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Good gelato

Krema’s in Greektown is home to some yummy baked goods, both sweet and savory. Through the end of the month they’re artisanal pumpkin spice gelato. Made in-house every morning with fresh whole pumpkin, organic milk and sugar, and a dash of cinnamon and spice. The flavor is rich and refreshing without overdoing it on the pumpkin or spice.

Two scoops (4 ounces) in a cone or cup runs $4.25. It pairs well with a cup of hot Greek coffee enjoyed in the cozy shop, or you can take home a pint for Thanksgiving celebrations.

Mighty good minis

It’s not too early to get a jump on Christmas. Bauli is offing a mini panettone. The sweet bread loaf originally from Milan is as good as the larger loaf, but bite size. The new mini’s would also make a great stocking stuffer. A 3.5-ounce package costs $2.99

Better bourbon

Cooks Illustrated is known to publish helpful hints and tricks dubbed “Kitchen Hacks” in their publications and now they’ve even come up with a way to make less-than-stellar bourbon taste like, or at least closer to, the good stuff. To pump up a 750-milliliter bottle of hooch, add 1 tablespoon dry sherry, 3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract and 1/8 teaspoon of liquid smoke to the contents of the bottle.

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