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Dec 24.2015 – 11th Hour Problem-Solved “Instant” Gifts

Hosted & posted by Barbara J Nosek

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THIS WEEK IN THE GIFT GUIDE

Take a deep breath, maybe grab a soothing beverage, and give a sigh of relief. These gifts {or a notification} are delivered pretty much instantly, wirelessly, from Amazon.

In addition to the general link we’ve added ones that narrow the selection, but note that you can further customize your search on every page. Be sure to check the gift box on the right hand side.

Also scroll down to some non-Amazon sources for more great instant gift ideas:  restaurants, flowers, travel

 Kindle Books - over 30 categories, customize by author, rating & more

All Kindle Books  Kindle cookbooks

 Magazines - over 40 categories, print, print access, and digital – emailed notification to recipient

All Magazines  Foodie Magazines

 Amazon Entertainment  - the gifts that keep giving all year long, emailed notification same day

Prime  Kindle Unlimited

 Amazon Gift Cards - three beautiful options, choose instant delivery

Gift Card Store  Foodie gift cards ♦ Cards to use on Amazon

 And my Nice Life Books on Kindle – diet, biz writing, smoking, chefs

NEW, Celebrity Chef Book of Links  All, click here

AND FROM SOME OTHER SOURCES

 Restaurant Gift Cards - select a place, choose a design, add a message, off it goes by email

Open Table  Restaurants.com

 Flowers - check for same day delivery

FTD  1800Flowers

 Travel Gift Cards – you choose the dollar amount, they go when/where they want

Delta  American  Southwest

Please note all transactions are totally between buyer & direct seller

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Not in a hurry?

Scroll down through our other posts featuring boffo gift ideas

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We return on Jan 1, 2016, to answer this question . . .

Can one site satisfy a big appetite for

both foodies and readers 

???

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Dec 18.2015 – Give this to your favorite foodie, lots of designs to choose from

Hosted & posted by Barbara J Nosek

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Basic aprons are protective, available in different styles, suitable for both men and women, and also extra useful if they happen to have pockets. But . . .  novelty aprons are all that, and fun too!

There are lots of them on Amazon but even on the first couple of pages you’ll find Christmas themes, Snoopy, French maid, Grill Instructor, Fred and Wilma {which kind of turns the wearers into those characters}, and a couple of my favorites: “Your opinion was not in the recipe” and another funny one for bacon.  Some come with matching accessories, many are discounted, most have fast shipping.

Take a look right here

Scroll down for even more great foodie gift ideas

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We return on Jan 1, 2016, to answer this question . . .

Can one site satisfy a big appetite for

both foodies and readers 

???

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Dec 11.2015 – give the gift of Best Sellers for the kitchen

Hosted & posted by Barbara J Nosek

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When you’re giving a gift, it’s kind of nice to know that not only have lots of folks found the particular item worthy of a purchase but also often took the time to give it an excellent rating. That’s exactly what you’ll find in Amazon’s list of best sellers.

Here are Top Tens in some food-centric categories. And hey, don’t you perhaps deserve a gift for yourself too!

Small appliances

Cookware

Utensils & Gadgets

Coffee, Tea, Espresso

Wine Accessories

Scroll down for even more great holiday gift ideas

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We return on Jan 1, 2016, to answer this question . . .

Can one site satisfy a big appetite for

both foodies and readers 

???

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Dec 4.2015 – “wrap up” Judge Judy for her fans on your gift list

Hosted & posted by Barbara J Nosek

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The straight-talking Judge Judy – who offsets that sauciness with flashes of her trademark humor – that we see on TV very much shines through the pages of her entertaining and instructive books, offered in various formats including one audiocassette. Anyone who loves watching her will also love reading her. There’s also a separate link for her DVDs and T-shirts.

Here’s what she’s written {several at a discount} . . .

 Beauty Fades, Dumb is Forever: The Making of a Happy Woman

 What Would Judy Say?: A Grown Up Guide to Living Together with Benefits

 Don’t Pee on My Leg and Tell Me It’s Raining: America’s Toughest Family Court Judge Speaks Out

 Judge Judy Sheindlin’s Win or Lose by How You Choose

 Keep It Simple Stupid: You’re Smarter Than You Look

 You’re Smarter Than You Look: Uncomplicating Relationships in Complicated Times

 Judge Judy Sheindlin’s You Can’t Judge a Book by Its Cover: Cool Rules for School

View all on Amazon 

Judge Judy’s DVDs and T-shirts

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We return on Jan 1, 2016, to answer this question . . .

Can one site satisfy a big appetite for

both foodies and readers 

???

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Nov 30.2015 – Home/Kitchen/Garden deals, today only on Amazon

Hosted & posted by Barbara J Nosek

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Find them here, up to 77% off 

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We return on Jan 8, 2016, to answer this question . . .

Can one site satisfy a big appetite for

both foodies and readers 

???

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Nov 20.2015 – Would anyone on your gift list enjoy shows from TV’s earliest days?

Hosted & posted by Barbara J Nosek

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What a treasure trove. Amazon has all kinds of oldies but goodies dating back pretty much to television’s beginnings. I’ve already put together a page that customizes the search to DVDs that are new, in stock, rated 4 stars and above, and that feature shows that aired up to 1960.

If you want to see selections from other decades or with other search criteria click instead on the Full List link. And in fact that Curated Page can also be further customized.

All in all you’ll find individual series such as Topper, The Lone Ranger, Honeymooners, Lassie, Burns & Allen, Jack Benny, Dragnet, Groucho Marx, so many more. There are also collections centered on, e.g., Christmas, cartoons, monsters, and so on, and even some movies such as the 25-movie John Wayne set.

