Sourpuss is a brand that I have been head over heels in love with for quite some time. They specialize in clothing that is anything but mainstream fashion. In addition to clothing, Sourpuss has some unique home and kitchen items for your alternative lifestyle. These houseware designs from Sourpuss are sure to stand out from the crowd and are anything but typical. These items in this gift guide are perfect for the foodie in your life. This post is a round up of my favorites that can all be found on Amazon.
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TGIF and welcome to my curated list of Day of the Dead home and kitchen favorites. Day of the Dead will soon arrive so don’t be unprepared and stock up now on all of your sugar skull needs! Day of the Dead (also known as Dia de los Muertos) falls on November 2nd. There is a belief that the spirits of the dead visit families on October 31st and leave on November 2nd. This is a day to celebrate the life of those who are no longer with us and to honor them. These home and kitchen items can be used specifically for the holiday or if you are like me and love skulls, these items are fantastic for year-round use.
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This Day of the Dead set by Williams Sonoma features four pieces porcelain serveware the showcases various sugar skulls with vibrant flowers. This set includes 4 salad/appetizer plates and each plate has a different sugar skull design.
O! M! G! I am totally in love with this flatware set and I need it in my life! Quite honestly, this might just be the coolest set of flatware I have ever seen. This is a 65-piece set from Liberty Tabletop and is enough for twelve people. There is a stunning sugar skull design on the handle. These are beautifully crafted and made in the USA. Wow, your guests with this gorgeous set of stainless steel flatware.
Fiesta is really all the rage with me at the current time! Earlier this year I purchased six place settings in a myriad of rainbow colors. I am slowly going to add more to my collection over time (really want it all!!). This is a frosted glass set of 4 with a sugar skull design on the face.
This ceramic stoneware mug features a painted sugar skull with a skeleton arm/boney hand handle. I absolutely love this coffee mug and I can totally envision using this mug year-round for my morning coffee.
This elegant, hand-painted Day of the Dead wine glass by Lolita features floral blooms, butterflies, skulls, and crystals. This is a gorgeous wine glass that you can sip your next wine from. This would be the perfect addition to anyone’s wine glass collection.
I am head over heels with this entire Skull and Vine line by Fiesta. I recently did an entire blog post about my top ten Fiesta items available at Macy’s and this plate made the cut! Dinnerware by Fiesta is so durable that it even comes with 5-year chip protection. These items are dishwasher-safe, oven-safe, and microwave-safe. I think of Fiesta as heirloom pieces that are designed to last a lifetime.
TGIF! It is Friday so you know what that means… FRIDAY FAVES! This week I am so thrilled to present to you the line of Halloween Fiesta items available at Macy’s. I have a huge addiction to Fiestaware. I recently got my first set of Fiesta products in the summer and I am head over heels in love with it all. If you are looking for beautiful and durable dinnerware, Fiesta is the way to go. This is a shopping guide to the best Halloween items available.
Halloween is hands down one of my favorite times of the year. It is a time to cut loose and have some fun. Last year my family was a pack of rainbow unicorns. This year my daughter is going out as a creepy babydoll in one of my favorite vintage dresses.
If I had the funds all of this Halloween Fiesta would have a place in my home. The frightful designs are delightful! For those that are in the Halloween spirit year-round you could most definitely use these fine pieces throughout the year. I know that I would. I have a love affair for anything with a skull or skeleton design. The Fiesta Skull and Vine pieces are my favorite out of this collection. They are available in white or black designs and my eyes are in love with the black line.
Fiestaware is dishwasher safe, oven-safe, and microwave-safe. It also comes with 5-year chip protection. I have had my Fiesta since summer and have not gotten a single chip or scratch in any of my dinnerware and I use it for each and every meal. These are some very well-crafted pieces.
This is a generous-sized plate. This would be perfect for serving up your next big slab of ribs or whole chicken. Dimensions for this particular plate are diameter 11 3/4 Inches, and height 1 1/4 Inch.
This spooky witch plate is the perfect size for your next Halloween meal. Fiesta lunch plates are 9″ Dia. x 1.125″H. This green plate depicts a witch on a broomstick flying over the moon. There is also a coordinating coffee cup to go with this witch plate.
I got bitten by the Fiesta bug! Fiesta has been around for several years now and I have had my eye on it for quite some time. I finally went ahead and started my first collection of it. I continue to add on more to my collection piece by piece as time goes on. Macy’s is my go-to place for my Fiestaware. They often have it on sale and you can usually find a coupon code to be used in conjunction with that. Score!
What I love most about the Fiesta line of dinnerware [obviously] is the vibrant, stunning colors. These really do stand out in your cupboard and make you want to grab one and use it for your next meal. Also, when I have guests over for dinner they often compliment about how magnificent the plates are. They truly are dazzling. Another great thing about these plates that I have is the durability of them. These plates have a very nice weight to them and feel very sturdy. Want to know something great? They come with a 5-year chip warranty. So if these get chipped within a five-year range Fiesta will have your back. You know you are getting some reliable dinnerware that will last for years to come when there is a guarantee like that.
