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Gourmet Goodies, Gadgets...and a Giveaway!

Whether you're planning a get-together for the Big Game, a quiet dinner for Valentine's Day, or a cozy night at home, you'll find something you can use in this edition of Gourmet Goodies, Gadgets and a Giveaway. After visiting the featured websites, head back here to enter to win the prize of your choice from our gift closet.

If you're like me and are dreaming of warmer weather, Beatriz Ball's Ocean Starfish Long Tray will remind you it's not too far away. The striking vento tray is accented with three starfish floating in the waves of the tray's edges. Makes a gorgeous serving piece for salmon, crab legs, or hors d'oeuvres. $129 at

mmm share these Cinnamon Toffee Almonds from Indulgent Confections while snuggled up watching a movie. Be prepared to fall in LOVE with these whole almonds that are dusted in pure cinnamon and sprinkled with sugar. A pack of 4 boxes are available for $38.18 on Amazon.

Kyocera 8" Professional Chef Knife has one of Kyocera's longest blades. A deeper blade with greater knuckle clearance and a comfortable non-slip ergonomic handle is a butcher and chef's dream knife. The razor sharp blade slices evenly with little effort and is crafted to stay sharper longer than traditional cutlery. $79.95.

The Crab Place makes it possible to have a delicious gourmet dinner at home any time. Their Maine Lobster Tails arrive frozen and ready for broiling or grilling. Serve with drawn butter, veggies and a baked potato for a special dinner. An 8-pack of 7 to 8-oz. lobster tails are regularly $172.99, and on sale as of this writing for $155.69 at

Found in the chicest homes, ChicWrap's Citrus Wrap brightens up the kitchen and turns ordinary plastic wrap into something extraordinary. The heavy-duty refillable container has a UV-coated exterior that wipes clean and the 4 silicone feet keep it from sliding on the counter. The 250' roll of professional plastic wrap is PBA free and the ZipSafe Slide Cutter glides across to ensure a precision cut with every use. $12.95 at

Brancott Estates Flight Song Marlborough Pinot Grigio grapes are harvested earlier than usual to capture a full-flavored wine that is naturally lighter in sugar and alcohol and 20% less calories. Notes of apple and pear are complimented by white peach and guava, the full-bodied wine is delicious paired with seafood and appetizers. $14.99

CamelBak RELAY™ Water Filtration Pitcher's double filter technology filters water as the pitcher is filled and again when water is poured into a glass at the speed of a faucet. The Fresh™ Filter removes odors, taste, chlorine and chloramine and lasts up to 4 months. The 10-cup pitcher is dishwasher safe, BPA-free and fits in the door of the refrigerator. $36.99 at

Bella Sun Luci Sun Dried Tomaotes in Pure Olive Oil are perfect in salads, hors d'oeuvres and entree recipes, and as a topping for bruschetta. Mooney Farms, a family-owned business started in 1987 is the largest producer of delicious sun-dried tomatoes in the US. $4.99 at

Kollar Chocolates Hazelnut Crunch is positively addictive. Roasted hazelnuts enrobed in creamy milk chocolate, decadent and delicious. Individually wrapped, a 2.5-oz bar is $7.50.

I add a tablespoon of La Tourangelle's Virgin and Unrefined Coconut Oil to my green smoothie every morning. The 100% organic coconut oil has a delicious fresh and creamy coconut taste. This superfood is wonderful for digestive problems. A 14-oz. jar is $11.99

For a healthy wholesome snack Nothin' But Foods Cherry Cranberry Almond Premium Snack Bars are not only delicious, they are wheat-, butter-, and egg-free. Made of dried cherries, cranberries, almonds, and pumpkin seeds nestled in a bed of organic oats. Perfect for an on-the-go snack or to serve with afternoon tea. A 12 pack retails for $49.99 at

Speaking of tea time, for those who enjoy iced tea year round, Tracy Stern Tea & Co's Organic Green Iced Tea with Mango is one to try. The combination is delicious and so good for you! Each tea bag makes 2 quarts of iced tea. A 3-oz. tin includes 6 large tea bags. $20 on Amazon

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

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    Contest ends 11:59 PM ET February 15, 2015. 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 the review products and photos for this editorial. 


    Unknown :

    Thank You so much for this amazing contest! Love them all, especially Lobster Tails are my fav. and love the tray for anything from the waters, especially Chesapeake Bay, is relaxing and so awesome!

    Unknown :

    nice things

    Unknown :

    Wow! These items are wonderful! Thank you for the contest!

    peachy64 :

    Thank You so very nuch for these wonderful giveaways checkec out alot of the sites

    M Mckindy :

    The tray is so beautiful!!!

    billwinsbig :

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