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by Sally Bernstein

December 31, 2012
Third annual Napa Truffle Festival: January 18th--21st in Napa, California with keynote by Colman Andrews. For information, click here.

December 30, 2012
New Products: Alexia all natural high quality side dishes include baked appetizers, artisan breads, oven baked French fries, potatoes, sweet potatoes, and potato and vegetable sides. For information, click here.

December 29, 2012
New Article: New Year Celebrations Around the World.
Barbara Gibbs Ostmann says, "With the hustle and bustle of Christmas now behind us, it’s time to turn our thoughts to the New Year and how best to celebrate."

December 28, 2012
Sally's new womensforum.com Blogpost is Live: Wines for New Year's Eve

December 27, 2012
New Article: Still Wines for New Year's Eve 2012.
Sally amasses quite a collection for your holiday celebration.

December 26, 2012
New Article: Sparkling Wines for New Year's Eve 2012.
Sally has suggestions in various styles and price ranges.

December 25, 2012
Merry Christmas

December 24, 2012
Holiday Gift Idea: Darms Lane 2009 Bon Passe Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon. This 100% estate grown Oak Knoll appellation (Napa Valley) wine is in its 5th release. To order, click here.

December 23, 2012
Holiday Gift Idea: Cakebread Cellars in Napa Valley offers top of the line Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Syrah, Zinfandel, and Merlot. To order, click here.

December 22, 2012
Sally's new womensforum.com Blogpost is Live: Sally's Holiday Gift Ideas #3

December 21, 2012
Holiday Gift Idea: Companion Animal Portraits-- An Oil Painting of Your Pet by Colorado artist Susan Becker. For information, click here.

December 20, 2012
Holiday Gift Idea: The Bengali Five Spice Chronicles, by Rinku Bhattacharya, includes 180 easy-to-follow recipes, plus sections on spice pastes, spice blends, and essential tools, and sidebars with family anecdotes and historical and cultural information for Bengali, located in eastern India.

December 19, 2012
Holiday Gift Idea: Schneider Kitchens Toffee Made by Hand in Small Batches of premium chocolate, organic butter, brown sugar and pecans. For information, click here.

Holiday Gift Idea: Joy of Cooking--75th Anniversary Edition 2006 by Irma S. Rombauer, Marion Rombauer Becker and Ethan Becker has 500 new recipes and 4000 Joy classics that were retested and updated that used a total of 400 pounds of butter, 300 quarts of milk, 485 pounds of red meat, and 275 pounds of fish and shellfish.

December 18, 2012
Holiday Gift Idea: Point Reyes Cheese Gift Packs. Original Blue, Toma, Mozzarella. They deliver their excellent cheese anywhere in the U.S. For information, click here.

Holiday Gift Idea: 350 Best Vegan Recipes, by Deb Roussou, includes recipes as well as useful information about stocking a vegan pantry and a "Vegan from Scratch" chapter.

December 17, 2012
Holiday Gift Idea: Lillie Belle Farms Hand Made Chocolates are delicious award-winning artisan chocolates made with organic chocolate. Caramels, truffles, bon bons and bars are made in Central Point, Oregon. My favorite is the Lavender Infused Caramel topped with Fleur du Sel salt. To order online, click here.

December 16, 2012
Holiday Gift Idea: Rachel Ray cookware, bakeware, and stoneware, plus gadgets, cookbooks, cutlery and dinnerware. Check out Rach's orange skillets and casseroles.

Holiday Gift Idea: Mac & Cheese, Please!: 50 Super Cheesy Recipes, by James Beard Award–winning author and cheese expert Laura Werlin, even includes an appendix that includes info on all the food trucks and restaurants that specialize in mac & cheese.

December 15, 2012
Holiday Gift Idea: Cowgirl Creamery makes aged and fresh organic cheeses such as Mt. Tam, Pt. Reyes Blue, Carmody, Estero Gold, Crottin, Devil's Gulch, and more. My favorite is the Tomales Bay Deluxe collection of cheeses and crackers. For information, click here.

