Friday, December 19, 2008

link-o-rama

One week to go, people! Let's get inspired with some links.

50 homemade gift ideas: breadsticks, chocolate-covered orange peels, spice rubs, etc. [via the LA Times]

A host gift is always nice to bring along if someone else is cooking the holiday meal. [via Apartment Therapy]

Hanukkah menus
from Gourmet. [via Gourmet]

Smitten Kitchen tackles the seven-layer cookie. I only wish I were as brave (and photographically talented) as Deb. [via Smitten Kitchen]

Something to help you get through the rest of this jam-packed month: Bon Appetit's Drink a Day Calendar. [via BA]

And something for the Flight of the Conchords fans out there, some very fun holiday party ideas from Mel (Kristen Schaal). Yis! [via NY Mag]

Also, one small, personal plug: I am a finalist in the Marx Foods holiday recipe contest. If you could take five seconds to vote for me by clicking the box below, I'd really appreciate it. I am listed under "Lisa: Sweet and Spicy Peanuts." Voting is open until Monday at 4 p.m. PST. Thanks, guys!

11 comments:

Mme Paulita said...

thanks babe for the links...I will post your thing on my punkymoms site to get more hits...

xoxoxo

Lisa said...

Thanks, Paula! You're the best.

Daniel said...

A husband-of-the-host gift is also traditional in many of the world's more enlightened cultures.

Anonymous said...

i love your posts ... also, i would love to boost my friend h's new blog (http://thefoodinista.wordpress.com/2008/12/13/polenta-pudding-cake/) which she is writing anonymously now (til she gets clearance from work) ... and she has a recipe for delicious polenta pudding cake ...

Lisa said...

Thanks, anonymous! Just checked it out--fun site!

Dana B said...

Ta Da!
wall photos


omg, this recipe was too time-consuming and daunting for me to ignore! Actually, it turned out to be relatively painless and I'm now engaged in a throwdown with my mom, whose cookies should be done by tonight.

Lisa said...

Wow. I am SO impressed! How could you lose a throwdown with those gorgeous things?

Dana B said...

I'm a little worried because I'm not actually sure how they're supposed to taste; they seem a little moist... Though a good indicator that I'm a shoo-in is that my mom apparently thinks an offset spatula is the kind that you flip pancakes with.

Lisa said...

I think they are supposed to be fairly moist. I remember them tasting kind of like almond?

Dana B said...

I win!

Moms

Her fatal flaw was not following Deb's helpful hints at the bottom of the recipe which warned against using too much preserves and advised freezing before cutting.

Lisa said...

Sounds like someone needs to learn to follow directions!

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