Food Gifts : DIY Pizza Kit.

With this gracious season of gifting, one of my all-time favorite things to give to friends are food gifts. I've shared a few over the years, but today I'm sharing one of my favorites simply because it's so beautiful. 

I teamed up with the folks at Red Gold Tomatoes to make this homemade Pizza Sauce as the hero of the kit, and I love including a little recipe card in the gift so my friends can make it on their own too.

homemade DIY pizza kit with homemade pizza sauce / food gifts / heirloomed

I love that Red Gold is a generational family-run operation and has been for over 75 years. And, their whole peeled tomatoes were just awarded "best canned tomato" by Epicurious.  

For the Pizza Kit I included a bunch of fresh ingredients like herbs, garlic, mozzarella cheese + infused olive oil, as well as some pretty kitchen items like our linen tea towel + a big wooden spoon. I also included fresh pizza dough so they can literally make a pizza on-the-spot and enjoy it. This also makes a great gift for a family with a new baby.

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HOMEMADE PIZZA SAUCE

INGREDIENTS:

  •  1 (28-ounce) can Red Gold Whole Peeled Tomatoes
  • 2 TBSP olive oil
  • 1 1/2 tsp dried basil
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 3 cloves finely minced garlic
  • 1 tsp granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp kosher salt

Open can of Red Gold Whole Peeled Tomatoes and pour into a large bowl. Mash and break apart tomatoes, leaving them in chunky pieces and set aside. Combine olive oil, onion powder, oregano and basil in saucepan over medium heat. Cook for 3 minutes until combined. Add minced garlic cook for 1-2 minutes, stirring constantly. Next, add the tomatoes + liquid to the saucepan. Add sugar and salt, reducing heat to low, and simmer for approximately 30 minutes. Stir, then taste and season as necessary. Continue to simmer for an additional 15 minutes. Use the sauce for pizzas immediately or allow to come to room temperature before bottling. Enjoy!

 

I'd love to know what other food gifts you're making this holiday season!

This post was sponsored by Red Gold Tomatoes, however all thoughts + opinions are my own.



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12 Days of Christmas Cookies.

December is finally here (and so is my Mom) so that officially means holiday music non-stop on my radio, visits to Santa, decorating every square inch of the house and of course, Christmas Cookies.

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I'm so thrilled to share a very special new hand-illustrated Holiday Tea Towel that you use have for the season. So, we're taking the first "12 days of Christmas" to celebrate 12 of our family's favorite classic Christmas cookie recipes.

Each cookie is featured on the tea towel and guess what? My mom is the one who illustrated it so it's all the more special to me. Not coincidentally she's the one that taught me to bake each of these cookies so this has truly been one of the most special, full-circle projects I've gotten the chance to work on to date.

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    Stay tuned over the next two weeks or so as I share these classic recipes and a whole lot more about all the holiday traditions that I love. The nostalgia of the holiday season, from decor you use year after year, traditions that have been passed down and the recipes that just make the season what it is - it's what heirloomed is all about. And seeing the season through the eyes of my kiddos is all the more special.

    I'd love for you to share some of your favorite decor, traditions + recipes too with hashtag #HEIRLOOMEDHOLIDAY all season.

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    Ham Hock Lima Beans.

    Beans are a great Southern side dish, and I’d call them a comfort food this time of year. They’re not hard to prepare, but you may find that you're often missing those flavorful beans your mom used to make. This recipe reveals the secret to that flavor: the ham hock. It brings that smoky flavor to the whole dish and tastes just like you remember it. 

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    I love to garnish my  beans with a dash of kosher salt and I serve them with a little pat of butter. Sometimes I'l add a little sprig of thyme to enhance that rustic flavor even more.  

    For this recipe, I partnered with the folks at Dixie Lily and even created a little video to demonstrate a version you can just toss in the slow cooker. Even Paula Dean liked them enough to share! 

    This is a great side dish for the whole family that even your kiddos will love.

