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Posted by on Dec 13, 2015 in Holidays, For the Foodie, Cakes, Christmas, Health/Diet | 0 comments

Sweet Holiday Neighbor Gifts

Sweet Holiday Neighbor Gifts

Give your neighbors and friends a special treat! Check out these delightful list neighbor gifts that we have prepared. End their sweet craving this holiday by giving specially created treats! We selected the top 5 neighbor gifts that are totally mouth-watering and delightful.

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Uncle Bob’s Extra Moist Brownie Mix

Who can resist brownies? I bet no one especially if they’re made of really good Ramstadt Cocoa. These brownies have just enough moist and great taste. Your friends and neighbors will not be able to get enough of this chocolate goodness.

Brownie Sugarsnap Cookie Mix

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Old Fashioned Snickerdoodle Cookies

These cookies will relive the memories of those delicious treats grandma used to make! What’s special about these treats is that they’re made of premium cinnamon. It has that luscious taste that other cinnamon cookies don’t have. This is a simple but satisfying neighbor gift to love.

Old Fashioned Snickerdoodle Cookies

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Brownie Sugarsnap Cookie Mix

The long wait for the best cookie is over! Chewy? Check. Chocolatey? Check. Melts in your mouth? Double check! Greet your neighbors and friends by wishing them a lovely morning by sending over these cookies. This is a sumptuous treat they’ll never forget.

Brownie Sugarsnap

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Old Fashioned Buttermilk Syrup Mix

What’s the best part about eating pancakes? The syrup! They’ll definitely love this one because it turns simple pancakes into something amazingly delicious! It’s also not just a pancake syrup but its great for anything! Most of the people that have tried this syrup, use it in every dessert. Don’t miss the chance of savoring the luscious taste of this syrup.

Old Fashioned Buttermilk Syrup Mix.

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Sticky Bun Monkey Bread Mix

A great party snack and a great treat to give. This deliciously sticky but yummy bread mix will brighten up anyone’s bad day. The caramel and cinnamon filling will get your friends and neighbors instantly hooked on this bread.

Sticky Bun Monkey Bread Mix

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There’s no such thing as bad timing with sweet treats like these. Get any of these for you and your neighbors and enjoy the sweetness of the holiday.

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Posted by on Dec 8, 2015 in Holidays, For the Foodie, Books, Kitchen, Christmas | 0 comments

Foodie Gift Guide

Foodie Gift Guide

We know someone in our lives who always thinks about food. This season it’s time to give your foodie friend or loved one something that surely suits their preference. Introducing, our Foodie Gift Guide! Everything that involves food is here. These are items the food lovers will definitely adore. We have a handful of gift items for all types of food lovers. Simply click on the image description to see more.

THE BAKER

You know someone who loves cookies, cakes and anything that’s made in the oven. Well then, check out this baker’s gift guide to see what’s the best for him or her.

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for the baker

a. Seasonal Copper Cookie Cutters S/he will definitely enjoy making cookies with these lovely cutters. You can have a set of 2 or 3 and you can also pick what season: Christmas/Thanksgiving.

b. Cross Linen Apron Baking is more convenient with a comfy apron just like this one. It doesn’t come with strings that need to be tied, so it’s easy to wear. This is needed for sure.

c. Walnut Cake StandWonderful cakes deserves to be displayed on a wonderful cake stand. Get this for the best baker you know!

THE COOKBOOK BUFF

We also have the best reads for the cook bookworm! If your friend or loved one is hooked into books that are all about great food and recipes then check out our cookbook buff gift guide!

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for the cookbook buff

a. Asian American, Signed Copy – Let your friend discover how to make unique Asian-American inspired dishes. They’ll know how to make Buttered-Toast Ramen with Bacon or Bao-ed Lobster in Warm Chile Butter, you get what we mean.

b. Buvette: The Pleasure of Good Food, Signed CopyBreakfast, lunch, dinner and midnight snacks will be more than pleasurable because of this book. Buvette features a lot of recipes anyone will be delighted to follow.

c. Genius Recipes, Signed CopyIt’s time to transform typical meals into something bizarre but amazingly yummy! Genius Recipes is the ultimate guide on making plain meals into something incredibly new and delicious. Your food savvy will thank you for this.

d. My Paris Kitchen, Signed CopyIt’s time to experience the delights of Paris with My Paris Kitchen. It’s not just featuring luscious recipes but it also includes awesome stories that any food lover will love to read.

