November 2008 Archives

Gift Guide 2008 - Chocolate

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vogesChoc1.jpgVoges Haut-Chocolate
Ordinarily, you might think of chocolate for the holidays as a stocking stuffer or just a candy dish treat. Don't get stuck in boring traditions. Chocolate should be on your list for a friend, workmate, sibling, aunt, uncle, get the point.

Voges Haut-Chocolat offers decadently, rich chocolates, truffles, caramels, toffee, and even brownies, ice cream and cake for the sophisticated "I love chocolate" palate. But now that you've scampered across the website, in this menu and the the other, salivating at all this chocolaty goodness, what to get is the now burning question. Appetite Stimulus Plan

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opentableStimulus.jpgWith such hard economic times upon us, at least it's heartening to know that businesses are responding with to make your dollar stretch a little farther. is doing it's part with their Appetite Stimulus Plan.  Enjoy specially priced ($24 lunches, $35 Dinners) three-course menus at top restaurants. In addition, you'll earn 200 Dining Rewards Points for every Appetite Stimulus Plan Reservation that you honor! If you aren't a member yet, you just might want to think about joining.

A couple of restaurants participating in Napa Valley Wine Country and Sonoma Wine Country include:

Experience wine & food wherever you are. CLICK HERE to see list of participating restaurants in cities across the nation!

TIP: Cut costs even more and bring your own bottle of wine. You may have to pay a corkage fee, but it will most likely still be cheaper to bring your own then buy!

What Does YOUR Typical Thanksgiving Dinner Include?

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Thanksgiving is around the corner. Do you know what you're having? Besides the Turkey - it, of course, is always the main attraction. But what about the lesser known side dishes? They deserve love and attention too and are typically family favorites. Who can resist yams or mashed potatoes, turkey stuffing, green beans, and cranberry sauce!

Not necessarily a side dish, but definitely worth pairing up - Turkey Wines!

Below are links to "side attraction" dishes worth checking out:

Please post and let us know what YOUR typical Thanksgiving Dinner includes!

Thanksgiving: Turkey, Stuffing, and Gravy - Oh My

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Where would Thanksgiving be without the Turkey and Stuffing. Oh sure, there's a few people out there that may be vegetarians or are like my roommate who does not eat turkey but has lasagna on Thanksgiving. However, for the majority of you, Turkey will be on the menu, placed in the middle of the table, and dressed in all it's stuffing/dressing/gravy glory!

Your mouth is watering already in anticipation...and why not...Thanksgiving is only a few weeks away where good eats will abound. Let point you in the right direction with a few ideas for this year's grand Turkey entrance!

Turkey pairs well with wine and we have the perfect Turkey Wine Guide.

Don't forget about the delicious side dishes!