Friday, April 16, 2010

Mmmm - a little sweet treat!

I have to admit, the first time I saw this little white bonbon sitting in front of my place at a friend's house in Germany, I was a little bit nervous to take a bite thinking there would probably be a hazelnut hidden inside and hazelnuts are not my favorites.  But what a nice surprise....coconut, vanilla cream, and an almond!   Now if you've read this blog for awhile, you know I am nutty for almonds, but this might be the best yet ~ Fererro Rocher Raffaello's.  You can find these sweet treats at Walgreens and some Walmart stores.  Best savored slowly - just one for a sweet little treat.

Monday, April 5, 2010

A Favorite from Last Year Returns!

I had just about given up hope on this clever item - Chilled Salad Bowl with Servers - from Crate and Barrel. After buying one of these last summer, I bragged it up to my friends and family. But when I went to purchase a second one for a gift, I could not find it in the store, catalog or website! So it made my day to see this back in the latest Crate and Barrel catalog, on the website, and in the store. A couple of things make this salad bowl a "pearl". First of all, the serving utensils store right on the lid and are held secure with just a little snap. The second clever feature that elevates this above your common plastic bowl is the removable icepack that fits into a cover on the bottom. Store the icepack in the freezer, then insert under the bottom cover when you are ready to leave for your picnic or carry-in to keep your salads fresh and chilled. Only $14.95 at Crate and Barrel.