I'm just going to come out and say it: I really don't like to shop. And shopping at the holidays is really too much for me. The lines, the forgotten coupons, the midday hunger crash, the parking meter that needs more coins—I could go on.
Even though I was raised to be a good shopper (thanks, Mom!), as an adult I've found more fulfilling ways to spend my time (like cooking, for one). So giving a homemade gift from my kitchen is right up my alley. I get to shop at my favorite place—the grocery store—and spend time, perhaps even with my family, making yummy gifts I know my friends and family will enjoy. And I'll save some money too!
Here are 10 easy homemade gift ideas courtesy of my fellow co-workers in the EatingWell Test Kitchen that you can make in an afternoon or less. And the recipes yield multiple servings/gifts, so you can cross...read full post »
Whether the cooks in your life have always been passionate about cooking or are just starting to learn, these gifts will add a little pizzazz to their kitchen. Even the person who seemingly has it all can make use of these gift ideas like a snazzy new apron, beautiful serveware, a new way to measure ingredients or a beautiful cookbook jam-packed with veggies. Your gift list starts here.
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Here are some of our favorite gifts to include in a stocking. These gifts may be small in size but they can still deliver a lot of holiday cheer. We love the spatula as a gift that gives back, the playfulness of the drink stirrers, the unique cocktail aromatics for your favorite bartender and the gift that keeps on giving–a subscription to our favorite magazine.
Gold Wild Animal Drink Stirrers, Set of 10, $17etsy.com
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Start 'em early! An appreciation for good food can begin at any age. We love unique food-inspired gifts for kids that can help encourage an aspiring chef or simply make healthy eating fun. For the youngest of food lovers among us—from baby to toddler to teenager—here are a few of our favorite gifts.
Banana Print Leggings, $28, and Tee, $34, 0-10 yrsindikidual.com
Organic Cotton Teethers Veggie Crate, $28uncommongoods.com...read full post »
For EatingWell's holiday issue, we asked our Facebook followers to share their healthy holiday baking hacks. We chose this one, submitted by Joanne Medeiros, to publish in our November/December 2016 issue:
"I make a beautiful apple Bundt cake for the holidays that's a huge hit with family and friends. From the original recipe, I replace the canola oil with coconut oil, the white flour with ground whole oats and ground flaxseed, and the white sugar with a small amount of maple syrup. I can't count how many times I've passed this recipe on!" —Joanne Medeiros
EDITOR'S REPLY: The flax and oats flour swap is a smart healthy-baking tip. And the coconut oil and maple syrup add great flavor.
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