Last Minute Gift Ideas for the Cook

Getting presents ordered and shipped to arrive on time is like a mad rush to the finish line!  I am getting all my last minute gifts with my Amazon Prime where I can still order away and have delivery by Christmas.  I love getting a new cookbook and have picked several great ones and accompanying products to go with them. A reader of the blog suggested Cuba!: Recipes and Stories from the Cuban Kitchen and I love all the reviews for Thug Kitchen: The Official Cookbook: Eat Like You Give a F*ck, it sounds like a must have. We like to use our Slow Cooker as much as possible in the Winter and I am hoping Skinnytaste Fast and Slow: Knockout Quick-fix and Slowcooker Recipes lives up to its rating! Nothing is better than having new recipes to try out! I linked to a bunch of fun stocking stuffers and gifts under $50 below.. so take a look if you need ideas!

Ridgely Brode comes up with last minute gift ideas for the cook on her blog Ridgely's Radar

row 1: Cuba!: Recipes and Stories from the Cuban Kitchen  / Le Creuset Signature Enameled Cast-iron French Oven

row 2: The Complete Cooking for Two Cookbook  / Calphalon Nonstick Pans

row 3: Skinnytaste Fast and Slow: Knockout Quick-fix and Slowcooker Recipes  / Crock-Pot 6 Quart Programmable Cooker

row 4: The Pioneer Woman Cooks: Dinnertime – Comfort Classics, Freezer Food, 16-minute Meals, and Other Delicious Ways to Solve Supper  /  KitchenAid Tilt-head Stand Mixer

row 5: Thug Kitchen: The Official Cookbook: Eat Like You Give a F*ck  / Checkered Chef Half Sheet Pan and Rack Set

Click below for  more Last Minute Stocking Stuffer and Under $50 Presents

Kitchen Essentials

I love cooking, baking, eating and drinking.. so I thought I would tell you about some of my favorite kitchen gadgets.  Have you ever tried to get a teaspoon of capers out of that skinny jar and the measuring spoon just wouldn’t fit?  You end up spilling the capers all over your counter, right?!? Then you need these Narrow Measuring Spoons.  Salad Hands make tossing a salad a cinch. Lisa Duffy – yes, my fabulous cooking friend who you met in her Umbrellas and Teddy Bears post – gave these to me and I thank her every time I make a salad.  This Wine Plunger is the best invention. If you are like me, your husband only drinks beer, and you only have a glass or maybe two (ok, maybe three) at a sitting – then this gadget is for you.  Just put that grey rubber stopper into your unfinished bottle of wine and suck out the air with the plunger. I am a huge believer that it keeps my pinot grigio last longer. At $15 for the set – try it and see what you think.

 Kitchen Essentials | Ridgely's Radar