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By The Paula Deen Test Kitchen

Every holiday season, we all have people on our gift list who leave us puzzled. Well, we’ve got you covered. We’ve listed some of our favorite go-to’s for three hard-to-buy-for people: The New Mom, The Grill Master, and The Baker Who Has Everything.

The New Mom

Know a new mom? She’s probably got a closet full of newborn onesies… and an empty fridge. Gifts for baby are thoughtful, but a gift for mom and dad will truly impress! Try a gift box with these thoughtful gifts:

1. An Electric Kettle: aside from easy tea-making, this is a great alternative to boiling water on the stove top for bottle warming
2. A variety of teas and Savannah Bee Honey
3. A Slow Cooker
4. Print outs of our favorite slow cooker recipes
5. 4 oz. Jelly Jars with all of the spice mixes necessary for each recipe (to give mom and dad a head start)
6. You can wrap it all up a reusable Market Bag
7. Mom and Dad might also appreciate The Little Cook Tool Kit to occupy their first-born, if this is their second child

The Grill Master

Want to impress your grillin’ champ? A bag or basket of these spices, marinades, sauces, and products are a surefire way to do it.

1. A Single Burner Cast Iron Grill is great for the grillin’ guy who doesn’t feel like braving the winter chill
2. No grill master should face a flame without these extra-long Stainless Steel Locking Tongs
3. An array of spices and rubs: we recommend Southern Spice Rub, Steak Seasoning, The Lady and Son’s Salt Mix, and The Lady and Son’s Pepper Mix
4. Add in some Sweet & Mild Grilling Sauce, Fig Balsamic Grilling Sauce, or Honey Mustard Glaze
5. Any grill master knows that marinades make for juicy and flavorful meats. So we’re sure they’ll love Savannah Marinade and Vidalia Onion Peach Grilling Marinade.
6. Don’t forget to include the BBQ sauce! Grillers love original BBQ Sauce, Sweet or for a twist, add in Peanut Butter BBQ Sauce, too.
7. No grilling gift set is complete without a signed copy of Get Fired Up

The Baker

Every baker claims they have everything, but we bet they don’t have these gems!

1. A Pie/Pastry Board: These have cooking conversions and dough disk diameters right on them!
2. A Signature Stoneware 9” Pie Dish
3. A 25 inch Rolling Pin or a 21 inch Rolling Pin
4. Some baking mixes like Paula’s Cheese Biscuit Mix and Sweet Potato Biscuit Mix
5. And no baking arsenal is complete without a Hoecake Pan. Perfect for baking plump, flakey biscuits!
6. A new set of Pewter Measuring Cups or Spoons.

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My question is, seeing as I live in So. California where would I buy Green Tomatoes, I just love Fried Green Tomatoes and would like to try your recipe on here.. Thanks so much and really enjoy your show for the longest time and of course your boys as well. Merry Christmas:):) Jo

By Jo Poulsen on December 04, 2012

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Love all of your stuff send it to this mail please Thanks

By Kathleen Sturgill on December 04, 2012

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I LOVE YOU PAULA DEEN❤I wish I could cook with you❤

By Mona Jean Thomas-Rodriguez on December 04, 2012

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you have advertised a comfort mat for the kitchen. I am interested in ordering one. I can not find it on your web page or at sleepinovation.com Can you please help. Thanks

By judy matlock on December 04, 2012

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hi! wink i was wondering if you could share the recipe for the chiken/grape salad-the one that is pictured on the croissant above? thanks! wink sandra
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in A Basketful of Traditions on April 19, 2014 at 7:22 am

I WISH I COULD COOK. COULD I COME WORK FOR JUST ROOM AND BOARD AT YOUR NEW RESTURAUNT IN PIGEON FORGE FOR THE SUMMER? I WENT TO COLLEGE NOT FAR FROM THERE - HIWASSEE COLLEGE. YOU WOULDN'T HAVE TO PAY ME, I WOULD WORK FOR FREE JUST FOR THE EXPERIENCE. TAMMY LEVAN 19 SPENCER WAY KINGS PARK, NY 11754 HAPPY EASTER! CHRIST IS RISEN!
TAMMY L LEVAN in A Basketful of Traditions on April 19, 2014 at 3:31 am

Hi Bubbles, You have some great tips. Can't wait to read your other blogs! Please give Aunt Peggy a big hug from me and here is one for you! (((HUGS))) See you in May!
Jaci Pardun in 10 Quick Household Tips on April 18, 2014 at 10:05 pm

Paula, I am glad to know that I am not the only person who makes Easter Baskets for their adult children and mail them across the United States. My Daughter lives in Long Beach, CA and I not only sent her a basket but her husband and my granddaughter Reese. We also buy special Russel Stover Bunnies for each child too. My husband has the list in his phone... Sara .. Cookies 'n Crème.... Sidney and Stephen.. Peanut Butter Etc. It one of my favorite things to do for my kids.. no matter how old they get. And passing it along to my Grandchildren. It's even more special to me knowing we share a family tradition. Blessings and Happy Easter!!
Sharon Cason-Card in A Basketful of Traditions on April 18, 2014 at 10:03 pm