The Ultimate Valentine’s Day Gift Guide For Foodies 2019 – An Amazon Shopping Guide

Valentine’s Day is fast approaching and today I would love to share with you my favorite finds on Amazon for the foodie in your life. I am a day late posting this top 10 list of my Valentine’s Day sweets and treats but better late than never right?

These Valentine’s Day confections are all conveniently located at Amazon and ship free with Amazon Prime. Not yet a Prime member? No worries! You can sign up for a free 30-day trial HERE.

 

And now onto this year’s 2019 Valentine’s Day Gift Guide For Foodies!

 

Chocolate Gift Set – Chuao Chocolatier Taste the Joy 8 Piece Gift Set – minibars

Let’s kick things off here with this Valentine’s gift-guide and share with you one of my favorite brands of chocolate confections- Chauo! Chauo comes up with some pretty creative flavors of chocolate bars and this gift-set of mini chocolate bars is perfect for gift-giving!

Flavors included in this Chuao Chocolatier Taste the Joy Gift Set includes: Firecracker, Honeycomb, Sprinkle Dreams, Salted Chocolate Crunch, Baconluxious, Spicy Maya, Cinnamon Cereal Smooch, and Potato Chip.

Chocolate Gift Set - Chuao Chocolatier Taste the Joy 8 Piece Gift Set
Chocolate Gift Set – Chuao Chocolatier Taste the Joy 8 Piece Gift Set


Love Berries Chocolate Covered Strawberries – 12 Berries by Golden State Fruit

Oh man, oh man! These chocolate covered strawberries right over here by Golden State Fruit are my true weakness right here! These are similar to Shari’s Berries, which I have had before. Chocolate covered strawberries are the perfect way to a woman’s heart! This Valentine’s Day gift set includes strawberries dipped in milk chocolate, dark chocolate, and pink-tinted white chocolate.

 

Love Berries Chocolate Covered Strawberries
Love Berries Chocolate Covered Strawberries


Project 7 Non-Alcoholic Gourmet Cocktail Flavored Gummies (Moscow Mule, Champagne Dreams, Apple Cinnamon Manhattan, and Old Fashioned)

If you know me well then you would know that I am always all about giving new and exciting flavors a whirl! This gourmet gummy-beat variety pack from Project 7 delivers with some unique flavors of cocktails. These gummies are non-alcoholic but are flavored like a Moscow Mule, champagne, a Manhattan, and an Old Fashioned drink.

Project 7 Non-Alcoholic Gourmet Cocktail Flavored Gummies
Project 7 Non-Alcoholic Gourmet Cocktail Flavored Gummies


Godiva Chocolatier Godiva Chocolatier Valentines Day 20pc Rectangular Gift Box

This gourmet chocolate gift-set from Godiva Chocolate includes a little bit of everything. This Valentine’s Day gift box includes milk chocolate, dark chocolate, and white chocolate.

Godiva Chocolatier Godiva Chocolatier Valentines Day 20pc Rectangular Gift Box
Godiva Chocolatier Godiva Chocolatier Valentines Day 20pc Rectangular Gift Box


Oh! Nuts Chocolate Covered Cookie Gift Baskets, 20 Variety Gourmet Assortment Set Holiday Food Sandwich Cookies

Do you have an Oreo lover in your life? I sure do! My hubby could kill an entire bag of Oreos in one sitting, I am sure of that! My husband, Joe, has a serious Oreo addiction and I know in my heart that this Oh! Nuts gift-set of chocolate covered Oreos would give him pure bliss! This gift box contains an assortment of 20 different chocolate coated Oreo sandwich cookies.

Oh! Nuts Chocolate Covered Cookie Gift Baskets, 20 Variety Gourmet Assortment Set Holiday Food Sandwich Cookies
Oh! Nuts Chocolate Covered Cookie Gift Baskets, 20 Variety Gourmet Sandwich Cookies


Five Star Gift Baskets, Holiday Fruit and Nuts Gift Basket

Ah yes… fruit and nuts is always a winning combo for me and this is a tad bit more on the healthy side of things. This fruit and nuts gift set from Five Star Gift Baskets contains a variety of dried fruits and nuts. Wondering what is inside? Each Valentine’s Day gift set includes the following items Roasted Salted Pistachios Almonds, Papaya, Pineapple, Californian sun-dried Angelina Plumbs, Kiwi, Hot Cajun Mix & Sugar-Glazed Peanuts!

Five Star Gift Baskets, Holiday Fruit and Nuts Gift Basket
Five Star Gift Baskets, Holiday Fruit and Nuts Gift Basket


Cherry Republic Chocolate Cherries – Authentic & Fresh Imperial Chocolate Covered Cherries Straight from Michigan

I hail from Michigan and Michigan is well known for their cherry products. Also, no Valentine’s Day gift guide is complete without some sort of chocolate cherry! These chocolate covered cherries from Cherry Republic include cherries from Michigan. You can order a 1lb bag of a 1/2lb bag. Cherry Republic also has cherries available that are covered in dark chocolate , white chocolate, and milk chocolate.

Cherry Republic Chocolate Cherries - Authentic & Fresh Imperial Chocolate Covered Cherries Straight from Michigan
Cherry Republic Chocolate Cherries – Authentic & Fresh Imperial Chocolate Covered Cherries Straight from Michigan


Popcornopolis Gourmet Zebra Popcorn

I am a huge fan of candy-coated popcorn and this Zebra Popcorn from Popcornopolis does not disappoint! This Zebra Popcorn is white and dark chocolate coated a caramel flavored popcorn. Just imagine for a moment the explosion of flavor that you will get from this!

