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Good Stuff: Sharp knives, cookies and a dinner event

Keen knives

The Colori + Classic Prep Knife Set from Kuhn Rikon is a way to add to your kitchen knife collection without breaking the bank. The set of a 4-inch pairing knife and a 4-inch Santoku knife (a knife with a blade that curves towards the point and is designed for slicing, dicing and mincing) is $15 at kuhnrikonshop.com. The blades are stainless steel and are sharp enough to cut paper right out of the box.

Good cookies

Straight out of Ann Arbor, and in time for the holidays, Among Friends is the creation of, well, two friends. Suzie Miller and Lizann Anderson thought it would be a good idea to market cookie and cake mixes over a cup of coffee and a cookie. The mixes are whole grain, and gluten free. They come in several varieties, including oatmeal raisin, chocolate cranberry, oatmeal chocolate chip, molasses ginger. Add an egg, a teaspoon of vanilla and 1/3 cup of unsalted butter and voila. Cost is $5.99 a bag which makes about 15 cookies. Available at most area grocery stores, including Kroger, Meijer, and Target or at amongfriendsbakingmixes.com.

One good event

Some lucky diners in downtown Milford will get their meals paid for during the annual “Dinner’s on Us” program. Local business owners and community members have come together to reward some patrons of Milford Main Street restaurants as way to say thank you for supporting the district. The promo begins Thursday and will continue every Thursday through Dec. 24.

Compiled by Steve Pardo