December 14, 2012
Sally's new womensforum.com Blogpost is Live: Sally's Holiday Gift Ideas #2

December 13, 2012
Holiday Gift Idea: Flowers & Gifts - Send Now from

December 12, 2012
Holiday Gift Idea: Gail Ambrosius Chocolatier in Madison, Wisconsin, makes yummy peppermint bark, holiday decorated sea salt caramels, almond toffee crunch, handmade dark chocolate truffles and corporate gifts. For information, click here.

New Cookbook Holiday Gift Idea: Complete Cake Mix Magic, by Jill Snider, provides more than 300 recipes with results that really do taste homemade -- in less than half the time it would take to bake from scratch.

December 11, 2012
Holiday Gift Idea: James Allen--Beautiful Engagement Rings. Design your own engagement ring from over 25,000 actual diamond photos. For information, click here.

December 10, 2012
Hanukkah Recipes: Hanukkah--Includes recipes for a perfect evening, including potato latkes. For recipes, click here.

December 9, 2012
Hanukkah Recipes: Jayne waxes poetic about crisply fried latkes and shares two recipes: Garlic-Rosemary Potato Latkes and Scallion Latkes with Scallion Dipping Brushes. An accompanying Red Lentil Soup, or Esau's Pottage, is also included. For recipes, click here.

New Napkin Book: Top 100 Step-by-Step Napkin Folds: More Than 1,000 Photographs, by Denise Vivaldo, is divided into easy, intermediate and advanced sections, so you'll know which ones to start with and how to work your way up.

December 8, 2012
Holiday Gift Idea: Salty Sisters brand of salted confections, including toffee and caramels. These candies are gluten-free and handcrafted in small batches with simple, pure and natural ingredients from the California coast. Holiday gift boxes are wrapped in a rich brown grosgrain ribbon, accented with a ribbon color and greeting of your choice. Each “Bliss Box” is carefully hand packed to your specifications. For information, click here.

December 7, 2012
Sally's new womensforum.com Blogpost is Live: Sally's Holiday Gift Ideas #1

December 6, 2012
Holiday Gift Idea: The California Directory of Fine Wineries: Central Coast: Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, Paso Robles, by K. Reka Badger & Cheryl Crabtree, takes you through world-famous Santa Barbara County, home to the landmark cellars of Santa Ynez Valley, Santa Maria Valley, and Santa Rita Hills. You'll meander the scenic back roads of San Luis Obispo on your way to Edna Valley's premier wineries and rustic Paso Robles. This fully updated, second edition is an essential, up-to-date guide to boutique tasting rooms, working ranches, warehouse wineries, and intimate, family-owned vineyards. For information, click here.

December 5, 2012
Holiday Gift Idea: Dave’s Gourmet wants to keep you warm this winter with the new Ghost Pepper Insanity Salsa. This scorchingly hot, but delicious salsa is made using the now famous Naga Jolokia Peppers (Bhut Jolokia). Try some today or give it as a gift to one of your heat seeking friends. Be careful! For information, click here.

December 4, 2012
Holiday Gift Idea: Zoku Single Quick Pop Maker.
Freezes Pops in 7 Minutes. For information, click here.

December 3, 2012
Holiday Gift Idea: The Finest Wines of Germany: A Regional Guide to the Best Producers and Their Wines, by Stephan Reinhardt, profiles 70 leading producers whose personalities, philosophies, and authentic wines best represent today's exciting German wine scene.

December 2, 2012
Holiday Gift Idea: If you know someone will be in San Francisco, consider a gift of GraceAnn Walden's Gourmet Walking Tours. North Beach, Chinatown, Latino Mission, and Nob Hill. Contact GraceAnn at gaw@sbcglobal.net

December 1, 2012
December's eNewsletter has lots of interesting Holiday Gift Ideas!

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