Food Gifts

Sweet Loren Cookies: Interview and Giveaway

by Maggie Battista
Sweet Loren Cookies: Interview and Giveaway

Sometimes, you need a cookie asap. If I can’t be bothered to mix up a batch, I break a few Sweet Loren‘s Chocolate Chunk cookies onto a baking sheet and bake. I know that sounds crazy but, oh my goodness, these cookies are perfect for an instant fix. They’re all natural with no refined sugars

Glittered Peach Nectar Mimosas

by Mary Swenson
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This summer has been filled with an embarrassment of (delicious) riches. From the Plum-Frangipane Crostatas to the Streusel Topped Blueberry Pie, the Smitten Kitchen Ice Cream Cake to these Boozy Aperol Limemade Popcicles, and then this Champagne and Peach Sorbet Float. And to be clear, we’re not going out without a bang, or a little

Individual Plum-Frangipane Crostatas

by Molly Shuster
Individual Plum-Frangipane Crostatas

Sometimes only non-pie will do, and these little crostatas are the perfect non-pie desserts to spread out along a big late summer party buffet, or to wrap individually as tiny good-bye summer food gifts to your dearest. Thanks to Molly, you can also fit them snugly into a lunchbox right about now too, and that

Champagne and Peach Sorbet Float

by Denise Woodward & Laudalino Ferreira
Champagne and Peach Sorbet Float

It’s so strange to be writing the Food Gift Love cookbook while celebrating Eat Boutique’s 7th birthday. What’s not so strange is this delightful recipe: peach sorbet made without a machine is perfect, as it encourages quiet time in the summer kitchen. And it encourages drinking Champagne floats. Thanks, Denise! -Maggie When I realized it

Ball Heritage Perfection Collection Giveaway

by Maggie Battista
Ball Heritage “Perfection” Collection Giveaway

This giveaway is now closed and a winner has been notified. We’ll post the name of the winner once they confirm. Thanks to everyone for sharing their favorite food gifts with us! It’s a happy, happy day when I can spend 12 hours in the kitchen. It’s monumentally better when I create jars and jars

Streusel Topped Blueberry Pie

by Judi Cutrone & Nicole Ziegler
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To kick off the celebration of seven years of Eat Boutique, we’re eating pie. But not just any pie. This one is topped with a crumbly streusel topping that weaves through blueberry puddles and screams New England summer. Happy 7th birthday to us but, more importantly, happy summer to you! -Maggie During the summer in

All-Purpose Quick Pickle Brine

by Maggie Battista
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Let’s be quick about this because you have way better things to do than sit inside pickling over a steaming stove all summer. On Saturday, my darling Italian neighbor gave me peppers, cucumbers and parsley from her garden. My garden is suffering, big time, so I got a little glassy-eyed when she handed me her

Love Your Kitchen and Happy Birthday, Eat Boutique

by Maggie Battista
Love Your Kitchen and Happy Birthday, Eat Boutique

I also started Eat Boutique — but let’s talk about that in a few paragraphs. I’d rather, first, tell you about learning to love my kitchen. When we moved into this 100-year-old farm house set on an old apple orchard, the kitchen was the heart of the home, quite literally. It was in the very

6 Questions for Karen Solomon (author, Asian Pickles) and Wasabi Pickled Carrots

by Maggie Battista
6 Questions for Karen Solomon (author, Asian Pickles) and Wasabi Pickled Carrots

I met Karen Solomon on the streets of San Francisco in April 2013. I was waiting for a taxi to the airport when she walked right out of her apartment building. I promise I had no idea it was her apartment building but when I asked if she was the cookbook author, well, I’m certain

Killer Scallion Kimchi (Part 2)

by Angela Brown
What They Eat: Killer Scallion Kimchi

A fridge full of quick wins is what keeps us all going. After long days running a super successful New York City food business, Angela piles this on top of her humble dinner and, wow, when can we have some? If you missed Angela’s first post on the trials and loves of starting a food

How to Gift Wrap a Bottle

by Maggie Battista
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As I’m writing this cookbook, Food Gift Love, I’m recounting and recording my favorite recipes. It’s been a blast to relive the moment I first tasted homemade fried dough. I’m also playing with my favorite non-traditional pesto recipes, all chunky and green and perfect for the biggest bowl of homemade pasta possible. And spring rhubarb,

Revitalizing Wooden Ware: Beeswax and Mineral Wood Preserver

by Gayle L. Squires
Revitalizing Wooden Ware: Beeswax and Mineral Wood Preserver

Every loved kitchen has them – cooking artifacts. The dishes and tools that have a story behind them, and have been used like a much-hugged teddy bear. If one of your kitchen artifacts is a slightly dimmed piece of wooden ware, fear not! Not only can it be cleaned up, but made just like new,

Rustic Fennel Apricot Bread

by Mary Swenson
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Old Italian uncles, a much-loved and much-tested bread, and some killer apricots? Count me in! – Amy I have this really, really cute great-uncle. His name is Evo, and he’s 100% Italian – which, waaaay back when, apparently wasn’t a “favorable” trait when it came to courting my aunt. But since he’s really, really cute,

Simple & Crisp Fruit Crisps on Sale

by Kate H. Knapp
Simple & Crisp Fruit Crisps on Sale

Maybe it’s because the sun is shining, the flowers are starting to bloom, or we adore all of you so very much, but whatever the reason, we’re offering a discount on our Simple and Crisp Pear Fruit Crisps. Normally, these organic, gluten-free treats cost $9, but they are now on sale (for a limited-time only)

One Dish Eggplant Parmesan

by Denise Woodward & Laudalino Ferreira
One Dish Eggplant Parmesan

There are days when having a full, steaming stovetop or an uncomfortably full oven is lovely. Then there are days when it can be hell – for instance, when you have just brought home a new baby or started a new job; when relatives have descended or unexpected guests move in. That’s when the One

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