HolidayGift Guide 2013
SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE...
Epicure’s gift to you this season is our fabulous Holiday Gift Guide – filled with inspirational gift ideas, holiday recipes, and a handy Gift List to help you stay on budget and keep track of everyone on your list!
COOKIE SWAP AND RECIPES YOUR NEW BEST RECIPE.
WONDERING HOW TO MANAGE IT ALL? GIFT LIST.
ALL WRAPPED UP, READY TO GIVE!
’Tis the season for giving and Epicure makes giftgiving easy with five new Holiday Gift Collections. Plus, each comes with an Epicure Holiday Gift Bag for ready-to-give gifts.
LOVE DOING IT ALL YOURSELF?
If you prefer to do it yourself (DIY), check out our suggested products to create customized gifts – or add your own flavour by baking homemade gifts with Epicure! You’ll also find stocking stuffer ideas, cookie swap tips, and holiday recipes. 2
For the Indulgent Foodie
GIVE Epicure’s Most Famous collections: 3 of our best-selling dip mixes for dozens of easy, affordable, and delicious meals!
EXTRAORDINARY CHEESE DIP™
Extraordinary Cheese DipTM 3 Onion Dip Mix, Seasoning for Cheese, Chives & Bacon Dip, Lemon Dilly Dip Mix, Recipe Brochure, Small Cranberry Gift Bag (21 x 28 x 12.5 cm) Retail value: $25.50 | Collection: $19.00 | #2244
Add a Baker
All three Dip Mixes, Baker, Recipe Brochure, Large Cranberry Gift Bag (32 x 32 x 20 cm) Retail value: $50.50 | Collection: $39.00* #2224 with Aubergine Baker | #2234 with French White Baker
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For Your Hottie! A party for your taste buds in every bite.
BLT HOT DIP
Gift collections Mini Baker, Seasoning for BLT Hot Dip, Small Cranberry Gift Bag (21 x 28 x 12.5 cm) Retail value: $22.50 | Collection: $19.00* #9457 with Aubergine Mini Baker 4 * Taxable
#9456 with French White Mini Baker
For Your B F F Whip up luxurious homemade Chai tea and share a special moment with a special friend.
CHAI TEA LATTE
Gingerbread Spices, Deluxe Milk Frother, Your choice of Tea (Chai or Yoga), Large Cranberry Gift Bag (32 x 32 x 20 cm) Retail value: $64.00 | Collection: $49.00* #2228 with Chai Tea | #2229 with Yoga Tea
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For Your College Cook!
The Gift of Sinless SNACKS! No FANCy cooking skills required to bake these tasty and healthy homemade wedges. Perfect for families, too!
CAJUN OVEN FRIES WITH MANGO CURRY DIP
Fancy Fries Gift collection
6 * Taxable
Wedger, Crisper, Seasoning for Cajun Oven Fries, Seasoning for Mango Curry Dip, Large Cranberry Gift Bag (32 x 32 x 20 cm) Retail value: $47.50 | Collection: $39.00* | #2223
For The Entertainer
Easy preparation and perfect presentation Appy Hour in a Twist!
ONION & BACON CHEESE BALL APPIES
Appy Maker, Onion & Bacon Cheese Ball Seasoning, Mini Appetizer Plates (set of 6), Large Cranberry Gift Bag (32 x 32 x 20 cm) Retail value: $53.00 | Collection: $39.00* | #2225
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Buffet Bundles Give the gift of ease!
Let’s Do Brunch
Retail value: $39.00 | Bundle: $34.00 | #2216
Give the gift of fast, easy everyday meals! Each Bundle includes 5 versatile products plus a FREE Recipe Brochure with time-saving strategies, weekly meal planner, budgetwise ‘cook-once, eat-twice’ recipes, and even your grocery list! EPICURE SELECTIONS®
Retail value: $34.00 | Bundle: $30.00 | #2214
Let’s Talk Turkey
Retail value: $53.00 | Bundle: $47.00 | #2215
Each Bundle includes products PLUS a Recipe Brochure filled with fantastic recipes, drink pairings, a grocery list, and our 5 strategies for effortless buffet entertaining.
