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Gift Guide

Holiday Gift Guide for Cooks & Bakers

Hello and good morning!

As the holiday season is in full swing, I wanted to share some of my favorite kitchen items with you guys. All of these items are great gifts for friends and family who love to cook and/or bake.

I split the items into two categories: under $25 and under $100, depending on your budget. All of these tools and appliances are ones that I use and love. Some of them were gifted to me in recent years and many of them I have purchased for others as well. If you have any questions about any of these, feel free to post a question in the comments below or email me.

Happy gifting!

Little Chef Big Appetite Holiday Gift Guide - Under $25

1. Cuisipro Herb Saver

I’ve talked about this one before and I still LOVE it!

2. Bobble Water Bottle

This baby is like a Brita on the go – filtered water all the time!

3. Lodge Square Cast-Iron Grill Pan

4. Rabbit Wine Aerator

5. Magic Touches Digital Meat Thermometer

6. Cooper-Atkins Stainless-Steel Oven Thermometer

This is a really inexpensive thermometer, but it’s a game changer for baking! It helped me discover that my oven was off by 75 degrees!!!

7. America’s Test Kitchen Family Cookbook

Every single one of these recipes turns out flawlessly. ATK seriously is the best.

8. Hamilton Beach Single-Serve Blender

This is the perfect blender for post-workout smoothies and any time you don’t want to clean the big blender. The cups also fit in your car’s cup holders!


Little Chef Big Appetite Holiday Gift Guide - Under $100

9. Hamilton Beach Set ‘n Forget Slow Cooker

I received mine for Hanukkah a few years ago from my brother and sister-in-law and it’s the best slow cooker ever. Period.

10. Silpat Baking Mat

Buy two of these for anyone who know who loves to bake. They’re amazing at preventing cookies from sticking to the pan.

11. All Clad Stainless Steel 12 inch Frying Pan

12. Weber 3-Piece Stainless Steel Tool Set

We love these grill tools!

13. Breville Nonstick Panini Press

I got this for my dad years ago and his is still going strong. It’s a great way to up your sandwich game!

14. Bean Box Coffee Subscriptions

I love my coffee subscription and we just got one for Travis’s sister, who is a big coffee lover also! It’s a fun way to try new brews without buying a one-pound bag of beans.

15. Hamilton Beach 7-cup Food Processor


Disclaimer: None of the items featured this LCBA gift guide are sponsored. I only recommend products that I personally use and love. Some affiliate links may be included and, as always, I truly appreciate your support.

Beef Grilling

Steak Tips with Weber Applewood Brown Sugar BBQ Sauce

I talk a lot about how much I love grilling during warm weather. My kitchen doesn’t become 110 degrees, clean up is much easier, and the obvious…it’s delicious!

When Weber offered to send me their newly reformulated line of BBQ sauces, I was so excited! Travis and I already use a Weber grill at home and we’re big fans of their grilling equipment. To be honest, I didn’t know much about their line of sauces and seasonings, but since Weber promised these new BBQ sauces contained no high fructose corn syrup, artificial flavors or artificial preservatives, I was ready to give them a try!

Steak Tips with Applewood Brown Sugar BBQ Sauce Recipe

Normally, when a recipe calls for BBQ sauce, I whip up my own using ketchup, vinegar, mustard, brown sugar, and spices. That’s because I won’t eat or cook with any product with a long list of impossible-to-pronounce ingredients.

I was very pleased to find that these new Weber BBQ sauces contain only 10-15 ingredients, just like if I made it myself!

Steak Tips with Applewood Brown Sugar BBQ Sauce Recipe

Best part? These sauces are SO. DAMN. GOOD. Last weekend, I marinated sirloin steak tips in the Applewood Brown Sugar BBQ Sauce for a few hours before throwing them on the grill. I loved how the sauce actually stuck to the steak, as opposed to running off like many watery bottled sauces can do.

Steak Tips with Applewood Brown Sugar BBQ Sauce Recipe

The result was a perfectly crispy outside and juicy, flavorful pink inside. After grilling, I brushed the steak with a small amount of additional sauce, just to enhance the flavor.

These new BBQ sauces are now sold in grocery stores across the country, so when I run out, I will stock up on a few more. While I do enjoy making my own BBQ sauce, sometimes it’s nice to have an easy, healthy option to turn to.

Steak Tips with Applewood Brown Sugar BBQ Sauce Recipe

Now, I like my steak with a very crispy outside (clearly!) and pink middle, but if you prefer less char then just make sure you grill over indirect heat.

Serve this alongside some grilled yellow corn and a green salad and you’ve got yourself a perfect summer meal!


This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Weber Sauces & Seasonings. The opinions and text are all mine. I truly appreciate your support with sponsored posts.


Steak Tips with Weber Applewood Brown Sugar BBQ Sauce
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Serves: 4
  1. Place the steak tips in a large dish. Add the BBQ sauce and toss the steak tips well to coat thoroughly. Marinate in the fridge for 30 minutes to 3 hours.
  2. Heat a grill over medium heat. Remove the tips from the fridge. Season with salt and pepper. Add the steak to the grill over direct heat. Cook about 2 minutes on each side, until desired doneness.