Give Some Culinary CheerDec 02, 2014 04:04AM ● By Family Features
From amateurs just sharpening their culinary skills to gourmet gurus with a refined taste for beverage and cuisine, you likely know a few people who enjoy spending time in the kitchen. Use this guide of kitchen must-haves to bring cheer to everyone on your holiday shopping list.
The Perfect Pair
Culinary creations are endless when you have the right tools. Simplify the cooking experience with the Fry Pan Duo from Swiss Diamond, a cookware company ranked No. 1 by Consumer Reports. Made exclusively in Switzerland with a safe, family-friendly nonstick coating, the set contains two of the company's best-selling items. Plus, you'll save 22 percent when purchased together. Other sizes are available, starting at $29.95. Find your nearest Swiss Diamond retailer or buy online at www.swissdiamond.us.
Festive Finds for the Holiday Hostess
Celebrate the season with gifts for the great hostesses in your life. Elegantly adorned with holly leaves, bright red berries, raised details and a green rim, the Pfaltzgraff Winterberry collection is perfect for gift giving and entertaining. From a beautiful platter embellished with the season's many joys to a festive teapot ready to bring warmth to any holiday table, the collection has something for everyone on your list. Visit www.macys.com for more details.
Brew and Be Merry
The Nespresso by KitchenAid combines the performance and design expertise of two iconic brands to deliver an exceptional cup of coffee. With a sturdy die-cast metal design and heat-up time that's less than 30 seconds, it uses premium Nespresso Grand Cru coffee capsules to quickly brew various cup sizes. Available in Candy Apple Red, Empire Red, Onyx Black and Sugar Pearl Silver with a suggested retail price of $399.99. Visit KitchenAidCraftCoffee.com for more details.
Creative Wine Gifts
Get inspired with wine-themed gift ideas that pair delicious wines, recipes and fun accessories. Fancy dessert plates and Mirassou Pinot Noir go great with Chocolate Croissant Bread Pudding. Wrap up recipes for Sunset Sliders and Sweet Potato Fries with Mirassou Sunset Red and a grilling set. Mirassou Chardonnay and decorative bakeware pair well with Macaroni & Cheese with Applewood Bacon. Mirassou Moscato and a grill pan complement Pork Chops with Apricot and Sage Butter. For these recipes and more, visit www.mirassou.com.
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