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10 great hostess gifts that aren’t wine

Anyone can run to a nearby liquor store and pick up a bottle of wine, but your hostess will be much more impressed with your thoughtfulness if you opt for something else. Whether it’s something they share that evening with guests, or something they save for themselves, these gifts will be greatly appreciated. Soyil Natural Soy Wax Candles (Starting at $14, everybodyshops.com) Show your smart and savvy hostess you appreciate her hospitality with a dye-free, natural soy wax, small batch candle. Seasonal fragrances can help her warm her home with a welcoming scent, plus, soy won’t mark up walls with that nasty black soot. Wine Glass Mahogany Appetizer plates ($19.99, everybodyshops.com) You can bet your host won’t be able to wait to break these out for guests to use atop their wine glasses as they graze all of the amazing food at the party. Each set includes four plates, and…

The most searched Super Bowl recipe in your state

No matter who makes it in the Super Bowl this year, one thing everyone can get behind is a table full of delicious appetizers. And let’s be honest, some people will only be there for the food, so you better make it good! Google released a list of the most-searched football playoff recipes by state to help you out. They results have been divided into five categories: dips/salsa, dessert, wings, chili, and other. Everything from porchetta sandwiches in Alabama to homemade Oreo cookies in Wyoming, cornbread cake, and grilled pork belly made the cut. Check out your state’s favorite snack when watching football below. Most searched Super Bowl recipe by state: Alabama — Porchetta Alaska — Spinach Quiche Arizona — Cornbread Cake Arkansas — Cheese Dip California — Cupcakes Colorado — Queso Dip Connecticut — Cupcakes Delaware — Chili Florida — Spinach Artichoke Dip Georgia — Pico De Gallo Hawaii…