Gift Ideas

Thanksgiving Biscotti

November 16, 2011
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If you’re a long time reader of this blog then you know how insistent I am that cookies should be thick and chewy. I have proclaimed it from the rooftops on countless occasions that this duo of qualities yield the only acceptable cookie and I do my best to ensure that this is how my […]

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New and Improved Julia Child Prayer Candle

September 22, 2011
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Look who just arrived in the mail today all the way from New York?! It’s Julia Child! Well Julia as imagined by the fabulous Veronica Soto of Qassa. You might remember the original incarnation of the Julia Child Prayer Candle from way back in 2009, well Julia’s got a brand new bag…or wick as the […]

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Chef’s Pencil Set

August 12, 2010
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I’ve never really been the Etsy addict that so many of you are. Occasionally I’d see something cute that other friends had purchased online but I never really took the time to scour the store for one-of-a-kind finds. That is until recently. In the last three months I’ve started to impulse shop on Etsy like […]

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The Lazy Baker Cookie Mix

August 24, 2009
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Generally speaking I make fun of people who use mixes to bake cookies. I mean, come on, how hard is it to soften some butter, break a few eggs, and measure a little flour? Not very. But I can see the appeal, especially for those of you with kids, carpools, soccer practice and ballet class […]

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An Erin Cooks Contest: The Gastrokid Cookbook

August 14, 2009
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What exactly is a “gastrokid?” Well the authors of The Gastrokid Cookbook have developed a Gastrokid manifesto that states: Gastrokid: noun. A combination of “gastronomy” (the study of food) and “kid.” Coined by, Hugh Garvey and Matthew Yeomans founders of Gastrokid.com, a Web site popular among parents dedicated to feeding their children the best food […]

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I loved, I Lost, I Made Spaghetti (and Hot Pink Cake)

May 20, 2009
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I first read about I loved, I Lost, I Made Spaghetti while browsing through an article online in The New York Times Home & Garden section about the author Giulia Melucci. The description of her recently released book full of recipes and dating mishaps sounded like a dream come true for my chick lit and […]

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An Erin Cooks Holiday Gift Guide

December 1, 2008
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Buying gifts for friends and relatives during the holidays is never easy. I tend to over think every possible permutation, run out of time, and end up giving hastily purchased gift cards. If it’s the thought that counts then I guess I’m the Queen … just not in the good way. If you have a […]

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An Erin Cooks Contest – A Field Guide to Cookies and Chocolate Chip Amish Puff Cookies

October 2, 2008

Please note that this contest is now closed and we have a winner. Thank you for entering! It may only be October, but I believe I’ve found the perfect stocking stuffer for the upcoming holiday season. The pocket sized cookbook A Field Guide to Cookies by Anita Chu promises to assist you in learning how […]

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