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Turn your Thanksgiving Leftovers into Friday Magic with this Turkey Chili Recipe

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We understand what it’s like to have an abundance of leftovers the day after Thanksgiving. With the turkey, stuffing, and other sides, it’s almost like you can’t get away from the holiday no matter how hard you try! However, we have a secret to using those leftover turkey pieces and making it into Friday magic, or as we like to call it – Turkey Chili. Here’s the recipe for a great Thanksgiving leftover dish!

Friday Magic Turkey Chili

Ingredients:

  • 2 Tablespoons of Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 white onion, diced
  • 1 clove of garlic, minced
  • ½ cup of chili powder
  • 1 Tablespoon cumin
  • 1 Tablespoon black pepper
  • 1 Tablespoon salt
  • 4 Cups leftover turkey
  • 1 large can of crushed tomatoes
  • 1 cup of water or chicken broth
  • 1 can of light red kidney beans
  • 1 can of dark red kidney beans

Directions:

Start by heating a large sauce pot with your 2 tablespoons of olive oil. Once the oil is heated, add your white onion, and cook them until they are tender. Next, add your minced garlic to the pot until that is tender as well.
Next, add your chili powder, cumin, salt, and pepper to the vegetables, and stir until they have made a paste. Adding your spices before your liquid will help to grab any extra flavor that the oil has left on the pot and ensure that it sticks throughout your chili. After you’ve added your spices, you can add in your can of crushed tomatoes, water or chicken broth, and beans.  Let the mixture simmer for around an hour, partially covered, on low to medium heat. Enjoy over a bowl of leftover mashed potatoes or rice for a heartier meal!

Want to see how we can help you gift someone a meal for a night? Check out our meal gift baskets – only at BisketBaskets.com!

Get Spooky & Treat them with a Halloween Gift Basket!

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Double, double, toil and trouble – do we have a wicked spell for you! Trick-or-treaters will come knocking, but what about thespecial little ghouls in your life? Give them the ultimate treat this October 31st with a Halloween Gift Basket! Here are some of our most spook-tacular treat baskets to give to the trick-or-treaters that are near and dear to your heart this Halloween.

Halloween M&M’s Candy Bouquet – The best of this deliciously chocolate Halloween candy is arranged perfectly within this basket. It’s perfect for the little ghoul or monster who loves this traditional Halloween candy!

Oreo Cookie Bouquet – This Halloween gift basket is great for the non-traditional Halloween treat lover, and is a great basket to give to someone who maybe isn’t into candy. It’s also the perfect Halloween gift to give the person who loves snacks.

Ghost Crossing Halloween Gift – This delightfully scary treat box is filled to the brim with sweets! Complete with M&M’s, Reese’s, and plenty more – it’s sure to make the special trick-or-treater in your life feel even more special!

Want to shop all of our Halloween Gift Baskets? Visit us today at BisketBaskets.com!

Giving Thanks during the Holiday Season with a Meal Gift Basket

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The holiday season is one of our favorites here at Bisket Baskets because it’s full of love, laughter, and family. However, noteveryone is as fortunate to experience those things during the holidays. Perhaps you know someone that doesn’t always have a meal to eat on Thanksgiving or someone that could use a gift of food during this time of year. We have a selection of Meal Gift Baskets to give to someone in need during the holidays or perhaps just someone that could use a pick me up on Thanksgiving or Christmas! Here are some of our favorites:

Hearty Chili Fixins’ Dinner Gift Basket – What’s better than a nice big bowl of chili on a particularly cold November night? Not much! Give them our Hearty Chili Fixins’ gift basket this holiday season and you’ll be sure to warm their tummies and their hearts!

Farmhouse Breakfast Gift – If there’s one thing that we look forward to during the holiday season, it’s that warm and comforting breakfast before the day starts. Give the give of a “stick to your ribs” kind of meal with our Farmhouse Breakfast gift basket!

Soups On! Gift Basket – After being outside, cutting down the Christmas tree for the living room, our Soup’s On! Gift basket is sure to warm up your insides. Give the gift of Roasted Corn chowder soup, some authentic Wisconsin cheese to garnish it, and more!

Want to view the rest of our Meal Gift Baskets? Visit us today at BisketBaskets.com!

October Means Spooktacular Halloween Gift Baskets!

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It’s not only one of our favorite times of year here at BisketBaskets.com, but it’s only of the best times to send your loved ones a

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Give them a deliciously sweet fright this Halloween with one of our Halloween Gift Baskets!

selection from our Halloween Gift Baskets! Want to know what kind of gift baskets we have to offer that will really be a spooktacular gift? Check out some of our favorite baskets below!

