Foodie X-mas Wishlist 2011

I’m back again this year with some of the best gifts to get that foodie on your X-mas list (hint, hint honey…) this holiday season.

So, here are some of my favorite things from the interwebs in 2011 – the kitschy, the quirky and just plain fun.

Scrabble - Cooking EditionScrabble: The Cooking Edition

Who doesn’t love the classic tile word game? Now, your favorite food lover can have a blast with this special edition set that comes with recipe cards and a mini grocery bag.

Cost: $29.95 from Cooking.com

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Foodie X-mas Wishlist

Well, I am back on the interwebs! Besides a little problem with my mouse, I am back in blogging business. Without further ado, here’s a full-blown gift report!

There are 10 days left (almost nine) before Christmas. If you’re still procrastinating or not quite sure what to get that foodie on your holiday gift list, here are a few of the items that stuck out to me while browsing magazines and store shelves this festive gift-giving season:

Breville Pie MakerBreville Pie Maker at Williams-Sonoma

This Williams-Sonoma exclusive may just help me get over my pie-making phobia. Simply take any crust (even a store-bought one), place one in the bottom, add whatever filling – sweet or savory, then top with another crust.

The machine crimps and bakes four mini-pies in minutes. Now, that is a cool tool for the countertop. Right now, it retails for $79.95.

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Destination Chicago: Garrett’s Popcorn

Garrett's Popcorn: Oprah special tin

Limited edition tin for Oprah's last season.

Oprah just placed it on her Ultimate Favorite Things List for 2010. No, not the iPad. No, not the 2011 VW Beetle. No, not the mini-croissants from Williams-Sonoma.

I’m talking about Garrett’s Popcorn from Chicago.

“It’s the best popcorn on the planet,” said Oprah as she gifted the $135 tin filled with heavenly caramel and cheese corn to audience members.

So, what’s better than starting off the holiday season than with a trip to Garrett’s location in Chicago’s Theatre District.

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