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5 Easy Last Minute Gifts from the Kitchen

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Welcome to Week 7 of our Holiday Progressive Dinner!

This is an exciting, yet sad week as our Holiday Progressive Dinner comes to an end. These past 7 weeks have been so much fun, we’ve given away some great prizes and made some incredible food! I’d like to take a moment to publicly thank Glenda for all the time and effort she put into this project that we’ve been working on since summer.  Countless hours of contacting, negotiating and finding the right brands that fit our blogs, can cause a lot of stress, but Glenda never let it get her down, she just kept pushing through until we knew we had the right ones and proceeded with our wonderful Holiday Progressive Dinner.

Glenda, I’m especially grateful that you contacted me way back then to invite me to join you, and the other four incredible bloggers who rode this journey. This was so much fun and I loved it, and I’m excited to continue to share these great menu plans we put together for Holiday dinners. Thank you for bringing us all together and making this so much fun!

So in case you are checking in for the first time, or just in case you missed any of our previous weeks, here’s a recap:

  • Week 1 – Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Honey & 5 Spice
  • Week 2 – Pomegranate Orange Spinach Salad
  • Week 3 – Pumpkin Spice Profiteroles With Warm Cranberry Red Wine Compote
  • Week 4 – Antipasto Kebabs
  • Week 5 – Potluck Corn, Black Bean & Cilantro Salsa Dip for a Crowd
  • Week 6 – Roasted Beef Tenderloin with Gorgonzola Pepper Cream Sauce
  • Week 7 – This one!

The best part is, that if you visit each one, you have a complete holiday meal at each one, plus they stand alone as a complete holiday meal. That’s a lot of holiday meals to choose from.

Today’s sponsor of the Holiday Progressive Dinner Blog Hop series is CountryDoor.Com
According to the website, offers timeless styles mixed with fresh accents, we help you to create a casual, comfortable lived-in look for less. Come to us for everyday décor and seasonal updates to help make your home inviting to those closest to you.

I got this gorgeous drink dispenser from Country Door and unfortunately my photos of it, don’t do it justice. It’s simply beautiful and just to prove it, you should go look at it on their site. It holds about 3 gallons, we made a LOT of iced tea and we did not run out the whole night while we entertained. I loved it!

I browsed for hours on their site and have several gifts picked out and I need to order today or tomorrow for Christmas. There is something for everyone on this site. From Home Decor to Bed and Bath, Furniture, Seasonal and a whole Gift Section, there is no way you can’t find something for anyone.  Their prices are competitive, shipping fast and great customer service.

Want to win your own CountryDoor Prize?

When you’re finished checking out the ideas below, you can enter to win your own prize from Just scroll to the end of the post and you’ll find the rafflecopter. Good luck!

Are you looking for Easy, Last-Minute, Gift Ideas?

I don’t know about you, but I’m always scrambling for last minute gift ideas for friends and neighbors who sometimes drop by or bring something unexpectedly. I try to keep something on hand at all times to cover any embarrassing situations. The best way to do this is by whipping up something scrumptious and delicious in your kitchen. These are just five of my favorite last-minutes gift ideas from my kitchen.

Candy Cane Puppy Chow {get recipe}

Candy Cane Poke Cake

Hot Chocolate Cupcakes with Marshmallow Frosting {get recipe}

These decadent little bites of chocolate are filled with tiny marshmallows and topped with an easy marshmallow frosting. They can be dressed up any way you please.

Easy and Quick Jolly Rancher Christmas Lollipops {get recipe}

Jolly Rancher Christmas Lollipops

A fun and festive treat made from melted Jolly Rancher candies. These can be changed for any holiday or event.

Gingerbread Puppy Chow {get recipe}

Gingerbread Puppy Chow

Another fun and festive holiday twist on the traditional Puppy Chow Recipe. Gingerbread Puppy Chow is delicious, spicy and sweet.

The Easiest Fudge Ever {get recipe}

Easy Fudge Recipe

Such an easy recipe, but nobody will ever know and the flavor possibilities are endless.

(extra!) Spicy Gingerbread Mini Loaves {get recipe}

Gingerbread with Mocha Glaze

Moist, delicious, mini spicy gingerbread loaves are the perfect last minute gift idea. These babies are topped with Mocha Glaze but you can leave the glaze off or put it drenched on top.

Don’t forget to check out the rest of the recipes in today’s progressive dinner!

Holiday Progressive Dinner Week 7 Links

Gifts from Your Kitchen

Mini Holiday Loaves – Cranberry Orange – Banana – Pumpkin Chocolate
at Adventures in All Things Food

Quick and Easy Homemade Candy:
Peanut Clusters – Toffee Pecan Clusters – White Chocolate Snowballs
at Busy-at-Home

Cinnamon Vanilla Candied Nuts
at Flour on My Face

Peppermint Patties
at The Gunny Sack

5 Easy Last Minute Gifts from the Kitchen
at Daily Dish Recipes



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Thursday 19th of December 2013

I love the 4 santa boxes


Tuesday 17th of December 2013

Set of 2 Shutters

Angela Killingsworth

Monday 16th of December 2013

I absolutely LOVE the Drink Dispenser & Stand!


Saturday 14th of December 2013

I would get the holiday "Milk and Cookies" sign


Saturday 14th of December 2013

i like this bedding set:

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