Here’s an easy and delicious accompaniment for just about any meal – this recipe for Grilled Bourbon Onions I found from the fine folks at Food Network Magazine.

About the recipe for Grilled Bourbon Onions from Food Network Magazine:

“Combine the bourbon, ketchup, brown sugar and Worcestershire sauce in a large skillet. Simmer over medium-high heat until the sauce has thickened and the alcohol has burned off, about 3 minutes. Stir in the balsamic vinegar and add the onions. Season with salt and pepper. Serve warm or at room temperature.”

Find the the recipe for Grilled Bourbon Onions from Food Network Magazine here.

See all the great recipes and tips for holiday entertaining from Food Network Magazine here.

The Olive Branch Wreath I found from the fine folks at Lulu and Georgia is the perfect wreath for the holidays, but it is also perfect to add some greenery to your home any time of the year.

About the Olive Branch Wreath from Lulu and Georgia:

“Bring a little festive greenery to your décor with this wreath. The hearty olive branches add a Mediterranean touch, with long, narrow leaves and feathery accents that can be used for any seasonal celebration. P.S. it also makes an amazing gift for your favorite party host!”

Find the Olive Branch Wreath from Lulu and Georgia here.

Visit Lulu and Georgia online here.

I have been searching for the perfect bag, and I think I may have found it. But at nearly $600 I think I need to hope someone who really likes me gives it to me for Christmas – the Blue Metro Bag I found from the fine folks at Stolen Riches.

About the Blue Metro Bag from Stolen Riches:

“Blue Metro Bag with adjustable leather shoulder strap. Size: 15 ½ “L x 2½”W x 12″H. Material: 100% top-grain Italian Leather and hardware. Exterior double zipper closure. UV and rot resistant stitching with nylon interior. Colour: Blue with orange stitching.”

Find the Blue Metro Bag from Stolen Riches here.

Visit Stolen Riches online here.

When I was a kid, my older brother had a series of very cool stereo equipment – from reel-to-reel recorders, eight track players, and turntables, to huge receivers and giant speakers. I, of course, was not allowed to touch any of this, but couldn’t wait to get my hand on it to play my Olivia Newton-John 45s. In any case, I have always loved the look and design of the audio equipment I remember from my boyhood. Alas, now I can relive the old analog days with Hi-Fi – The History of High-End Audio Design by Gideon Schwartz.

About Hi-Fi – The History of High-End Audio Design by Gideon Schwartz:

“A beyond-cool look at the world of high-end audio design for passionate collectors, obsessive audiophiles, and design fans. At a time when sales of vinyl records have hit a 25-year high, and analog technologies are providing the kind of extraordinary audio experiences that our increasingly digital world has started to remove, Hi-Fi is essential reading. This unique book explores just how, when, and why the world fell in love with the look, feel, and sound of top-of-the-line audio equipment. Hi-Fi traces this fascinating evolution from the 1950s to today (and tomorrow), taking readers right up to the current renaissance of all things analog and the emergence of cutting-edge designs for die-hard audiophiles.”

Hi-Fi – The History of High-End Audio Design by Gideon Schwartz is available from Amazon and other fine booksellers everywhere.

Do you have someone on your gift list whom you really like and who in turn likes elegant candles? Well, if you really, really, really like this person, you can’t go wrong gifting them the Holy Smoke Candle I found from the fine folks at MiN.

About the Holy Smoke Candle from MiN:

“Holy Smoke is a journey into the complex story of western civilization through the heart of San Clemente al Laterano, a basilica nestled between the rolling hills of historic Rome. The golden design on this vessel recreates the flicker within this sacred structure. Venerate, Bless, and Sanctify. Descend into a dark & smokey ritual under gold mosaics. A medieval basilica set atop a 4th Cent. church & a 1st Cent. Mithraic temple.”

At almost $200 you had better like the person you give this candle to! Better yet, treat yourself!

Find the Holy Smoke Candle from MiN here.

Visit MiN online here.

I love the simple elegance and important message behind the Tin Elephant Ornament I found from the fine folks at Dear Keaton.

About the Tin Elephant Ornament from Dear Keaton:

“Our fair Tin Elephant Ornament is handmade by artisans in Kenya working with Ornaments4orphans.org Let this Tin Elephant Ornament bring a gleam of peace to your Christmas Tree. Ornaments 4 Orphans’ mission is to empower indigenous artisans through fair trade practices, invest in the holistic care of orphaned children through their partners, and provide customers with an opportunity to purchase beautiful, handmade items that bless others.”

Find the Tin Elephant Ornament from Dear Keaton here.

Visit Dear Keaton online here.

No doubt you are used to ketchup that although thick, is basically a liquid. Now, the fine folks at Slice of Sauce have made a great tasting ketchup which is basically, well, a slice of sauce that adds the right amount of flavor to your sandwich.

About Slice of Sauce:

“Slice of Sauce is delicious on Sandwiches, Burgers, Wraps, and more! We love it on grilled cheese, breakfast sandwiches, and veggie burgers but imagine the possibilities! We like to layer it next to the bread, under our favorite protein for big flavor and no soggy buns.  It’s great for road trips, lunch boxes, and back yard BBQs.”

Learn more about Slice of Sauce and where to find it here.

Back when I first started Lost Cowboy (10 years ago!) I had a job that took me to Amsterdam a few times a year – which I loved. A few times I was there during the holiday season and it was always lovely. Now I can relive those memories with the lovely Dutch Rowhouse Ornament I found from the fine folks at Leif.

About the Dutch Rowhouse Ornament from Leif:

“Tall, slender houses are decorated for the season in sparkling glitter and festive foliage.”

Find the Dutch Rowhouse Ornament from Leif here.

Visit Leif online here.

You know from past Weekly Read posts that I love Mad Libs, what you may not know yet is I also love the Golden Girls. So, you can imagine I could hardly contain myself when I recently came across Christmas with the Golden Girls Mad Libs – the perfect gift for your favorite Golden Girls fan. Hint! Hint!

About Christmas with the Golden Girls Mad Libs:

“It’s a Christmas miracle! The Golden Girls are back by popular demand in a holiday Mad Libs fit for a queen… or four. Merry Christmas from sunny Miami, Florida where the temperature is hot but the cheesecake is cool. Catch up with Blanche, Dorothy, Rose, and Sophia in 21 fill-in-the-blanks holiday stories full of big laughs and even bigger shoulder pads.”

Christmas with the Golden Girls Mad Libs is available from Amazon and other fine retailers everywhere.

 

 

The Beechwood Tree Topper I found from the fine folks at Lulu and Georgia is so beautiful you will want to keep it our year-round. At the very least, it will be a cherished Christmas heirloom for generations to come.

About the Beechwood Tree Topper from Lulu and Georgia:

“Celebrate in style with this light beechwood tree topper. It’s the perfect finishing touch to your Christmas décor!”

Find the Beechwood Tree Topper from Lulu and Georgia here.

Visit Lulu and Georgia online here.

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