Since the holiday meal often depends on the hard work of the cook or cooks in the kitchen, this guide of local gifts for the last 12 days before Christmas starts with gifts for the baker, cook or coffee lover on the holiday list.
Indian Rocks Road's Beans About Cooking offers a great selection of cookware, bakeware, serving dishes and kitchen gadgets.
Ever lose a lid or need an extra lid in the kitchen for a pot or dish? Popular this year are the silicone lids, which can go on steel, glass and plastic ware. Plus, the lids work from the freezer to the microwave, said shop co-owner Pam Timmons.
Like coffee? Beans About Cooking sells coffee, plus various unique carafes, coffee makers and mugs.
Ever had muffins get stuck in the pan? Beans About Cooking offers a selection of Curtis Stone products, which are made of metal and silicone. So the bake goods pop out instead of staying stuck in the pan, Timmons said.
Beans About Cooking offers a great selection of trivets, which can easily change shapes to match the dish and flatten for easy storage.
Need just a simple stocking stuffer? The store offers cute seasonal cookies, jams, and kitchen products with seasonal designs.
Need cookie cutters? The shop has a huge rack of metal cutters from palm trees to snowmen. Plus, it's got sometimes hard-to-find baking supplies like root beer flavor and Mexican vanilla.
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If you go to Beans About Cooking:
- Address: 100 Indian Rocks Rd. N, Belleair Bluffs
- Phone: 727-588-3303
- Holiday Hours: Monday through Friday 10 a.m. until 7 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. until 5 p.m., Sunday noon until 5 p.m.
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