Holiday Foodie Wishlist and Giveaway!

17 Dec 2015

Holiday Foodie Wishlist and Giveaway!

Are you finished shopping for all of your friends and family yet? These are gifts that are sure to please any avid baker friend.

I am so ready for the holidays! I have bought (almost) everyone a Christmas gift, and am looking forward to food, drinks and family time!

But for those of you who are still trying to find a gift for your loved ones, here is a list of some of my favorite things that I have bought for myself in the past year. Foodie friends would be delighted!

This is honestly my favorite thing in my kitchen. With it, I make things like peanut butterguacamole, and black bean brownies! And even things that might seem weird to use a food processor for. Like making the dough of biscuits all nice and crumbly without using a pastry cutter. You can also shred carrots in a breeze, which is also why I bring this out every time I make this carrot cake.

KitchenAid Stand Mixer

This is another item I use almost everyday at home. And right now, has this item on sale! At first, I thought I was spending too much money on something I could really do by hand. But trust me. I think every kitchen should have this stand mixer! One of my favorite things to do with this stand mixer is use the dough hook to make my jalapeno popper skillet pizza, which appears in my kitchen at least once per month. It is also great when using the wire whip, you can whip up this no churn vanilla bean ice cream in no time.

Medium Red Spatula

Along with a stand mixer, I think that everyone should have a good spatula. I used to have this dollar store spatula that made baking so upsetting when I wanted to lick the cookie dough off the spatula just before I washed it up. I wouldn't taste the cookie dough: all I could taste was rubber. Gross! So when I bought this spatula a couple of months ago, I couldn't be more delighted! Now I can taste the cookie dough without a gross rubber aftertaste. (My favorite cookie dough to eat right out the bowl is my chia seed peanut butter oatmeal cookies)

Silpat Premium Non-Stick Silicone Baking Mat

This is another baking essential in my house! I always use it when I make cookies or biscuits... basically anything that requires a cookie sheet. You can see me using them with my inside out chocolate chip cookies and my oatmeal cookies, among many others.

Wilton 8-Inch Square Cake Pan

I don't where I would be without my 8 inch square pan! This is one of the pans that I reach for the most in my house. Whether I am making biscoff swirl brownies, baked nectarine oatmeal, or even tuna enchiladas, this pan doesn't disappoint. 

Glass Pie Plate

I only just bought this pie plate, and I'm already in love. I have actually made a pear and dulce de leche cake in it, as well as made my butter crumble apple pie again (because that is my absolute favorite pie to make!) I think 2016 will be a year of pie making for me... and hopefully to anyone who receives this as a gift!

Whenever I want a fun treat with my tea or coffee, I pull out my donut pan. Not only is it healthier than the deep fried donuts that you would get in your local coffee shop, you can customize it to the way you like it. My favorite doughnuts to make with this pan are my cinnamon roll doughnuts and my browned butter apple doughnuts.

These are my favorite way to color food! You don't need much at all! Just a couple of drops will make your food into the vibrant green, blue, red.. whatever you want! I like that this kit has black, which I use for my coal rice krispies. Just in time for Christmas! Another Christmas treat I use this food coloring on is my Rice Krispie Christmas Trees. The green really makes the icing pop!

Ateco 14-Piece Cake Decorating Set

Speaking of icing, does your foodie friend have a piping bag and tips? If not, this kit is perfect! Quite inexpensive, and has 12 different tips to experiment with! I am always reaching for a new one to see what I can do with it. It also comes with a manual to show what each tip can be used for, but I mostly google and watch videos of people so I can practice techniques. Such a fun way to spend the holidays!

Nikon D3200 Digital SLR Camera

Now that you have made a whole bunch of food, you should take a picture! This is the camera I bought 3 months ago, and I love using it! It is very easy to use for beginners, which is great because I am a super novice using a camera. I plan on learning the ins and outs of using manual mode, but for now, I am using it as a point and shoot camera. Which still takes amazing shots!

And now for the giveaway!!

The giveaway is open to everyone worldwide. Wherever you are living, I will give you an amazon gift card from your country worth the equivalent of $25. The winner will be announced on Christmas day (December 25). 

Please enter using the Rafflecopter form below.

You should receive your gift card by email just in time for boxing day sales! Good luck to all!

Disclaimer: I will buy the card from my own pocket, and email it to the winner.

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  1. I need an external hard drive for photos, come on Santa!

  2. My blender just damaged :-((( and I need a Silpat!!

  3. I'd love to have a spa day to relax and be pampered.

  4. What a great gift list I would love that glass pie dish!

  5. I would love it to stop raining enough for the flood waters to go down here in Oregon, that's what on the top of my list this year.

  6. I would love it to stop raining enough for the flood waters to go down here in Oregon, that's what on the top of my list this year.

  7. I have a cast iron pie plate on my wish list on Amazon! Great ideas, Cathleen. Merry Christmas to you!

  8. wish list involves sleep! (We have a 1-month old...which is awesome, but Mom and Dad could use some sleep. Haha!) Seriously, though, I'm happy with whatever Santa shows up with. This is a great list of foodie gifts. I have some of them, but you can never have enough baking gear, right? :-)

  9. Mostly, my wish list consists of my precious father getting better and out of the hospital.

  10. A pair of winter boots for the snow.

  11. A new hand mixer is on my holiday wish list.

  12. Valentina Lisitsa Plays Philip Glass CD! I've been wanting it for months now.

  13. Valentina Lisitsa Plays Philip Glass CD! I've been wanting it for months now.

  14. A pair of boots is on my holiday wish list.

  15. I want an ipad.



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