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    2022 Cookbook Gift Guide

    Cookbooks are one of my favorite things to gift and receive. No matter how many cookbooks you have there are always so many more that can be explored. Cookbooks are a great gift to give to anyone on your list. No matter the persons cooking ability you can always find a cookbook to match. Don’t forget you can also make a gift package by including some kitchen tools and accessories with the cookbook. Below you will find my cookbook gift guide for 2022. Best Cookbooks for the Bartender at Heart Mason Jar Cocktails, Expanded Edition: Over 150 Delicious Drinks for the Home Mixologist By: Shane Carley Order Today* Raising the Bar: A Bottle-by-Bottle Guide…

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    27 Cooking Stocking Stuffers

    I love the Christmas holidays and shopping for presents. My favorite type of presents to buy are always stocking stuffers. I love searching for something new and fun to give to my family in their stocking. Below are 27 unique cooking stocking stuffers that everyone will love this Christmas.  1. BBQ Road Trip Tower Gift $21.95 A set of BBQ rubs is a great stocking stuffer gift for your favorite griller. They will be enjoyed for the year to come. Buy Today* 2. Down East Wild Maine Blueberry Jam Gift Box $9.95 Jam is a favorite stocking stuffer gift in my family. This Wild Maine Blueberry Jam is a great one that will be…

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    19 Best Food & Drink Advent Calendars

    Advent calendars are a fun way to ring in the Christmas season. They used to be just homemade but now you can find almost anything in an Advent calendar. Below are 19 of the best food & drink Advent calendars. I love all the ones below and can’t to get one for myself!  1. 12 Days of Christmas Advent Calendar Gift Box My Mom loves Cheryl’s cookies and we have ordered them for her many times. I love this smaller Advent calendar gift box. It’s a nice treat to share with those you love. Buy Today 2. 24 Days of Hot Sauce – Chilli Lovers Advent Calendar A spicy calendar for your favorite adventurous…

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    Father’s Day 2022 Cookbook Gift Guide

    Father’s Day is the hardest holiday for me to shop for. My Dad never wants much so we are always trying to figure out what to get him every year. Do you feel the same way? I try to find things he will love even if he didn’t mention wanting anything.  If your Dad loves to cook then a new cookbook can be a great gift. I love to include some kind of kitchen tool or accessory to go with the cookbook. Check out my list of great new cookbooks that your Dad will love.  For the Dad Who Loves Basketball Shaq’s Family Style: Championship Recipes for Feeding Family and Friends By: Shaquille…

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    Mother’s Day 2022 Cookbook Gift Guide

    What does Mom want for Mother’s Day? That is a question that we all ask ourselves every year. Cookbooks are a great gift for the Mom that enjoys cooking. I love to pair a cookbook gift with an apron or some cooking supplies. Keep an eye out when you are at your parents house and you are bound to see things in the kitchen that need replacing such as spatulas, wooden spoons or pairing knives. You can also put a note in the cookbook that you will spend an day cooking recipes from it with you Mom, that is always a big hit.  For the Mom Who Loves to Bake French Pastry Made…

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    Valentine’s Day Gift Guide

    Do you find it easy or hard to find a gift for your significant other for Valentine’s Day? I love to give gifts and am always searching for the perfect gift. But let’s be honest most of us don’t always have the time to search for the perfect gift. I hope my Valentine’s Day Gift Guide makes searching for the perfect gift a little easier for you.  Gifts for the Bartender Crafthouse By Fortessa Boston Shaker $40.00 It can be tough to find the perfect shaker. This one by Fortessa is a great option. I find that this style is much easier to use. Buy Today* ZWILLING Sorrento 4-pc Double-Wall Pint & Pilsner…

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    Last Minute Tips for A Great Christmas Dinner

    Only a few days until Christmas is here. It just doesn’t seem possible. We are just having a small family Christmas this year. We did our big grocery shop a few days ago and found the rest of what we needed yesterday.  Are you a little behind in your planning for Christmas dinner? Check out my tips below to get on track so you don’t have to stress too much this year. Christmas Dinner Planning Tips Decide on what you are making. Remember your menu doesn’t have to be complicated to be delicious. Ask those attending to bring something and take some stress of yourself. Make your shopping list for what you are…

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    Baked Christmas Gifts

    Every year I love to find the perfect gift for the people in my life. But lets be honest there are some people who are impossible to shop for and I struggle to figure out what to get them. I normally give them baked Christmas gifts.    Baked Christmas gifts are perfect for friends, family and all your co-workers. I have found taking one weekend and doing a huge bake makes gift giving so much simpler. Set up an assembly line with your baked treats and the boxes and in no time you will have all your gifts ready to go.    So what do you bake at Christmas for gifts? Check out…

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    13 Ideas for Thanksgiving Leftovers

    Thanksgiving is a huge food holiday and I know we always have so much food left, no matter how many people we have for dinner. I love to find new recipes to use up all the leftovers and thought I would share the ones that I have recently found.   Photo by Joy the Baker 1. Thanksgiving Turkey Pot Pie from Joy the Baker.  Photo by The Cookie Rookie 2. Thanksgiving Leftovers Quesadilla from The Cookie Rookie.  Photo by Half Baked Harvest 3. The Thanksgiving Leftovers Croque Madame from Half Baked Harvest.  Photo by White on Rice Couple 4. Leftover Thanksgiving Galette from Todd + Diane White on Rice Couple.  Photo by Girl…

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    One Week To A Great Thanksgiving

    Can you believe Thanksgiving is next Thursday? It seems to have really snuck up on me this year. Normally I like to plan ahead but sometimes you just get to busy and time gets away from you. I have shortened my normal timeline from three weeks to one week. Don’t worry you can do it and still have a great Thanksgiving. Hope this helps you with your holiday cooking! One Week Before Thanksgiving Decide who’s coming for Thanksgiving dinner. Make a Thanksgiving menu. Write a grocery list. Clean out your fridge and freezer. Grocery shop for anything that you can get ahead. Take out the turkey to defrost. (It can take up to…