A unique column of finds in New York from the eyes of someone who is a “discoverer”...Rhonda Erb

Last Minute Ideas for Father’s Day



Godiva Caramel Pecan Bark:



Who doesn’t love chocolate? For Father’s Day, Godiva is offering a special gift tin filled with 12 ounces of this luscious sweet and salty treat.

Available at: www.godiva.com, $25.00



Tequila Herradura Silver:



Make Dad a fast and easy dinner that is as special as he is. This delicious recipe was created by celebrity chef, "Sam The Cooking Guy", using Tequila Herradura Silver for just the right amount of spicy flavor.

Available at stores nationwide



Tequila Herradura Shrimp Tacos

Ingredients: 1 lb peeled, uncooked shrimp cut into smallish pieces 2 large cloves garlic, minced fine 1/2 cup cilantro, chopped fine peanut oil, for sauteing 1/4 cup Tequila Herradura Silver 1/4 cup Newcastle Brown Ale 10 corn tortillas, warmed 1/2 cup sour cream 1 cup purple cabbage, shredded fine favorite hot sauce

Preparation: Combine shrimp, cilantro and garlic in a medium bowl - mix well and let sit about 10 minutes. If you have more time to marinate, just put them in the fridge. Heat a non-stick pan really well and then add about 1 Tbsp peanut oil. Add shrimp and stir fry quickly - they'll cook fast! When the shrimp are almost cooked, remove from heat (you don't want a flame-up) and add the Tequila Herradura Silver and Newcastle Brown Ale. Mix gently. After about a minute, return to the heat and stir well. Serve by putting sour cream on a tortilla, add a little cabbage, the shrimp and a final drizzle of the hot sauce.



Skype:



If you can’t be with your dad on Father’s Day, enjoy a Skype video chat on your computer, your mobile phone, or even your Skye enabled widescreen TV. You can even do a group video call with up to 9 other family members,

Available at: www.skype.com



T.J. Maxx and Marshalls Stores:



Every one of these stores receives 10,000 new pieces of merchandise each week, so you are sure to find a great gift for dad at an affordable price. If your father is the master of the barbecue grill, why not get him a new set of grilling tools?

Visit T.J. Maxx and Marshalls Stores nationwide



Xperia Play from Sony Ericsson and Verizon Wireless:



This is the ultimate phone for gamers. The Xperia Play combines an Android 2.3 smartphone, with a gaming controller, stereo speakers and amazing graphics. It comes preloaded with several games, including Sims 3 and Crash Bandicoot and you can download additional games from the V Cast App Store and Android Market.

Available at: www.verizonwireless.com, $199.99 with a two-year customer agreement.



Tiny Prints:



Use your favorite photos to create an original Father’s Day card with Tiny Prints. They will even mail out your masterpiece for you at no extra charge.

Available at: www.tinyprints.com



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