Popcornopolis Gourmet Zebra Popcorn
Popcornopolis Gourmet Zebra Popcorn



Barnetts Biscotti Cookies Gift Basket

This Barnetts Biscotti Cookies gift set is perfect for the coffee lover in your life. Nothing beats a delicious biscotti cookie dipped in a warm cup of coffee in the morning. There are 20 chocolate covered biscotti cookies in this gift set and they come in six different decadent flavors.

Barnetts Biscotti Cookies Gift Basket
Barnetts Biscotti Cookies Gift Basket


Jelly Belly Valentine Mix Jelly Beans

Wondering what flavors Jelly Belly threw into their Valentine’s Day mix? Here we have bubble gum, coconut, cotton candy, strawberry cheesecake, and very cherry. This is the most perfect mix of Jelly Belly flavors for your sweetheart!

Jelly Belly Valentine Mix Jelly Beans
Jelly Belly Valentine Mix Jelly Beans




Question Time! Who are you shopping for this year for Valentine’s Day? What item(s) from this Valentine’s Day Gift Guide will you be ordering for your loved one? Leave me a comment and let me know what appealed to you!

 



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Hosting Thanksgiving At My Home – My First Time Wrap-Up!

Thanksgiving has came and went. Whew! This was my first year hosting the Thanksgiving Day holiday at my home. I gotta say that I was probably nervous about the whole situation for the month leading up to it. I know that a lot of work and prep goes into pulling off this festive day. Our feast that we had here was perfect and excellent from start to finish. I was satisfied with how every single element of it came out. No complaints whatsoever here! I hope all of my readers also had a great holiday and enjoyed their big plate of food!

Here is a look at my dinner plate from Thanksgiving! I have a little bit of everything on my plate: roasted turkey, redskin mashed potatoes with French butter, Brussels sprouts, wild rice stuffing with mushrooms and cranberries, White Castle stuffing, Clean Bean (green bean) Casserole, ambrosia, sweet potato casserole, and my favorite~ Everything But The Kitchen Sink Cranberry Sauce! I am hoping to do a recipe post soon for my famous cranberry sauce. I can turn any cranberry-sauce-hater into a lover! So far it has worked with two haters in my family.

Thanksgiving Holiday Platter
Thanksgiving Holiday Platter

Today I will be discussing Thanksgiving and how we pulled it off. I could not have possibly made this day possible without the help and support of my family. My mom, Kathie, was a huge help. She purchased the turkey and a great majority of the food that was served. Money is super tight right now with my family so I was very grateful that she pitched in (big time) to help me create this feast.

My mom bought the 19-pound turkey and an electric roaster to cook the turkey in. I spotted the roaster when we took a trip over the Costco and I thought it would be a great idea to cook the turkey in there so we could free up the oven space for the side dishes that needed to be warmed up. Turned out to be the best idea ever!

My stepmom, Evelyn, was also a huge help. She came over early on Thanksgiving to help my mom and I prep. Evelyn brought over an appetizer and a side dish to pass as well. The appetizer that she brought was unique. They were bacon-wrapped water chestnuts. Sounds strange, doesn’t it? Well, they were delicious. These got gobbled up pretty quick. For a side dish, she brought her famous sweet potato casserole. My stepmom was incredibly helpful with the kitchen clean up as well. That helped me tremendously.

 

Prepping for the Thanksgiving holiday

 

Paleo & Vegan (Gluten-Free) Pumpkin Spice Cheesecake

The day before Thanksgiving, I did what I could to prep for the big day. The first thing that I did was I created my Pumpkin Spice Cheesecake. This is my favorite fall dessert at the moment. I wanted to get that done early because the cheesecake needs to set for at least six hours. I gave it plenty of time to set by creating it the morning before the holiday. I have a recipe for this paleo/vegan cheesecake on my blog. I did modify the recipe just a tad bit. Obviously, I did something different for the topping. Instead of creating a whipped cream with coconut cream I topped this cheesecake with a ton of walnuts and pecans. I wanted to make it extra nutty. I purchased a can of non-dairy, almond milk whipped cream to top it with. Instead of using the spices individually I used a jar of pumpkin pie spice.

Paleo & Vegan Pumpkin Spice Cheesecake topped with walnuts and pecans
Paleo & Vegan Pumpkin Spice Cheesecake topped with walnuts and pecans

Paleo cranberry sauce

I also busted out my slow-cooker the day before Thanksgiving to make my paleo cranberry sauce in advance. This is one of those set-it-and-forget-it recipes. I love cranberry sauce and my cranberries have the power to turn cranberry sauce haters into lovers! My husband never eats cranberry sauce. Guess what? This year he did! And I know that he enjoyed it because he helped himself to some for his leftover plate. This cranberry sauce is simple to make. I call it my Everything But The Kitchen Sink Cranberry Sauce! There are many ingredients that go into it but it is very easy to create. There are no refined sugars in this cranberry sauce. I use an entire bottle of pure maple syrup to sweeten it. I also use fresh-squeezed orange juice, orange zest, two ambrosia apples, walnuts, and pecans to create the sauce. The apples are a nice, welcome addition and the nuts give it a great texture. The sauce is heavily seasoned with pumpkin pie spice. I picked up a bottle of the Spice Hunter’s Pumpkin Pie Spice at Nino Salvaggio’s in St Clair Shores. This pumpkin pie spice seemed like a wonderful blend of spices. It worked out well in my Pumpkin Spice Cheesecake too, so the funds I spent on it was a great investment.

Ingredients Cinnamon, ginger, lemon peel, nutmeg, cloves, cardamom, star anise, fennel, black pepper

You can pick up a bottle of this awesome pumpkin spice seasoning on Amazon. I highly recommend using this Spice Hunter blend for all of your fall flavored foods.

Everything But The Kitchen Sink Cranberry Sauce
Everything But The Kitchen Sink Cranberry Sauce

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