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The Perfect Tech Gift For Your Foodie Tween

Last updated on November 22, 2014 by Liza Hawkins

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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Microsoft.

I have a budding foodie tween on my hands, you guys. She’s on the cusp of 10 years old, and fascinated with Alton Brown’s podcasts just as much as I am (okay, maybe more than me – gah!).

Tween Helping in the Kitchen

I find myself both excited and reluctant about this. On the one hand, to have a tween who’s not afraid to try new foods, enjoys helping in the kitchen and packing her own lunches, watches Chopped with tremendous fervor and is a delight to her friends’ picky-child-stricken parents (“You mean, she’ll eat ANYthing?!?!”) is every parent’s dream, right?

On the other hand, cooking and foodie stuff is my escape. I enjoy being in the kitchen alone after a long day at work, or on the weekends when I’m baking cookies or making pizza dough. It’s my thing.

Liza Hawkins | (a)Musing Foodie Cooking

Having said that, I’m learning to share and embrace the fact that my daughter wants to be there too. There won’t be too many more years where she wants to hang with her mom, so savoring the time now is important. This is a good thing.

Like other tweens, my daughter is also a tech whiz. She loves Minecraft, YouTube and making silly dance videos with her friends. (Or capturing videos of me doing Just Dance with her little brother. Sigh.) Her fingers fly over my phone’s screen faster than a blender whirring on high. It’s mind boggling!

When I think about merging her foodie fascination with her love of technology as the holidays approach, my mind makes the obvious leap….

The Perfect Tech Gift For Your Foodie Tween

Microsoft’s HP Stream 7 Signature Edition Tablet is available NOW for $99 (!!!) and has all the bells and whistles that my daughter would love. It’s priced to help shoppers save money and get a jump start on holiday sales. LOVE. IT.

HP Stream 7 Signature Edition Tablet

Microsoft Store is offering the HP Stream 7 Signature Edition Tablet BEFORE Black Friday – a SNEAK PEEK for you, my foodie friends! All other Black Friday deals will be previewed on Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014.

HP Stream 7 Signature Edition Tablet Front Back

Let’s take a look at options that are must-haves for my foodie (soon to be) tween:


2MP back-facing camera allows her to not only perfect her food shots while she’s helping me out in the kitchen, it also means she can shoot video of me in a sibling dance-off with no problems. It also has a 0.3MP front-facing camera. Because, SELFIES WHILE EATING.


The soon-to-be-tween needs wireless capability (but not 4G – we’re not there yet) in order to catch those Alton Brown podcasts in addition to her Minecraft videos, recipe look-ups, cooking tutorials and episodes of Full House. Yes, my friends, Full House is still going strong with the tweener set.


A head-scratcher, right? Stay with me here…. We happen to have a wireless keyboard that operates off of Bluetooth. One little sync of a button later and this snazzy HP Stream 7 Signature Edition Tablet masquerades as a mini-laptop!


One word: HEADPHONES. (Although, my soon-to-be-tween’s one word would be: MICROPHONE.)


Up to eight hours of battery life, even with apps, picture taking and videos. Because, plugging in is such a drag, right?


So, my soon-to-be-tween has a healthy obsession with PowerPoint. She uses it to “pitch” things to me, like the reasons why she should be allowed to go see “Alton Brown Live,” or travel with me to New York City to try taquitos at a little restaurant on the Lower East Side, or do/have/use/go [fill in the blank]. The girl does an awfully good job of using PowerPoint AND delivering the pitch. (Thank you, elementary school.)

Through the holidays, while supplies last, the HP Stream 7 Signature Edition Tablet comes with Office 365 Personal (that’s Word, Excel, Outlook AND PowerPoint value!) and 1TB of OneDrive online storage for free – a $69.99 value. She would go bananas.

HP Stream 7 Signature Edition Tablet

So, there you have it! The HP Stream 7 Signature Edition Tablet is the perfect tech gift for your foodie tween, available now through the holidays for $99, while supplies last.

And, maybe perfect for her mom too….

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Microsoft.

Hi, I'm Liza — a self-proclaimed word-nerd who loves getting lost in whimsical stories and epic movies. I have laid-back, practical attitude towards life and am always on the hunt for good eats, easy recipes, binge-worthy shows, relaxing road trip destinations, the perfect fizzy gin cocktail, and time to finish my novel!

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