Witch’s Brew Halloween Gift – “Double, double, toil and trouble” is what you’ll be whispering as you send this deliciously sweet potion gift basket to one of your friends during the Halloween season! This basket includes a Halloween-themed snack, hot chocolate mix with marshmallows, and an adorable Halloween cookie. It will have your friend cackling with delight when they receive it!

Trick or Treat Pumpkin – Know a little one that’s celebrating one of their first Halloween’s all dressed up? Send them this Trick or Treat Pumpkin filled with delicious name-brand candy and snacks this year. It’s the perfect way to send them on their way this Halloween, even if you’re not able to see them in their costume!

Haunted Fun House Candy Boo-quet – There’s nothing quite like walking into a dark, scary, haunted house not knowing what’s right around the corner. With sending them this spooky looking Haunted Fun House Candy Boo-quet, you’ll be sure to give them a good surprise full of delicious Hershey’s candy!

Want to see what else we have to offer in our Halloween Gift Baskets? Visit us today at BisketBaskets.com and see what else is in store for our Halloween-themed goodies!

Bisket Basket News: Our Mobile Site is Now Live!

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With the holidays coming up, shopping for loved ones has just become as easy as unlocking your Smartphone with our brand new mobile site! We’re so excited to share it with you and have you shop our holiday gift baskets on the go!

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Find out how you can shop with us just about anywhere on your Smartphone or Tablet with our new mobile site!

We’re so excited about our mobile site that not only do we want you to take a look at it; we want to thank you as well! When you’re shopping in our store on your tablet or Smartphone, we have a surprise for you if you checkout. I guess you’ll just have to go see what the fuss is about today with our new mobile website at BisketBaskets.com!

Halloween Treats for Ghosts and Goblins of All Ages

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Halloween isn’t over when your child declares they are “too old” to dress up or moves away for college. It doesn’t even have to end when they bring their own children into the world or move halfway across the country to start their career. Halloween gift baskets for adults allow you to spook your favorite ghosts and goblins no matter where life takes them.

You may even consider sending a Halloween candy care package to your office to keep employee morale high. There is nothing like a sugar high to increase productivity levels over the holiday season! Our Halloween care package is also the perfect gift for college students who secretly wish they were dressing up like Batman instead of hitting the books.

Halloween gift baskets for adults are often appropriate for younger children if you don’t want them dressing up and roaming the streets to collect candy from strangers. You can give them all of their favorite treats in a festive bouquet, including a decorative container that kids of all ages enjoy.

From Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups and Hershey Kisses to Starburst and candy corn, Halloween gift baskets, bouquets and care packages excite the sweet tooth of every spook in your life. Think of your best friend, your sibling or your favorite aunt going back to their childhood when they receive your Halloween treat. Take a look through our delicious offerings for Halloween gift baskets and send one to someone you love spooktacularly today!

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Show a Furry Friend Some Love with a Gourmet Dog Gift Basket Full of Treats!

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Gift Baskets for Dogs

Dog owners know that there is a special bond between human and canine, and our dogs become a part of our family as soon as they give us kisses with their little wet noses.  What better way to celebrate a milestone than with a dog gift basket made just for the playful pooch!

If you know someone who has this special relationship with a dog (and let’s face it, most of us do…) then sending a beautifully crafted dog gift basket full of toys, treats and special items will delight doggies and humans alike!

For a new addition to the family, choose one of our peanut butter puppy bones in a beautiful gift box, wrapped perfectly and with a personalized message from you. For the dog with a little dash of diva, the Bark Avenue gourmet dog gift basket contains delicious treats in a reusable tin canister, apple spice doggie snacks, a squeaky plush bone, and so much more in a beautiful box container that can be used again and again. There are so many different options to choose from, no dog – or owner – will soon forget the thought and love you put into choosing the perfect dog gift basket.

No matter what you choose, taking the time to recognize the furry members of the family is important to both the dogs and their owners.  Celebrate milestones, or just let them know you’re thinking of them, with unique dog gift baskets from BisketBaskets.com.

Make Your Haunted Attraction Even Better This Year with Halloween Candy Bouquets!

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I was fortunate enough to grow up in an area where Halloween was a very big deal. Starting toward the middle of September, and sometimes running into November, Halloween attractions big and small cropped up in surrounding towns like wildfire. While there wasn’t always something exciting to do most of the year, for a month-and-a-half there were more haunted houses, haunted hayrides, pumpkin patches and corn mazes to visit than we could keep up with!

