With Christmas less than a week away, I thought I would share some of my favourite holiday treats and gift ideas. My sister Shannon introduced me to Triscuit Seasoned with Cracked Pepper and Olive Oil when I was staying with her in the fall. These are so tasty! Super peppery so kind of spicy too, use these to add some “BAM!” to your holiday appetizers.
I have to recommend President’s Choice Maple and Bacon Popcorn because I just bought some more bags for me for the holidays. Now just so you know, it is a crazy-strong bag of popcorn which my Facebook friend Heidi pointed out to me so only get if you can handle it. Mostly smoky with some maple sweetness… OMG!
I bought my Rice Cube years ago and it sat on my kitchen counter sad and lonely. I am so happy that I finally used it to make my own sushi with PC’s Tuna Tataki. I now feel so much more confident about learning how to make sushi and can not wait to play with it in the future. This would be a cool foodie gift or stocking stuffer.
The only cookbook that existed for me this year is Bake With Anna Olson. I made her bagel bites and focaccia and they came out perfectly. Now I did have a total foodie disaster making her brownies but I am sick and apparently my baking super powers have been compromised. Still, this is a gorgeous cookbook that I am personally going to be buying someone as a gift very soon. If you like baking, you will love this cookbook.
Again the Instant Pot continues to be my favourite appliance. This year I learned how to steam potatoes, cook perogies, make a beef and barley stew in it… It has been my biggest kitchen helper! I have had mine for three years and it is still going strong. Definitely my “I can’t live without it” appliance for 2016.
There are a few of my favourite things from 2016 and one from 2017 that I hope to experience myself. I hope this helps you with your holiday shopping.