Not sure what to get someone for the holiday? How about something practical, like Pyrex bakeware or storage and then add a food item with it? This is also a great hostess gift idea I think. You can make prepared food or you can include the raw items and the recipe inside the Pyrex piece. Make sure you include a note that you want them to keep the new Pyrex item as part of your gift too and include the label/paper that was included with it for use and care. Obviously this is not a gift you wrap up and put under the tree. Here is a recipe from Pyrex for delicious marinated mushrooms!

marinated mushrooms with herbs

Marinated Mushrooms with Herbs
Makes 4-6 Servings

The Pyrex No-Leak Lids glass bowls are perfect for this recipe. Once the mushrooms have marinated you can serve them at room temperature on their own as an appetizer or as part of an antipasto platter. Think also of things like lasagna or other casseroles that you could make. We all know how busy this time of year can be so think of what a great gift a prepared meal for someone is during this time. They can just pop it in the oven one night and not have to do anything else. You can find out more about Pyrex on their site and right now if you want to shop online visit where they sell Pyrex, Corelle, Corningware, and other brands and are having great sales.

Marinated Mushrooms with Herbs


  • 1lb mushrooms
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons white vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh ground pepper
  • 1 teaspoon fried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 clove garlic, minced


Clean mushrooms and put them into a saucepan.

Combine remaining ingredients and pour over mushrooms. Be sure to rub the dried herbs in the palms of your hand to help release their oils before adding to the pan.

Simmer over low heat for 8 minutes. Remove from heat and cool. Refrigerate in covered container overnight.

**Robyn’s Note: The Pyrex No-Leak Lids glass bowls are perfect for this!

Serve at room temperature on their own, as an appetizer or as part of an antipasto platter

Pyrex Prize Package

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The Giveaway: One lucky reader with will this Pyrex Holiday Kit which includes a Pyrex Easy Grab 1.3QT Oval Baking Dish, 2 Pyrex No-Leak Lids Storage Containers, Reversible (Naughty or Nice) Apron, and Comfort Food Fix Cookbook.

Rules: Only one of each entry method listed per person/family/household. No entering on behalf of others, using extra identities or others identities, no automated program entries, etc. If I catch you cheating you will be banned from this and all of my future giveaways! This giveaway is only open to those in the USA, ages 18+. All entries must be received by 11:59 pm Central Time on Friday, December 23, 2011. I will pick a winner and email them and they have 48 hours to claim the prize. If no response, I will pick a new winner. Good luck!

DISCLOSURE: I was provided a kit like shown above also and the brand is also providing the prize. I am a long time user of Pyrex products and the opinions are my own.