Fiesta Merengue Knife Block Set – This thirteen piece cutlery set is like a chef’s dream. It would be an honor to have this set on display in my kitchen. Includes the following items:
8″ scarlet chef’s knife
7″ Poppy Santoku knife
8″ Lemongrass bread knife
6″ Turquoise utility knife
5.5″ Turquoise cheese knife
5.5″ Lemongrass tomato knife
5″ Lapis Santoku knife
4″ Lapis utility knife
3.5″ Poppy paring knife
3.5″ Scarlet Santoku knife
Fiesta Scarlet Set of 4 Highball Glasses – So you have the dinnerware. Check! You have the flatware. Check! You are going to need this set of drinkware to go with the perfect meal served on your Fiestaware. I love the fun, colorful stripes on these glasses. They would make any drink taste cool and refreshing!
Fiesta 3 Piece Salad Set – This is a lovely set for entertaining your guests. It includes three pieces, includes bowl and servers and available in the following colors: Scarlet, Sunflower, and Lapis.
Fiesta Large Disk Pitcher – This stylish Fiesta pitcher is the perfect pitcher to pour your next drink from. This comes in a variety of stylish colors. I am really digging the green Lemongrass one.
Fiesta Fringed Napkins– I am in love with these fringed Fiesta napkins. These would look perfect with your place settings. Available in four Fiesta colors!
Fiesta Cheese Board and Tool Set– Who doesn’t love a good cheeseboard? These seem to be all the rage nowadays. I love chowing down and nibbling away at a good spread. This set comes with four handy cheese tools to ensure that your next board is a smashing success!
There are several (and I mean SEVERAL) more pieces of Fiesta available that you can treat yourself to. This is just a list of some of my personal faves. What will you treat yourself to on this Manic Monday? Leave me a comment and let me know what you will be adding to your home kitchen.
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I have a confession to make. I am addicted to my donut pan! I picked one up last weekend at Mile’s Cake and Candy Supplies in Clinton Township and I am so glad that I did. It is so much fun to work in the kitchen with my daughter making these healthy-ish gluten-free baked donuts. I went with a 6-cavity donut pan from Wilton. Wilton is a trusted source when it comes to baking supplies so I felt very confident purchasing this pan for the Give It A Whirl Girl kitchen. I did not use this pan for the recipe below but it would be best going with this pan. I used a flexible heart-shaped silicone mold with the donuts in the recipe and they were difficult to remove from the mold. So trust me here, go with a Wilton pan. You will thank me later. The cooking times are the same for either pan.
We went a little overboard decorating these devil’s food donuts. We gave these donuts a generous sprinkling from 3 different jars of rainbow sprinkles. Why? Because variety is the spice of life. Gotta have my sprinkles right?!! We did not eat these sugar skulls, they were just for decoration.
Instead of using an actual egg we created our own “eggs” with ground flaxseed. For these you place 4 tablespoons of flax in a coffee grinder and grind them up. When these 4 tablespoons of ground flax are married to a half-cup of water this results in an egg-like mixture. Just whisk away and wallahh… flax eggs! They are vegan and paleo friendly. You can also do the same with chia seeds. So if you are ever out of eggs just bust out your flax or your chia and make your own eggs!
1/2 cup vegan dark chocolate chips (I used Enjoy Life)
1 tablespoon coconut oil.
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
While oven is heating up prepare your flax “eggs”. Place 4 tablespoons of flaxseed into a coffee grinder and grind them up. Place grounded up flax into a bowl and add 1/2 cup water. Whisk it up. Allow it to sit for a few minutes and it will get an egg-like texture.
Work on dry ingredients first. Place coconut flour, cacao powder, baking soda, and salt into your stand mixer and mix until well combined.
Now for the wet ingredients… add your flax “egg” mixture, coconut oil (1/3 cup), and maple syrup. Mix until well incorporated.
Fill donut pan cavities up 2/3 of a way to the top of the mold. They will puff up while baking in the oven.
Bake for 16-18 minutes at 350 degrees.
Remove donuts from the oven and allow to cool.
Prepare your chocolate glaze by placing 1/2 cups of chocolate chip and 1 tablespoon of coconut into a bowl. Microwave in 15-second increments. Continue stirring the chocolate and oil until completely melted.
Dip your donut in the glaze. Allow it to see a few minutes for the glaze to set up.
Eat and enjoy!
Have you ever made your own homemade baked donuts? How do you enjoy yours? Do you think this is something you would like to try? Leave me a comment and let me know. I would love to hear from you!
If you are interested in creating your donuts you can pick them up at Amazon.
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