Cooking And Entertaining

2017 Holiday Gift Guide The Mommy Avenger

*products were received to facilitate a feature, all opinions are my own.

pie dishOne of my favorite gifts to give are pie dishes from Emile Henry.  Anyone who has an oven in their home would appreciate the fine craftsmanship of their ceramic products.  Their pie dishes are not only beautiful to look at, but bake an amazing pie!  We’ve baked several over the fall and all have cooked evenly and looked so good to eat that we didn’t even get a chance to take a picture to show you first.  They are available in multiple colors, all of which are really pretty.  These dishes make a perfect gift that will be enjoyed for years to come.  If pie isn’t enough for you, you definitely need to check out their baguette baker.  While I am not a beginner at baking, I am not an expert by any means.  I am frequently learning new skills and have found that baking yeast bread is a bit of a challenge for me.  However, following the process and using the baguette baker, I’ve actually been able to make really delicious French baguettes for dinner for my family fairly easily.  It’s built my confidence in baking and certainly has been fun to learn how to do.  This would also make a great gift for any family.


I love these handmade Christmas napkins for special occasions from Etsy shop PorterLaneHome.  Each linen napkin is 19″ x 19″ and hemmed on all sides.  Imagine setting your dinner table with some festive and unique pieces like these.  Just the special touch needed!  You can find these “be merry” napkins, as well as a large assortment of others, online at this amazing shop!

be merry napkins



greenwood corner plaid table runner

To go with the festive napkins, I love this plaid table runner, stitched to order from Etsy shop Greenwood Corner.  I adore plaid and up until this season have had a hard time finding it.  I was on the lookout all last December and I was sadly out of luck.  This year, though, it is everywhere!  Makes me a happy camper!  I will be shopping this gem of a store, as they have lots of other great plaid items, like scarves, pillows, and Christmas tree skirts.  I’m stocking up on my favorite Christmas print now, while I can!  You’ll love shopping here!

I love this personalized gift for kitchens everywhere.  Order one of these slate menu boards, from Etsy shop BornAgainBrand,  personalized with your family’s last name, or the last name of a friend, and it can be displayed in the kitchen to easily answer the age-old question of “what’s for dinner?”  This high quality item can be updated each week in chalk.  A great unique gift that will get used!
I love to bake and make Christmas goodies for friends and neighbors, so having great tools in the kitchen to make that a breeze makes me happy.  I really love OXO products for baking, like these silicone baking cups, measuring beakers, and Smart Seal glass containers to pack up baked goods.  Pick up some for yourself or gift them, these products are fantastic!
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