Gift Ideas

Tropical Toffee

December 14, 2012

Note: This toffee recipe recreation was originally published on Eat Boutique. If there’s one thing I’ve gleaned from paging through Liz Gutman and Jen King’s high calorie cookbook it’s that candy making is supposed to be fun. Bright colors, smiley faces and quirky images abound in The Liddabit Sweets Candy Cookbook. My favorite image, a little […]

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Pistachio-Cranberry Christmas Cookies

December 10, 2012
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These are actually my new go-to Christmas cookies. I’ve lost count of how many batches I’ve made. Last year I got obsessed baking everything under the sun with pistachios including this insanely good Pistachio Brittle. Then I found a recipe for pretty green Pistachio Cookies. Super cute, right? Also, insanely delicious. However, the recipe I […]

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9 Quirky Cookie Cutters

November 28, 2012
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Tonight’s post is inspired by my friend Kathy Drake. Kathy and I grew up together and originally bonded over the fact that we both wore the same lavender jacket to our kindergarten class. When we were in high school we also worked together at Dunkin Donuts and slung bagels and coffee like pros. Anyway, tonight she […]

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An Erin Cooks Giveaway: Anne Taintor Berry Box Journal

January 4, 2012
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For Christmas this year I did something I haven’t done since probably elementary school. I gave several family members homemade gifts. Thankfully, instead of badly painted ceramic ornaments covered in glitter (shout-out to 3rd grade Erin) I think I actually managed to give them something that they might actually use. You probably remember these notecard journals […]

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Pistachio Brittle

December 13, 2011
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Until last week the only type of brittle I’d ever made was my mom’s microwave version. I documented it on this blog in a furious tizzy years ago after I was woken up by the troop of fools who used to shovel snow and hack away at ice in our apartment community at ungodly hours […]

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An Erin Cooks Giveaway: The Eat Boutique New England Gift Box

December 6, 2011
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Please note that this contest is now closed and the winner has been notified. Thank you for all of your nostalgic entries! Snow! Sleigh rides! Mulled wine! Not being able to feel your nose — these are all the things I’ll miss about not being able to be back in New England for Christmas this […]

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Dean & DeLuca Gift Bows

December 2, 2011
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It’s a regular Christmas miracle people! I’ve done something crafty and lived to tell the tale. I re-discovered the How About Orange homemade gift bow tutorial recently while reviewing the “Christmas” tag on my Delicious account. This was an item I’d saved way back in 2009 when I can only assume I was suffering from […]

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My Favorite Foodie Christmas Gifts EVER

November 30, 2011
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It’s officially the time of year when lists begin to take over your life. From sprawling grocery laden post-its containing oodles of eggnog and pounds of flour and butter to harried to-dos scrawled on the back of cocktail napkins reminding you to tip the concierge and get your roots touched up — these litte scraps of paper will […]

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