Saturday, February 20, 2010

Ciao Bella Gelato New Flavors

I first fell in love with Ciao Bella Gelato when my friend purchased a pint of the Blood Orange flavor for me while I was visiting with her in New York City. I went so crazy over it that it has become a staple on my future trips to the city.

Ciao Bella recently added six new flavors to its already extensive lineup of flavors along with new packaging. The new flavors include peach ginger, prickly pear, wild blueberry, strawberry, matcha green tea and honey toasted pecan.

Ciao Bella products can be found at several specialty grocers throughout the country by clicking here.

Enter our giveaway for great products from Stonewall Kitchen, Vervacious and TCHO chocolate by March 15th by visiting us at

Friday, February 12, 2010

Shake It Off

Cook Like Jackie Great Finds

Table art should not stop at your seasonings. Get out of the traditional mill grid with shakers that stretch the boundaries of form and function.

Matte Silver

Chiasso offers a great line of salt and pepper shakers with a modern flair that will add great style to your table. Choose from this multi-disc set in a convenient holder (US $28) or this Elevation candlestick-inspired set (Retail US $18).

Polished Silver

Equally stunning are the Twist and Kissing salt and pepper shakers by Nambe available at Horchow. The twist features an elegant polished silver finish (US Retail $79) while the Kissing set nestle together to meet in two places (US Retail $79). Any of these sets would be very complimentary to a modern table or for casual dining.

Enter our Cook Like Jackie giveaway by March 15th! Three great prizes available from Stonewall Kitchen, Vervacious and TCHO Chocolate.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

AGA Love to Cook Promo

Looking to add an AGA cooker to your kitchen? Purchase one by March 31st and AGA will also include a cookware set in their Love to Cook promotion.

The cookware set includes a black grill pan, stainless whisling kettle, kettle klear descaler, chopping board, bake-o-glide cooks set, I'm Cooking magnet, a set of AGA gauntlets, a set of three AGA Tips Books, and enamel rubber and an AGA E-cloth. The set has a retail value of US $500.

Search here for your nearest AGA retailer.

Cook Like Jackie is hosting a special giveaway. Submit your entry by 03/15/2010 for your chance to win one of three great culinary prizes from Stonewall Kitchen, TCHO Chocolate or Vervacious! Click here to enter today or for additional details!

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Monday, February 8, 2010

Cook Like Jackie Giveaways

Cook Like Jackie has several items available for a special giveaway during the months of February and March.

Stonewall Kitchen Wild Maine Blueberry Jam

As an update to our previous post on the Stonewall Kitchen Jam Tour, we have a free jam available for a special giveaway. Winner will receive one 13 oz. jar of Stonewall Kitchen Wild Maine Blueberry Jam (Retail value $ US 9.95).

TCHO Dark Chocolate Bars

A selection of TCHO Dark Chocolate Bars in Fruity, Nutty and Chocolatey (a US $15 retail value).

Vervacious Salt Collection

Enter to win a stack of Vervacious Salts including Sicilian Sumac Salt, Star Anise Salt and Super Savory Cinnamon Salt in beautiful glass jars (a US $23 retail value).

For rules and entry form, please click here. Entries must be received by 11:59 p.m. on 03/15/2010. Maximum one entry per day. No purchase necessary.

Good Luck!

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Loco for Hot Xoco

When the weather gets cool, a great beverage alternative is hot cocoa. Finding great varieties of cocoa with lower sugars is difficult, but one of the most impressive lines of cocoas I have sampled comes from Vervacious. The Maine-based company has a full line of wonderful spices, salts, vinegars and their line of Hot "Xocolates".

Wonderful yet understated hints of Vanilla Bean and Orange give these cocoas an unexpected hint of flavor that melds with the chocolate and milk base.

The full line also includes exotic flavors like Spiced Hot Pepper, Espresso, Sicilian Sambuca and Viennese Cinnamon.

Perhaps the most outstanding aspect of the line is the packaging. Vervacious has been recognized for their beautiful glass containers which are stackable making them works of art for your counter.

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Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Stonewall Kitchen Launches Jam Tour

Stonewall Kitchen recently introduced a wonderful Wild Maine Blueberry Jam which I first sampled at the Metro Cooking and Entertaining Show in November. The jam was very bold and refreshing and a great alterative for those of us who like berry flavors or our biscuits and rolls. The company will launch a tour beginning this Friday, February 5th at the Fresh Market in Raleigh, NC with stops scheduled well into May. Samplers will also receive a $2 off coupon good on any Stonewall Kitchen jam, jelly or marmalade. A complete list of stops may be found here.

Monday, February 1, 2010

Celebrate National Grapefruit Month

February is National Grapefruit Month. Grapefruit is a succulent citrus fruit with a slightly sweet slighty bitter juice. Perfect tools for your grapefruit include this Rosle Grapefruit Knife available at Sur La Table for US $29 and these fine grapefruit spoons which will help you extract the fruit from the rind. Orka also has a grapefruit cutter available for US $10. Izze fortified sparkling grapefruit juice is great alone or with cocktails. Great grapefruit accessories include this essential oils set from Williams-Sonoma in Pink Grapefruit. Finding fresh grapefruit including these Texas Ruby Red Grapefruits by the Resaca Grove Farm or Florida Fruit Shippers is a great way to ensure that you can support groves in the United States.

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