Phew… Thanksgiving week was a whirlwind of fabulousness! In between the baking, the photo shoots and the cooking I managed to get in a few hours at the gym so I could prepare myself for the feast that occurred yesterday! It was pretty fantastic… and I’ll be posting more on that next week as well as some of my favorite recipes for thanksgiving leftovers. But for now I want to share with you this fabulous round up of great ideas for Christmas and the holidays – because well today is Black Friday… and its the season to shop! Maria from Two Peas and Their Pod, has a pretty fabulous list too so be sure to check it out for more great ideas!
Check it out…
This is probably the most amazing blender in the whole world – one of my friends has it and it could seriously blend a toaster… its just that amazing. It is the Vita-Mix CIA Professional Series Blender from Sur La Table
This Breville Ikon Panini Press from Williams Sonoma is my best friend. Panini’s are the perfect meal when your in a rush or just don’t feel like spending an hour in the kitchen!
Fresh pasta is one of my all time favorite things to eat in the whole wide world… that a big bowl of guacamole… but not at the same time. This KitchenAid Pasta Press Attachement is a bit pricey but its kinda amazing.
And if you’re going to make fresh pasta, you are going to need a drying rack… it comes in handy for me all the time. I used to drape my fresh pasta over everything in the kitchen, my knives, my KitchenAid, over the handle of the oven… you name it and I used it! This drying rack makes my life about a billion times better… and more tidy!
Ok seriously… who doesn’t love a little colorful sugar! Whether its for baking, or adding a little flavor to a martini glass rim, colored sugar is always a fabulous treat to have on hand. And who doesn’t love DEAN & DELUCA?!? You can get the sugar in any number of colors!
Spices are a girls best friend in the kitchen… and how cool does this spice rack look? I am pretty sure I need one of these for my kitchen counters! I mean… it would look pretty perfect! This is also available from DEAN & DELUCA
I am all about making your food beautiful… and these Mini Trifle Bowls are the perfect way to serve dessert. Rather than having a huge Trifle bowl which ends up not so beautiful after dishing out a few servings… why not try these mini bowls. Cute. Simple. Perfect.
This antique Pizza Peel is kinda my new obsession. Literally. I have ordered about 3 of them this week alone. It is gorgeous and makes for beautiful backgrounds in your food photography. Check it out at Pottery Barn.
If you don’t already have a copy of the Pioneer Woman’s Cookbook then you really need to get one. Get a few for your friends while you are at it… the book is full of fantastic recipes, amazing pictures and great stories! It’s available on Amazon!
And last but not least… I am going to be a tab bit greedy here…
I would really like a literary agent for Christmas. In fact… if I get one… I promise to give back all my gifts and donate them to a charity. It would make me really happy!
I hope everyone is having a wonderful time with their friends and familys this weekend! Enjoy the rest of the holidays! xoxo
I am so excited you are making one of my recipes and I would love to see how it turns out. Make sure to share it on instagram and tag me @whatsgabycookin so I can see your masterpiece!