‘Tis the season for giving to those we love most, here are some awesome products we love and recommend this Christmas…
For the foodie in your life
‘Tis the season for gift giving… to everyone. It’s easy to pick out gifts for our loved ones, but sometimes the hardest part are the small gifts. What do I give the mailman? What should I give to my co-workers? What about my children’s teachers? Kings Food Markets is here to help with 5 gift ideas that are simple, yet thoughtful, and, with Kings’ unique products, they are easy to dress up for any recipient. Best of all, they are all packaged in a compact and convenient jar.
Breakfast is on Me During the holidays everyone worries about the big dinner parties to plan for, while breakfast often gets overlooked. Help out your gift recipients by having pancakes almost ready-to-go in a jar.
- Fill the Jar: Combine 1 tsp sugar, 1½ cups flour, 1 tsp baking powder, and ½ tsp salt in a clean jar. Add a tag with instructions to add 1 cup milk, 2 eggs, and ¼ cup oil to the dry ingredients.
- Make it your Own: Want to dress up this recipe? Try adding in a spice like cinnamon or a sweet treat like chocolate chips. You can also tie a small bottle of maple syrup to the jar for a complete meal.
- Let Kings Help: Want to give breakfast but you’re too busy to gather all the ingredients? Stop by Kings and grab one of our ready-to-go gluten free mixes like Chébé Cinnamon Roll Mix. All you have to do is put it in the jar with a handwritten note tied with a bow!
“Jarred” Pumpkin Canned pumpkin is everywhere during the holidays, and it has become a key ingredient in many family-favorite recipes. Give the gift of homemade fresh pumpkin puree to take your friends’ and family’s favorite recipes to the next level.
- Fill the Jar: Choose a pumpkin that feels heavy for its size and firm to the touch. Cut the pumpkin open, and remove the seeds and stringy material. Cut the pumpkin into wedges, and roast them in a 350 degree oven for 45 minutes. Peel off the skin, and place pumpkin flesh in a food processor or mash by hand. This mixture should be refrigerated in jars until ready to use and also freezes well.
- Let Kings Help: If you want to give the promise of fresh pumpkin puree without the time, try our Farmer’s Market Organic Pumpkin. You can still dress it up in a jar with your favorite recipe.
Butter Them Up Cinnamon honey butter is a perfect gift on its own but also a great companion to many baked goods. This recipe will fill three half-pint jars.
- Fill the Jar: Beat 1 cup room temperature butter with 1 cup of your favorite honey, 1 cup powdered sugar and 2 teaspoons of ground cinnamon until light and fluffy. This should be refrigerated.
- Make it your Own: To make this gift stand out, stop by your Kings bakery and pick up your favorite bread, biscuits or muffins to give with the butter.
- Let Kings Help: Make this mix extra special by using Spice Hunter Saigon cinnamon, this all natural cinnamon is the sweetest of all. Another way to transform this simple recipe is by changing the honey, one of our favorites this season is Bee Raw Orange Blossom honey.
Add Some Spice A good spice rub should be a staple in every cook’s kitchen. It can quickly dress up any protein and add a ton of flavor. Give the gift of seasoning with this recipe.
- Fill the Jar: Combine 1 tablespoon each of ground cumin and ground coriander with 1 teaspoon each of ancho chili powder, smoked paprika and salt and ½ teaspoon of ground black pepper.
- Make it your Own: This spice rub is great on all protein, but it shines in our Low Country Pulled Pork recipe. Tie this recipe to the jar, and hopefully you get an invite to the next dinner!
Create an Ambiance Our easiest no-fail gift is the classic jarred candle. It is portable, has no shelf life and comes jar-perfect in your Kings Food Market floral section. This holiday season our favorite scents from Root Candles include Sugared Fig, Hollyberry, Japenese Cedarwood and Coriander Musk.
If you need to dress up any of these gifts simply tie a Kings gift card to these jars and give the gift of inspiration. Kings has everything your friends and family (and you!) need for the holiday season.
The holiday season is a busy time for all; from parties to gift buying to decorating and more, make the search for the perfect hostess gift an easy task with Cat Cora’s Kitchen by Gaea. These award winning olive oils are sure to get you an invite for years to come! Ranging in price from $12.99 to $16.99 for 17 oz bottles, Cat Cora’s Kitchen by Gaea’s Olive Oils are available online at www.gaeaus.com and select retailers nationally.
