It’s December! Hanukkah has begun and there’s no escaping the advent calendars, long lines, shipping day countdowns, and holiday music playlists. This week, we do our part to keep it all from feeling overwhelming by helping you take charge of how you want the next month to look.
We’re far from life coaches — in fact, sometimes we barely hold it together ourselves — but we are experts in the kitchen and have tons of suggestions for easy homemade food gifts that will save you time and money. We also share our fastest, simplest family meals that you can whip up when you’re super exhausted thanks to all of the extra stuff you have to take care of this month, or when you’d rather spend time doing something fun with your kid than cooking a 40 minute dinner.
Basically: We share ideas and shortcuts that we hope will help you take care of yourself so that you can holiday like a boss.
Links From This Episode
Chocolate Dipped Spoons at Jelly Toast (pictured; listen for how we think these should be used – yum!)
Lily Diamond’s homemade chocolate gelt at Whole Foods
Stacie’s Ginger Hot Chocolate Mix (and listen for Meghan’s hot chocolate idea too – it’s even easier!)
Stacie’s Gingered Lemon Curd at Momtastic
Infused Honey at Simple Bites
Mango Passion Jam at Love and Olive Oil
Homemade Nutella at Leite’s Culinaria, and another version of Homemade Nutella at The Splendid Table
Garlic Confit at Food & Wine
Ranch Spice Mix at Kitchn
Spicy Herb Salt at Food & Wine
Meghan’s Sweet and Salty Chocolate Sprinkle Mix at Kitchn
Mulled Wine Gift Kit at Tasty Yummies (pictured)
Spicy Cinnamon Syrup at Martha Stewart (there are other flavored simple syrups here, too, and listen for how we think these can be used, which you can include on your card)
Preserved Lemons at the New York Times
Ice Cream Sundae Sauces at Martha Stewart
Hawaij Spice Blend recipe at the New York Times, plus how to use hawaij at Healthy-ish and a recipe for Hawaij Seasoned Roast Chicken at A Brown Table (print the how to and recipe to include in your car with the spice mix!)
Meghan’s recipe for making Vanilla Extract in the Instant Pot at Kitchn
Classic Pizzelle Cookie recipe at King Arthur Flour and Meghan’s recommended Pizzelle Maker
Stacie will also post her Sweet and Salty Granola recipe from Make It Easy in our Didn’t I Just Feed You Listeners Facebook Group – it’s the most popular recipe in the book and makes a FANTASTIC gift!
We Love Our Sponsors
A huge thank you to Raddish Kids for sponsoring this week’s episode of Didn’t I Just Feed You.
Even kids who don’t love to eat, love to cook. And it’s no wonder: The kitchen is a fantastic place for kids to flex their independence, learn real-life skills, and cultivates healthier habits. That’s why we’re such HUGE fans of our sponsor Raddish Kids, a cooking kit for kids ages 2- to 14-years-old that sends illustrated recipe guides, activities, conversation cards, a patch, and even a kitchen tool to your doorstep every month.
We know first-hand that Raddish kits work for such a wide range of ages because we’ve used them with our own kids who range in age from 4- to nearly 12-years-old — and they ALL love them. In fact, the 12-year-old insists on using the kits all on his own, and hey, no complaints here!
This holiday season, give the gift of bringing a family together in the kitchen to experience the fun of taking risks, getting creative, and enjoying a delicious, well-earned meal together.
To learn more about how Raddish subscriptions work, what’s included, and pricing options, go to RaddishKids.com