You’ll be seeing a LOT of Food Bloggers do a Holiday Gift Guide. I love reading them – seeing what’s out there that I sadly don’t have yet. I also love seeing things I already own pop up on the guides, because that means I’m doing something right! (It’s rare, but I do get things right from time to time.)
Instead of listing the things I think every good foodie needs, I thought I’d do a round up of things that I have a hankering for. You know – the things that you really don’t NEED, but things that would make you feel kind of fuzzy inside. Isn’t that what the holidays are about?
Breville Pie Maker – This beauty is on sale at Williams Sonoma for $79. It’s another kitchen gadget that just seems so necessary. I mean, how often have you been sitting there at night, and you think – I could really go for some pie. But I only have about 8 minutes to devote to it, and I really want 4 of them?? This happens to me All. The. Time. In fact, this machine has me itching for a new kind of pie. Macaroni Pie. For some reason, I look at it and think it would be fantastic to fill a pie shell full of chicken and macaroni, close the lid, and 8 minutes later be feasting on starch in a pocket. Good stuff.
Breville Gourmet Single Serve Coffee Maker with Iced Beverage Function – What a splurge. Another brilliant product from Breville that I don’t have. I am fascinated by the Keurig Single Serve K-Cups – I think it’s genius. Simply insert the flavor of coffee, or tea, or cocoa that you want, push the button, and voila – perfect results every time, no waste, no fuss. Plus, I am a sucker for little packages like those K-Cups. I chose this Keurig Coffee maker over their others for one main reason – It’s Iced Beverage option. Iced Tea or Iced Coffee anyone? Sweet. On sale now at Amazon for $207. Not a steal, but hey, if you’re throwing away $5 a day on a latte at Starbucks, this machine will pay for itself in less than 2 months.
Taylor Digital Measuring Cup & Scale – Less than $30, and beyond cool. Not only is it a measuring cup, it’s a scale. As if I needed another measuring cup. Or scale. But yes, I think I do. It’s love.
Ad Hoc at Home, by Thomas Keller – $30. I’ve been wanting this book for over a year now. Full of great recipes, advice, techniques…I love cookbooks.
La Cucina, The Regional Cooking of Italy – $30. When I first saw this book at Barnes & Noble, I nearly forked out the cash for it. But they wanted full price, and I don’t do that. It is quite possibly the Italian equivilant of Julia Child’s Mastering the Art of French Cooking, though – and I must get my hands on it.
Kamenstein Magnetic Spice Rack – i am a fool for anything stainless and magnetic. I’m sure I could find a place for this. No, I can’t say where, considering I would have to keep that Pie Maker somewhere, but I could figure it all out – couldn’t you? Look how shiny it is!
So – What’s on YOUR Really Don’t Need It But Man It Sure Would Feel Good Wish List? I’m always looking to live vicariously! And stay tuned for the girly things I want as well…no wish list is complete without scarves and felted hats and knee high leather boots, is it?