How to Pair Wine With Chocolate

One thing I’ve discovered is that wine and chocolate are the perfect companions, but only if you do it right. When you bite into a piece of dark chocolate, but sip a wine that is a little too bitter for the chocolate both end up tasting bad! When the pairing is correct, though, it is pure heaven.
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Sweet and Savory Treats to Warm You Up

As winter drags on, I crave a little spice in my treats. Warming spices such as ginger, cinnamon, and even cayenne pepper compliment those sweet confections nicely. Whether I am drinking a cup of spiced hot chocolate or sharing a box of ginger infused chocolates with a friend, I know these treats will hit the spot!
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Giving Food Gifts to Someone On an Specialty Diet

I have a gluten-allergy and ten years ago it was practically impossible to find any products on store-shelves that were gluten-free! However, now that gluten-free has become a bit of a fad diet and a more common food allergy there are hundreds more products available for purchase. I even found gluten-free toaster pastries the other day! My friends love to surprise me with new gluten-free products as gifts, and I think it's a great idea for anyone with a food allergy or who is on a special diet. Sometimes those products are more expensive than their "normal" counterparts, and it's very touching when someone remembers your dietary needs when giving you a food gift.
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Sweet Gifts That Are Great for Any Occasion

If you’re anything like me, you agonize over giving the “perfect” gift. I freely admit I buy Christmas gifts in July when I see something I know someone on my list will love. But sometimes you need to get a gift for someone you don’t know all that well. And if you don’t know then how can you give them the “perfect” gift?
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