THE FOOD AND COCKTAIL OBSESSIVE

This gift guide is for your friend who always initiates food trips, snack time or wine parties. S/he will love everything from our collection.

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for the food and cocktail obsessive-itemsa. Copper Japanese Cocktail Shaker Japanese mixing tools are preferred by bartenders and mixologists all around the world. Surprise your friend with this sassy Japanese cocktail shaker. S/he can now make the perfect cocktail mix instantly.

b. DIY Tortilla Kit with Mexican Chiles – End your friend’s food cravings by getting this Tortilla Kit! This has everything to make that yummy Mexican snack.

THE COFFEE AND TEA GEEK

Their day will never be complete without experiencing a cup of coffee or tea. This gift guide is exactly what you need for the caffeine lover.

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 for the coffee and tea geeka. Glass Teapot with Iron Filter Get this gorgeous tea pot made of lucid tempered heat-resistant glass. It’s about time for them to drink tea the classy way.

b. Stumptown Voyager Travel Coffee Kit – Getting this kit for your friend/s will never let them give up their coffee routine wherever they go. This lovely kit is easy to pack and lightweight. 

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Posted by on Sep 11, 2015 in Home How To's, For the Foodie, Fresh From the Kitchen | 0 comments

Super Healthy Pumpkin Smoothie Recipes

Super Healthy Pumpkin Smoothie Recipes

We’ve put-together our favorite pumpkin smoothie recipes, as well as our top picks when it comes to kitchen gadgets and drink ware. Which recipe do you think wins?

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Pumpkin Pie Protein Smoothie by Sally’s Baking Addiction

Ingredients:

1 frozen banana

1/2 cup (120g) vanilla Greek yogurt1

1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/4 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice2

1/2 cup (120ml) skim milk3

2 Tablespoons (30ml) pure maple syrup

2/3 cup (150g) pumpkin puree (canned or fresh)

1 cup ice

Directions:

Make sure you have a strong, powerful blender.

Add all of the ingredients to the blender in the order listed. Blend on high for at least 3 minutes or until smooth – this may take longer if your blender isn’t very strong. Scrape down the sides of the blender as needed.

Add more milk to thin out if it is too thick. Add a couple more ice cubes for a thicker texture, if desired. Add more spices to taste, if desired.

Healthy Pumpkin Spice Smoothie

Pumpkin Spice Smoothie by Skinny Ms.

Ingredients

½ cup [pumpkin puree, fresh or canned

1 frozen banana

1 cup almond milk, optional soy, lite coconut or skim milk

1 tablespoon pure maple syrup, more or less to taste

¼ tsp vanilla

¼ tsp cinnamon

1/8 tsp nutmeg

1/8 tsp allspice

½ cup ice

Directions

Puree all ingredients in a blender until smooth.

Banana Pumpkin Smoothie by Maureen Callahan, Cooking Light via Myrecipes.com

Ingredients

1 cup low-fat vanilla yogurt

3/4 cup canned pumpkin, chilled

1/2 cup ice cubes

1/3 cup fresh orange juice

1 tablespoon brown sugar

1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg

Dash of ground cloves

1 ripe banana, sliced and frozen

Dash of ground cinnamon (optional)

Directions

Combine yogurt and next 8 ingredients (through banana) in a blender, and process until smooth. Garnish with dash of ground cinnamon, if desired. Serve immediately.

Pumpkin smoothie in glass on rustic wooden background

Pumpkin Smoothie by Katie Lee, The Kitchen via Foodnetwork.com

Ingredients

1 cup milk

1/2 cup pumpkin puree

1/2 cup yogurt

1 tablespoon maple syrup

1/4 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice or cinnamon

Splash vanilla

1 frozen banana

Directions

Combine the milk, pumpkin puree, yogurt, maple syrup, pie spice, vanilla and banana in a blender and blend until combined.

Resources

Ninja Master Prep

Ninja Master Prep

Put the power in the palm of your hand with the multi-talented Ninja Master Prep that crushes ice into snow in seconds, blends frozen fruits into creamy smoothies, and chops fresh ingredients evenly!