Get Us to the Greek
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Take 5 Get Us To The Greek
Retail value: $49.00 Bundle: $45.00 | #2236 EPICURE SELECTIONS®
Retail value: $45.50 | Bundle: $40.00 | #2212
Retail value: $53.00 | Bundle: $46.00 | #2211
Take 5 That’s Amore Retail value: $49.50 Bundle: $45.00 | #2235 EPICURE SELECTIONS®
Cabos San Tacos
Retail value: $40.50 | Bundle: $34.00 | #2210 8 * Taxable
Winter’s Hottest Sips
Retail value: $68.00 | Bundle: $59.00 | #2213
Take 5 Cabos San Tacos Retail value: $41.50 Bundle: $37.00 | #2237
Spoil them with ready-built Gift Collections
Give the gift of healthy doughnuts! Forget frying â€“ simply bake, ice, and decorate with sprinkles. Retail value: $39.00 | Bundle: $34.00* | #2220
DIY Waffle Speedy waffles for a crowd! Add flavour with cinnamon and Dark Belgian Chocolate. Retail value: $52.00 | Bundle: $45.00* | #2221
Lifeâ€™s Sweet For the sweet tooth. Whip up dessert in no time! Retail value: $35.00 | Bundle: $30.00 | #2217
Have a Tapas Party For the entertaining queen. Create unique appetizers in a twist! Retail value: $58.50 | Bundle: $50.00* | #2218
Sin-free snacking for the chip-a-holic! Ditch the oil for healthy chips. Retail value: $63.50 | Bundle: $55.00* | #2222
Meal Prep For the organizational whiz. Become a kitchen pro with this handy set! Retail value: $40.00 | Bundle: $37.00* | #2238
Top 6 Give the basics as a starter kit for students, newlyweds, or new homeowners for endless meal ideas! Retail value: $55.00 | Bundle: $50.00 | #4168
South Asian For the exotic foodie. Create speedy authentic Asian cuisine from scratch! Retail value: $28.00 | Bundle: $25.00 | #2219 * Taxable 9
BAKE GIFTS TO GIVE.... Mango Curry Spiced Nuts
Whisk ½ cup each olive oil and maple syrup with 1 tsp Epicure’s Gingerbread Spices. Gradually stir in 3 cups quinoa flakes. Spread out on Epicure’s Baking Sheet lined with Epicure’s Silicone Baking Mat. Bake in preheated 400° F oven, stirring often until crunchy, about 25 mins. Cool, then stir in 1 cup each of chopped almonds, dried apricots, and sliced dried figs. Store in a glass jar up to 2 weeks.
Toss 3 cups mixed unsalted nuts with 3 Tbsp Epicure’s Mango Curry Dip Mix, 2 Tbsp vegetable oil and 1 tsp sugar. Spread out on Epicure’s Baking Sheet lined with Epicure’s Silicone Baking Mat. Bake in preheated 325° F oven, stirring often, until toasted, about 15 mins. Cool, then stir in 1 cup dried cranberries. Store in an air-tight container up to 5 days.
Turn to page 15 to find great ideas for cookies to give!
g n i k c o St s r e f f Stu 15 or less
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naughty or nice? Have you been
1. C ERAMIC Y-PEELER #7026 $10.00* 2. WHITE CHOCOLATE SPRINKLES #5240 $8.00 3. DARK CHOCOLATE SPRINKLES #5235 $8.00 4. BLACK NYLON SPOONS (SET OF 3) #2903 $15.00*
5. F INE CHEESE GRATER #4230 $13.00* 6. M INI WHISK #7536 $7.00* 7. S ILICONE BAKING MAT #6109 $13.00* 8. W HAT'S FOR DESSERT? CHOCOLATE VELVET CHEESECAKE #3725 $5.00
OK! This won’t fit in a stocking and it’s over $15 – but you want it! 9. BAKING SHEET #6105
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For the Chocoholic! 1
D I Y CROWD Gifts for $40 or less .
For the Party Girl
Uber-rich dark chocolate with a pretty, reusable mug. Great host idea, Secret Santa gift, or even for yourself. Belgian Chocolate Fondue #3837 $20.00*
For the Flavour Adventurer
Flavours of the Middle East to delight and inspire taste buds. Seasoning for Roasted Garlic Hummus #1038 $8.50 Seasoning for Dukkah #1051 $8.50 + Total $17.00
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3 For game night: hors dâ€™hoeuvres and easy snacks.
Mini Appetizer Plates (Set of 6) #6736 $17.00* Red Pepper Jelly + #1505 $8.50 Appetizer Knives (Set of 6) #8314 $13.00* +
For the Time-Crunched 4 Give the gift of time to soccer moms or anyone who needs to make weeknight dinners FAST.
