Monday, December 7, 2009

Gifts Galore

Good Monday evening friends!

How was your weekend? Mine was relaxing besides the point that I spent 99% of it studying for finals. But hey, once they’re done I will have a whole month to relax! And check out this stunning ice cream I made—new flavor..Peppermint Cheesecake Swirl.


If you have an ice cream maker and you’d like the recipe, I’d be happy to share, just shoot me an email! (

18 days till Christmas..yes for real! Have you got all your gifts ready to go yet? I have still been clicking away online getting a few last minute things and as tradition goes, I must post the gifts I am after this year—hopefully you will find one or two you could get for yourself family or friends!

A Pinch of This, and A Dash Of That Top Gifts for 2009

*New and noteworthy cook books*

Kitchen Express by Mark Bittman

Get this for beginners who want to learn to cook everything!

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Salty Sweet by Christie Matheson

Features delectable desserts and tempting treats with a sublime kiss of salt.

Salty Sweets: Delectable Desserts and Tempting Treats with a Sublime Kiss of Salt

Glorious Grits by Susan McEwen McIntosh

Who knew grits could be good for you? In this one, a dietician shares the benefits of stone-ground cornmeal without sacrificing taste.

Glorious Grits: America's Favorite Comfort Food

*Everything else*

The Cheese Tasting Party Kit

The Cheese Tasting Party Kit

Know someone who is a cheese-a-holic? Or maybe you just know someone who would enjoy throwing a party and discovering the world of cheese. With cards profiling 50 cheese varieties and the best wines to pair—it is sure to be a hit.

Apple and Pumpkin Pie Pocket Molds

Apple and Pumpkin Pocket Pie Molds

Tired of making big ol’ pies, and want to try your hand at pocket pies instead? These are guaranteed to steal any show!

Stylish Coffee Cuffs

Got a java lover in the family? I’m sure we all do, so treat em’ to a stylish cup accessory.

Stylish Frying Pans

Is it just me, or is cooking with fun colors always better? Plus at $19, you can keep on whistling while you work.

Prima Donna Designs Core Food Platters

What foodie wouldn’t want to add these into their kitchen?

*A few for the men in the kitchen*

Pro Pot Basketball Slow Cooker

Get your guy even more into his cooking game, er basketball game with this.

Monogrammed Steak Brand & Carving Initial


Let him mark his territory with this stunner.

What gifts are you giving this season? Please share!

And one last thing..want to share one of your famous cookies this season with someone who normally wouldn’t get the chance to sample? Now you can! Click here.


lesley lifting life said...

I need an ice cream maker so I can make that!!! YUM! :)

That sounds like a fabulous combination of flavors!

Have a great night!!

Kim said...

The basketball slow cooker cracks me up ;D Peppermint cheesecake ice cream sounds heavenly. I love all your gifts, they are all great kitchen finds!

Nutritious is Delicious said...

What a fun post! At first I thought that little basketball was a little grill...I should go try to find one of those for my brother...Not too sure if he'd mess with a slow cooker though. haha! Oh boys!

Kelly said...

Love all the gift suggestions. I actually have one of those frying pans in pink. :-) My roommates got it for me as a gift in college and I love it.

Krista said...

Great gift ideas! I'll take one of an ice cream maker so I can make that scrumptious sounding flavour you've got going on at the start of this post!!!

Nicole M., MS, RD, LD said...

Wonderful ideas for gifts!

I LOVED your recipes, thank you so much again. I brought in to work 3 varieties of your cookie recipes I made and everyone just loves them!

Thank you! And kudos to you for being through with finals. I don't miss those babies!!!

Stacey said...

Great gift ideas! The pie molds are soooo cute!

Anonymous said...

ohmigosh. I want everything. One or two of each, please. That frying pan is adorable. And I want the cheese party kit!

Oh wait. This the season to why am I only thinking about me? Haha!

brandi said...

that ice cream looks (and sounds) amazing!

and I love that coffee cuff

Erica said...

What a great list of ideas for the foodie! I love Mark's recipes and his cookbooks! Good luck on finals