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Come Deck Our Halls!

Our showroom

 The holidays are here again and we are not quite ready.  The soups are made, the cookies created and gift boxes packed...there is just one chore left....pulling out the bulbs and trees and wreaths....

This tradition started because we were too busy to do it on our own one year.  We had so much fun and loved the look from your contribution.  Now it's just a great reason to get together.


Our Holiday Showroom


We need help decorating!

....AND we are prepared to pay!

Tuesday November 28th 11am-5pm, we will be decorating for the holidays.  We will reward all who lend a hand with a $10 store credit.  Bring your appetite, there will be all sorts of food and drink to sustain you through the hard work.


It's going to be a lot of fun! We hope to see you there!

Open Tuesday - Saturday  11/25 thru 12/23.




 You will find our whimsical showroom at
382 Southampton Road in Westfield


Photo Credit: Justin Hansen

TWD: Best-Ever Brownies, gone gluten free

Gluten Free Best-Ever Brownies
Best-Ever?  Best ever, really?  It takes a lot of chutzpah to make that kind of statement.  This recipe is not just about chocolate, it is about technique.  I always thought a bit of flour, some more sugar, cocoa, chocolate bits, eggs and oil and you easily have brownie bliss.  Oh, how ignorant I can be.  Steps as simple as sifted flour and whipped eggs folded into melted chocolate all baked on a layer of parchment lead to an end result that really does warrant the title of Best-Ever!

Best-Ever Brownies, gluten free

You can use this mix or buy our Best Ever Brownie Kit

Center a rack in the oven and preheat the oven to 350°.
TWD:  Best-Ever Brownies
Sift brownie mix into a large bowl.  Melt the butter and chocolate together in a  saucepan or double boiler over low heat.  Stir frequently to make certain the chocolate doesn't scorch.  Fold in eggs and remove the pan from heat. Blend the mixture in with the dry ingredients.

Pour and scrape the batter in to a 9 x 13" pan that has been lined with parchment.  Bake the brownies for 30 minutes.  Remove from the oven and cool. Baking with Julia, Best-Ever Brownies

The Charms of Chocolate:

Best-Ever Brownies, all wrapped up

Find more ideas from Baking with Julia at

Tuesdays with Dorie.

 Photo Credit: Julie T Cecchini