Harry Potter Gift Guide For The Cook

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Whether you aspire to deck out your kitchen like the Great Hall or just have a cozy kitchen like Mrs. Weasley, here’s a Harry Potter Gift Guide for the Cook or Foodie. Accio, cooking skills!

Whether you aspire to deck out your kitchen like the Great Hall or just have a cozy kitchen like Mrs. Weasley, here's a Harry Potter Gift Guide for the Cook or Foodie. Accio, cooking skills!

Surely there’s a Harry Potter fan in your life that’s also a foodie or a cook, right? I’ll admit, I came way late to the game, only reading the Harry Potter books just a few years ago. I know, right?! Needless to say, I’m now a huge fan and I love all the fun merchandise associated with HP. Here are just a few of the kitchen and cooking-related items that you can find on Amazon. What Harry Potter foodie fan wouldn’t love any one of these?

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These Harry Potter Potions Master decals are everything! If your gift recipient has a stand mixer (like this KitchenAid mixer), they will absolutely love these high quality vinyl stick-on decals! HP fans love them – just read the reviews!

 

 

Obviously, every great potion master needs his/her secret book, right? Create your own potions, um, recipes with the best-selling The Unofficial Harry Potter Cookbook. You’ll find Treacle Tarts, Molly’s Meat Pies, Pumpkin Juice, Cauldron Cakes, Butterbeer, and many more – 150 recipes included!

 

The baker in your life will appreciate these Harry Potter Cookie Stamps. The set of 5 comes with a stamp for each house: Gryffindor, Slytherin, Hufflepuff, and Ravenclaw. Zip pouch included for easy storage.

 

 

This heat-sensitive morphing mug will delight your recipient with the Marauder’s Magical Map reveal! Just pour your hot coffee (or Butter Beer) in the cup and watch for the reveal.

 

 

 

 

Drink your good luck potion from this appropriate Felix Felicis shot glass to ensure that you will be successful in your future endeavors. You wouldn’t want to leave it to chance, would you?

 

 

Harry Potter BeansGive the gift of Harry Potter Bertie Botts Every Flavor Beans by Jelly Belly. No wizard should be without a box.

 

 

 

This Harry Potter Letter To Hogwarts Packable Tote Bag makes a great gift. When you fold the tote up for easy storage, it makes a letter!

 

 

 

Coffee lovers will use this Harry Potter Accio Coffee spoon daily. Made out of high quality and durable stainless steel, this spoon will replace an old Muggle-type stirring utensil.

 

 

 

Wear this “I Solemmly Swear That I Am Up To No Good” apron when whipping up your next batch of Treacle Tarts or Polyjuice Potion. Made out of a cotton/poly blend, it has two front pockets and ties at the waist.

 

 

 

 

 

Carry your potion in this quality stainless steel Polyjuice Potion Flask. Laser engraved and dishwasher safe.

 

 

This “Accio Wine!” stemless glass is 15 oz and dishwasher safe. Makes a great gift for wine lovers who are also Harry Potter fans!

 

 

 

 

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15 Easy Holiday Appetizers

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Spend less time in the kitchen and more time entertaining your guests with these 15 Easy Holiday Appetizers.

Spend less time in the kitchen and more time entertaining your guests with these 15 Easy Holiday Appetizers. These 15 easy holiday appetizers are perfect for Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year's and beyond. Many can be made ahead so that you can spend more time entertaining at your party as your celebrate the festive season.

These 15 easy holiday appetizers are perfect for Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year’s and beyond. Many can be made ahead so that you can spend more time entertaining at your party as you celebrate the festive season.

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BAKED GOAT CHEESE ROASTED CRANBERRY APPETIZER
Recipe and photo courtesy of Honey and Birch


GRILLED HONEY MUSTARD CHICKEN SKEWERS

Recipe and photo courtesy of Salt and Lavender


STUFFED MUSHROOMS WITH SAUSAGE AND CREAM CHEESE

Recipe and photo courtesy of Zesty Olive

These Stuffed Mushrooms with Sausage and Cream Cheese are a zesty appetizer to serve when entertaining. They are easy to make and your guests will love them!




