Holiday Gift Ideas 2009

I hope everyone had a Happy Thanksgiving with lots of tasty food. We ended up going to our family friend’s house. They didn’t want us to be alone:) It was a very fun day and Josh got to enjoy some turkey:)

So who woke up super early to go shopping? Anyone? I am not a fan of the crowds and I really don’t enjoy shopping so I chose to workout instead. I will be doing my shopping online this year.

Last year we posted our favorite holiday gift items and everyone appreciated the suggestions, so our holiday gift list is back! Gaby, from What’s Gaby Cooking?, has also put together a fabulous gift list. If you are not sure what to buy your loved ones this year, check out our suggestions! Most of them are cooking/food related because they make the best gifts in my opinion:)

Most of the items are in my Amazon store found on the left side of my blog. You don’t have to fight any crowds for those deals:) I hope you find something you like! Happy Shopping!

1.The Pioneer Woman Cooks: Recipes from An Accidental Country Girl
This is the perfect gift for anyone and everyone! Not only are there tasty down home cooking recipes, but the photography and stories are wonderful! I attended Ree’s
book signing in Utah, she is fabulous! I highly recommend this book!

2. Beater Blade for KitchenAid Mixer
I don’t know why it took me so long to get a beater blade. My good blogging buddy,
Food Finery, kept telling me to order one. I finally did and it is amazing! I love that it scrapes the sides and the bottom of the bowl. This attachment is a must if you have a KitchenAid Mixer!

3. Julie & Julia
Looking for a fun movie to watch over the holidays? Julie & Julia is it! I really enjoyed this film, Meryl Streep does a fantastic job at playing Julia Child. Make sure you have some tasty snacks while watching this movie:)

4. Healthy Bread in Five Minutes a Day
I think you all know I am a huge fan of Zoe and Jeff’s bread book,
Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day. If you don’t have that one, go get it and buy their new book too! Both are wonderful!

5. Automatic Yogurt Maker
We started making our own
homemade yogurt this year and it is the best. It is tons cheaper and I love it! This yogurt maker makes the process a breeze!

6. Le Creuset Round French Oven
I don’t have one of these, but I sure want one. This would be perfect for my soup creations:) I love the red one!

7. KitchenAid Pasta Roller Attachment
Homemade pasta is the best. It is cheap to make and so much better than the boxed stuff. This KA attachment makes it SO easy too! You can make
ravioli, fettucini, lasagna noodles, etc. We love this attachment!

8. Pizza Peel
We use our pizza peel a lot. It is great for making
homemade pizza and bread. A fun gift for any baker.

9. Vanilla Beans
I love giving and receiving vanilla beans. There is nothing better than fresh vanilla beans from the pod! These make great stocking stuffers:)

10. Food Scale
Every kitchen needs a food scale! I love that you can get these in different colors. A fun gift for all!

Don’t forget to check out Gaby’s list and our items from last year. We still love everything:)
Happy Holidays!!!

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I'm Maria and my husband is Josh. We share a love of cooking, baking, and entertaining. We enjoy creating recipes that are simple, fresh, and family friendly. We love sitting around the table with good food, good conversation, and good friends and family! Our kitchen is always open!
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  1. I got a beater blade as a gift and it is as fantastic as you said it would be! If anyone else is thinking of getting one, be sure to order the correct model for your blender. The KitchenAid Artisian stand mixer is 5 quarts but uses a different beater (KA-TH) than other 5-qt. mixers.

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