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Vermont is for (Pie) Lovers

by Maggie Battista
Vermont is for (Pie) Lovers

I ran off to Vermont a few weeks ago. I did not pass Go. I did not collect two hundred dollars. But unlike my favorite board game (ever), on the other end of the two plus hour drive, I found (pie) heaven. I escaped to have a little family time, take long walks with the

Behind the Scenes: Studio Carta

by Maggie Battista
Behind the Scenes: Studio Carta and 15% Sale

Last weekend, I did a little interview with Angela Liguori of Studio Carta for Style Me Pretty Living. It’s always a privilege to write for that site because, oh my goodness, it’s a way to share the good small batch word with their millions of readers. And guess what?! I’ve become a regular contributor to

No Recipe for Dulce de Leche Candy, Yet

by Maggie Battista
No Recipe for Dulce de Leche Candy, Yet

I watched her move in the kitchen, with a frenetic pace that I’m sure, if bottled, could power the universe. “This candy is so fussy,” she said. “One minute, it’s cooking and the next moment, it’s just a mess.” She means overdue, past done, a big seized-up situation not worthy of the name dulce de

A European Whirlwind

by Maggie Battista
Europe Whirlwind

I made a promise to myself when I embarked on writing a cookbook. The promise was simple: I promise to do whatever I need to make sure I appreciate and even enjoy this cookbook writing process.  And no matter how busy I get, I am making sure to do just that. In March, I had the

Food Gift Love Cookbook Update

by Maggie Battista
Food Gift Love Cookbook Update

I’m having a day, a week… oh, it’s really more like, a month. I was in California. Then, I was in France. And then, I was in Germany. I hosted two pop up shops, one at Anthropologie and one at Fringe Union. And next week, I fly west again, for 36 short hours, to host

DIY Food Gift Wrap

by Maggie Battista
DIY Food Gift Wrap

I suppose it’s no surprise that my life has been all consumed by food gifts for the last five years and so intensely for the last 10 weeks of recipe testing for Food Gift Love. It’s a lot of work, of course, but I’m making sure to keep my wits about me (you’re motivating emails

Food Gift Love: Spiced Pear Vodka

by Kate H. Knapp
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Food gifts do not stop after the holidays. This vodka is something you could give me anytime of year: to celebrate the first snow fall, to celebrate when the Polar Vortex finally disappears for good, or to just celebrate our (virtual) friendship – that’s a good reason! -Maggie I’ve never been a fan of syrupy-sweet-flavored

Recipe Testers Needed for Maggie’s First Cookbook

by Kate H. Knapp
Recipe Testers Needed for Maggie’s First Cookbook

Hello, everyone! I’m back from Salt Lake City, Utah — oh my goodness, it’s gorgeous there! — and I’m thrilled to get to work on my very first cookbook.  But all those recipes need testing. Can you help by providing some honest feedback? Kate, who also happens to hail from the great state of Utah,

I Should Be Writing a Cookbook

by Maggie Battista
I Should Be Writing a Cookbook

Since signing the deal to write a cookbook, there are about one thousand other things I’m doing instead of actually writing a cookbook. Help me, Rhonda. If you’re my editor, there’s a little “x” in the top of this browser that you should click right about now, okay? Instead of writing a cookbook, I’m doing

Food Gift Love

by Maggie Battista
Food Gift Love

Okay, let’s get a little personal. Sometimes I say the right things and sometimes I say the wrong things. Don’t we all? And then, there are times when the right words tumble out of my mouth at the worst possible time. Worst. It was almost a year ago and it felt like way too much

Food Gift: Basilcello

by Maggie Battista
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I remember my initial sip of homemade Limoncello. It was my very first small batch infusion, and after 40 days of marinating, the cordial’s big reveal was at a backyard picnic with all my European friends. I suppose I’m the risky type. I felt that my version tasted better than the store-bought kind and used

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