Food Bloggers Holiday Gift Guide


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.

image 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.


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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.image


 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?

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