1-tagineOk people, listen up. As the Fabulous Food Fairy, I get lots of comments on my bakeware and cookware. I post lots of pictures of my red pottery collection, and many are jealous & curious about my super awesome red tagine, well here is my secret… Once a year, I shop at the Meals on Wheels Stock Up For Seniors sale at the Emile Henry warehouse. Now, normally the public does not have access to this warehouse, but this generous company opens their doors for one weekend only, and shares the profits with local charities. YOU DO NOT WANT TO MISS THIS SALE!!!

Thursday, October 10th is the Meals on Wheels “Stock up for Seniors” event to kick off the Emile Henry warehouse sale. Tickets for private access to one of the greatest sales of the year are available at the discounted rate of $25. Tickets will also be available at the door for $30. The best part is that you can shop guilt free! How awesome is that? You can pay $25 to get in before anyone else! You know you want first pick!

All of the proceeds from the ticket sales, as well as 5% of the Thursday night overall totals, benefit Meals on Wheels of Delaware. This important organization serves many of Delaware’s senior adults who rely on the hot meals and compassion of the many volunteers to safely deliver these meals directly to seniors’ homes. This is your chance to shop while giving back to your community.

This fabulous sale offers luxury items at discounts as deep as 80% off! Brands include Emile Henry, Rösle, Duralex, Mauviel 1830, Lékué and many more! An even better perk is that guests can enjoy light refreshments and desserts while they shop.

YOU SHOULD NOT MISS THIS SALE! If you love to cook, or need gifts for the cook in your life, you will not be disappointed. While this sale runs through the weekend, I ask that you please join me on Thursday night to shop and experience this wonderful event.

Click here to purchase tickets:

The Specifics…

What: Meals on Wheels Stock Up for Seniors Sale
Where: Emile Henry USA Corp., 802 Centerpoint Blvd., New Castle Delaware
When: Thursday, 6:30 to 9 p.m.
Tickets: $25 before, or $30 at the door.
The sale continues: The Emile Henry warehouse sale runs from
4 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday; 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Saturday; 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday.

The Feel Good Part…

Thursday night, all ticket revenue, plus 5% of the overall sales will be donated to Meals on Wheels of Delaware.

Disclosure of Material Connection: This is a “sponsored post.” The company who sponsored it compensated me via a cash payment, gift, or something else of value to write it. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.

Photo courtesy of Meals on Wheels Delaware

Photo courtesy of Meals on Wheels Delaware

Meals on Wheels Delaware is hosting the ultimate foodies’ dream event. On Sunday, April 21, several of North America’s top chefs will be in Wilmington cooking decadent food for lucky ticket holders at the Meals from the Masters Brunch. This is an event that I wouldn’t miss! Tickets are still available, so please join me at this once in a lifetime culinary event.

Event:  Sixteenth Annual Celebrity Chefs’ Brunch

When:  Sunday, April 21st

Time: 11:00 am to 2:00 pm

Where: The Hercules Plaza in Downtown Wilmington.

Tickets:  $175 — Guests will have the opportunity to sample dishes by international and

nationally celebrated chefs. Tickets can be purchased by clicking here:

This year’s presenting chefs include:
• Norman Aitken from Juniper Restaurant and Wine Bar in Canada
• Food Network Canada host, Michael Blackie
• Kurt Boucher an Iron Chef Contestant
• Jay Caputo a 2012 James Beard Semi-finalist
• Dana Cree featured on Food Network’s “No Reservations”
• Francois Gagnon from Top Chef Canada
• Rick Gresh a James Beard Rising Star of American Cuisine
• Bruce Moffett a 2009 James Beard Nominee
• Davide Pugliese from the British Virgin Islands
• Nathan Rich winner of the 2012 Relais and Chateaux Rising Chef Award
• Matthew Ridgway, owner and chef of PorcSalt, a Bucks County charcuterie.
• Holly Smith a 2008 James Beard Best Chef Northwest and Iron Chef Contestant
• Daniel Stern chef of Philadelphia’s R2L
• Giuseppe Tentori a 2013 James Beard Semi-finalist – Best Chef Midwest
• Tyler Wiard a 2012 Top Chef Seattle Contestant
A full list of ‘Meals from the Masters’ participants is available at


Here is a little background information about this great organization and it’s efforts to feed Delaware’s senior residents.
“Meals from the Masters” is the largest fundraiser held by Meals on Wheels throughout the year,
allowing meal delivery programs throughout Delaware to continue to provide 630,000 hot,
nutritious meals on a daily basis to over 4,000 homebound seniors statewide. Without a
resource like Meals On Wheels Delaware many of Delaware’s seniors would be placed on
waiting list, unsure where or when their next meal was coming. These fundraising efforts ensure
no eligible senior goes hungry throughout the year and even the most vulnerable citizens within
our community are given something to look forward to each day: a caring volunteer bringing a
hot meal, friendly smile and warm conversation.”


