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Holiday Treats 2016

by Caitlin McGrath 2 months ago

As we gear up for the winter holidays, let's talk treats! Whether it's cookies, candy, savory snacks, homemade condim...

Berheenia commented 25 days ago

Has Anyone Ordered from Omaha Steaks?

by tomaneng 9 years ago

We have to get a food gift for a couple who are both homebodies and hardcore grillers. Is it worth it?


marinok14 commented 25 days ago

Interesting, unusual (and cheap) foods as Xmas presents

by MplsM ary 1 year ago

I am seriously vexed. I just received my sister's Christmas wish list and it reads thusly: "Byerly's (a local store t...

LaLa commented 26 days ago

What homemade food gifts are good for mailing?

by alohanancy 3 months ago

Hi! Thank you in advance for your help! Instead of buying Christmas gifts for my extended family I think I'm just g...


Foxeyblue commented 1 month ago

Cookbook Gift Recommendations Needed

by zook 2 months ago

I'd like to buy a cookbook gift for each of two friends who cook. One tends to cook for large family gatherings with...


gjindog commented 1 month ago

Gift Certificate Ideas for SF Foodies

by PrometheusOnFire 1 month ago

In the past couple of years, SF Chowhounds have stepped up with some great gift certificate ideas. Thank you! Blue B...

smatbrat commented 1 month ago

Bacon Jam

by mgs68 1 month ago

I want to make some Bacon Jam and give out as gifts. I have a standard recipe but any out of the box ingredients I co...

Ttrockwood commented 1 month ago

Beginner's Guide to Canning?

by ilikepotatoes 2 months ago

I want to give out apple sauce for Christmas. I've read a few PDFs that say I need a pressure cooker and need to kno...


Mira55 commented 1 month ago

Store-bought Spice Mixes and Condiments Recommendation

by ad7yn 2 months ago

Hi guys, please recommend your favorite US grocery store-bought spice mixes or condiments. (Preferrably American or M...

Ttrockwood commented 1 month ago

Booze-laced marmalades

by DeepSouthOfFrance 2 months ago

Love making sharp-flavoured marmalades. Over the next few days, I want to make batches of grapefruit-and-Campari, and...


Splendid Spatula commented 2 months ago

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Thanks Clammer Dave!

by mollybelle 2 months ago

We splurged over thanksgiving and had Clammer Dave send a batch of Capers Blades to family in Colorado, and for a gro...

Gifts for risotto lover

by olives12 2 months ago

I have a friend who cooks risotto all the time, and I want to get her a basket of nice risotto tools for Christmas. H...

C. Hamster commented 2 months ago

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Freezing Candied Sage

by changingwoman 3 months ago

I have an abundance of fresh sage and would like to candy some for holiday gifts. Does anyone have actual experience...

Storing candied orange peels

by rainey 7 years ago

Last year I made candied orange peels and set them aside for Christmas gifts. By the time I was ready to wrap them u...


orapine commented 3 months ago

Purdue - Health Food Birthday?

by ryatho09 4 months ago

I have a sister who is doing Grad school in Purdue and has her birthday coming up. I would like to get her something,...


bte576 commented 4 months ago

Wedding Favors

by sandylc 4 months ago

Hi! My son and his fiancee are thinking about putting out little bags of homemade caramels as wedding favors. Does ...


sandylc commented 4 months ago

Alternatives to sending flowers?

by Chris VR 14 years ago

When a special occasion comes up (birthday, engagement, baby birth), I like to be unique and not send the cliched flo...


Querencia commented 4 months ago

Open Table Gift Card

by traceykuz 5 months ago

Has anyone bought an Open Table gift card? I wanted to get a Anniversary gift for a couple who loves to dine out, but...


gargupie commented 5 months ago

Montreal people... what is hard food to find?

by pinkpajamas 7 months ago

We have an American friend who lives in Montreal and, as a gift, we might send him some "hard-to-find-in-Montreal foo...

heybaldy commented 6 months ago

Recommendation for best cookie cookbook or pie cookbook or combo

by davisesq212 7 months ago

My sister in law is a big dessert baker especially cookies and pies. Her birthday is coming up and although she doesn...


mhulgrave commented 7 months ago