Need an amazing gift? These delicious foods and beverages are wonderful to share--and it's so easy to make them look as good as they taste. Present a savory Garden Chicken Casserole in a placemat Casserole Tote, or a Butterscotch Coffee Cake in a Decorated Cake Box. With more than 100 recipes and 65 quick, creative presentations, you will always have the right gift for the occasion. (goodreads summary)
I enjoy making food gifts for just about any occasion for my family, friends or child's teacher. Sometimes, when I run out of ideas I could use a little inspiration... I came across this idea filled book at my local library and will be placing it on my wish list! It is packed with wonderful and creative gift giving ideas that will impress that someone special. It contains over 100 recipes, which are quick and simple to make such as; cookies, breads, cakes, beverages, pies, sauces or jams and healthy snacks. From creamy fudges to nut mixes, there are plenty of tempting treats to try that will please just about any taste. A section on Holiday and Seasonal ideas will keep you inspired from Valentine's Day to Christmas. Best of all are the beautiful pictures and sample ideas on how to present your yummy treats. They can be delivered in dressed up baskets with handmade towels, sewn totes, jars and containers with colorful scrapbook paper cards, tags or labels or wrapped in cellophane with ribbons and placed in buckets or decorated boxes.
Included at the back of the book are some patterns and sewing instructions for some of the projects which I find are always helpful. Even if you don't exactly make what they have in the book, it will help spark your imagination. There were so many ideas to get my creative juices flowing again I can't wait until the next special occasion arrives! This would even be a fun book for kids or together time for families to share in the spirit of gift giving. I think this is a "just right book" for anyone who enjoys crafts and who love to give gifts from the heart.~
Title: The Creative Kitchen
Author: Leisure Arts - Gifts of Good Taste Series
Pub. date: 2011
soft cover, 160 pgs.