A Few of our Favorite Things
I hope everyone had a lovely Thanksgiving.
One holiday down, one BIG one to go:)
Today is Black Friday...is everyone hitting the sales? Not us. We keep our shopping simple, we do it online or way in advance. I hate fighting the crowds!
We are sharing some of our favorite things in case you still need gift ideas. These are ideal for anyone who likes to cook/bake...or needs the motivation to like it:)
I included the link to Amazon.com on all of the items, but feel free to shop elsewhere! I hope this list is helpful!! Happy Shopping!
I love giving and receiving cookbooks. I think they are the perfect gift. A few of my favorites this year are: Field Guide to Cookies by Anita Chu, The Modern Baker by Nick Malgieri, and Giada's Kitchen by Giada De Laurentiis. And of course my ALL time favorite is Baking From My Home to Yours by Dorie Greenspan. Everyone must have this book:)
Oh how I love my Silpats! I use them every time I bake cookies...which is a lot!! This baking mat works wonderfully as a baking pan liner or as a working surface because of its silicon and fiberglass non-stick surface which makes it very easy to clean too!!
This gadget makes juicing lemons and limes SO much easier. You can find them at most kitchen stores, but we buy ours at our local Mexican Market. They are super cheap there. ($5)
This is the perfect gift. We use it for all of our citrus fruits...lemons, limes, oranges, grapefruit, etc. We also use it for parmesan cheese. You can find these almost anywhere and they are not too expensive. (10-$15)
Cuisinart Smart Stick Hand Blender
We love our magic wand! It blends and chops with the push of a button. We use it all of the time when we are making soups. It is so nice to just stick the blender in the pot to puree!
Villaware Panini Press
We love making panini sandwiches. They are so tasty! This panini press makes the best sandwiches!! The cooking surface heats up quickly and the ribbed grill plate imprints beautiful grill marks onto bread, veggies, and meats! You will love this panini press, we use it all of the time!
Cuisinart Ice Cream Maker
We call this the dream machine. We were fortunate enough to receive this as a wedding gift and we love it! You don't have to freeze a container, it makes frozen treats on the spot. You can make homemade ice cream, gelato, sorbet, etc. in no time! This is for someone who has been extra nice this year, it is a little pricey:)