Category Archives: Host Gift

Something that can be made and given to the host of a dinner, party or for a gift of any kind.

Fresh Tomatillo Salsa

It’s finally spring (well at least the date tells us it is) and all the beautiful vegetables and fruits are starting to make an appearance at our grocery store. Our friend had brought some tomatillos over the other day, and … Continue reading

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Cranberry Orange Bread

Are you looking for something delicious and easy to make for Easter morning? Yes? Me too. Sooooo, I went to my freezer to see what frozen goodies I had. The answer, nothing sweet. Boo. But I did have some beautiful … Continue reading

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O Babies

I made these for my friend’s baby sprinkle. She’s from CA and spent extensive time in HI so she identifies with those places (and their warmth) as opposed to MA where it’s FREEZING and still snowing. Yup-more snow on the … Continue reading

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Sprinkle Meringues

My friend Brie recently had a ‘sprinkle’ to celebrate the upcoming birth of her second child. All of her friends were SO excited to share this day with her and we each brought food and drink to share (along with … Continue reading

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Orange Blossom Truffles

This is an incredibly simple candy to make. Perfect for a holiday party, a gift, or to satisfy a four year old’s wish to make something for every character in Strawberry Shortcake (of which orange blossom is one). I use … Continue reading

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Cloudy Apply Jelly

So if you are a regular reader of this blog (or even a sometimes reader) you probably have ascertained that I love making jelly, jams and pickling pretty much everything. It’s something that I’ve really gotten into since moving back … Continue reading

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Keeping My Monkey Happy – Banana Jam

Here’s the thing about kids. They love to eat. They just don’t love to eat a lot of different food. For some it’s texture (Zara) for others it’s taste or brand recognition, for others familiarity. Since Z has seemingly always … Continue reading

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Pickled Watermelon Radish

As fall starts to get crisp, our local farmers market gets smaller. Soon it’ll move inside. For now it’s full of vendors with winter lettuces, beets, last minute peppers, pumpkins, turnips and my favorite, radishes. Radishes grow all summer and … Continue reading

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Honeydew Melon Jelly

This week has been unseasonably warm which has been a welcome reprieve from last week’s cold snap that had us all wondering if the farmers almanac is right and this winter will be colder than last (okay maybe only a … Continue reading

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A Recipe To Clear Out Your Tear Ducts

Onions. The bane of my chopping existence. Yet the best base ingredient. Besides garlic. And chocolate. Not together obviously. I’ve been thinking a lot about pickling lately, tried some pretty awful recipes (pickles beach plums…yech) as well as thought about … Continue reading

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