That started her wondering: How could she create a whole pan of crunchy edges? Well, lucky for us, she figured it out! Now you too can satisfy your sweet tooth in a snap with Sheila G’s Brownie Brittle!
Chief Blonde Remarks: It’s almost insane how much of Brownie Brittle you can eat for 120 Calories. We even got out a scale to measure the serving size. You can have 6 good sized pieces of Brownie Brittle/serving! Crazy right? Hands down, this is our favorite new snack. I have already bought more bags of Brownie Brittle beyond my review samples. I now have my son, his girlfriend, my mother, my father, my daughter, me, and my husband HOOKED on this outrageously great dessert snack. I used it to make little ice cream sandwiches, as an edible decoration on sundaes, and also, just simply placed out large bowls for guests to nosh on. I prefer the Chocolate Chip flavor and I can get it in large one pound bags from Costco! My parents like traditional walnut because they like how Brownie Brittle tastes with ice cream. CRAZY GOOD! Highly recommend.
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Terrapin Ridge Farms — All Natural
Terrapin Ridge Farms — All Natural Dips, Salsas, Sauces and Chips
- All natural
- Many gluten free products
- Right now you can get free shipping on orders over $50 and 20% off with the HOLIDAY2012 Code (check for exclusions)
- Tasty recipes are featured on the site
At Terrapin Ridge Farms, owners Brian Coughlin and Mary O’Donnell have coupled their longstanding friendship with a desire to produce delicious, gourmet products using the finest ingredients available worldwide.
Friends for 22 years, the two talked often about partnering in the specialty food business, and in July 2010, they got their chance when they purchased the Terrapin Ridge Farms brand. The company’s 13 year reputation for innovation and unique flavors matches Brian and Mary’s vision for creating distinctive sauces, dips and other gourmet condiments that people not only love, but find essential in their kitchen.
Chief Blonde Remarks: I had never tried Terrapin Ridge Farms Products before I received them to review. I was able to sample each of the products featured in the group shot above. Sometimes, when you try a line of foods, some are good, some not so good…NOT true with Terrapin Ridge Farms! Each product is carefully thought out and executed. The Tart cherry, apple and rosemary glaze was my favorite. I used it to make this wonderful Steelhead fish recipe.
Steelhead Fish made with Tart cherry, apple and rosemary glaze from Terrapin Ridge Farms
Actually it was a very simple recipe. Just add the glaze on top of the fish. Broil 5 minutes. Lower to 325 degrees F for 20 minutes and done. But it tasted like I had been slaving for hours.
Other Terrapin Ridge Farms products that I particularly enjoyed were the Sea Salt Pita Chips and the Sweet Heat Salsa. Both were quite fantastic on their own (the Pitas were gone in the first sitting), but together they made a perfect pairing. The sweet and salt combo was nirvana! I took the Dulce de Leche (Caramelized milk) sauce to my parents and we ate it warm over ice cream..Oh WOW! #AteWithASpoon I can’t even begin to detail how great this stuff is…just get some for Christmas.
Speaking of, I ordered this from Terrapin Ridge Farms for my brother for Christmas:
Terrapin Ridge Farm $104.95
I was so excited to give my Brother and Sister-in-law this basket, as it had all the products that I reviewed in it and then some new ones. He’s a big gourmet so I know he’ll love it. I had a little issue when ordering online so I called the customer service line, and they were so sweet and helpful. Mary, the CEO and owner of Terrapin Ridge Farms actually got on the line and straightened out my question. BOY! Was I impressed!
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Sallie’s Greates Jams — The Second Helping Jam
Sallie’s Greatest Trios as they arrive to your door shipped free!
- Delicious herbal jams
- Flavors: Strawberry/basil, blueberry/lime (oh yum), blueberry/lemon + thyme, blueberry + lavender, peach pepper + ginger, lemon fig + basil, and peach + mint
- Phenomenal recipes by Sallie herself
We have Sallie’s Greatest Jams HERE
, we and adore them! The Chief Blonde HIGHLY recommends Sallie’s Greatest Jams.
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Gastronomic Jewels Wafer Cookies — A new Concept in Cookies
Highlights and Product Details:
A new concept in cookies, Joies Gastronòmiques, from Catalonia’s Casa Graupera, are a combination of rolled wafers and chocolates. Each “jewel” features an ultra-thin, crispy wafer hand folded around a heart of chocolate mixed with fruits or other natural flavors.
- Mint Jewels - 53% dark chocolate and fresh mint.
- Orange Jewels - 70% dark chocolate and dried orange.
- Peach Jewels - white chocolate, yogurt and real peach.
- Lemon Jewels - white chocolate, yogurt and natural lemon.
Enjoy at room temperature or warm gently to melt the filling for an indulgent treat.
Product of Spain
Set of four, 32 cookies total, 12.6 oz total | Item #: 402852 | $55
Blog Note: Items in this guide were chosen by the Chief Blonde. Promotional items or samples were provided in some instances. Opinions are the Chief Blonde’s own.