Holidays

Holiday recommendations and tips for great holidays year after year.

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    2023 Cookbook Gift Guide

    Welcome to Kitchen Lit’s 2023 Cookbook Gift Guide, a culinary journey through a delectable selection of cookbooks for every palate and passion. Whether you’re shopping for a seasoned chef or a kitchen novice, a food enthusiast, a cocktail connoisseur, or a travel buff, there’s a cookbook in this curated collection to spark their culinary creativity. I’ve scoured the shelves to bring you an array of culinary inspirations, from quick and easy meal prep ideas to delectable French delicacies, from mouthwatering seafood delights to vegan feasts, and even recipes inspired by your favorite movies and TV shows. Dive into these pages and embark on a gastronomic adventure. Find the perfect gift for the foodie…

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    41 Food & Drink Advent Calendar Ideas for 2023

    The holiday season is rapidly approaching, and with it comes the enchanting tradition of Advent calendars. These delightful countdowns not only mark the days leading up to Christmas but also sprinkle a daily dose of excitement into our lives. While the Christmas tree might be the star attraction, Advent calendars are fast becoming a central holiday tradition in the U.S. as they have been in Europe for decades. Now in 2023, they come in an array of themes and styles designed to delight both kids and adults. I’m thrilled to share my list of the 41 Food & Drink Advent Calendar Ideas for 2023. Whether you’re a parent eager to surprise your little…

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    2023 Valentine’s Day Gift Guide

    Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, have you’ve gotten a gift for the one you love? I much prefer getting a gift that I can use a lot rather than roses (which I hate). Of course I will never turn down chocolate. This Valentine’s Day gift guide gives you a lot of options that are outside of the traditional gifts and let you show your love in different ways.  For the Cookbook Lover Mocktails, Cordials, Syrups, Infusions and more: Over 80 delicious recipes for alcohol-free drinks By: Ryland Peters & Small  Buy Today* The Official Disney Parks Cookbook: 101 Magical Recipes from the Delicious Disney Series By: Pam Brandon, The Disney Chefs…

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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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    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 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 Glass…

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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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    Countdown To A Memorable Thanksgiving: Your Week-Long Prep Guide

    Thanksgiving is just around the corner—next Thursday, to be exact! It feels like it crept up on me this year. While I usually prefer planning ahead, life can get busy, and time slips away. So, I’ve condensed my usual three-week timeline into just one week. No need to worry; you can pull it off and still enjoy a memorable Thanksgiving. Here’s to making your holiday cooking a breeze! 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 5…