It seems that people are in one of two camps: early shoppers or last-minute shoppers. I grew up in a family of last-minute shoppers. My mom would be finishing her shopping list on Christmas Eve, and still be wrapping as we arrived. As an adult, I have retained some of those last-minute tendencies, but certainly not in the gift-buying department.
Food is a hot topic and food lovers are embracing new and unique ingredients. The problem is, where can an average person find some of these specialty ingredients? Whether you are planning a dinner party or a simple night at home, this list will help you find the right ingredients to make your meal special.