Friday, November 21, 2008

Luscious Homemade Food Gifts

Better Homes & Gardens has a wonderful slide show with photos and recipes for some delicious homemade gifts. CLICK HERE to take a look at their "Luscious Homemade Food Gifts". There are 26 recipes with photos and tips on how to package and give these gifts.I chose a few photos from the slide show to remind myself and anyone who reads this entry that making homemade treats for gifts can be very simple. In fact, I have learned to keep things simple. I think it is important to remember that a lot of people receive things like that around the holidays. So to just bundle a half dozen cookies in a nice way with ribbon and a pretty tag is best.

This first photo is Almond Breton Biscuits. I chose this one for the name mostly. Have you ever added almond extract to a good shortbread cookie recipe? Give it a try. Almond extract is my "secret ingredient" in my shortbread cookies. I always get compliments on the flavor.

For instance the nougat treats above. There are only four. A great sampling of your culinary skills, but not too much. Four small treats packaged in a tasteful box with a nice personal message attached is perfect.

Last, (above) look at these bars. What a nice way to package them. Just a enough for a sample, but not too much. Not too much for the recipient and not too much (stress) for you!

Remember, presentation makes all the difference.

Be Inspired! Karol :0)

1 comment:

Stacey said...

I'm convinced that packaging makes all the difference. Last Christmas one of my neighbors brought each of us a Hershey's bar that she wrapped with cute paper and personalized. They were darling!

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