Ninja Professional Blender

Ninja Professional Blender

Ninja Total Crushing blades gives you perfect ice crushing, blending, pureeing, and controlled processing. The XL 72 oz. professional blender jar is great for making drinks and smoothies for the whole family. The 16oz. Nutri Ninja cups are perfect for healthy, personalized drinks for on the go.

Hamilton Beach 58148A Power Elite Multi-Function Blender

Hamilton Beach 58148A Power Elite Multi-Function Blender

The Power Elite Multi-Function Blender is great for blending classic beverages such as smoothies and icy drinks, but it’s equally talented at preparing food such as salsas and purées.

Ninja Kitchen System Pulse

Ninja Kitchen System Pulse

The Ninja Kitchen System Pulse gives you the power and convenience to live a healthy lifestyle by combining Ninja Total Crushing technology with Nutri Ninja cups, a processor bowl and easy-to-use attachments for all your kitchen needs.

Oster BLSTPB-WBL My Blend 250-Watt Blender with Travel Sport Bottle

Oster BLSTPB-WBL My Blend 250-Watt Blender with Travel Sport Bottle

Oste My Blend’s powerful 250-watt motor turns ice and frozen fruit into your favorite smoothies, health shakes, and diet drinks.

Set of Two (2) Clear Glass Mason Jar Beverage Cups

Set of Two (2) Clear Glass Mason Jar Beverage Cups

Stainless Steel Reusable Smoothie Straws by Savvy Straws

Stainless Steel Reusable Smoothie Straws by Savvy Straws

Vintage Style Milk Bottles With Straws

Vintage Style Milk Bottles With Straws

Libbey Smoothie Glass

Libbey Smoothie Glass

Stainless Steel Travel Tumbler by Savvy Drinkware

Stainless Steel Travel Tumbler by Savvy Drinkware

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Posted by on Sep 6, 2015 in Home How To's, For the Foodie, Fresh From the Kitchen | 0 comments

10 Fall, Autumn Drinks That Are Non-Alcoholic

10 Fall, Autumn Drinks That Are Non-Alcoholic

The colder weather calls for a cup or a glass of something to keep you warm. Here are our 10 bets for this fall/autumn’s cozy moments. Enjoy these non-alcoholic fall and autumn drinks!

Hot Buttered Cider- The Virgin

Hot Buttered Cider- The Virgin

Enjoy a hot cup of buttered cider with cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg. Make it a virgin by opting out on the whiskey.

Get the recipe here.

Maple Maca Mocha

Maple Maca Mocha

This is a warm creamy beverage with the earthy flavor of maca.

Get the recipe here.

The Cold Buster Concentrate

The Cold Buster Concentrate

This anti-inflammatory beverage is soothing when you have a cold or flu. And even better, the recipe yields a concentrate, which you just have to mix with hot water during days when you need to drink a cup!

Get the recipe here.

Butterbeer

Butterbeer

Harry Potter fans, rejoice! Finally, a non-alcoholic version of butterbeer! It’s sweet, buttery and oh so warm. This is a must-try!

Get the recipe here.

Pumpkin Spice Latte

Pumpkin Spice Latte

Combine almond pink, pumpkin and strong coffee for a cup of heaven in autumn.

Get the recipe here.

Vegan Eggnog

Vegan Eggnog

The author said it herself, this vegan eggnog is mind-blowing! It makes for a perfect afternoon treat with its rich and creamy texture.

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Perfect Hot Chocolate

Perfect Hot Chocolate

This is probably the simplest but the most chocolate-y hot chocolate ever! A cup is more than enough to warm you up.

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Fresh Apple Shrub

Fresh Apple Shrub

Make this a mocktail staple! It’s not only refreshing, it is also all natural and quite healthy.

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Delicately Fragrant Mulled Cider

Delicately Fragrant Mulled Cider

If you love ciders without the ovewhelming spiced taste, then you’ll love this subtle yet comforting mulled cider!

Get the recipe here.

Horchata

Horchata

This version of a traditional Latin American drink is dairy free yet still creamy. The light agave nectar gives it an interesting type of sweet, too!

Get the recipe here.

