4 Ways to Make Fruit Infused Tea

Are you looking for a way to jazz up your next cup of tea with homemade tea recipes? These fruit-infused tea recipes will hit the spot! Basically, you just steep pieces of aromatic fruit with your regular tea. From there, you can either drink it hot or pour it over ice for a delicious summer… Read More >

Bunches of New Year’s Eve Punches

The New Year’s Eve Punches If it’s January 1, I am at the home of my friends Anne and Keith. Every year the same cast and crew, more or less, gather in their kitchen, den, dining room, basement, living room to eat (too much), drink (a lot), and share the first day of the new… Read More >

5 Delicious Sangria Recipes

When the weather gets warm, it’s time to reach for the sangria! Common in Spain and Portugal during the warm summer months, this tasty cocktail has taken the world by storm. It was introduced to the United States during the 1964 World’s Fair and since then, people have been crafting their own delicious spins on… Read More >

A Brief History of Coffee

Second only to oil, coffee is the second most traded commodity globally. It’s estimated that 2.25 billion cups of coffee are consumed each day worldwide! Today is National Coffee Day, so we thought it was time to share a brief history of coffee and how it became a global phenomenon!

Wine Cork vs. Screw Top: Which is Best?

In the world of wine, the whole cork vs. screw top debate is sort of a big issue. While corks have been used for just about 400 years, they are not always the best way to seal a bottle of wine. Due to the cork’s porous nature, there’s an issue of “corked wine,” which is… Read More >

How Do You Make Decaf Coffee?

If you are anything like the team at GourmetGiftBaskets.com, you can’t wake up without your morning cup o’ Joe! Or three or four cups, and maybe another one in the afternoon. For diehard coffee drinkers, drinking decaf is practically sacrilegious! But plenty of people choose to drink decaf coffee. And if it comes from the… Read More >

How to: Make Limoncello

When friends travel to new places, I always tell them to bring me back shoes. Most of the time, they think I’m joking, and return with the usual knick-knacks of shot glasses and postcards. But recently, my friend spent some time in Italy and came back with something equally as fabulous as some Emilio Pucci… Read More >

Chill Out with Calming Foods

Email is down. Deadlines are passing. Errands piling up. Book group coming. I am s-t-r-e-s-s-e-d! The go-to solution? Haagen Dazs dulce de leche or maybe a bag of Twizzlers or a handful of my daughter’s cookies pulled out of the freezer and shoved into the microwave for a quickie defrost. All of these treats are… Read More >