The first food gift I ever made was a batch of brownies for our neighborâ€™s anniversary. I felt very grown up since this was the first time I was unsupervised in the kitchen. After the brownies cooled, I cut them into squares and dusted them with a liberal amount of powdered sugar. After wrapping them in foil, I finished off the delicious gift with yarn I found in my momâ€™s sewing supplies and walked them proudly next door.
I will never forget the smile on our neighborâ€™s face when I delivered fresh from the oven brownies. This was my first experience of how gifts of food are always appreciated and well received.
Presentation is an important part of food gifting. With a little extra effort, your homemade treats can turn into an extra special gift. In my family, it is not the holidays unless Aunt Cassieâ€™s chocolate cookie truffles are on the dessert table. My nephews especially enjoy these rich chocolaty treats. Since they are a family tradition, I am always looking for new ways to gift them each season.
To personalize these truffles and finish off the presentation, I am using one of my new favorite items â€“ Gift Tag Royal Icing Decorations. With the included food-safe marker, it is a snap to personalize food gifts.
The Homemade for the Holidays Tree Treat Box will be making an appearance as part of my holiday table scape. They are a great food gifting item since not only can they be used as part of your holiday dĂ©cor, these festive treat boxes are easily filled with cookies or candy for your guests to take home.
For last minute party invites, I keep a couple Homemade for the Holiday Loaf Gift Kits on hand. If I donâ€™t have time to whip up delicious Confetti Pound Cake, this kit is perfect for dressing up store bought dessert breads to give as hostess gifts.