Give the gift of Fairway has surf and turf this holiday season–and ship free across the country. Only $99, a classic combo of land and sea that gets everyone rushing to the dinner table! The coveted, thick and flavorful filet mignon pairs perfectly with the luscious lobster tail, straight from the crisp waters of Maine. The luxurious, buttery texture of the filet matched with juicy lobster tail was made in heaven.
- 2 x 6oz USDA Prime Filet Mignon Center Cut
- 2 x 6oz Maine Cold Water Lobster Tails
Celebrate the season with Parragon Books’ best picks for food lovers, bakers and entertainers. Parragon Books’ Love Food line of cookbooks makes the perfect gifts and here are three great selections that should make any food lover’s wish list!
“TLC Kitchen” – For the Entertainment Lover
$19.99 – http://www.parragon.com/us/books/detail/tlc-kitchen
In partnership with Discovery Communications, Parragon Books recently released TLC Kitchen: 150 Timeless Recipes From Our Family To Yours. The cookbook serves up delicious, easy-to-make recipes from a variety of chefs, featuring contributions from stars of TLC’s most popular series. The 256-page hardcover book (SRP $19.99) is available at a variety of retailers including Barnes & Noble, Amazon.com and TLCStore.com and features TLC personalities including Buddy Valastro (Cake Boss), June “Mama June” Shannon (Here Comes Honey Boo Boo), Jen Arnold and Bill Klein (The Little Couple), Randy Fenoli (Say Yes to the Dress), Katherine Kallinis Berman and Sophie Kallinis LaMontagne (DC Cupcakes), and Marisa Lopez (Next Great Baker).
“BAKE” – For the Baker
$24.99 – http://www.parragon.com/us/books/detail/bake
You can discover a whole world of baking with this stunning collection of recipes from across the globe! The book takes you around all the bakeries of the world, from the stylish patisseries of France, via the vibrant panaderias of Mexico, and the cosy tearooms of England, and provides clear and easy recipes to create these delicacies in your own home. There are also fascinating features on the history of baking and different cooking methods from around the world. Get baking and travel the world in one big bite!
“Cook with Confidence” – For the Beginner
$19.99 – http://www.parragon.com/us/books/detail/cook-with-confidence
Cook with Confidence takes you by the hand and leads you comfortably through each step of classic and delicious recipes. Follow the useful and informative DVD in order to watch, pause and rewind at your leisure, or flick through the beautiful cookbook, where every recipe is accompanied with full-color step-by-step photography. Cooking for yourself or entertaining for friends doesn’t have to be so daunting. This easy to follow title contains a wealth of information within this unique set and will have even the most novice chef learning just how fun and rewarding cooking can be.
The holidays never tasted better! The Fresh Market dishes up a selection of unique gifts for the holidays, from the perfect gifts for your favorite foodies, hostesses, teachers, and friends, to scrumptious stocking stuffers for kids of all ages. Below are a few of The Fresh Market’s favorites. And for even more delicious holiday gift ideas, visit The Fresh Market’s online holiday gift guide.
TFM Artisan Cookie Mixes
Beautifully layered ingredients displayed in a mason jar and adorned with a recipe hang tag make these a great gift. Enjoy Chocolate Wonderland for your chocolate chip cookie fix, or Cinnamon Snowflake for a cinnamon and white chip oatmeal cookie.
TFM Peppermint Dark Chocolate Sauce
TFM Peppermint Dark Chocolate Sauce has no artificial ingredients and is made with real butter and cream. Drizzle on ice cream, pound cake, and fruit.
TFM Hello Awesome Holiday Snacks
The TFM Hello Awesome family of treats is a sweet compilation of easy to eat holiday snacks. Great to share with friends or hoard for your own eating pleasure. Enjoy our two new flavors: Peanut Pretzel and Jingle Bell Pop for the holidays.
TFM Pepper Jellies
Our new TFM Pepper Jellies are perfect for adding flavor to glazes, spreads, hors d’oeurvres and side dishes. Or simply spread one of these festive jellies over TFM Cream Cheese for an easy holiday appetizer. Wrap up a jar with cream cheese and crackers in a pretty basket for a sweet (or spicy!) surprise for your favorite holiday host or hostess.
TFM Seasonal French Soda
Delightfully flavored with a touch of sparkle, TFM French Sodas are the perfect thing when you want a little fizz. These French sodas are great for celebrations or every day sipping. New seasonal flavors include Pink Ginger or Cinnamon Pear. The perfect gift alternative to a bottle of wine!