Of course, you’ll need pretty drinkware to serve up your non-alcoholic fall and autumn drinks, so we’ve searched them for you. Click on the photos to shop the items!

Double-Walled Stainless Steel Mug

Double-Walled Stainless Steel Mug

Copper Moscow Mule Mugs

Copper Moscow Mule Mugs

Borosilicate Glass Tea Cup And Saucer

Borosilicate Glass Tea Cup And Saucer

Tall Ceramic Tumblers

Tall Ceramic Tumblers

Floral Espresso Cups

Floral Espresso Cups

Highball Glasses

Highball Glasses

Pewter Cup

Pewter Cup

Handblown Moroccan Glass Tumblers

Handblown Moroccan Glass Tumblers

French Coffee Bowl

French Coffee Bowl

Handthrown Large Earthenware Mug

Handthrown Large Earthenware Mug

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Posted by on Aug 26, 2015 in Home How To's, For the Foodie, Fresh From the Kitchen | 0 comments

10 Superfoods for Healthy School Lunches & Snacks

10 Superfoods for Healthy School Lunches & Snacks

These powerhouse foods are packed with essential nutrients and minerals that your kids need. Add them to school lunch and snack recipes for a healthy twist!

Broccoli

Fresh Broccoli At The Neighborhood Corner Store

There’s a reason why broccoli’s first in the list. Even if most kids don’t love them at all, this green vegetable is undeniably a powerhouse! It’s loaded with vitamin C, folate, fiber and all the good stuff that combats disease. We’ve done the work and found tasty recipes for this vegetable, from broccoli-cheddar soup to broccoli and ham biscuits. See them here.

Pistachios

Roasted Salted Ca Pistachios

Roasted Salted Ca Pistachios

Get your kids a flavorful snack without adding unnecessary calories! You can also use them to add an earthy flavor to your dishes, or use them as baking ingredients. Either way, you’re guaranteed to amp up potassium in every serving.

Strawberries

Gourmet Dipped Swizzled Strawberries

Gourmet Dipped Swizzled Strawberries

Did you know that a cup of strawberries provides your daily vitamin C needs? This spring favorite also boosts immunity and are known antioxidants. So dip, bake, and pick strawberries away!

Maca Powder

HealthWorks-Wild Organic Peruvian Maca Root Powder

HealthWorks-Wild Organic Peruvian Maca Root Powder

Add them to smoothies, pastries, cakes and breads for a boost in energy! It gives food an earthy, nutty taste that your kids will surely love.

Almonds

Natural Raw Almonds

These nutrient-packed nuts boast fiber, calcium, potassium, vitamin E, iron and magnesium in its list of goodies. And what’s even better is you can add them to almost anything! Almond flakes make great dessert toppings, and whole almonds are almost trail mix staples. If your kid doesn’t like any of those, how about almond butter or almond milk?

Eggs

GRASS FED, NON-GMO FED FREE RANGE BROWN CHICKEN EGGS

Grass Fed, Non-Gmo Fed Free Range Brown Chicken Eggs

This may be surprising but eggs are one of the top sources of protein and omega 3 fatty acids. They’re also inexpensive and are available at every grocery store. The verdict: eggs are mighty superfoods for practical moms.

Salmon

Omaha Steaks 4 (6 oz.) Marinated Salmon Fillets

Omaha Steaks 4 Marinated Salmon Fillets

When it comes to omega 3 fatty acids, salmon is still queen! It is an excellent source of DHA and EPA, good fat that our bodies cannot produce in themselves.

Kefir

1TBSP Active Organic Milk Kefir Grains

1TBSP Active Organic Milk Kefir Grains

Say hello to an upgraded version of yogurt! Kefir is cow or goat’s milk, added with kefir grains. The grains compose of yeast and lactic acid bacteria that ferment the milk, unlocking protein, calcium, vitamin B12 and B2, vitamin D and magnesium.

Cocoa Powder

Healthworks Raw Certified Organic Cacao Powder

Healthworks Raw Certified Organic Cacao Powder

Surprise, surprise! Chocolate may be getting a bad reputation but its main ingredient is still star among superfoods. Cocoa powder is loaded with lots of nutrition. 2 tbsps. give you fiber, iron, magnesium and contains 25 grams of calories and 1.5 grams of fat. Sprinkle them on top of desserts and other baked treats!

