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Last Minute Foodie Gift Ideas

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I know what you’re thinking. It’s Saturday night. It’s 5 days til Christmas. And you still have so many gifts to get! Now, I don’t know what trendy tech gadget your brother Bobby might like, but if you’re looking to please your foodie friends (hint, hint last minute family members!)…I might have a few ideas.

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DIY Christmas: White Wine Mustard

White Wine Mustard

Whelp, it’s here. I know retailers have been threatening us with Christmas decorations since June but today is officially the first day of December and Christmas is just around the corner. Shopping days are very limited and nobody wants to spend their evenings or weekends at a store. My favorite place has always been the kitchen and the holidays are no different. Whether it’s baking a (now gluten-free) dessert, whipping up some sides or creating some delicious gifts, the kitchen is where I spend most of my time.

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On the Fourth Day of Christmas Recipes: Gifts from Your Kitchen

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This post should have probably been titled gifts from your bar, but I try to keep up the appearance that I’m not a total lush. But really, who doesn’t love alcohol related gifts? So far this year I’ve made Cranberry Lime Vodka and Buddha Hand Vodka (think citron vodka). After learning so easy those where, I’m tempted to infuse a bunch of other spirits, but really there’s only so much the two of us can drink (and I generally shy away from the hard stuff). Unfortunately for us, alcohol gifting isn’t the easiest thing to do. We travel a lot for the holidays. We’ve actually never spent Christmas eve or day in our apartment though this year we might get a few hours on Christmas Day night. So toting around bottles of alcohol on the train, or worse, plane, in addition to our other Christmas gifts does get a bit cumbersome. If people chose to visit Brooklyn for Christmas, I guarantee there would be many more alcoholic gifts! Hmm…maybe that’s the type of persuasion I need to start using.

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