Celebrate the Season Gift Basket
A perfect gift for co-workers, neighbors, friends and family, our Celebrate the Season gift basket includes a tasty selection of items for snacking any time. The multigrain oatmeal is the perfect way to start the day while cookies, crackers and TFM Pepper Jelly make entertaining easy.
Frosty’s Favorites Gift Boxes
Kids of all ages will appreciate a gift of Frosty’s favorite items from The Fresh Market! This gift box set is brimming with great holiday snacks from yogurt covered pretzels to TFM Hot Cocoa Mix and Lindt Milk Chocolate Truffles.
TFM All-Natural Eggnog Coffee
TFM All-Natural Flavored Coffees contain 100% all-natural ingredients and 100% Arabica beans roasted medium-dark for bright acidity and a smooth, full-bodied taste. Our limited edition Eggnog flavor is perfect for gifting to your favorite coffee-lovers or serving with holiday desserts.
TFM Christmas Tradition Holiday Wines
TFM Christmas Tradition Holiday wines are available in several varieties. Try TFM Christmas Tradition Cabernet Sauvignon for a full-bodied wine with fragrant blackberry aroma and nuances of chocolate and vanilla. Serve TFM Christmas Traditions Chardonnay, with hints of green apple and vanilla and a lively aroma of fruit and almonds, at your next holiday gathering. Put TFM Christmas Traditions Merlot in a custom TFM Gift Basket for those who enjoy a medium-bodied wine with a sweet cherry and oak aroma married with spice and eucalyptus. Finally, with its beautiful pink coloring and notes of honey, apricot, and peach, our TFM Christmas Traditions Pink Moscato makes a lovely gift to present to friends and family.
TFM Sea Salt Caramels
Creamy caramel discs coated with dark chocolate and sprinkled with sea salt, these caramels are packaged with a bow for simple gift giving, no wrapping required.
TFM Holiday Candy Gift Boxes
Our TFM Holiday Candy Gift Boxes are available in several holiday flavors including Pumpkin Pie Bark, Peppermint Bark, Fiery Peanut Brittle, Peppermint Melts, and Caramel Pecan Myrtle. In a variety of shapes and sizes, these boxed candies make perfect stocking stuffers.
For the beauty lover in your life
For over a decade, Shea Terra Organics
, which are available on Caribbean Shopping Channel,
has been helping native Africans to preserve their wildlife habitats by sharing their indigenous, healing ingredients with the world. Shea Terra Organics’
quest is to reveal Africa’s ancient skin care therapies — in time to preserve them before they are lost forever. Not only do Shea Terra Organics’s
skin care treatments assist in preservation, they are also the backbone of economic sustainability for many hardworking families across the continent. Shea Terra Organics
had the vision to create markets for natural products from third world countries, which would help alleviate poverty while preserving diminishing habitats. Working closely with experts, Shea Terra Organics
actively seeks out ingredients little known outside of remote parts of Africa.
Problem: Flaky, Dull Skin
Solution: Shea Terra Organics 100% Pure Raw African Black Soap
100% Pure African Black Soap is in its raw powder form. Nothing has been added to it. You add your own water and depending upon how much you can make the soap into a putty or a liquid. Use it all over your face and body. Many acne sufferers can’t believe how well their skin has improved after only a few uses. 100% Pure African Black Soap dissolves sebum in the skin, which holds onto dead skin. Once washed away, you will not believe how much younger, firmer and healthier your skin will look. Working away at dead skin, it even helps decrease pigmentation and keeps the skin even and irritation-free.
Problem: Dry Skin and Lack-luster, Dull Hair
Baobab oil is packed with Omegas 3, 6 & 9 plus lots of vitamins to improve condition of lack-lustre, dry and aging skin and hair. Dotting the African terrain is the infamous “upside down tree”, the baobab. Many of these exotic looking trees are more than three thousand years old. They produce a highly valuable fruit, high in protein and vitamins. Inside these fruits are even more valuable seeds. Precious oil is pressed from these seeds producing a highly anti-aging oil rich in Omega fatty acids and vitamins A, D E & F. Baobab oil increases elasticity of the skin and decreases moisture loss, and conditions hair. 100% Pure & Natural.
Problem: Cracked Lips
Solution: Bananas & Baobabs Organic Shea Lip Butter
This long lasting lip butter provides hours of protection. Made with 25% certified organic shea butter, co-op collected golden beeswax, yummy banana extract and skin softening African oils, this delicious Bananas & Baobabs Organic Shea Lip Butter is so appetizing you’ll want it after breakfast, lunch and dinner.