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Gourmet Goodies, Gadgets...and a Giveaway!

mmm mmm good! Don't take our word for it, pop open the featured wine, try the cool cheese mill, and all these tasty products for yourself. There's even one for your favorite pooch. And don't forget to enter to win the prize of your choice from our gift closet.


yum YuM YUM! Hahn's Original Old Fashioned Coffee Cake is out-of-this world delicious. The 3.5 lb.+ buttery cake is topped with a generous amount of cinnamon-powdered sugar crumbs. It's no wonder it was voted best crumb cake in NY. What a treat! I just spotted they also sell a "Bucket of Crumbs"...OMG!  $25.50 at crumbcake.net.




Recently toured by William and Kate, the Amisfield Winery in New Zealand is a specialist producer of aromatic white wines created from an estate vineyard beneath the Pisa Mountain range. Amisfield's award-winning collection of wine includes the 2012 Pinot Gris we recently enjoyed. The fresh vibrant aromatics of ripe hand-picked Bosc pear and nectarine with a hint of mace spice paired beautifully with grilled chicken, broccolini and cauliflower mashed potatoes. SRP: $19.99. Visit Davies Family Selections for a distributor in your area. 


Amazing Clubs Peanut Butter of the Month Club includes two jars of gourmet peanut butter every month. We love Amazing Clubs' gift of the month clubs because they allow us to try products we would otherwise probably never know about and it's so much fun discovering and sampling the surprises in each box. Now, if I can only get them to start an Almond Butter Club! ☺ 3, 6, 12-month and seasonal clubs available starting at $18.95 per month. amazingclubs.com.


The Peugeot Annecy Cheese Mill grates hard and semi-hard cheese, nuts or chocolate with just a few twists. Simply load the large reservoir with your favorite cheese or blend of cheeses and grind the exact way you would with a peppermill. Includes three efficient stainless steel blade inserts for fine, medium and course grinds. The removable reservoir is refrigerator safe. Blades, reservoir, lids are dishwasher safe. SRP: $49.95 available at cutleryandmore.com.



I'll take a frozen margarita, please! Craft a pitcher of crisp, refreshing frozen margaritas for happy hour or Sunday game day with crystal-clear Blue Nectar Silver Tequila. Blue Nectar Silver is a premium triple distilled tequila handcrafted in the countryside of Amatit├ín, Jalisco, Mexico. It's 5 o'clock somewhere! SRP: $39.99, a store locator is available at bluenectartequila.com.



We love their pizza dough, now Venice Bakery has introduced gluten-free tortilla wraps which are absolutely fantastic and a welcome alternative to my go-to rice cakes. In addition to being gluten-free, they are also wheat, soy, dairy, egg, nut and corn-free. A bag of 6 wraps retails for $6 at venicebakery.com.


For a delicious Penne a la Vodka, be sure to reach for Victoria Vodka Sauce a rich, creamy sauce with all-natural ingredients and a homemade taste. Suggested retail for the 25-oz. jar is $6.99-7.99. A store locator is available at victoriafinefoods.com.



Molina Salsa blends fresh tomatoes with habanero peppers, sweet onion, roasted red peppers, minced garlic and a proprietary herb mix to create a deliciously garden fresh salsa. Named "Best New Food Product of 2014" in the Virginia Food and Beverage Expo. A 12-oz. jar retails for $6. molinasalsa.com.




Maille pairs Honey Dijon Mustard with Balsamic Vinegar for a most savory condiment. Enjoy as a marinade for chicken or spread on a baguette and turn an ordinary sandwich into a scrumptious lunch. The 7.9 oz. jar retails for $9.89 at mybrands.com




We even found a 'gourmet' treat for our furry friends! Pedigree® STACKERZ™ Filet Mignon and Bacon Flavor is a soft meaty treat that features real meat as the main ingredient. Available in three varieties, each combines two flavors and has breakable pieces so it's suitable for any size dog. SRP: $3.99 for a 6-oz. bag, available at mass retail, grocery and pet stores.




For a sweet and salty indulgence without all the sugar try Lily's Salted Almond & Milk Chocolate Bar. Made with Fair Trade creamy milk chocolate sweetened with stevia and almonds that have been roasted and salted. A 3-oz. bar is $4.49 at lilyssweets.com. 



Lemon Blueberry with Poppy Seed Mandelbroydt from Papa Ben's is a double-baked biscotti-like European cookie that is non-dairy, all-natural, and low in sugar. The blend of lemon poppyseed and sweet blueberries is delightful especially when served with a cup of hot tea or coffee. $6.99 papabenskitchen.com.


Chic Giveaway! ~ One reader will win the prize of their choice from our gift closet.

To Enter: Email chicgiveaway@gmail.com and include the following: 

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    Giveaway ends 11:59 PM ET November 5, 2014.  Limit one entry per person and email address. Winner will be notified by email and announced on our Winner's page. Winner will have 48 hours to claim prize. Open to US Residents 18 years of age and older. We will not clog your inbox with emails nor do we share your email with sponsors, we only email giveaway winners.

    Many thanks to each of the brands featured for providing products and/or photos for this editorial. 


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