December 3, 2008
Whip up a sweet gift for those you love!
Although you've strategically narrowed your holiday gift list, is it still pushing you into a financial shortfall? No worries; this year most of us are truly sharing, with a focus on the spirit of giving rather than on the value of what's inside a decorative package.
Spread that same joyous sentiment with scrumptious gifts that are straight from the heart . . . of the home: the kitchen! When it comes to "gifty" foods, it's best to stick with nonperishable items such as baked treats. Not only are they a sweet gesture, but they also have a longer shelf life and are easy to package. Yes, homemade goodies may take time to prepare, but they allow you to expand your list and work within your budget, and they're bound to leave your recipient nibbling on the crumbs!
Surely we all have that one delicious baked item that we've perfected, but if you're a bit frozen in the cooking department, try jamming on something super easy: a batch of Spiced Caramel Pear Jam or a Black Raspberry Jam! After you've followed the step-by-step recipes and jar preparation, use decorative Ball Collection Elite Wide-Mouth Platinum Jars to package your treats. To seal the delicious deal, add a personalized label.
Give a little love . . . how sweet!