The perfect gift for kids this year is the NOSTALGIA ELECTRICS RETRO SERIES HOT CHOCOLATE MAKER. Kids love hot chocolate and now parents and kids can make this seasonal treat together. The device is very easy to use and adults will like the added option that you can blend, heat, and whip a variety of beverages including cappuccinos, lattes, café mochas, and more. There is a dispensing spout which allows one to easily pour just enough in each cup. In addition, the pitcher detaches for easy clean up and the cord folds under the machine for quick storage.
DIMPLE – THE FIRST SELF-CHILLING ICELESS DRINKING GLASS FROM SOIREE HOME soireehome.com/product/dimple/ will help you immortalize Robert Burns “we’ll take a cup o’ kindness yet” for New Year’s Eve this year. There are two styles of glasses: a stem-less wine glass and classic beer pint glass. Simply freeze the “dimples” and a magnet holds them into the bottom of the special glassware. Your wine or champagne will be cold to the last drop without diluting the drink with melting ice.
I love the new ANOLON UNIVERSAL STEAMER WITH LID. I often steam veggies and I find this universal steamer insert fits lots of my saucepans, stockpots, and sauté pans allowing me to steam my new potatoes to perfection. I have also steamed shumai, broccoli and cauliflower florets, baby carrots, and pot stickers. Both dishwasher and oven safe, this is a wonderful tool for healthy nutrient rich cooking.
SMART SIZZORS www.AnySharp.com are the perfect stocking stuffer for cooks. Not only will they whip through any plastic package that Costco proffers, but they also work wonders in the kitchen. You can crack a nut in the handle, crush a garlic clove, cut right through chicken bone, snip bacon, and even open a bottle. Smart Sizzors are dishwasher safe too. And, if you use coupon code US2013-25, readers of www.epicurus.com will receive 25% off any item from www.AnySharp.com until end of 2013!!!
STOREBOUND DASH GREEK YOGURT MAKER www.bydash.com/ is the perfect gift for your DIY foodie friend who likes to make things from scratch. This compact unit makes healthful, tasty Greek yogurt with milk and a little bit of starter yogurt. Simply combine the ingredients in the Dash Greek Yogurt Maker, set the digital timer, and make yogurt. By straining the product after with the mess-free strainer in the box, you create the thick-style Greek yogurt that tastes like the kind you find in Europe. Now you can get all the probiotic benefits of Greek yogurt without added sugar or preservatives! The unit is a breeze to clean and such fun to use. And for recipe ideas to use with your Greek yogurt: instagram.com/unprocessyourfood#.