This Week’s Finds

by Diane Ringler | 4 months ago

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IN THIS EDITION OF MY CURATED SNACKS

. Food Gifts & Products

. Small Kitchen Appliances

. Cutlery

. Pots, Pans, and Baking

. Hosting and Entertaining

. Tabletop and Barware

. Kitchen Gadgets

It’s that time of year, and I’ve rounded up the best deals my affiliate brands are offering and I’m sharing them here. Get a jump on the Black Friday Crazy, and get some of that shopping done early this year.

This Week’s Finds and Specialty Deals and Steals emails can now be found right on my blog. So never worry about misplacing a great deal again.

Have a great time browsing and have a wonderful Thanksgiving. 🦃

Murray's Cheese board.

FOOD GIFTS & PRODUCTS

One of my favorite brands is Patricia and Paul Artisanal Olive Oil and Vinegars and they are offering my readers some great deals for the holidays. Their December monthly pairing is rosemary olive oil and cinnamon pear balsamic. Try my Rosemary Raisin Pecan Crackers and Balsamic Pear and Macadamia Bites using these flavors. Purchase both flavors together and receive 15% off both flavors all month long!

Why not try their Six Pack Sampler Set: A combination of their most popular EVOO & Balsamic Vinegars. Perfect for anyone on your list! Whether they just like to dip or love to cook, this gift is sure to please. $42.95

Or do like I do, and give EVOO & Balsamic Gift Sets: Their EVOO & Balsamic Gift Sets are completely customizable! Choose from any of their wonderful flavors and they can make up the gift set! Two 200ml Bottles: $37.90 Three 200ml Bottles: $53.95 Three 375ml Bottles: $71.95

olive oil and vinegar bottles.
gift sets of olive oil and vinegar.
Like spice? Try Momofuku Chili Crunch. For recipe ideas, see My Four Favorite Recipes Using Momofuku Chili Crunch. They have their Variety Pack on sale – save $12! Better yet, gift their Bestseller Pack which includes their dried noodles, soy sauce, chili crunch and seasoned salt which will make 25 restaurant-style noodle dishes. Who wouldn’t love that?
momofuku chili crunch variety pack.
momofuku bestseller pack.
Don’t want to make your own food gifts this holiday season? Not to worry. Let the pros do it for you. How about a box of 75 Ghirardelli Chocolate Squares or a big assortment of jelly beans from Jelly Belly?

This Eat Your Crystals Candy Gem Collection is ALMOST too beautiful to eat. Any rock or gem collectors in your family? This is perfect.

box of Ghirardelli chocolates.
box of jelly beans.
candy gem collection.

Over the years, I’ve given Omaha Steaks and Lobster Tails to family around the country. Who wouldn’t love or want that? Right now, they have a major sale on Omaha Steak Ribeyes at 50% off. Check out their Cold Water Lobster Tails too. Also on sale for 50% off.

rib eye steak.

cold water lobster tails.

Doesn’t everyone have a cheese lover on their list? Of course you do! And I’ve got some great ideas from Murray’s Cheese Shop in New York. Gift a Globetrotter’s Cheese Club subscription (various plans available ranging from 3 month to 12 month subscriptions). Prefer a one-time gift? Try their Greatest Hits cheese gift.
murray's cheese globetrotter subscription.
greatest hits from murray's cheese.

How about those looking for sugar-free treats? Lakanto offers a monk-fruit sugar substitute to use in lieu of sugar while baking. I also highly recommend their sugar-free dark chocolate melting wafers for covering everything from nuts, to fruit and pretzels. See my Homemade Dark Chocolate Macadamia Nuts recipe for inspiration.

