Why is Summer Sausage Called Summer Sausage?

When I first started working here at GourmetGiftBaskets.com, I had food and gifts experience, but I definitely couldn’t label myself a “foodie.” I recall being slowly introduced to each of the gourmet gift baskets we sell on our website, when one peculiar gift basket ingredient (as we call them around here) seemed a bit mysterious…. Read More >

5 Summer Travel Destinations For Foodies

Summer is a great time of year to travel because the weather is so nice! This is also the time when the growing season is in full swing. This means certain fruits and vegetables are only available to enjoy fresh during the summer. So we came up with a plan to create a culinary journey… Read More >

5 Fun Watermelon Recipes for Summer

Watermelon is just one of those quintessential summer fruits – it’s the perfect bite on a hot summer day. While watermelon is delicious on its own (a picnic is not a picnic without one), there are so many watermelon recipes to try. From savory to sweet, from the main dish to beverage, the list goes… Read More >

6 Favorite Summer Salad Recipes

One of the joys of summer is to enjoy fresh fruits and vegetables that have been grown locally. Local farm stands and markets are absolutely bursting with them! Making a salad is one of the easiest ways to enjoy them, too. Here are some of our favorite family summer salad recipes:

Easy Summer BBQ Recipes

Ahh, summer. It’s the most wonderful season, in my opinion, here in our home state of New Hampshire. Summer should be filled with endless barbecues, eating outside, splashing in the ocean, and long walks on the beach. Sometimes though, we get in a rut with our summer barbecue recipes. I like a burger and potato… Read More >

Delicious Summer Salads

There’s something about the heat of summer and cold summer salads that just go together. Am I right? Pasta salads are the quintessential addition to all my summer gatherings and talk about total crowd pleasers! What’s best about pasta salads and summer salads is you can make them ahead of time (depending on ingredients) and… Read More >

Delicious Sparkling Wine Summer Cocktails

Are you looking for a delicious cocktail to serve at your backyard barbecue? Summer wine can be used as a light and fruity ingredient to make refreshing and delicious sparkling wine summer cocktails. Serving chilled makes it an ideal treat on summer’s hottest days. Even though chilled sparkling wine is delicious on its own, it… Read More >

Summer Activities For Kids, Keep Them Busy All Summer Long!

Originally published July 2020, many of these kids’ summer activities suggestions are still relevent today, enjoy! Have the Summer Time Blues been keeping your school-age kids down since school ended? Has social distancing made your entire family restless? We all know why… because of Coronavirus schools have ended the year early, summer camps have been… Read More >