2017 has proven to be one of the more challenging years of my life, both from a work standpoint and a personal one.

Yet, it was also a year full of magical moments and things for which I’m immensely grateful. At the top of the list are my friends and family. And up there too, is the Mom’s Kitchen Handbook community. And so, as always this time of year, I’m passing along some of that gratitude in a giveaway. I’ve curated six of my foodie favorites destined for six lucky winners. To enter, just leave a comment below saying what you are grateful for today. The giveaway ends December 25th at midnight PST. Winners must be 18 years or older and live in the U.S.


Heirloom Food Wrap from Millie Lottie

If I were Oprah, Millie Lottie Totes would have made my famous “favorite things” December issue. Created by mom and entrepreneur Jan Hammock, Millie Lottie is a line of beautiful, sustainably-made totes and carriers to get you and your goodies to potlucks and picnics. This lucky winner will land the heirloom wrap, ideal for bundling up a Dutch oven, tray of brownies, or generous salad.  I’ve also got my eye on their gorgeous food and picnic tote.


7 pound box of fresh USA Pears




Did you know that a single pear meets nearly a quarter of your daily needs for fiber and 10 percent for vitamin C? Whoever is lucky enough to land this mixed case of beauties will be starting the New Year on a delicious and nutritious foot.


One Potato Meal Kit 

I’m a One Potato Box super fan having tried and loved it first hand. Each box comes with three complete meals, is full of organic ingredients, and family-friendly (with special pricing for kids).  It’s also a terrific way to get your kids cooking, since the instructions are crystal clear and some of the prep is already done ahead of time.


$100 Sprouts Farmers Market Gift Card

A gift card for $100 will certainly take some of the sting out of holiday food shopping. Sprouts Farmers Market is an excellent resource for affordable, healthful groceries with new locations cropping up every month. I happen to think they have the best bulk bin section and healthy snack options of anyone around.


Baking Class Book for Kids

Best Cookbooks 2017

A prize for the pint-sized baker in your life, I included Baking Class in  my Cookbook Gift Roundup a few weeks ago. It’s packed with kid-friendly baking recipes as well as gift tags, stickers, labels, and signs to use for bake sales.


Nature Box Membership and $50 Snack Box

An online resource devoted entirely to making better and better-for-you snacks. Naturebox allows you to search for snacks based on your specific wish list, whether that’s less sugar, more protein, vegan, or gluten-free. Whoever nabs this prize gets to fill a box with $50 worth of your favorites and along with free membership.