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Harvard Sweet Boutique: Tasty Treats for the Holiday Season!

18 Dec
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The Holidays are a busy time of year.  There are so many gatherings, I never know what to bring. I recently discovered Harvard Sweet Boutique, an online gourmet baking company based out of Harvard, MA.  Baked goods are made-to-order, baked in small batches, and baked from scratch using all natural ingredients.  They are then beautifully packaged in a unique gift box!

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Build Your Own Gift at Harvard Sweet Boutique for a friend, a grandparent, a teacher, a co-worker, an employee, or the host/hostess at your next Holiday or New Years Eve gathering!  Choose between cookies, brownies, toffee, truffles and other Harvard Sweets flavors and treats! Try one flavor or combine a little of everything! Gluten-Free and Low-Carb options are available to meet your dietary needs, however, all products are made in a facility with NUTS so are not recommend for anyone with NUT allergies.

I received a sample of gluten-free treats I shared with friends!  They were DELICIOUS.  The box featured a sample of a chocolate toffee cookie, a chocolate dipped peanut butter chocolate chip cookie, a double chocolate chip cookie, a mint brownie, a vanilla sea salt caramel brownie and milk chocolate almond toffee.  Each treat was individually packaged inside the gift box.  Have one to satisfy your sweet tooth or display them all at once for guests to enjoy.  I cut up the samples so everyone could try a little of everything.  The only one missing was the double chocolate chip because my husband had snuck into the box before I got to it!  All of the desserts were very tasty and rich in flavor. The favorite among the group was the Mint Brownie.

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In addition to being a great Holiday gift, Harvard Sweet Boutique is perfect for any occasion!  Use their boxes and treats as centerpieces for a baby shower, a bridal shower, a wedding, or a birthday party!  Favor boxes are also avaiable!

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Images from Harvard Sweet Boutique

For more information visit www.HarvardSweetBoutique.com, facebook, or follow on twitter!

Disclaimer:  I did not receive compensation for this post.  All opinions expressed are my own.  Information in italics is from Harvard Sweet Boutique!  I received a sample for review.

Allergy- Free Cooking at the Kids Food Festival NYC

22 Jan

My mom, Maddie and I braved the snow yesterday and headed to the Kids Food Festival NYC at Citi Pond at Bryant Park.  I signed Maddie up for the Allergy- Free cooking event with Kristin O’Connor.  Maddie was able to help pour, mix, and crush ingredients to create chocolate truffles.  She rolled the chocolate into balls and covered them with cinnamon, crushed dried pineapple, and crushed dried apple.  While she was learning to make the truffles, she tasted the different ingredients she was using.  Her favorite ingredient by far was Enjoy Life Chocolate Chips.  I have been looking for allergy friendly chocolate chips to use for pancakes, cookies and frozen yogurt for sometime now and have finally found some that are soy, dairy, and nut free.  Kristin was kind enough to send the remaining bag home with Maddie and she has been eating them as a snack.  I tried them and you would never know that they were different then your regular chocolate chips.  They tasted the same if not better.  Maddie had a wonderful time cooking with Krisitn.   She was so excited to bring her truffles home to Daddy and Pela. The truffles were amazing, the entire family enjoyed them.  The recipe will be featured in her book, Personalized Living..Using the Blood Type Diets, which will be in stores on February 14, 2012 and will include other recipes for eating right for your Blood Type.

At the Kids Food Festival Maddie also participated in the USDA Choose My Plate Scavenger hunt.  She went to different booths which included Plum Organics, Horizon Organic Dairy, Wild Planet and Little Duck Organics to collect stamps for each of the food groups on her plate.  She had a great time despite the cold and snow.  Kids Food Festival will be traveling to Washington, D.C., so I think we will have to make a trip so she can go with her cousins who live down there.  Keep checking the Kids Food Festival website to see when it will be held.