Silicone Spatula (Spoon) #6095 $10.00* Whatâ€™s for Dinner? Cha-Cha Chili (Pack of 3) #1712 $10.00 +
For the Take-Out Diva 5
For the Baker (or want-to-be) 7
health-conscious option for family A Tex-Mex nights at home. Guacamole Dip Mix #1070 $8.50 Poco Picante Salsa Mix #1615 + $9.00 What's for Dinner? Tacos (Pack of 3) #1703 $8.00 Dip & Spreader + #4225 $8.00*
ake vegetables exciting and healthy M with a Steamer and our renowned Pesto! Steamed baby vegetables + Pesto = bliss. Rectangular Silicone Steamer #4213 $19.00* Pesto Herb Mix #2010 $10.00 +
For the Veggie Lover 6
For the Food Hipster
7 Great for first-time bakers, the budding pastry chef, or the bake-sale queen.
Whatâ€™s for Dessert? Pumpkin Cheesecake #3721 $5.00 Whatâ€™s for Dessert? Chocolate Velvet Cheesecake #3725 $5.00 + Springform Pan + #6055 $25.00*
A duo of trendy gourmet salt and pepper to brag about at your next dinner party. Maple Bacon Sea Salt Grinder #2568 $15.00 Maple Bacon Pepper Grinder #2567 $15.00
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Y A D I L O H IPS T G N I BAK
Measure it right
For accurate measures, spoon (donâ€™t scoop) flour into measuring cup, then level off. DOUBLE-GINGER CRACKLE TOP COOKES
Make it lighter than air
For fluffy, airy meringues, bring all ingredients to room temperature before mixing.
ALMOND MERINGUE KISSES 14
Cookie Swap! This is a holiday get-together with benefits! Gather friends, share some holiday cheer, and come home with cookies. Lots of them! Hosting a cookie swap?
Give a home-baked gift SNOWBALLS
Give home-baked cookies as a gift at holiday get-togethers.
· Be creative! Host a swap at home, your local coffee shop, or even at the office during lunch.
· Ask guests to make at least one dozen cookies for every person participating.
· Provide or suggest solutions for take-home containers.
Let guests know ahead of time what to bring: Epicure’s Prep Bowls, glass jars, cookie tins, etc.
· Add a DIY touch. Have ribbon and gift tags available for turning cookies into “gifts to give”.
Attending a swap?
· Choose cookies that travel well! Avoid brittle baked goods. · Add delicate decorations, such as icing, chocolate drizzle, and powdered sugar at the swap. Pack them in Epicure’s Prep Bowls.
· Bring extra cookies for sampling. Santa LOVES these!
CLASSIC HOLIDAY GINGERBREAD COOKIES ALMOND CRESCENTS
Makes 12–16 pieces
Combine ⅔ cup evaporated milk, 1 ½ cups sugar, and ½ tsp salt in Epicure’s Eclipse© Coated Professional Frying Pan. Simmer, stirring often, 5 mins. Remove from heat and stir in 1 tsp Epicure’s Vanilla Extract, 1 ¼ cups Epicure’s Dark Belgian Chocolate, 16 marshmallows, and ½ cup chopped walnuts until evenly mixed. Pour into foil-lined square pan and smooth top. Refrigerate until set. Cut into squares.
Double-Ginger Crackle Top Cookies Makes 48 cookies
Cream ¾ cup shortening with ½ cup each sugar and packed brown sugar. Beat in 1 egg, then 2 Tbsp molasses. Gradually stir in a mixture of 2 cups flour with ¼ cup chopped crystallized ginger, 2 tsp baking soda, and 2 tsp each Epicure’s Cinnamon (ground) and Epicure’s Ginger, and ½ tsp salt. Roll into 1” balls, then roll each ball in granulated sugar. Place on Epicure’s Baking Sheet lined with Epicure’s Silicone Baking Mat. Slightly flatten cookies and bake in a preheated 375° F oven for 10 mins.
Almond Meringue Kisses
Makes 24 kisses
Beat 4 large egg whites with 1 cup sugar, a pinch of salt, and ⅛ tsp lemon juice on low speed until foamy. Increase speed to high and beat until stiff peaks form. Beat in 2 tsp Epicure’s Vanilla Extract and ½ tsp almond extract. Fold in ½ cup finely ground almonds. Drop by heaping tsp onto Epicure’s Baking Sheet lined with Epicure’s Silicone Baking Mat. Bake in 250° F oven for 35 mins and with kisses still in the oven, let them dry for 30 mins.
