Whether or not you’re romantically involved, Valentine’s Day is just an excuse to get overly lovey-dovey, crafty, cute, and (my favorite) eat deliciously fattening foods. Right? So right.
That’s why we have been hard at work building our Be Mine, Valentine? Pinterest board. We’re talking craft ideas, recipes, tips, how-to’s, gift ideas, and pretty much anything cute. It’s definitely worth a peek!
We’ll be adding more pins all week. Let us help you get into the spirit!
I think it”s quite obvious that we love food around here. So when it comes to food-inspired knick-knacks, we”re all about ”em! If you”re anything like me, giving original gifts and things that no one has ever seen/thought of is my absolute favorite when it comes to birthdays and holidays. If you”re looking for some fantastic gift ideas for foodies, look no further! (Click each picture for more info)
1. Fred and Friends Unzipped-Bag-Shaped Hand-Blown Glass Bowl
2. What to Cook? Dice
4. Fork-Knife Chopsticks
5. Pancake Plates
6. Pot Lid Stand
7. Split Decision Pie Pan
8. Pigs in a Blanket Maker
What creative gifts are you hoping for this holiday season?
Aren”t wish lists fun? How many times have you joined a website like Amazon.com or a clothing website and they have the “Add to your Wish List” button? It”s almost like retail therapy to go click happy with the Wish List button — spending thousands of imaginary dollars on items you could never afford? (Try it sometime, it works for me!) I feel like kitchen gadgets are always on the “(When I”m RICH) Wish List,” mainly because they”re so expensive. However, it”s always nice to dream!
Are there any Richard Blais fans in the house? I”m a Top Chef fanatic, and Blais is definitely one of my favorite chefs the show has seen — mainly because he has some sick skills when it comes to food. Today, he released his holiday wish list of kitchen gadgets on the Huffington Post, many of which are also on my own list. Here are a few (click on each picture to learn more about an item):
1. iSi Twist and Sparkle Beverage Carbonating System
2. KitchenAid Stand Mixer
3. Le Creuset Cast-Iron Enamel Dutch Oven
4. Arcobaleno Pasta Extruder
5. Vitamix Blender
Cool kitchen gadgets are THE BEST. And there”s so many out there! If you could have any kitchen gadget you want, what would it be? Big or small, we love to wish!
With Halloween weekend looming, the clock”s a”tickin” to make your favorite Halloween desserts and treats in time for parties and get-togethers. Luckily, The Stir at CafeMom.com has put together a slideshow of 20 Favorite Halloween Recipes — from cookies, cakes, to big people drinks — to help us get a head start on the brainstorming.
These cakes from BusyMommy are absolutely adorable, and they”re actually made with little bundt cakes! The stem is a hand-molded Tootsie Roll. These would be delicious as little carrot cakes, don”t you think?
PEANUT BUTTER CANDY BAR SQUARES
This recipe from Bake or Break is a perfect way to utilize your leftover Halloween candy (if you even have leftover Halloween candy, that is). Maybe I”ll buy some extra candy this year just so I can make these bars.
THE GREAT PUMPKIN MARTINI
Who says Halloween isn”t for adults? This martini from The Stir contains OJ and pumpkin puree. Sounds interesting to say the least — definitely in spirit of the season!
What Halloween treats will you be whipping up this weekend?
Heads up everyone! There is only a month until Thanksgiving. That”s it. A month. Not sure about you, but Thanksgiving is probably my favorite holiday. In fact, lately I”ve been finding myself honestly dreaming about turkey dinner and hallucinating the scent of turkey and gravy. A problem? No — I just call it anticipation.
And because November 24th will be here sooner than you realize, now is the time to start figuring out your dinner plans. Who”s house this year? What to bring? Meanwhile, I”ll be listing off the usual dishes present at my favorite feast of the year: