Check out Rachael's favorite summer sips and snacks from craft ice creams to candied flowers and warm weather wines!

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Salt-Caramel Cookies

Rach says: "Made in France, these buttery caramel sablés are baked with sea salt to enhance the sweetness."

Salt-Caramel Cookies

Craft Ice Creams

Rach says: "Gourmet scoops and sorbets are churned with real fruit juices, spices and liqueurs. A must-try: Brown Butter Praline."

Craft Ice Creams

Artisanal Preserves

Rach says: "Sour cherry jam is perfectly sweet, tart and chunky! Serve it on a cheese plate in place of honey."

Artisanal Preserves

Hot Fudge

Rach says: "Coop's thick and gooey sauce is handmade in tiny batches. Just heat and pour."

Hot Fudge

Candied Flowers

Rach says: "Top desserts with edible pansies covered in fruit-flavored sugar."  

Candied Flowers

Warm-Weather Wines

Rach says: "Flipflop bottles come with helpful meal-pairing suggestions."

Warm-Weather Wines

Gourmet Tuna

Rach says: "Spanish albacore is filleted by hand and marinated in olive oil for six months."

Gourmet Tuna

Dried Mushrooms

Rach says: "Rehydrate earthy morels and porcinis, then fold into pasta sauces."

Dried Mushrooms

Baseball Cookies

Rach says: "When I visit Cooperstown, NY, I munch on shortbread baseball cookies."

Baseball Cookies

Baseball Popcorn

Rach says: "Mitts of baseball popcorn come buttery or kettle-style."

Baseball Popcorn

Peanut Crunch

Rach says: "Sweet-salty Peanut Crunch is made with a light, sugary syrup."

Peanut Crunch

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Food Favorites April 2012