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    The Best Homemade Christmas Cookie Gift Ideas

    Amidst the holiday hustle and bustle, finding the ideal gift can be a delightful challenge. But fear not, for I’ve discovered a solution for those hard-to-shop-for individuals – Christmas cookie gift ideas. Baked Christmas gifts are the perfect gesture for friends, family, and co-workers this time of year. Streamline your gift-giving routine by dedicating a weekend to a festive baking extravaganza. Create an assembly line with your delectable treats and charming boxes, and in no time, you’ll have a delightful assortment of gifts ready to spread holiday cheer. Wondering what to bake for Christmas gifts? Explore my list of favorite Christmas cookie gift ideas, a selection that has already delighted many, including soldiers…

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    5 Favorite Holiday Cookie Recipes

    We all have those cookie recipes that we make again and again. How did we come to find those recipes? For me some of these recipes I have been making since I was a little kid, but others I have found through my love of cookbooks. Below you will find the five recipes that are a must-have for me in my kitchen. I hope these recipes inspire you to get your bake on this holiday season! 1. Easy Old-Fashioned Chocolate Chip Cookies The first cookie I ever made as a kid was these Easy Old-Fashioned Chocolate Chip Cookies. They are a version of the Nestle Tollhouse cookie recipe with my Nana’s edits. In…

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    Cookie Advent Cookbook

    “The cookies are shared with loved ones, and the Advent calendar reveals something new each night leading up to the holiday,” Barbara Grunes & Viriginia Van Vynckt authors of Cookie Advent Cookbook. Growing up we never really had fancy Advent calendars, but they are something that I have come to love as an adult. I have had the kindle version of The Cookie Advent Cookbook for a few months now but just recently saw it in the hardcopy and immediately bought it. All of the doors open on the front cover to reveal the cookie of the day. You and your family will love the fun this cookbook provides. The Cookie Advent Cookbook…

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    Christmas Baking Essentials

    Each Christmas, I engage in a cherished tradition of baking, creating a plethora of delectable treats that I joyfully share with friends and family. While this holiday season might be a bit different for many of us, the sheer delight that Christmas baking brings me remains unchanged. It’s a joy I intend to savor once again this year, even if resisting the temptation to eat it all can be a challenge! In the spirit of spreading festive cheer, I’ve compiled a list of essential ingredients that I always keep on hand for my Christmas baking endeavors. Additionally, I’ve included links to my favorite Christmas baking recipes, hoping that you derive as much pleasure…

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    5 Favorite Christmas Cookbooks

    As the festive season approaches, there’s no better time to embrace the joy of Christmas cooking and create a culinary celebration that warms the heart and delights the taste buds. To make your holiday kitchen adventures even more special, I’ve curated a list of my 5 Favorite Christmas Cookbooks. From timeless classics to innovative twists on holiday favorites, these cookbooks are sure to inspire and elevate your Christmas culinary experience. Let the aroma of festive spices and the promise of delectable dishes fill your kitchen, as we embark on a flavorful journey through the pages of these holiday treasures. Get ready to add a dash of magic to your Christmas menu! 1. A…

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    Cyber Monday Kitchen Deals!

    Welcome to the grand extravaganza of online shopping – Cyber Monday! Brace yourselves for a shopping spree like no other as I’ve scoured the digital realm to bring you the crème de la crème of deals from my favorite brands. Dive into the savings by clicking any of the links below and make this Cyber Monday the highlight of your online shopping calendar! Blow Out Cyber Monday Sale Up to 70% OFF! Monday – 11/27/23 Only!* Cyber Week Deals! Up to 50% off!* Instant Brands Biggest Cyber Monday Savings Ever! 50% Off orders $149+* Save up to 75% at ZWILLING’s Cyber Sale* Extra 40% off Everything Plus Free Shipping* 12 Days of Deals*…

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    45 Best Cooking Gifts for Home Chefs 2023

    Each year, I eagerly anticipate the arrival of the holiday season, relishing in the joyful chaos that it brings. In the spirit of giving, I’ve compiled a list of thoughtful cooking gifts catering to various passions—be it mixology, baking, grilling, coffee aficionados, cooking enthusiasts, hosts, wellness advocates, travel enthusiasts, or those with a penchant for all things French. Whether you’re searching for the perfect gift for a loved one or looking to treat yourself, this comprehensive list aims to make your holiday shopping a breeze. Happy gifting! Gifts for the Baker 1. KitchenAid – KSM150PS Artisan Series Tilt-Head Stand Mixer I love and miss my stand mixer. I can’t wait to replace mine…

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    27 Cooking Stocking Stuffers

    Embracing the festive spirit of Christmas, I find immense joy in the art of gift-giving, particularly when it comes to stocking stuffers. There’s a unique delight in discovering small, thoughtful treasures that add a touch of magic to the holiday season. In the spirit of culinary delight, I’ve created a list of 27 distinctive cooking and dining stocking stuffers that are bound to captivate everyone this Christmas. From charming kitchen gadgets to whimsy gifts that are sure to bring smiles and culinary inspiration to your loved ones’ holiday celebrations. Join me in the excitement of finding that perfect, petite present to tuck into stockings, making this Christmas both delightful and delicious for all.

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    Cookbook Reviews

    Food That Anchors

    “Food is a universal language that bypasses tension or silence. It bridges the chasm of differences,” Ellen C Lee from Food That Anchors. I was gifted this cookbook and am so glad that I have it in my collection now. The introduction by Ellen is one of the most honest introductions I think I have ever read in any book. She discussed her challenging upbringing and how even in the difficult times they always sat down to dinner and in a way that anchored her family. We all experienced different childhoods each with their own problems – some more traumatic than others. I think her introduction shows how one small action such as…

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    13 Cooking Classes to Gift 2023

    If you’re on the hunt for the perfect gift, especially for those who seem to have it all, consider the gift of experience. In my opinion, it’s one of the most cherished and memorable gifts one can receive. And what better experience to gift than a cooking class? Cooking classes offer the opportunity to explore new flavors, techniques, and culinary traditions, making them a delightful present for anyone. By presenting a cooking class gift certificate, you’re allowing your loved ones to choose what they want to learn or perfect in the kitchen, making it a truly personalized and thoughtful gift. This list introduces you to some of the finest cooking schools that offer…