Win a trip to Norway with Jarlsberg 

Jarlsberg, the Norwegian cheesemaker, is celebrating 60 years in 2016, and they’re celebrating by giving away a ton of stuff. I’ve been a big fan of Jarlsberg for years – it’s a mild cheese that’s great on a sandwich, and it’s really meltable so great for topping and sliding under a broiler. Through September 12,…

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The Raw Rainbow Salad from Snap Kitchen. Photo Courtesy of Snap Kitchen.

Snap Kitchen rolls big on innovation

What happens when you hire a bunch of Research & Development chefs and set them loose to wreak havoc on your menu? Snap Kitchen CEO David Kirchhoff found out the fun way earlier this year when they went from one development chef to three, and they’ve been on a tear. For the unfamiliar, Snap Kitchen…

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Free DoubleTree Cookies. For Real.

When I smell DoubleTree cookies, I go to a happy place. I’ve snarfed a good number of the habit-forming baked goods over the years, and each time I’m transported by the taste and smell back to the very first time I had one. As Sophia from The Golden Girls used to say: “Picture it. Palm…

National Chicken Wing Day? Sold.

Friday, July 29 is National Chicken Wing day. I’m typically not a fan of these national food holidays of questionable provenance (I don’t get the day off and neither does anybody else), but I AM a fan of chicken wings. In a huge way. Chicken wings are one of those things that I can order…

Young cruisers will be able to Build-A-Bear onboard all 25 Carnival ships by Summer 2017. Photo: Carnival Cruise Line.

Build-A-Bear goes to sea with Carnival

Build-A-Bear Workshop, where kids and kids-at-heart can create cuddly pals to take home, is going to sea in an exclusive partnership with Carnival Cruise Line. The first Build-A-Bear Workshop at Seat will debut onboard Carnival Dream, and will roll out aggressively to the rest of the 25 ships in the Carnival fleet, with all ships…