Makes 36 snowballs
Cream ½ cup each butter and shortening with ½ cup icing sugar and ½ tsp Epicure’s Vanilla Extract. Stir in 2 cups flour and ½ tsp salt. Roll into 1” balls and place on Epicure’s Baking Sheet lined with Epicure’s Silicone Baking Mat. Bake in 350° F oven 8–10 mins. Cool completely. Stir 2 ¼ cups icing sugar with 3 Tbsp hot water. Coat balls with glaze, then roll in shredded coconut.
Classic Holiday Gingerbread Cookies
Makes 60 cookies
Cream ½ cup butter with ½ cup packed brown sugar. Beat in 1 egg and ½ cup molasses. Whisk 3 cups flour with 1 Tbsp Epicure’s Gingerbread Spices, ½ tsp Epicure’s Baking Powder and ½ tsp salt, then gently stir into butter mixture. Form dough into 2 balls, then flatten to form discs. Wrap and chill for 30 mins. Roll dough on a floured surface, then cut into shapes. Bake in 350° F oven until crispy, 10–12 mins.
Makes 36 crescents
Stir 2 cups all-purpose flour with 1 cup ground almonds and ¼ tsp salt. Cream 1 cup butter and ¾ cup sifted icing sugar. Mix in 1 tsp Epicure’s Vanilla Extract and 2 tsp almond extract. Beat in flour mixture. Chill dough until slightly firm. Roll walnut-sized pieces of dough into short 2" ropes, then form into crescents. Place on Epicure’s Baking Sheet lined with Epicure’s Silicone Baking Mat. Slightly flatten cookies and bake in a preheated 350° F oven for 12–15 mins. Cool completely, then generously dust with icing sugar.
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Total ($) Take 5 Bundles
Holiday Gift Collections Extraordinary Cheese Dip Gift Collection #2244 Extraordinary Cheese Dip Gift & Baker Collections French White #2234 Aubergine #2224 Fancy Fries Gift Collection #2223 Get Appy Gift Collection #2225 Let’s Party Gift Collections French White #9456 Aubergine #9457 Luscious Latte Gift Collections Chai Tea #2228 Yoga Tea #2229
$19.00 $39.00* $39.00* $39.00* $39.00* $19.00* $19.00* $49.00* $49.00*
Buffet Bundles Game Night Let’s Do Brunch Let’s Talk Turkey Marrakesh Nights Merry Bites Tapas Time Winter’s Hottest Sips * Taxable
#2214 #2216 #2215 #2210 #2212 #2211 #2213
$30.00 $34.00 $47.00 $34.00 $40.00 $46.00 $59.00
Take 5 – Cabos San Tacos Take 5 – Get Us to the Greek Take 5 – That’s Amore
#2237 $37.00 #2236 $45.00 #2235 $45.00
Catalogue Collections Chipster Hipster DIY Doughnut DIY Waffle Have a Tapas Party Life’s Sweet Meal Prep Top 6 South Asian
#2222 #2220 #2221 #2218 #2217 #2238 #4168 #2219
$55.00* $34.00* $45.00* $50.00* $30.00 $37.00* $50.00 $25.00
#3837 #5235 #5240 #1070 #2567 #2568 #2010
$20.00* $8.00 $8.00 $8.50 $15.00 $15.00 $10.00
Do-It-Yourself Ingredients Belgian Chocolate Fondue Chocolate Sprinkles – Dark Chocolate Sprinkles – White Guacamole Dip Mix Maple Bacon Pepper Grinder Maple Bacon Sea Salt Grinder Pesto Herb Mix
Poco Picante Salsa Mix Red Pepper Jelly Seasoning for Roasted Garlic Hummus Seasoning for Dukkah What’s for Dessert? Chocolate Velvet Cheesecake What’s for Dessert? Pumpkin Cheesecake What’s for Dinner? Cha-Cha Chili (Pack of 3) What’s for Dinner? Tacos (Pack of 3)
#1615 #1505 #1038 #1051
$9.00 $8.50 $8.50 $8.50
#1712 $10.00 #1703 $8.00
Cookware Appetizer Knives (Set of 6) Baking Sheet Black Nylon Spoons (Set of 3) Ceramic Y-Peeler Dip & Spreader Fine Cheese Grater Mini Appetizer Plates (Set of 6) Mini Whisk Silicone Baking Mat Silicone Rectangular Steamer Silicone Spatula (Spoon) Springform Pan
#8314 #6105 #2903 #7026 #4225 #4230 #6736 #7536 #6109 #4213 #6095 #6055
$13.00* $20.00* $15.00* $10.00* $8.00* $13.00* $17.00* $7.00* $13.00* $19.00* $10.00* $25.00*