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    Ham Hock Lima Beans

    1 large meaty ham hock
    4-8 cups large lima beans (cooked)
    1 clove garlic, minced
    4 medium onions, peeled & quartered
    Salt to taste

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    Cover ham hocks with water, add onions and garlic, and simmer until tender (about 2 hours). Add celery and carrots for last hour of cooking. When ham is done, remove from pot to cool until it can be handled.

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    Remove skin and bones and cut meat into bite-size pieces. Return ham to pot and add drained limas. Cook uncovered for about an hour.

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    Taste, adding salt if needed. Mixture should be of thick soup consistency. Add water to thin or mashed beans to thicken. Serve hot in individual bowls with hot cornbread. You may also choose to serve over rice.

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    Love to know what you like to add into your beans for that extra flavor!


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    New Cookbooks You Should Know About.

    When building my house I measured every cookbook from the tallest to the smallest of my collection and custom built a shelf (ok, shelves) in my pantry to perfectly house them all. If I could buy each and every single one as a hard copy, I would.

    I'm one of those old school people that just loves flipping through a magazine and a cookbook IRL, as they say. And I know there's a lot of us out there. SO, I thought I'd share a little roundup of some of my favorite cookbooks that have recently been released, and a few that are on pre-order that you will want to go ahead and snag.

    Love to know if there are any others on your list that I may have missed! I even slipped one or two non-cookbook in the mix because I can't wait to get my hands on a copy. And, word on the street is that Joanna Gaines of Fixer Upper fame is coming out with her own cookbook very soon (insert your swoon here!)


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    Skillet Cornbread with Leeks.

    My littlest guy Waylon hasn’t met an ear of corn he wouldn’t tackle and his little hands holding each side while he’s chowing down is pretty much the cutest thing you’ve ever seen.

    I love corn so many different ways and especially love white Silver Queen corn, grabbing it right off the back of a pickup truck and rolled up inside a big paper bag to bring home and enjoy. Today I’m sharing a little something I made up myself, a recipe for Skillet Cornbread filled with fresh green leeks and kernels of corn right off the cob. 

    And, I hope I’m introducing you to one of my favorite Southern makers, Smithey Ironware out of Charleston, SC. I have quite the collection of cast iron these days, new and vintage pans and this one they shared with me has quickly become one of my favorites in the kitchen. And the little quail logo makes the pan such an iconic heirloom-in-the-making.

    Cooking your cornbread in cast iron gives it a beautiful crispness to the crust that I just love. It also seals in the moisture inside the loaf, providing the perfect balance and texture especially, when smothered with a little pat of butter on top.

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    Skillet Cornbread with Leeks

    1 1/2 cups yellow cornmeal

    1 cups all-purpose flour

    1 tablespoon granulated sugar

    1½ teaspoons baking powder

    ½ teaspoon baking soda

    1¼ teaspoons kosher salt

    1 3/4 cups buttermilk

    1 egg

    4 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into 4 pieces

    1 bundle of fresh chives, chopped

    2 green leeks, chopped

    Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.

    In a medium bowl, whisk together the cornmeal, flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt. In a large measuring cup, whisk together the buttermilk and egg. Pour the buttermilk mixture into the dry ingredients and stir the batter together until completely combined.

    Put butter in a 10-inch cast iron skillet and place in oven for 3 to 5 minutes to melt butter. Remove the skillet from the oven, swirl the butter around to coat the bottom and sides, then pour the batter into the pan. Smooth the top and bake about 20 to 25 minutes. Serve warm.

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    cutting fresh leeks for cornbread / heirloomed
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    Isaac at Smithey Ironware sent over this skillet to try, so I was inspired to do a little cast iron cooking. These days, I've been putting leeks in everything I can - tossing them on the grill, putting them in risotto, and anywhere else I can think to, so I thought it was a natural fit for a hearty cornbread. Not to mention, my herb garden has a bunch of chives and its great to have them on hand to throw into recipes. 

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    I love this dish because its hearty and a perfect side dish as the weather gets cooler, and pairs nicely with chili. You can also try a hot slice of this cornbread topped with some Herbed Butter or Honey Butter for even more added flavor. Love to know what meal you pair your cornbread with? #HEIRLOOMED

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    Cornmeal : Alabama King

     

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