Homemade dark chocolate macadamia nuts.

bag of lakanto monk fruit.
chocolate wafers.
Make your life easier with specialty taco seasoning and fajita seasoning from Shawhan Farms. The blends are perfect and I’ve been using them in recipes like my Ground Turkey Taco Pizza and my new Steak and Shrimp Fajitas. They also have a wide selection of seasoning options for all types of cuisines. Shawhan is offering my subscribers 15% off one seasoning of your choice. Use discount code: 15CuratedSF

Offer good through Dec. 15th.

taco seasoning.
fajita seasoning.
I had the pleasure of experimenting and working with different types of flours (fonio, millet, chickpea and spelt) and ancient grains (wheatberries, couscous and fonio) from Shipetaukin and you can find recipes like my Spelt and Oatmeal Raisin Cookies on my blog. Shipetaukin is offering my readers a 15% discount off on one product. Use discount code: 15Grains2023

The offer is good through Dec. 15. Go ahead, try something new. Shop their entire line of products. Shipetaukin

shipetaukin chickpea flour.
wheat berries.

SMALL KITCHEN APPLIANCES

I saw this 2-quart crockpot on sale at Walmart for under $10 and grabbed it. Perfect for dips and small batch cooking. KitchenAid’s Semi-Automatic Espresso Machine is on sale saving you $120 this week. Check out the K400 Variable Speed Blender with Tamper for $299.

Save an Extra 10% on select KitchenAid appliances when you use promo code ENJOY10

Deal good Dec. 17 – Dec. 20.

2 quart crock pot.
kitchenaid semi automatic espresso machine.
kitchenaid variable speed blender
Save $200 on the KitchenAid 5.5 Quart Bowl-Lift Stand Mixer – MORE THAN A STEAL. Run and grab this today.

KitchenAid 5.5 quarter bowl lift stand mixer.

By now you know I love a good fondue pot set and this one is so affordable you almost have to buy it. At just $37.99, it comes with multiple heat settings and six colored fondue forks. Perfect for entertaining or gifting.

fondu set.

You know I love my small, handy kitchen appliances, like my Dash Mini-Waffle Maker – it makes one waffle at a time. Williams Sonoma just came out with a Snowflake Waffle Maker for the holidays…so cute. Cooking for larger groups and need a heavy duty waffle maker? Sur La Table has the All Clad Waffle Maker on sale saving you almost 50% off!!! – A STEAL.

snowflake mini waffle maker.
all clad waffle maker.

CUTLERY

Serving a standing rib roast, roast beef or a rack of lamb? You are going to need good quality steak knives and I have a STEAL for you! Sur La Table is offering Viking Professional Steak Knives – a set of 6 for just $89.96 (a $160 Savings). Buy one for a friend and one for you!

steak knife set.

Getting the kitchen stocked with basics is a must and having sharp knives is a chef’s secret to good cookin’. This Chef’s Choice Knife Sharpener has been in my kitchen for 20 years…absolutely, the best. The 7-Piece Zwilling Knife set with block is on sale for under $200. A deal.

knife sharpener.
Zwilling 7-piece knife set.

POTS, PANS & BAKING

Have a donut lover on your list? How about King Arthur’s Donut Mix Variety Pack and Pan Set? What a great gift. It comes with everything you need to whip up donuts at home. LeCreuset is offering their Heritage 4-Piece Bakeware Essentials Set for 22% off.

king arthur's donut set.
le creuset 4 piece baking set.
Everyone needs holiday cookie cutters and I love that this Christmas Tree Cookie Cutter set from Anthropologie comes with a sheet pan. On sale for a limited time.

cookie cutter set.

LeCreuset is also offering their Signature Multifunction Roaster with Sheet Pan Lid for just $299.99 (a $182 Savings … a steal!) But the best deal they are offering is on their 11-piece ultimate Cookware Set (Save $703!!!)

LeCreuset roaster with sheet pan lid.
LeCreuset 11 piece cookware set.
Staub has big Black Friday sales with up to 75% off. Now is the time to buy their 4-Piece Stackable Cast Iron Set – love the cherry red. Save $100. The 5-Quart Tall Cocotte is on sale with a 59% savings – a STEAL. Love crepes? I’ve got a deal for you. Ballarini Cookin’Italy has a crepe pan set that includes a pan spreader and spatula. Perfect for gift giving and just $34.99.
5 quart tall cocotte.
crepe pan set.
The Cadillac of pots and pans (or should I say, Tesla?), this Ruffoni Symphonia Cupra 7-Piece Cookware Set is to die for!!! Have a foodie in your life who you want to dazzle? Or have you been extra good this year and deserve a treat? This is it!

ruffoni 7 piece copper cookware set.