My friends and I all had our favorites based on a multitude of factors, and every weekend our parents took turns driving us to the next one on our list. While admission wasn’t always cheap, most of these haunted or Fall-themed attractions were run by local non-profits, including volunteer fire departments and animal shelters. The money we paid helped them with their yearly expenses, and we got a good scare, or just some seasonal fun, in the process.

In order to raise even more money beyond the cost of a ticket, some of these haunted attractions hosted raffles, with the winner being chosen on the last day of the season. And those raffles are exactly what our Halloween candy bouquets would be perfect for! If you’re part of an organization that will be running a Fall or Halloween attraction or event this year, consider adding a raffle for one of our Halloween candy bouquets. You might be surprised by how many extra donations you can scare up!

Cat Gift Baskets: Meow You’re Talking!

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We give our dog gift baskets quite a bit of love here on the Bisket Baskets blog, but today we’re letting cute and cuddly kitties take center stage! It’s no secret that cat videos have taken the internet by storm for years now, so it goes without saying that fun felines are a much-loved family member in countless households. Who can resist their pleasant purrs, adventurous spirit, and hilarious antics? Not me!

If you or someone special in your life has a kitty they simply adore, consider one of our cat gift baskets as the perfect present! (You thought we were going to say purr-fect, but we didn’t!) While our selection of cat gift baskets is smaller than our dog gift basket selection, we’re confident you’ll find them just as charming. You can even opt to have a pet gift basket sent 4 or 6 times a year to keep the treats and toys coming!

Just looking for a one-time gift for now? Here’s a closer look at our Crazy Cat Gift Basket and Cat Fish Cat Gift Basket…

Crazy Cat Gift Basket: If your handsome or pretty kitty is in need of some serious spoiling, this is just the gift basket to do it! Whether it’s to celebrate his or her birthday, or just because, the toys and treats inside will keep your fluffy friend happy for a long time. This generously-sized gift basket includes a jar of Pounce treats, Party Mix treats, Little Lulu’s Fish & Chips treats, a lobster cat nip toy bag, and more!

Cat Fish Cat Gift Basket: Does your kitty go crazy for all natural cat treats and crinkle balls? This is the basket for you! You’ll also find Natural Sensations cat treats inside, an adorable furry mouse toy, 2 cat nip toys, and a cute-as-a-kitten reusable box. And yes – if you empty the box, chances are good your cat will try to climb inside!

Dog Gift Baskets: Because The Love They Give Has No Limits

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If you’re a regular reader of the Bisket Baskets blog – which we hope you are! – you’ve likely noticed that we write about our dog gift baskets quite a bit. The reason for that is a simple one: I am the one who writes the posts most often, and I am the quintessential ‘dog person’ through and through.

There are few things about dogs I don’t adore. I love their expressive eyes, I love their wagging tails, I love how affectionate they are, I love the way they look when they excitedly run through a park. And those sounds they make when they want a bite of your food so badly? While some people find them annoying, they endear dogs to me even further. If it was socially acceptable to make those sounds when I saw something I wanted, I’m sure I would!

I’ve loved dogs as long as I can remember, and just when I think it’s impossible to love them more than I already do, I somehow find a way. I’m that lady who stops every single person walking their dog that crosses my path to ask if I can pet him or her. I’m that lady who follows countless dog-centered pages on social media sites just so I see pictures of pooches every time I log on. I’m that lady whose dog is her phone screensaver, computer screensaver, and whose picture is most prominently displayed on her desk. I’m a crazy dog lady, and I’m OK with that! Because as much as I love people, there is no denying the friendship you form with your dog is one-of-a-kind. I’ve had other pets in my life, and as much as I loved them all, I never felt that dog connection.

It likely comes as no surprise that I spoil my dog a bit. But honestly – he spoils me even more! If I accidentally wake him up when he’s having a snooze, he doesn’t get mad at me. He makes sure everything is OK before going back to bed. If I’m having a stressful day or I’m just not feeling well, he’s always ready to be a goof and make me smile, or to keep me company on the couch. If I get caught up at work, he doesn’t get mad that I’m home late. He’s too happy to see me to waste time on a grudge. And it’s for these reasons and many more that I make sure he gets the toys, treats, and dog gift baskets that he so deserves. Dogs have taught me that even on a freezing cold winter day, you have to see the sun for the clouds and play in the snow! The least I can do for the amazing animals that have made and continue to make my life so much better is give them treats. :)