 Fairy of Food meets Food Elf?

When my children get home from their grandparents’ this afternoon, they are in for a big surprise! Apparently their elf, Ollie, has been busy in their absence. I guess, since he was adopted into the Fabulous Food Fairy’s home, Ollie felt the need to get in on the kitchen action. Ollie popped on over to the only elf fashion wonderland, and grabbed himself a cooking ensemble!

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Now that Ollie is ready for the kitchen, he is patiently waiting for the girls to get home on this rainy Sunday! Cinnamon muffins will be the perfect way to reconnect and hear about the wonderful weekend my girls had with Grammy and Coach at the beach.

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The Details:


What: This website offers adorable outfits for your elf. Themes include the kitchen, a luau, a superhero, a tutu/ballerina, and many more.

The Specifics: My kitchen kit came very discreetly in a brown envelope with a covert return address. Inside was the kit which included a REVERSIBLE apron and a tiny star cookie cutter. The greatest part was the idea card that gives suggestions on how to present the outfit that you purchased.

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The Price: $7!!! with free shipping!! I personally feel that this is a great bargain for such a cute handmade item. In fact, I liked it so much, I bought the superhero and luau outfits myself.

In short, I love this product. It adds whimsy and fun to the season without turning into one of those crazed Pinterest moms who stages elaborate scenes to top the rest of the world in elf behavior. This is reasonable and sane for any busy mom.

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I hope that your holiday season is filled with fun and meaningful moments with your family. It is not too late, pop on over to this site and get in on the fun!

**Disclaimer– This product was provided to me to try and review, but the opinions are my own and were not influenced by the manufacturer in any way.


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So my husband is thinking I am not so fabulous this week. I have hit the internet to holiday shop because, frankly, I hate shopping in real life. The problem lies in the fact that I have also purchased almost one of everything for me too!! OOPS!

Well, there is one purchase for which I will not shed any buyer’s remorse. It is a handmade dipping oil bowl from Neal Pottery. It is the coolest thing ever!

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This all started at dinner with friends. My friend, Susan, was telling me about a dipping oil bowl that she had received as a gift a few years ago. She shared how much she loved it, but regretfully has never found where to buy another one. Thanks to the wonders of Google…I was able to find on ETSY! Right there, at the table in the restaurant, I ordered a few as gifts (and maybe one for myself, because I AM the Fabulous Food Fairy!)

Well, I was impressed from the moment I opened the box. Not only are the bowls beautiful, but sweetly tucked inside was a personal thank you note. How’s that for customer service? My own reaction to this handmade creation fills me with excitement to give this gift!

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The box has been sitting in my dining room for a week now, with all the other unwrapped holiday loot, but curiosity got the best of me, and I had to give it a go!

First, the bowl is beautiful! Second, it came with a recipe! Here is the process. I dare you to read on and not jump over to ETSY and buy one!

According the recipe, I grated a fresh clove of garlic on the raised ridges on the bottom of the bowl.

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It smells so freakin’ good!

Next, I mixed the suggested herbs and spices, in a separate bowl. It is a great feature that they have you make the herb mixture in bulk. I think I will make some for each bowl I plan to gift. It is also great because it is all ready to go, should a quick impromptu party erupt at your house, which is common in my neighborhood.

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Next, you sprinkle some of the herb mixture into the bowl, over the freshly grated garlic.

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Finally, pour some olive oil into the bowl, coating the seasoning goodness!

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Then dip away with fresh crusty bread!

No need for an enchanted wand, the bowl does all the magic.

So, Neal Pottery sent me a thank you note, but I truly believe they are the ones who need to be thanked. This is one of the greatest gifts I have purchased this season…even if it was a gift for myself 🙂

To purchase your own, click here:

Neal Pottery Dipping Oil Bowl


Disclaimer– I purchased this product on my own, and this post is an expression of my own opinion.


OMG!! I love this product so much that I just had to share.

The Snap To It apron is a traditional apron that has a removable dish towel front. They even sell replacement dish towels! This design is truly brilliant!


I am definitely putting this on my Christmas list!!!