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Warm Hearts & Stomachs Holiday Gift Guide

It’s that time of year again — Holiday Gift-Giving

Here are gifts I LOVE to give as tokens of appreciation, hostess gifts, and stocking stuffers!  It is a Holiday Gift Guide that warms hearts and stomachs AND there is a little bit of something for everyone!


Gourmet Breakfasts for the GENIUS Cookbook by Faiyaz Kara

Great Lakes Chocolates & Dessert Co. Holiday Chocolates Gift Box –
Cherry Chocolate Turtles, 3 Chocolate Bar Sampler, Drinking Cocoa & Signature Mug

Great North Woods Teas & Herbs Fat Quarter (3.3 ounce) Packages –
Black Vanilla, Nana’s Irish Breakfast, Aroostook Autumn, Wild Blueberry Lemon

Māla Girl Broths Ultimate Starter Kit – Includes 1 sample of all 6 organically crafted sipping broths, broth infuser and an insulated stainless steel cup or insulated mug

Happylicious Afternoon Pick Me Up – Six packages of Happylicious by Betsy edible cookie dough and four bottles of Oceana Coffee Fuel Nitro Cold Brew Coffee

Deli Fresh Threads “Support Your Local Sandwich Shop” T-Shirt

Grapes & Olives on Tap Combos of Strawberry Balsamic Vinegar & Basil Olive Oil and Pecan Praline Balsamic Vinegar & Tuscan Herb Olive Oil

Full Q.D. Foodie Kitchen Tools Set – Seven cooking tools designed to engage kids in food prep and make food (even) more fun!

The Gluten-Free Instant Pot Cookbook (Revised and Expanded Edition) by Jane Bonacci and Sara De Leeuw

3 Daughters BrewingTWO 6-packs of 3 Daughter’s Beach Blonde Ale AND $50 Gift Card

These gifts I love are made by food-inspired authors, chefs, and craftspeople.  As a tight-knit community, I try to shop small and support my friends and neighbors.

❤️🎄💚And, in return, the gesture always seems to be paid forward❤️🎄💚

For NINE DAYS (starting Tuesday, Dec. 15th, 2020) on Chef Emily Ellyn’s Instagram, these generous artisans are giving YOU a chance to win their #RAD #Foodie inspired gifts.

It’s EASY, FUN, and you could be a lucky WINNER!

No purchase necessary. U.S. only. The Warm Hearts & Stomachs Giveaway begins 12/15/2020 and ends 12/23/2020. Winners will be notified via Instagram DM and will have 7 days to respond before another winner is selected. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Instagram.

Gourmet Breakfasts for the GENIUS – This book sits prominently in my kitchen! Not just because I am a recipe contributor, BUT it will elevate your breakfast game. A cookbook you will pick up and read for the stories, not just the recipes. Faiyaz Kara is a talented food writer who engages audiences with culinary wisdom punctuated with wit!

Great Lakes Chocolates and Dessert Co. – It is not just because the chocolatiers David and Shana Sicotte are fellow Culinary Institute of America alumni who are also from the Midwest (gotta support my neighbors in the middle #OhioGirl 😍), but that the organic cacao beans responsibly sourced. The small batches of indulgent chocolates and sweets are made with exquisite attention to detail that make my mouth water! People flip when they try these decadent treats.

Great North Woods Teas & Herbs – Is all about “quali-TEA”! The focus is on the carefully sourced organic ingredients hand blended into the artisan teas and tisanes. This is the gift to bring to a holiday brunch, stock your stockings with, and be sure to stock up and have a cuppa on hand for self and drop-in visitors.

Happylicious by Betsy Edible Cookie Dough – I have a sweet tooth and, in response, I keep tubs of Happylicious edible cookie dough in my fridge and freezer to satisfy cravings!
Oceana Coffee Fuel Nitro Cold Brew Coffee – I always get the “Afternoon Pick-me-up” from Happylicious because I can get my fix from Oceana’s Iced Coffee. Specialty Grade coffee roasted in small batches to enhance and highlight the array of flavors reflected in the hard work of the farmers.

Grapes & Olives on Tap is a family-owned and operated business specializing in fresh, high quality, imported olive oil and perfectly oak-aged, Italian balsamic vinegar infused with herbs, citrus, berries, mushrooms, and fruits. I fell in love with the owners, Diane and Alejandro, years ago when I was traveling the country doing live cooking demos. These two are full of love and vivacious energy, which permeates everything they make. A perfect gift to bring to the party…all the guests will thank you with mouths full of sopping bread soaked in these delectable oils and vinegars.

QD Foodie Kitchen Tools – Quinn Daisy, a young girl who is blind that loves cooking with her friends in a watermelon shaped treehouse, inspired these tools. She is an animated character, but is real to us! These are Baby QT’s and mine new favorite kitchen tools. Made to inspire fun in the kitchen for EVERYONE – young, old, foodie, or eater. They have inspired us to share these foodie tools and the yummy food the tools make.

The Gluten-Free Instant Pot Cookbook – Calling all Instant Pot lovers. You bought into the hottest cooking trend last year and now what do you do?  Freshen up your mealtime line-up with this gem. My dear friend Sara DeLeeuw partnered up with Jane Bonacci to bring you some #radass #recipes!

Deli Fresh Threads – Unique gifts that will bring any recipient pure joy! Sandwich-inspired t-shirts that are wrapped, packaged, and served up like a deli sub. You will soon understand why I have multiple designs hanging in my #RetroRad closet! This tee is inspired by owner Anthony “Biggie” Bencomo’s #SandwichEatUp events that support local sandwich shops. Designed by Noble Folk Design, this shirt is a fun reminder to not just #ShopSmall, #EatLocal too.

Māla Girl Broths – Organically crafted sipping broths that feed the soul! – BROTH WITH A PURPOSE crafted by my girlfriend Raechel Barfield (a flavor wizard). I enjoy sipping on as a midday snack, stirring into meal inspos, and I use a tool to curb appetite during those days!

But, wait…ONE more giveaway!!  Cheers to ringing in the holiday in high spirits!!

Christmas Eve GIVEAWAY

3 Daughters BrewingTWO 6-packs of 3 Daughter’s Beach Blonde Ale AND $50 Gift Card.  3 Daughters continue to build on their core focuses – Family Beer and Community!  You can taste the pride and commitment to quality in everything they make.