Curated page  Full list

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We return on Jan 8, 2016, to answer this question . . .

Can one site satisfy a big appetite for

both foodies and readers 

???

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Feb 27.2015 – Smart book, smart recipes

Hosted & produced by Barbara J Nosek

  Author of e-books on dieting 0.99 – $3.99biz writing $3.99 and NEW “quit smoking 0.99

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DEAL CONNECTIONS . . . 

Amazon says save 25% and more now on home and kitchen right here

My “Cat Lovers Collection” on ebay  {click the link or search on ebay & be sure to use the quote marks}

NEW Golfer? – see my Scotty Cameron Titleist Teryllium Newport Te13 Golf Club on ebay

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Here is a book that we may not just want, but as well may actually need. Called “The Nourished Kitchen,” it does a fine job of reconnecting us with “traditional foods.”

What does that mean? Author Jennifer McGruther tells us it’s “support for time-honored ways in farming, cooking, and eating and finding a place for fat andProduct Details lean, animal and vegetable, raw and cooked.” This movement, she adds, “honors the connection between the foods we eat, how we prepare these foods, and where they came from.”

The recipes are by no means of the dieting variety, and though a broad range of vegetables and grains are called into play, so are seasonings, bacon, butter and lard. Meat and fish tend to be roasted, soups and salads are quite hearty, and honey is a favored sweetener.

This book that brings the best of yesterday into today is a great companion to another book we featured a few months back, and that was “The Third Plate” by Dan Barber. Links for both follow.

Click for more information . . .

“The Nourished Kitchen”  The Third Plate”

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Tues: tasty recipe from this book  Below: celeb video

 

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Feb 12.2015 – Good book, great Valentine’s gift

Hosted & produced by Barbara J Nosek

Author of e-books, “Dieter’s Survival Guide” series, 99 cents to $3.99,

and “Be a Better Business Writer in Nine Easy Steps” at $3.99

and NEW “Can This Help You Finally Quit Smoking” at 99 cents

NEW – see my “Cat Lovers Collection” on ebay  {click the link or search on ebay & be sure to use the quote marks}

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Know anyone who loves chocolate and loves to read? Or maybe that’s you! Those two passions intersect in a wonderful book called “The Loveliest Chocolate Shop in Paris” – author Jenny Colgan calls it “a novel with recipes.”

The novel part tells the present-time tale of Anna who goes to Paris after a life-changing incident, her entry into the City of Light the result of a chance reconnection with Claire whose own decades-earlier Parisian tale is
Product Details told in retrospect, both lives in turn linked by a lusty, larger than life chocolatier. Each has its own set of characters and complications and yet there are interesting parallels as well.

The recipes part at the back of the book treats the reader to about a dozen chocolate-intensive preps, cookies, cake, cheesecake, hot chocolate and more. We’ll feature the one called Chocolate Cookie Cake next Tuesday. All in all, it’s a fictional confection as sweet and smoothly palatable as a perfectly made ganache.

Should be able to receive a hard copy in two days. Or have it delivered instantly on Kindle. Both options on Amazon.

Click for more information . . .

“The Loveliest Chocolate Shop in Paris”

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Fri: Historical feasts     Below: Martha Stewart’s Molten Chocolate Cake

 

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Feb 6.2015 – First Friday Foodie e-Book Deals

Hosted & produced by Barbara J Nosek

Author of e-books, “Dieter’s Survival Guide” series, 99 cents to $3.99,

and “Be a Better Business Writer in Nine Easy Steps” at $3.99

and NEW “Can This Help You Finally Quit Smoking” at 99 cents

NEW – see my “Cat Lovers Collection” on ebay  {click here or be sure to use the quote marks}

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Here’s this month’s showcase of book deals of foodie interest on Amazon Kindle – some are free

Even if you don’t have Kindle Unlimited to borrow for free, many of the K/U books are quite inexpensive

Any can be limited time offers – be sure to check pricing before ordering

All deals are as of today, though some may extend indefinitely

Below this month’s featured books you’ll find links to the whole list of Amazon’s foodie books that are either free or on Kindle Unlimited

{Note that all transactions are solely between the seller and buyer}

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Current free foodie e-books on Amazon

Current Kindle Unlimited foodie books on Amazon

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Tue: Martha Stewart’s Molten Chocolate Cake  Below: SOBE Fest

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Oct 17.2014 – Save on Giada’s “Adventure” series for kids

Hosted & produced by Barbara J Nosek

Author of e-books, “Dieter’s Survival Guide” series, 99 cents to $4.99,

and “Be a Better Business Writer in Nine Easy Steps” at $3.99

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Last year Giada began publishing food-themed books for kids that introduced them to other cultures. Now the first four titles in this Recipe for Adventure series just became available in a boxed set, covering Naples, Paris, HongProduct Details Kong, and New Orleans.

A brother and sister’s aunt is the guide for their adventures as they visit the various cities and as well the kitchen in their own home. The box also includes recipe cards and a chef’s hat.

The individual books are still available as well, in both paperback and Kindle editions. The link below takes you to an Amazon page for all of these options as well as for her “big kid” entry in the series, “Recipe for Adventure: Healthy, Hearty Homemade Recipes for Backpacking.”

Click for more information . . .

Giada’s Adventure books  CCC Book Store

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Tune in Tuesday for Giada’s recipe for

delectable Apricot Oat Bars

Click or scroll down for foodie deals {some may still be available}

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