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A taste of the neighborhood

Oil and vinaigrette from Old Town Oil
It was my mom's birthday and I didn't know what to get her. I wanted to get her something different that she would love, and that...

Samantha Pumek
Oct 29, 2017
I ordered a custom cutting board for my friends as a wedding present. I got it on etsy.com, and I customized the engraving with...

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Stephanie Yesnik
Aug 06, 2017

Better than Caroling

Cookie gift bags for the neighbors
"Awkward" and my name are synonymous. Several times it has affected my gift-giving (and receiving.) To detail one story, let's set...

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Franki Audino
Apr 18, 2017

Paella pan with a cooking lesson

A family recipe & the pan to cook it in
One day, my mother gave me the gift of a family recipe.  We had planned on spending the evening with the family at my house and...

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Jeffrey Lipp
Mar 31, 2017

Natural Cooking

Sexy cooking au natural
I had recently started seeing someone and Valentine's day was coming up so I wanted to do something for her, naturally. She was at...

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Gordon Crabtree
Mar 11, 2017

Classic Italian Birthday

A gift card to a classic Italian market
One of my friends just turned 60. He is a proud Italian guy. We though about a good Italian connection for a gift and decided on a...

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Jeffrey Lipp
Mar 10, 2017

Present for my nephews

A hatching dinosaur egg
My nephews love dinosaurs and cooking - kind of random. They are 2 and 3 with enough toys to fill a room! Before I left on a recent...

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Marcella Pappas
Mar 08, 2017

Cupcakes for mother's day

I baked my mom cupcakes because she didn't want a gift
Quick backstory: a couple years ago I went out on a limb and decided to try my hand as an entrepreneur. My parents were incredibly...