Holiday Gift Guide

Holiday Inspired Drink Recipes From Hotels Around the U.S. and Caribbean

Holiday Cocktail Recipe

Tis the season… and what better way to be the star of the holiday party with some delicious holiday inspired drink recipes?

Passion Fruit Chiffon Tart Recipe

Tommy Bahama Passion Fruit Chiffon Tart

Flipping through the pages of the new cookbook series by Tommy Bahama Restaurants, this passion fruit chiffon tart recipe is sure to be a delightful ending to what must have already been an amazing meal. Find more recipes like this, look for the Flavors of Aloha: Cooking with Tommy Bahama Passion Fruit Chiffon Tart Recipe MAKES 8 […]


Tommy Bahama Pan-Cooked Noodles with Shrimp & Chorizo

This pan-cooked noodles with shrimp and chorizo recipe is from the first in a series of innovative cookbooks, Flavors of Aloha: Cooking with Tommy Bahama.

The 8 Best Hostess Holiday Gift Ideas for the Cook, Home Entertainer and Foodie

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It’s the fabulous time of year for celebrating the holidays with your family and friends. When it comes to choosing hostess and holiday gift ideas, sometimes it is hard to know where to start.  We’re here to be your personal holiday shopper. You will find a range of gifts that focus on cooking, entertaining, home […]

Editor’s Picks: Stocking Stuffers for Coffee Lovers


Chances are you have plenty of coffee lovers on your holiday shopping list.  Indeed, our infatuation with the bean has Americans consuming over a half million cups of coffee per day.  When you are stuck for a gift and your recipient is a coffee fan, you’ve instantly struck gift-giving-java-gold for accelerating your present to their list of of […]

6 Gift Worthy Coffees You Need to Try This Holiday Season – 2014 Edition

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Coffee’s brewing, are you listening? In the café, cups are glistening. A beautiful sight, The notes are happy and bright, Sipp’n on our holiday seasonal blend! We’ve hunted around the coffee winter wonderland and once again, we’re here to answer your most pressing question of the season – “what is the most note-worthy brew?” Caffe Unimatic San Pietro […]

Editor’s Picks: Annual Coffee Lovers Holiday Gift Guide – 2014

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What goes better with dessert than a great cup of coffee? Using the right brewing system, along with freshly ground beans, can make all the difference. For the second year in a row, the editorial staff at Crave Local had the chance to test some of the newest and best coffee makers and coffee gadgets […]

Quik Pik Me Up Coffee Cocktail

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Five seconds into the holiday season and you’re already burning the candle at both ends.  By the time happy hour rolls around, you find yourself more prepared for a nap than festivities with friends.  This is a fine time for a “Quik Pik Me Up.”  Coffee-infused vodka with a twist will certainly perk anyone up […]

Tommy Bahama’s Grapefruit Basil Martini

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Herbal, sweet, and tart, this cocktail recipe is easy and refreshing. Use your favorite vodka or gin, to mix up the flavors a bit. Tommy Bahama’s Grapefruit Basil Martini 2 ¼ parts Ultra Premium Vodka 1 ¼ parts fresh grapefruit juice 1 fresh basil leaf ¾ part simple syrup Glassware: Martini Garnish: Basil leaf Instructions: Muddle […]

Hostess Gift Essentials for the Holidays

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Christmas music has already flooded the airwaves and your datebook is quickly filling with holiday invites.  While plenty of canapes and signature cocktails await, so too does a courteous “thank you” for the hostess who will toil over ever detail of merriment to pull off these gala occasions. It’s easy enough to bring a bottle of […]