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TASTE OF HOME COOKBOOK, http://www.tasteofhome.com/.
The world’s largest cooking magazine announces
the Cooks Who Care edition of one of America’s best-selling cookbooks

Cooks Who Care Edition
21 Heartwarming stories of Cooks Who Care
1,395 recipes – PLUS 349 additional web recipes
1,300+ color photos, access to 30 how-to videos
$29.95 Hardcover, 5-ring binder, 738 pages

Taste of Home, the #1 cooking magazine in the country, introduces a unique cookbook that captures the spirit of the American kitchen and demonstrates how a homemade meal will warm a heart. THE TASTE OF HOME COOKBOOK, Cooks Who Care edition, showcases stories from individuals who used a recipe to touch a soul and change a life. The Taste of Home Cookbook became an instant best-seller, with nearly 2 million copies sold, through a neighborly exchange of reader-submitted recipes, stories, and tips from home cooks across the country.

The new Taste of Home Cookbook features over 1,300 recipes that are easy to make, budget-friendly and, most importantly, work every time. The ingredients in the recipes come from regular grocery stores; and each is tested in the Taste of Home Test Kitchen (outfitted with appliances just like you would find in most American homes). The cookbook offers what the magazine’s editors and test kitchen experts feel are the “best of the best” from their 40,000-plus recipe database and is a must-have resource for any home cook.

Sterno Buffet Kit – www.sterno.com/retail/pages/buffet.html

Holiday entertaining just got easier with Sterno’s new full- and half-size buffet kits that come with everything needed to easily and conveniently warm and serve food, offering you more time to enjoy the holiday experience.
These Sterno buffet kits include a newly designed folding rack for easy storage, standard size pans so the rack can be used over and over again, a water pan to keep food temperatures and textures uniform. Each kit also comes with Sterno’s patented gel fuel which is widely regarded as a proven, high-quality, safe and reliable heating solution.

Sterno’s half-size buffet kit is available at Wal-Mart stores and the full-size kits are sold at regional retailers across the country. The suggested retail prices for these reusable and portable buffet kits are $15.99 to $19.99 (full-size) and $9.99 to $12.99 (half-size).

Spice Stack http://www.spicestack.com/
The SpiceStack™ line of spice organizers from YouCopia Products, Inc., helps cooks locate and retrieve spices quickly and easily, while saving valuable countertop space.
YouCopia currently offers two products: The Original SpiceStack and the Super SpiceStack. The Original unit, which sells for $24.95, stores 18 full-size or 36 half-size spice bottles and fits in virtually all kitchen cabinets. It makes a great gift for college graduates, newlyweds, new homeowners or anyone that is just starting out in the kitchen. The Super SpiceStack, which sells for $34.95 and stores 27 full-size or 54 half-size spice bottles, is a smart, practical solution for people with extensive spice collections.

“Research shows storing and organizing spices is a major problem in most kitchens,”

“Traditional spice racks take up too much space on the counter, are difficult to organize and use, or don’t hold enough spices. SpiceStack spice cabinets help home cooks locate and retrieve their spices, while saving valuable countertop space and keeping kitchen cabinets clutter-free.”

Orville Redenbacher’s Poppycock
For frugal, thoughtful spenders, Orville Redenbacher’s Poppycock – clusters of almonds, pecans and fluffy popcorn covered in a caramel glaze – is the ideal gift this season.

Here are 6 top reasons to buy Poppycock this holiday season:
1. Choose between 3 flavors—original, chocolate lovers and pecan delight
2. It’s about the same price as a nice holiday card
3. You can choose from an assortment of decorative canisters which make for nice tabletop accents
4. Allows you to avoid the malls since it’s available at most grocery stores and mass retailers
5. Available in small and large canisters for suggested retail prices of $3.99 and $6.99; it’s ideal for frugal spenders who don’t want to appear as being so
6. And best of all- no wrapping necessary!

EVOO – Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Similar to the explosion of the California wine industry in the 1970s, the California olive oil industry is on the verge of becoming known for producing fresh, high-quality, widely available and affordable extra virgin olive oil (EVOO), and exposing the many benefits of locally grown EVOO over imported brands, right in our own backyard. The launch of “Everyday California Fresh” EVOO from California Olive Ranch, the largest producer of EVOO in North America, marks the first time a US brand can mass-produce high quality, fresh, affordable and traceable everyday EVOO for the US marketplace. From branch to shelf, California Olive Ranch can trace each and every bottle to guarantee quality, taste and freshness, a claim no other everyday EVOO brand can make. The bottle retails for just $8.99.

The Princess and the Frog (Wii, DS, PC)
MSRP: $39.99 (Wii); $29.99 (DS); $19.99 (PC)
Families everywhere will be able to live out their own fairytales when they join Disney’s newest princess, Tiana, as she, along with familiar characters from the movie and new friends, take on challenges and pursue adventures in the vibrant settings of New Orleans. The Wii version allows girls to be a Princess and experience Tiana’s magical world where players can explore more than 25 engaging mini-games designed for up to four players. From playing as a princess and mixing and matching outfits, to playing as frogs and racing each other, to numerous mini-games, there’s something for everyone. Also in the Wii game, players and Disney fans will enjoy exciting game features that include performing music, cooking New Orleans cuisine, and dancing and singing along to hits from the movie. Fun customization activities include collecting Mardi Gras beads to trade for new dresses and personalizing outfits for Tiana. The DS version taps into classic platforming as players swing and jump through 27 levels of beautiful landscape. Players can perform music with two to four friends and save tunes on the game’s jukebox. In addition, real recipes inspired by New Orleans dishes are included in the game. http://www.disneyinteractivestudios.com/

Toy Story Mania! (Wii)
Demographic: Kids 6-11, families and fans of the franchise and ride
MSRP: $49.99
Inspired by the popular Toy Story Mania Disney theme park attraction, players join Woody, Buzz and the gang from Disney/Pixar’s ‘Toy Story’ films as they stage their wonderful fun-filled carnival in the family room for the first time. The game allows players to participate in carnival-inspired shooting galleries and win top prizes in mini-games, complete with multiplayer competitive and cooperative modes, and even some levels in eye-popping 3D! http://www.disneyinteractivestudios.com/

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