There has been a lot of transition going on around us lately – from neighbors moving to hospital visits, it has been a long and rough couple months. When life gets hard, simplicity is sometimes preferred and wanted. To make these monumental events easier, sending a gift basket can make a bad day, that much better.
When I need a easy gift that i know will make my loved ones smile I send a item from GourmetGiftBaskets.com and when I recently received the DeluxeGourmet Meat and Cheese Sampler I knew that I would be adding it to my list of baskets to be sent.
One of the most difficult things I had to decide each year was what to purchase my dad for Father’s Day. My father is the type of father that has everything he needs, and there are few things that can be bought for him. Through the years I would make him items such as pencil holders and various art pieces. One of his favorite gifts was an album I made that was dedicated to our family dog, and this album is still a favorite.
There is no doubt though as he has aged, it is harder to think of things for him. As I got older there was always one “go-to” that included meat and nut items. I learned that if all else failed i could get him meat sticks and pistachios.
Since this has been a life long challenge for me I thought it would be nice to help you with your Father’s Day gifting with a Nick’s Sticks Meat Stick Assortment for the man in your life!
Nick’s Stick’s – Fill Your Basket With Sticks Giveaway – Spring 2017 –
As we approach the Spring Holiday of Easter the talk of baskets comes into the stores and into our conversations. When I was young I would look forward to the basket filled with snacks, treats and of course a stuffed bunny.
Now that I am older, I tend to shy away from the candy and treats and like my baskets filled with more savory items. One item that I will be putting in my husband’s baskets this year is a pack of meat sticks from Nick’s Stick’s!
Nick’s Stick’s Valentines 2017 – Stick With Love Giveaway –
There is no denying, Valentine’s Day is approaching and so is another opportunity to show somebody they are loved.
I like to show those I love with simple gestures, and things that I know they person will appreciate. I also like to know that the person knows the gift was for them and the intention of love and thoughtfulness is present.
One of the best ways to express love is with food – it is the way to many men’s hearts. If you have someone like that then I have the perfect Valentine’s surprise – meat sticks!
As we close the month of November and begin the march into December, the time has come in which I begin to prepare my gift list.
As I prepare there are certain people that are easy to buy for – hobbies clear, favorite author and always brand loyal. These are the people I love to shop for. but there are others on my list. These “other” people to shop for are the people that literally have everything already, and if they want an item they purchase it themselves.
If you happen to have someone like this on your list then I have the perfect gift – sticks and jerky!
As I have mentioned in the past, I am embarking on the adventure and challenge of home cooking.
The biggest problem that I have encountered since I began cooking is the application of heat and heat distribution. It was discovered that since I did not have a way of measuring internal temperature on roasts and meats, I was loosing a lot of juice and internal moisture, which altered the taste on the meats I was making.
Sometimes I feel like I am a broken record, but it really is true that coincidence plays an important role in my life.
Jason and I watch many hours of the food channel and we are always picking up hints and clue about cooking. The one thing that we notice is the preparation really does make the difference. This is exhibited each night when we make our nightly dinner.
One of my favorite things as a review blogger is when I company that I like expands their product lines and I have the opportunity to sample their new offerings. Many times this expansion is a good and expands upon an existing good idea.
A recent example of this is Nicks Stick’s. Nick’s Sticks already made free-range meat sticks that are a favorite with Jason. When I heard that they have also branched into the jerky world I was more that intrigued. When I emailed to congratulate them on this newest offering they were generous enough to send a bag of each of the 4 available flavors to try including: Traditional Beef Jerky, Prairie Fire Beef Jerky, Traditional Turkey Jerky and Prairie Fire Turkey Jerky.
With the arrival of Spring comes the coveted and anticipated Spring Break week. As young people Jason and I spend our spring breaks differently. Jason’s days consisted of snake hunting (apparently there were special “snake hunting” pants), playing of the Atari 2600 and of course bike riding with friends and being outside from sun up to sun down. As a girl, I spent my spring breaks hosting my friends for slumber parties, cookie baking and bus trips to the mall.
On the surface it would appear that a snake hunting boy’s boy and a slumber party loving girl would have nothing in common. The fact is that we both engaged in activities in which quick easy snacks were preferred over complicated snacks.
As you embark on your ideal spring break, we are offering a dozen Nick’s Sticks to one reader!