Holiday gift guide

This year I was introduced to an amazing line of products from Yedi Houseware.  I honestly don’t know how I lived without them before.

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Who doesn’t love great junk food?  Mozzarella sticks, French fries, hot wings, jalapeno poppers…..you know what I mean.  But, they really aren’t good for you.  I mean how can anything be good for you when you literally need over a gallon of oil to cook it in?  Well, it doesn’t have to be that way.  You can have great tasting appetizers and snack food without the hassle of bringing out a deep fryer, worrying about burns using the deep fryer, or consuming the extra, unnecessary calories of a deep fryer.  There’s a much easier, user-friendly, stomach-friendly option out there–an air fryer.  I love it! I can’t believe how easy it is to use.  I attempted to make hot wings for my first experiment with it and I got the best compliment from my kids–“they taste like they came from a restaurant!”  They turned out crispy and delicious  all without one single drop of oil and it only took about 25 minutes! You can make so much more than just appetizers in it, too. Cake (?!), pizza, and real meals.  I think this could be my new favorite kitchen appliance.

 

9 in 1 pressure cooker

Also from Yedi Houseware are a couple of other small appliances I am so excited about.  The 9-in-1 Pressure Cooker takes the pressure off of you to create a healthy and delicious home cooked meal in a fraction of the time.  I know the pressure cooker is a very popular appliance, but I will admit that I have been somewhat intimidated by it. Or, I should say, I was.  Yedi Houseware has made it easy to use, with lots of directions, recipes, support and more.  I love the versatility of this appliance–you can do all of these: pressure cook, slow cook, sauté, steam, make cakes, pasteurize, make yogurt, cook rice, and warm, all in ONE electric appliance.  You are honestly giving the gift of time to the recipient of this appliance, because it will save so much of it for them!

sous vide.jpgHave you ever wanted to be a gourmet chef? Well with Yedi Houseware’s Sous Vide Immersion Circulator you can have your meals turn out as if you were.  Who wouldn’t want that?  The Sous Vide is a special method of slow cooking in water, creating some of the greatest tasting food–ever! I love being able to make a really good New York City quality filet in my own home, done to perfection every time.

Who can think of the holidays and not think of baking? It really goes hand in hand.  We love to create special treats for friends and neighbors and take them to them as part of our holiday tradition.  We thoroughly enjoy that tradition and love to switch up what we take each year.  The kids get involved and it’s great.  This year, we were super excited to see that Williams-Sonoma (our favorite!) introduced a line of Harry Potter themed products and I absolutely adore them!  Looks like those holiday treats will be taking on a new twist this year.  Could it be a Harry Potter Christmas?!  I think so!

Check out these awesome products! A Harry Potter Cookie Baking Kit, Harry Potter House Crest Cookie Cutters, Gryffindor spatulas and more.  I love them so much! We can create amazing treats fit for the Wizarding World…hours and hours of fun and creativity to be had in our future.

 

 

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One 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 can’t even begin to think of baking Christmas goodies to give to friends and neighbors or prepare special meals in my own home without the help of OXO products.  They seriously have everything I need to keep my time in the kitchen productive and efficient. I absolutely love their products.  Whether it be easy to reach utensils, my most favorite Non-stick Pro Jelly Roll pans for making my fudge and penuche, silicone baking mats for special almond cookies, or silicone baking cups for a delicious cranberry and orange cake, they’ve got me covered! And then their folding dish rack makes cleaning up my mess a breeze! Every kitchen needs to be stocked with OXO products!

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