By: Anne Raso and Finance Foodie
Let's face it - the holiday season is just an excuse to eat well and eat often. Part 3 of our Finance Foodie Holiday Gift Guide tackles gifts for that finicky foodie in your life.
MasterPurveyors.com and is complete with detailed graphics and pictures of every cut of beef one can imagine—I was lucky enough to test both the Ribeye and Strip Steaks at home. They were large portions delivered frozen (weighing in at 12 to 14 ounces each). I let each sealed steak defrosted in a bowl full of water for ½-1 hour and then cooked them in a cast iron pan. The tenderness and flavor blew my mind, especially on the ribeye which featured gorgeous marbling that I haven’t seen since the last time I visited Bobby Van’s Grill! (By the way, Master Purveyors supplies the meat for this famous New York steakhouse.) When they say they are “bringing steakhouse quality to your kitchen,” they mean it. They offer free shipping of their artisan dry-aged beef and there are many holiday deals presently on the site including several “Holiday Prime Packages” starting at $199.
www.ethelm.com) for the more discriminating chocolate connoisseur. So, if you are looking for a bit more than the average M&M this season, try Ethel M's Holiday Deluxe Collection. Filled with the some of Ethel M's favorites, as well as special holiday pieces (including my favorite - the Pecan Pie), this box will leave you with a little bit of heaven in your mouth (and not your hand!)
goodiegirlcookies.com) is an ideal gift for the holiday hostess. Goodie Girl bags come with five bags of 6oz cookies, a super cute cotton gusseted tote, and a rhinestone pen. My favorite flavor? The Slim Mints of course - these babies blow the Girl Scout cookie of a similar name out of the water!