Chip and Dip Set, $29.99, at Kitchen Kapers stores and at www.kitchenkapers.com
This fruit tart is a bright slice of sunshine for these dreary winter days, with a generous helping of fresh blueberries, raspberries, pineapple, strawberries and mandarin oranges layered over a vanilla custard on a buttery crust. A perfect pickup, when you're assigned to bring dessert.
Fruit tart, $24, serves 8 to 10, at Wegman's grocery stores.
College friends David Lynch and Ben Smith, of Mechanicsburg, Pa., created the original Torchbearer Sauce to preserve the habañeros growing in their yards. The sauces - with carrots, tomatoes and mandarin oranges - were so popular, they decided to market them. Now there are 10 varieties.