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Healthy Gingerbread House

An Alternative Gingerbread House   I don't think of myself as a crazy health nut, but if my toddler is going to be happy if I give her fruit while I eat ice cream, then I might as well do it right? So Nellie has never had candy and in my mind, I'm going to keep this up as long as I can! So when my neighbor asked me to decorate gingerbread houses with her, and then asked what we could use for decorations that would be healthy, I took that idea and ran with it!  I wanted to make sure it was still colorful and fun so I started out by quickly slicing strawberries with the Tari Slicer. These strawberry...

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Holiday Gift Guide

Top Gifts They Will Love You may be surprised to hear this, but at Gourmet Kitchenworks, we have gifts for almost everyone on your list!! From dad to mother in law, we are here for you! The One Who Cooks A Lot: GEFU Treppo | $52.95  This literally cuts any vegetable into perfect uniform cubes. What used to take loads of time and energy dicing with a knife now takes 0.001 seconds with the smack of the hand! I use mine every single time I cook! GEFU Magic Peeler | $16.95 Think a peeler is just a peeler? Think again. This peeler has been nicknamed the "Magic Peeler" by our customers because it really is that good. You seriously have to try...

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Thanksgiving Tablescape

Thanksgiving Dinner Table  Thanksgiving is just around the corner and it is a time to be grateful, celebrate family and friends, and gather around the table to eat a delicious feast! We know to include a turkey, stuffing, rolls, and lots and lots of pie, but the decor for the big day can be a little bit of a mystery.  My mom is the queen of decorating so I enlisted her help to set up the table a bit early so we could share with you how she is going to decorate for Thanksgiving day! And of course, we especially love when the decor serves a function as well! We started with these cute "Thankful" plates (these and these are similar...

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Party Planning Without The Stress

Nellie's First Birthday Having children is wonderful, but birthdays often mean stressful party planning. At Gourmet Kitchenworks we want to be able to help busy parents like you spend less time in the kitchen, and less time stressing, so you can spend more time with your children making happy memories! I think the biggest aspect of a birthday party, apart from the decorations, is the food. You are having people over and they are going to get hungry. This is one simple idea of how to create a food plan that is super simple, delicious, and with our favorite GKW gadgets, fast and easy to make!  Creating a simple spread of savory and sweet treats is an easy way to...

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Self Care Girls Weekend

Girl's Trip: NYC  Self care is more than just getting a pedicure or taking a bath once in a blue moon. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, "Self-care means taking the time to do things that help you live well and improve both your physical health and mental health. When it comes to your mental health, self-care can help you manage stress, lower your risk of illness, and increase your energy."  The Harvard Women's Health Watch reported that a new study examining the health benefits of strong relationships found that "good, solid friendships reduce the risk of heart disease, help manage physical pain and even extend our life expectancy."  I can also personally attest to the importance of taking a...

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