Kale

Roasted Kale & Beet Salad with Figs and Goat Cheese by Chef'd

Roasted Kale & Beet Salad with Figs and Goat Cheese by Chef’d

There’s a reason why kale is becoming more and more popular among health buffs, and that reason’s good for your body. This green leafy vegetable is said to be more nutrient-dense than spinach, with a cup providing you protein, vitamins A, C and K. It also has minerals such as iron, manganese and phosphorus.

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Posted by on Aug 25, 2015 in Uncategorized, Home How To's, For the Foodie, Fresh From the Kitchen | 0 comments

Make-Ahead Dessert Recipes for School

Make-Ahead Dessert Recipes for School

For all the moms out there who seem to just don’t have enough time for making desserts – this post is for you!

We’ve all been there: wanting to give our tots a tasty sweet treat to power up at school. But really, with all the things happening during our morning routine, we know you don’t have time for dessert. Here are make-ahead dessert recipes you can try to still please your kids.

Chocolate Banana Pops

Chocolate Banana Pops

This puts a colorful twist to good old bananas. Simply dip bananas in melted chocolate and sprinkle with edible decorations. Keep your kids’ favorites in mind when picking decorating edibles for your chocolate banana pops!

California Red Fondue Cast Iron Party Set

California Red Fondue Cast Iron Party Set

Rainbow PPJimmies

Rainbow PPJimmies

AmeriColor Imperial Decorating Sugar in Yellow

AmeriColor Imperial Decorating Sugar in Yellow

Granola Bars

Granola Bars

Another re-hash of a pantry staple, granola bars are a great way for them to eat their favorite granola, and even trail mixes, on the go! They’re chewy, sweet and definitely pack-able.

Chocolate Chip Cookie Balls

Chocolate Chip Cookie Balls

They’ll go nuts for these tasty sweet balls, for sure! The taste and texture of pecans and chocolate chips in moist and slightly chewy cookie dough is bound to become a favorite.

Clafoutis

Clafoutis

This delicious tart is a great way for kids to get their daily dose of fruits! Although clafoutis typically uses cherries, you can always get creative and add their favorite fruits to the mix.

Mini Pie Pan Set

Mini Pie Pan Set

9-inch Stainless Steel Pie Pan

9-inch Stainless Steel Pie Pan

Chocolate Peanut Butter Drops

Chocolate Peanut Butter Drops

Oats, chocolates and peanut butter – what could be a better combination? Pack them something sweet yet still hearty by giving them this no-bake, energy-packed cookie!

Buckeyes

Buckeyes

Another nutty treat, buckeyes are made of peanut butter, butter and sugar, dipped in melted chocolate. More than its taste, its overall fun look is sure to please youngsters.

Caramel Apple Dumplings

Caramel Apple Dumplings

The prepared pantry has the perfect crust for these caramel apple dumplings. Make sure to check it out below for hassle-free baking.

The Bake Shoppe Professional Pie Crust Mix

The Bake Shoppe Professional Pie Crust Mix

Old Fashioned Buttermilk Syrup Mix

Old Fashioned Buttermilk Syrup Mix

New York-Style Lemon Cheesecake

New York-Style Lemon Cheesecake

Lemon infused in the cream cheese filling plus lemon topping is a heavenly combo. It’s rich, and pretty tasty!

Graham Cracker Crumbs

Graham Cracker Crumbs

Grandma’s Cookie Pizza

Grandma’s Cookie Pizza

Kids rejoice! This one-of-a-kind cookie is the perfect kind of pizza for any play date but if you have leftovers (which we doubt you’ll have), you can always pack one for school dessert.

Breakfast Cookie Mix--Apple Cinnamon Nut

Breakfast Cookie Mix in Apple Cinnamon Nut

14 inch Stainless Steel Pizza Pan and Serving Platter

Stainless Steel Jumbo Cookie Shovel

Stainless Steel Jumbo Cookie Shovel

Strawberry Blintzes

Strawberry Blintzes

This is a 3-step dessert recipe but we’re loving the fact that we can make the crepes and assemble the blintzes ahead of time, refrigerate it and fry it anytime we want!

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