13 Food Baskets We’d Love to Receive Right Now

In a time of social distancing and barely any travel, so many of us are missing gathering with family and friends. Since we can’t show up in person for birthdays and special occasions, sending thoughtful gifts is the next best way to celebrate.

It goe…

In a time of social distancing and barely any travel, so many of us are missing gathering with family and friends. Since we can’t show up in person for birthdays and special occasions, sending thoughtful gifts is the next best way to celebrate.

It goes without saying that the best gifts are food gifts, so we rounded up some of the most incredibly delicious food baskets and sets that your loved ones are bound to adore. Whether the recipient has a seriously sweet tooth, is obsessed with hot sauce, or has a soft spot for heirloom beans, we’ve found the perfect presents to brighten up their stay-at-home summer.

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16 Edible Mother’s Day Gifts Mom Will Love (Because They’re Homemade)

I don’t know about you, but my mom is nearly impossible to shop for. Every year, my sister and I desperately search for something practical or beautiful or trendy (or all three). But 10 times out of 10, my mom returns our gift. Or it sits, unused and c…

I don’t know about you, but my mom is nearly impossible to shop for. Every year, my sister and I desperately search for something practical or beautiful or trendy (or all three). But 10 times out of 10, my mom returns our gift. Or it sits, unused and collecting dust, in her closet.

I know gifts are not everyone’s love language. My mom prefers a thoughtful note or short phone call. But I have discovered one gift she always appreciates (and can’t return): something totally homemade. As a kid, this meant painted flower pots, personalized aprons, and very rhyme-y poetry. This year, I’m turning to from-scratch cookies, caramels, muffins, or bars.

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23 Food Gift Baskets for Everyone You Know

You may erroneously believe that food gift baskets are the sort of thing companies send to other companies, and people take all the “good stuff” before the rest can get to it. In reality, there are a ton of food gift sets and baskets that are useful, d…

You may erroneously believe that food gift baskets are the sort of thing companies send to other companies, and people take all the “good stuff” before the rest can get to it. In reality, there are a ton of food gift sets and baskets that are useful, delicious, cute, sustainable—you name it. The right type of food gift basket can serve as a hostess gift, a birthday treat, a stylish form of sustenance for new parents, a welcome-home present, and much more. Here are 23 pretty chic options.

1. BBQ Sauce Kit, $70

For grilling fans and pulled pork aficionados alike.

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How to Make Chocolate-Covered Strawberries

You’re feeling fancy, romancey. What better way to communicate this to your lover self than homemade chocolate-covered strawberries—to be enjoyed in the bath while Dolly Parton casually breaks into song?

Though covering anything in chocolate is truly …

You’re feeling fancy, romancey. What better way to communicate this to your lover self than homemade chocolate-covered strawberries—to be enjoyed in the bath while Dolly Parton casually breaks into song?

Though covering anything in chocolate is truly as simple as it is outwardly impressive, keeping the chocolate coating on just the berries (and not your counter, apron, cabinets) is actually kind of hard. Here are some tips and tricks to ensure your melt-dip-set doesn’t result in chocolate-covered everything.

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Stollen: The Ultimate German Christmas Bread

It’s December, which means the holidays are nigh! Today, we’re celebrating with stollen—a traditional German Christmas bread, also known as Christstollen and Weihnachtsstollen (fun fact: Weihnachten means “Christmas” in German). Studded with nuts and d…

It's December, which means the holidays are nigh! Today, we're celebrating with stollen—a traditional German Christmas bread, also known as Christstollen and Weihnachtsstollen (fun fact: Weihnachten means "Christmas" in German). Studded with nuts and dried fruits then dusted with a generous coating of icing sugar, German stollen is a delicious way to celebrate these cold-weather months, especially when guests are coming in and out of your home. Here's how to make it.


Christmas is a time of elaborate fruit-and-booze-laden breads, puddings, and cakes. It is the time of airy panettone and fruitcake and brandy-soaked puddings lit on fire. It is also the time of stollen, a traditional German Christmas treat of yeasted bread stuffed to the gills with brandy-soaked fruit and marzipan, then coated with a shell of powdered sugar.

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25 DIY Gift Ideas, Starring a Mason Jar

Mason jars were invented in the 1850s to preserve food, by a man named John L.—you guessed it—Mason. Some 150 years later, they have the world right where they want it.

Thank sites like Pinterest and Etsy for the proliferation of these glass container…

Mason jars were invented in the 1850s to preserve food, by a man named John L.—you guessed it—Mason. Some 150 years later, they have the world right where they want it.

Thank sites like Pinterest and Etsy for the proliferation of these glass containers, and their accompanying fitted lids, as planters, storage containers, and cocktail glasses. The world is powerless against the allure of tiny, self-contained kits and wide-rimmed vessels. (Just ask our recent beer pong championship.)

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The 3-Ingredient, Microwavable Treat That Got Me Through College

It was my senior year of college and my journalism professor had assigned us the fairly straightforward task of making a dish and writing about it. But I had a problem: I lived in a sorority house where an antiquated microwave, communal refrigerator, a…

It was my senior year of college and my journalism professor had assigned us the fairly straightforward task of making a dish and writing about it. But I had a problem: I lived in a sorority house where an antiquated microwave, communal refrigerator, and beat-up toaster comprised our entire kitchen.

I could have asked asked to borrow a friend’s stove or oven (or knives or measuring cups), but procrastination a jam-packed schedule left me no other option but to MacGyver a recipe I knew all too well: Oreo balls.

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