BLUE CHEESE, CRANBERRY AND PECAN CRESCENT PINWHEELS

Recipe and photo courtesy of Five Heart Home


ROASTED OLIVES WITH FETA AND LEMON

Recipe and photo courtesy of Zesty Olive

Roasted Olives


TATER-LESS PARMESAN ZUCCHINI TOTS

Recipe and photo courtesy of Averie Cooks


HOT SPINACH AND ARTICHOKE DIP

Recipe and photo courtesy of Zesty Olive

Hot Spinach And Artichoke Dip



WARM FIGS WITH GOAT CHEESE, PISTACHIOS AND BALSAMIC GLAZE

Recipe and photo courtesy of Culinary Ginger


MINI SALMON QUICHES

Recipe and photo courtesy of Simply Recipes

WARM AND CHEESY BACON DIP
Recipe and photo courtesy of Brown Eyed Baker


ROASTED SWEET POTATO WEDGES WITH MAPLE AND CINNAMON

Recipe and photo courtesy of Zesty Olive

Roasted Sweet Potato Wedges


FRIED PICKLES WITH REMOULADE SAUCE

Recipe and photo courtesy of Salt and Lavender



JALAPENO POPPER DIP

Recipe and photo courtesy of Spend With Pennies


WHIPPED GOAT CHEESE AND PISTACHIO STUFFED PROSCIUTTO CUPS

Recipe and photo courtesy of Zesty Olive

Whipped Goat Cheese and Pistachio Stuffed Prosciutto Cups



MEATBALL MARINARA POPPERS APPETIZER

Recipe and photo courtesy of Yellow Bliss Road

 


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Whipped Goat Cheese and Pistachio Stuffed Prosciutto Cups

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Impress your guests with this elegant yet easy appetizer of whipped goat cheese stuffed prosciutto cups topped with crushed pistachios.

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While these Whipped Goat Cheese and Pistachio Stuffed Prosciutto Cups appetizers look complicated, they’re really not. You’re just lining your mini muffin tin with prosciutto slices which you tuck into the muffin wells to form a cup or basket. Bake them, cool them, and then fill them with the yummy cheese mixture that you make while the prosciutto cups are baking.
Whipped Goat Cheese and Pistachio Stuffed Prosciutto Cups

Crush some pistachios for a garnish. I like to leave about 1/3 of cups without the garnish, especially if you’re making these for a party, since some folks may have nut allergies.

Whipped Goat Cheese and Pistachio Stuffed Prosciutto CupsTip: If possible, have your prosciutto sliced by your grocery store’s meat department instead of in the ready-sliced packages. You don’t want the slices paper thin, or they’ll fall apart as you manipulate them.

Whipped Goat Cheese and Pistachio Stuffed Prosciutto Cups

Whipped Goat Cheese and Pistachio Stuffed Prosciutto Cups
 
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Whipped Goat Cheese and Pistachio Stuffed Prosciutto Cups
Author:
Cuisine: appetizer
Serves: 24
Ingredients
  • 12 slices thinly sliced prosciutto
  • 
4 oz. goat cheese, softened
  • 4 oz. ricotta cheese
  • 3 T. heavy cream
  • 2 T. fresh thyme, leaves only
  • 
1/3 c. pistachios, chopped
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. 

Cut prosciutto slices in half lengthwise to create 24 long, thin strips.

  2. Grease or spray a 24-cup mini-muffin tin with olive oil. Take one thin strip of prosciutto and place is across an empty cup, with the middle of the strip over the mid-point of the cup.

  3. Press the center of the prosciutto strip into the bottom of the cup. Carefully fold and wrap one end of the prosciutto around one interior side of the cup until it overlaps the prosciutto on the opposite side. Repeat with the opposite side of the prosciutto so that the exposed muffin cup is covered to form a “cup” or “basket."

  4. Repeat this process with the remaining 23 muffin cups.
  5. Place muffin tin in preheated oven and bake for 9-10 minutes. Keep an eye on them while they bake so they don’t overcook. The edges of the prosciutto will start to brown when ready.

  6. Remove pan from oven and cool for a couple minutes before transferring each cup to paper towels to remove excess grease. Flip each cup after several minutes. Once all excess oil has been removed, transfer prosciutto cups to a large plate.

  7. In a small glass bowl, combine goat cheese, ricotta cheese, heavy cream, and thyme leaves. Stir or whisk until thoroughly combined.

