20 Best Hostess Gifts Under $20

Searching for a last minute hostess gift? Here are 20 Best Hostess Gifts Under $20 that will delight your recipient.

Searching for a last minute hostess gift? Here are 20 Best Hostess Gifts Under $20 that will delight your recipient. 

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Tea Forté Warming Joy Petite Presentation Box Featuring Seasonal & Festive Tea Blends

 

 

 

 

VonShef Stemless Etched Copper Stainless Steel Wine Glass Set of 2

 

 

 


11 Piece Slate Cheese Board Set – Large Slate Cheese Plate With Handles (4) Cheese Tools (4) Slate Cheese Markers (2) Stone Chalk Sticks

 

 

Mrs Meyers Soy Candle, Set of 2

 

 

 

 


Home Decor Accent Vase Hand Blown Art Solid Color Glass Bud Vase

 

 

 

 

4-IN-1 Stainless Steel Wine Bottle Cooler Stick (2 Pack)

 

 

 

 

 


Eco-Friendly Natural Organic Bamboo Wood Kitchen Countertop Cutting Board Set with Bonus Utensils and Trivet

 

 

 

The Year of Cozy: 125 Recipes, Crafts, and Other Homemade Adventures

 

 

 

Gourmet Himalayan Sea Salt Sampler

 

 

Tea Infuser Set

 

 

 

 

Sunbright Wine Bottle Stoppers

 

 

 

 

Plant Theatre Herb Garden Seed Kit Gift Box

 

 

 

 

Chesapeake Bay Candle Mind & Body Collection Coffee Table Jar Scented Candle, Joy + Laughter

 

 

 

Creative Home Genuine Marble Stone 12″ Round Board

 

 


Le Creuset Stoneware Bistro Mug, 14 oz, White

 

 

 

Stonewall Kitchen Holiday Mustard Tree Sampler Gift Set

 

 

 

 


Elegance Oval Bowl in Black/Copper

 

 

 

 


Glass Teapot with Infuser for Blooming and Loose Leaf Tea

 

 

 

 

Marble Coasters with Ribbon, White, Set of 4

 

 

 

 

Plant Craft: 30 Projects that Add Natural Style to Your Home

 

 

 

 

 

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Searching for a last minute hostess gift? Here are 20 Best Hostess Gifts Under $20 that will delight your recipient.

Searching for a last minute hostess gift? Here are 20 Best Hostess Gifts Under $20 that will delight your recipient.

Searching for a last minute hostess gift? Here are 20 Best Hostess Gifts Under $20 that will delight your recipient.

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Easy Pork Chops with Maple Balsamic Reduction


Have this easy skillet Pork Chops with Maple Balsamic Reduction on the table in under 30 minutes!

Have this easy skillet Pork Chops with Maple Balsamic Reduction on the table in under 30 minutes. Perfect for a weeknight meal, this simple skillet dinner of Pork Chops with Maple Balsamic Reduction will quickly become a family favorite. Note: This post contains affiliate links.

Perfect for a weeknight meal, this simple skillet dinner of Pork Chops with Maple Balsamic Reduction will quickly become a family favorite.

I like to make this in a cast-iron skillet, like this one:

A heavy duty stainless steel skillet will work just fine, too.

Have this easy skillet Pork Chops with Maple Balsamic Reduction on the table in under 30 minutes. Perfect for a weeknight meal, this simple skillet dinner of Pork Chops with Maple Balsamic Reduction will quickly become a family favorite.

Reduction is just a fancy way of saying “glaze.” Okay, it’s more than that, but it is a concentrated sauce of ingredients, in this case, maple syrup and balsamic vinegar, that is cooked down (reduced) to a thick sauce or glaze. The reduction adds depth of flavor which is exactly what you want when pairing with pork chops, which on their own can be a bit…bland. Not so with this reduction; try it yourself – it’s so easy!

I like to serve these chops with a side of yummy garlic mashed potatoes and these easy Brussels Sprouts.

Have this easy skillet Pork Chops with Maple Balsamic Reduction on the table in under 30 minutes. Perfect for a weeknight meal, this simple skillet dinner of Pork Chops with Maple Balsamic Reduction will quickly become a family favorite. YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE:
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Have this easy skillet Pork Chops with Maple Balsamic Reduction on the table in under 30 minutes. Perfect for a weeknight meal, this simple skillet dinner of Pork Chops with Maple Balsamic Reduction will quickly become a family favorite.
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Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 1 T. extra virgin olive oil
  • 4 4-oz. boneless pork chops
Salt and black pepper, to taste
  • ½ c. balsamic vinegar
  • 2½ T. real maple syrup
Instructions
  1. Heat olive oil in a large, heavy-duty skillet over medium-high heat.

  2. Season pork chops on each side with salt and pepper, to taste, and add to the pre-heated skillet. Brown pork chops on each side, approximately 3 minutes per side. Remove pork chops from pan and set aside on a rimmed dish.

  3. Add balsamic vinegar and maple syrup to hot skillet and bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Reduce heat to medium and cook mixture until it is reduced to about ⅓ of its original volume. When ready, the glaze will become thick and syrupy. (Do not overcook or the mixture will become hard and sticky).


  4. Return the pork chops to the skillet along with the juices that collected on the plate. Stir liquid to blend juices into the syrup and cook for another 1-2 minutes. 


  5. Transfer chops to a serving platter or individual serving plate and drizzle with pan sauce. Serve immediately.

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Have this easy skillet Pork Chops with Maple Balsamic Reduction on the table in under 30 minutes. Perfect for a weeknight meal, this simple skillet dinner of Pork Chops with Maple Balsamic Reduction will quickly become a family favorite.Have this easy skillet Pork Chops with Maple Balsamic Reduction on the table in under 30 minutes. Perfect for a weeknight meal, this simple skillet dinner of Pork Chops with Maple Balsamic Reduction will quickly become a family favorite.Have this easy skillet Pork Chops with Maple Balsamic Reduction on the table in under 30 minutes. Perfect for a weeknight meal, this simple skillet dinner of Pork Chops with Maple Balsamic Reduction will quickly become a family favorite.

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Harry Potter Gift Guide For The Cook

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

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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