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Gift Wrap: How to Wrap Bread

by Maggie Battista
Gifting How-To: Wrapping Bread

A few weeks back, a friend popped by and noticed a fresh loaf of banana bread. When I told her I was waiting for it to cool before I wrapped it, she said, “With tin foil, right?” Gosh, no. Tin foil is adequate but if I’m giving a gift a la minute, I always try

Red Wine Chocolate Truffles

by Maggie Battista
Red Wine Chocolate Truffles

What are you doing for Valentine’s weekend? Well, of course, it’s a weekend. When the holiday falls on a Saturday, the whole weekend becomes a celebration of love or hot and spicy food or small-batch chocolate or binge-watching Downton Abbey or every single Beyonce video with some ice cream. You know, you choose. Valentine’s Day

What We’re Loving: Spicy Dishes for Valentine’s Day

by Kate H. Knapp
What We’re Loving: Spicy Dishes for Valentine’s Day

Oh, Valentine’s Day, how I have loathed and loved you. I hate being told what to do (especially when it comes to showing affection for those I care about), but I love chocolate, champagne, and all the wonderful food gifts the holiday produces. This year, however, I’m skipping the sweet treats and celebrating with the “hot stuff,”

What We’re Loving: Party Dips to Please a Crowd

by Kate H. Knapp
What We’re Loving: Party Dips to Please a Crowd

Ok, here goes. I am not, nor have I ever been, a football fan (please don’t hate me). I am, however, a huge fan of any excuse to bring people together and eat, which is why I tend to like sporting events like the Superbowl. I mean, what’s not to like? Friends gather together over a variety of finger

Happy New Year and Cranberry Vanilla Syrup Cocktails

by Maggie Battista
Happy New Year and Cranberry Vanilla Syrup Cocktails

Well, folks, it’s been a year. It’s been the sort of year that teaches you loads about yourself — what you love to do, what you don’t love so much, and where your sweet spot really is. The holiday pop-up was a revelation — it was so much fun for me! I loved hearing your

What We’re Loving: Dishes for a New Year’s Eve Dinner Party

by Rachel Wilson
What We’re Loving: New Year’s Eve Dinner Parties

I love going out on New Year’s Eve – partaking in champagne, revelry, noisemakers … did I mention champagne? My husband and I have stayed home for the past two years, however, and that has been pretty great, as well. Hosting a New Year’s fete in our home allows us to spend meaningful time with

Baking Chez Moi and Vous with Dorie Greenspan

by Kate H. Knapp
Baking Chez Moi and Vous with Dorie Greenspan

It’s really quite impossible not to adore Dorie Greenspan. With several incredible cookbooks under her belt–Baking: From My Home to Yours, Around My French Table, and Baking With Julia (yes, the Julia Child)–a lovely blog, and a very popular baking club, Tuesdays With Dorie, as well as the sweetest smile and an ever-so-friendly disposition, she is

Chestnut Pear Tatin

by Sean St. John
Chestnut Pear Tatin

Ever since Paris, chestnuts have been that dreamy food that instantly evokes wintertime. Like hot dogs or pretzels are to New York City, chestnuts are to Paris, dotting every corner when you begin to see your breath. Sean shared this celebratory recipe to get us in the holiday spirit. Go roast some chestnuts, okay? xo-Maggie

What We’re Loving: Homemade Hostess Gifts

by Rachel Wilson
What We’re Loving: Homemade Hostess Gifts

  The holiday season has arrived, and chances are that you will be a guest in someone else’s home for at least one, if not many, holiday soirees. No guest likes to arrive empty handed, but it can be difficult to think of a unique and meaningful gift for your hostess (holiday madness!). Maggie’s upcoming

Order Your Island Creek Oysters Now, Just in Time for the Holidays

by Maggie Battista
Order Your Island Creek Oysters Now, Just in Time for the Holidays

‘Tis the season for shucking, especially when it involves these briny, gorgeous, bi-valve-vy goodness! I am a huge oyster fanatic and owe that love to Island Creek Oysters, the farm with some of the best oysters in all the land. If you follow Eat Boutique, you know they’ve participated in my markets since this very beginning — they

The World According to the Drink-Syrup Masters of Quince & Apple

by Kate H. Knapp
The World According to the Drink-Syrup Masters of Quince & Apple

Meet Matt and Clare, the delightful founders and faces behind Quince & Apple, one of our favorite makers for drink syrups and jams. The dynamic duo handcrafts small-batch preserves and drink syrups out of their kitchen in Madison, Wisconsin, and their passion and attention to detail shines in each inventive flavor (Honey Lemon syrup, anyone?) they create.

Maggie’s Kitchen Memo: Pop-Up Shop, Donuts, Coffee and Food Gifts

by Maggie Battista
Maggie’s Kitchen Memo: Pop-Up Shop, Donuts, Coffee and Food Gifts

Hello and the happiest of Mondays to you, It’s finally December, the moment many of us have been awaiting all year long, and the perfect excuse to sing aloud and bake non-stop — or maybe that’s just me. (Oh, please tell me that’s not just me!) Here are a few other things I wanted to

Our Top Spots for Afternoon Tea + How to Host Your Own Tea Party

by Kate H. Knapp
Top Spots for Afternoon Tea Time & Tea Party in a Gift Box

The Mad Hatter may have been delightfully delirious, but he was also spot-on about the glory of a tea party. Afternoon tea requires you to stop everything midday to sip on hot aromatic drinks and snack on adorable miniature foods in a luxurious atmosphere. Sounds like a heavenly daydream that we should all try to make into a reality whenever we can. With

Eggnog Cocktails & Insight into Drink Syrups with Morris Kitchen

by Kate H. Knapp
Eggnog Cocktails & Insight into Drink Syrups with Morris Kitchen

Boring seltzer doesn’t stand a chance. Classic cocktails have met their match. All thanks to the innovative minds behind Morris Kitchen, and their inventive and well-crafted syrups. As one of our most popular makers in the Eat Boutique Shop, we wanted to know more about what makes these Brooklyn-based drink masters tick. Kari Morris was kind enough to answer a

Friendsgiving: Gorgeous Side Dishes for Your Holiday Potluck

by Amy Feiereisel
Friendsgiving: Gorgeous Side Dishes for Your Thanksgiving Potluck

Thanksgiving is always delicious, but it can be mighty stressful getting there, especially on the very day. “Too many cooks in the kitchen” can become reality fast, but it often seems like the only option, especially since so many Thanksgivings are big family gatherings or potluck parties. To save ourselves and the hostess a headache,

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