  8. Once prosciutto cups are cool to the touch, transfer cheese mixture to a plastic sandwich bag. Cut a small tip off one corner and pipe cheese mixture into each prosciutto cup. Top each cheese-filled cup with chopped pistachios. 

Transfer to a serving platter and serve immediately.


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Gift Guide For The Smoothie Lover

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This Gift Guide for Smoothie Lovers will help you choose the perfect item for those in your life who love blending and crafting their protein shakes, smoothies and smoothie bowls.

This Gift Guide for Smoothie Lovers will help you choose the perfect item for those in your life who love blending and crafting their protein shakes, smoothies and smoothie bowls.

This Gift Guide for Smoothie Lovers will help you choose the perfect item for those in your life who love blending and crafting their protein shakes, smoothies and smoothie bowls.

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The key to great smoothies is to use the right tool. It’s no secret that a powerful blender will give you the ultimate smoothie experience and allow you to blend, (ahem, pulverize 😉 ) those rock-solid or frozen ingredients that add all that nutritious goodness that you’re looking for. My favorite high-powered blender is the powerhouse Vitamix blender. This bad boy will make quick work of frozen fruits, leafy greens, little bitty seeds…you name it, it’ll blend it. There’s a reason it has stellar ratings across the board. This appliance will last you decades. I kid you not (go read the reviews!). And if for some reason it doesn’t, warranty issues and customer service from the Vitamix company is also stellar. So you can buy this investment appliance with confidence. The only hard thing you’ll have to do is figure out which model (and color) you want. Oh, and this beauty is not just for smoothies. No, sir. You’ll have fun learning the different ways it can help you in the kitchen. May I suggest this one.


If you’re looking to up your smoothie game, check out this best-selling smoothie cookbook. You’ll learn how to combine ingredients to create superfood smoothies. If you or your gift recipient loves experimenting, then this recipe book is for you, er…them.

 

The totally trendy way to consume your smoothie these days is to drink it from a mason jar, with handles, of course. Here’s an affordable 6-pack of goodness for you or your gift recipients.

 

 


And if you’re more old school, you or your recipient will love these fountain shop glasses…I do! Smoothies, ice cream floats, milkshakes…they’re classy and make whatever you put in them look yummy and delicious.

 


For an eco-friendly way to sip your smoothie, check out these reusable stainless steel straws. Very chic! They’re wide enough for thick smoothies and shakes and they’re dishwasher friendly.

 


For the person who loves smoothie bowls as opposed to shakes, this beautiful smoothie bowls recipe book will delight! Ooh and ahh through the pages as the author shares how to create these visual masterpieces of nutrition.

 

Also for the smoothie bowl lover, may I suggest these eco-friendly handmade natural coconut shell bowls with wooden spoons. Not just for smoothies – use for salads, soup, cereals, Buddha bowls and fruits. Gorgeous!

 

Love making almond milk by hand? Then you’ll want this best-selling and top-rated pro-quality nut milk bag. It’s bigger and better and perfectly shaped to handle the task at hand. Its super strong construction makes this a true re-usable bag.

 

I have a freezer full of frozen fruit just for my smoothies. Ditch the traditional plastic freezer bags for these eco-friendly and re-usable silicon bags. They are food-grade safe and don’t contain toxins. They’re also leak-proof, fridge and freezer friendly as well as microwave friendly. These are a must-have, smoothie lover or not!

 

And finally, while it won’t replace my beloved Vitamix, this little personal blender will do the trick if I’m traveling or on the go. It’s lightweight enough to pack in a carry on or in your luggage if checking your bag. It will work with ice or small-chunk frozen fruits and will blend well-enough that you can still call your concoction a smoothie! 😉

 

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Healthy Gingerbread Protein Smoothie
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Peaches and Cream Protein Smoothie
Blueberry Pineapple Protein Smoothie

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This Gift Guide for Smoothie Lovers will help you choose the perfect item for those in your life who love blending and crafting their protein shakes, smoothies and smoothie bowls.

This Gift Guide for Smoothie Lovers will help you choose the perfect item for those in your life who love blending and crafting their protein shakes, smoothies and smoothie bowls.

This Gift Guide for Smoothie Lovers will help you choose the perfect item for those in your life who love blending and crafting their protein shakes, smoothies and smoothie bowls.

 

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