HOSTING AND ENTERTAINING

Candles are a must all year long. I’m really loving these Birth Month Gemstone and Flower candles from Uncommon Goods. Different scents, flowers and crystals come together for a unique gift. Check out the personalized unscented soy candles on Etsy. Purchase two and get 10% off using my follower’s discount code: CURATED10

But, if you buy just one candle this holiday season (is that even possible?), make this Thymes Frasier Fir Pine Needle Candle the one. My niece introduced me to this candle years ago and I never go a holiday without it.

birth  month candles.
CUSTOM CANDLES.

thymes frasier fir candle.

One of my favorite hangouts is Sur La Table. They are offering some amazing items and every host will want these. The Electric Salt and Pepper Mill Set is a STEAL at just $19.96…run and grab this set. They are usually $79.95!!! Buy two and get one free, stainless steel pie servers. I always need them and can never find them. Stock up

electric salt and pepper mill set.
pie server.
Even the best bartenders need recipes. This Cocktail Recipes of Broadway recipe book will inspire them to create famous drinks.

Looking for something spectacular and unique? Mackenzie-Childs never fails to deliver. The Glam Up Buckingham Nutcracker Butler is a great way to showcase a cocktail or appetizer. Their holly holiday napkin rings are a must, and don’t miss the whimsical Jubilee Canape Knives.

cocktail recipe book.
mackenzie child nutcracker butler
holly napkin rings mackenzie childs.
jubilee canape knifes from mackenzie childs.
Anthropologie has several amazing offerings for beautiful entertaining. Their multi-color glass cake stands look great and their teak root wave serving bowl is screaming my name. A bowl of nuts will never look better!
glass cake stands.
teak bowl.

TABLETOP & BARWARE

If you are serving cocktails, you’ve got to have the right tools to make that perfect drink. I found this 16-piece JoyTable Bartender Set on sale for just $17.99 (a $13 savings). It comes with everything you need to shake, stir and pour, including a recipe book. Serving champagne or wine? Keep them cool in an elegant, stainless steel champagne bucket.

bartender set.
champagne bucket.
At Bloomingdales, you can take $25 off of every $100 spent. A new set of gold toned flatware by Kate Spade might be in order. And new dinnerware in a classic all-white pattern by Michael Aram, will bring your holiday table to life.

Sur La Table has matching gold jingle bell napkin rings on sale for under $12. Finish the table with stunning glassware by Zwiesel.

gold kate spade flatware.
white dinnerware by Michael Aram.
gold napkin rings.
zwiesel glassware.
Add something unique and wonderful to the holiday table this season or gift to your favorite host these beautiful colorful coup glasses from Anthropologie. These adorable fall bud vases are on sale. Buy several and create an elegant grouping for the table.
colored coup glasses.
glass bud vases.

KITCHEN GADGETS

I never load up on kitchen gadgets because of a lack of space. But, when I find something I love like these Grate Plates from Williams Sonoma, I grab it. I use it to grate garlic, onion and whole nutmeg too. Such a great idea. I can’t say it enough. Make sure you have a good meat thermometer for cooking your holiday turkey and roast. Stop guessing and save $35 plus.

grate plate.
meat thermometer.
Finish desserts with a dusting of powdered sugar or cinnamon. These handy Powdered Sugar Shakers come in a set of two for under $10. Speaking of dessert, there is nothing better than Creme Brulee. You’ll need a hand torch and who doesn’t want one of those? Perfect for toasting the marshmallows on your sweet potatoes too!
powedered sugar shakers.
hand torch.
If you are a baker or watching your weight, having a digital food scale is a must. This digital kitchen scale from Staub is sleek and perfect at 40% off.

One thing everyone needs, is a good storage system. If you haven’t invested in quality storage for your pantry, this might be the time. Staub is offering their Glass Vacuum Starter Set, 32-pieces with a 20% savings.

digital food scale.
Staub glass vacuum starter set.
And that is a wrap on my early Black Friday finds.

Wishing everyone a Happy Thanksgiving.

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