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Baby Shower Mocktail Ideas

cocktails 150x150 Baby Shower Mocktail IdeasA baby shower isn’t exactly the place to start drinking, but nothing like a few cocktails can get the room relaxed and talking. The compromise, of course, is a few great mocktail ideas. Here are some to consider for your upcoming baby shower. The Mint Breezer: If you’re looking for a refreshing twist at your baby shower, this is certainly the mocktail you’ll want to consider. From the lime to the pomegranate juice, it’s likely to thrill and refresh at the same time. You’ll need two ounces of pomegranate juice, pineapple juice and club soda. You’ll also need ¾ of an ounce of lime juice, a pineapple slice, and some mint leaves. Mix the fruit juices together in a shaker. Add some ice and shake hard. Strain it into a highball glass, then top it off with soda. Use the pineapple Read more

How To Throw A Christmas Cookie Exchange

7173196206 491e3d883d 150x150 How To Throw A Christmas Cookie ExchangeWhat is a Christmas cookie exchange? Never heard of one? A Christmas cookie exchange is a festive Christmas party where everyone swaps cookies. Each guest brings two dozen homemade cookies—one dozen to swap and one dozen to serve at the party. Everyone goes home with a sampling of other guests’ cookies as a sort of Christmas food gift. It’s so much fun and so easy to host. Why not try throwing a Christmas cookie exchange party yourself this year? First, you’ll need a guest list. Think about who you’d like to invite. This is a good time to invite people who may not know each other as the atmosphere is so light and jovial. You might invite friends from work, family and friends from the church or gym. Everyone will mingle together over a favorite subject—cookies. Next, you’ll Read more

When Did Nuts Get Introduced to Cookies?

Andie712b 150x150 When Did Nuts Get Introduced to Cookies?An increasing number of cookie recipes contain nuts. These days, you’ll find chocolate chip cookies with nuts as well as decadent treats like macadamia nut cookies in the top ten of almost every major cookbook. While nut cookies certainly aren’t a new addition to the world of cooking, they’re more popular than ever. Wondering how they got their in the first place? Here’s a quick overview. Cookies 101 Cookies that even resemble those treats we have today didn’t appear until the 7th century. Sugar had become fairly common throughout Persia, and they were creating a wafer that could be used to travel. They began to spread throughout the region, and by the 14th century, almost every European region had them at all ranks of society. They traveled quite well, and one of the most popular Read more

How To Make a Snack Gift Basket

snack gift basket 150x150 How To Make a Snack Gift BasketThe next time you have a party to go to or are visiting a friend for an overnight stay, bring along a snack gift basket. You will be bringing some good cheer as well as a treat that no one can resist. What are some things you could include in a snack basket? The question really is what can't you include! Snacks of every shape and kind can be incorporated into a basket for a good friend or family member. Choose a Snack Theme Start off by picking a theme. Do you want to go savory or sweet? Do you want a movie themed basket with treats you'd eat while watching a flick? Or do you want a basket that the kids can easily grab from to help themselves at snack time? Containers Start by choosing a container. This can be anything from a galvanized metal tub to a handsome wicker basket. Plastic Read more

Creative Gift Ideas for a New Neighbor

building 48916 640 150x150 Creative Gift Ideas for a New NeighborAt some point in your life, you’re going to want to welcome a new neighbor to your block or even to the home next door. Wondering what the best housewarming gift might be? Here are a few ideas that may help. Baked Treats This is easily one of the most classic new neighbor gifts. Whether you’re famous for your chocolate cake, your delicious gooey brownies, or your spicy snickerdoodles, head to the kitchen and do some baking for those new neighbors. Package your cookie gift in a pretty way, for the ultimate presentation. Spend a bit of time at it, and you’ll get the reward you want – a connection to the neighbors you’re likely to value again and again. Breakfast in a Box No one wants to cook for weeks after the move, and building a cute breakfast box can help your new neighbors Read more

Cookies - The Perfect Gift For Any Occasion

CB2 BKT SPR FLOWER CUTOT1 150x150 Cookies   The Perfect Gift For Any OccasionWhat do you get for the one who has everything?  How do you congratulate someone on a promotion or new baby?  What’s the best way to express condolences or other feelings that are hard to speak with words?  How do you say “Thanks for being a friend,” or “I’m sorry,” or anything else?  The answer: cookies. They are the perfect gift for any occasion, even giving thinking of you cookies when there is no special occasion is a great idea. Why are cookies so great?  They are versatile: you can bake hundreds of varieties or make up your own. You can decorate them or leave them plain. You can drop them or cut them.  You can make bouquets or put them on a plate and try to resist them until they cool down.  There are cookies for low-fat diets, organic diets, vegan diets, and chocolate-is-good-occasionally Read more

Fruit Gift Basket Giveaway (Up to a $100 Value!)

Fruit Basket Giveaway 150x150 Fruit Gift Basket Giveaway (Up to a $100 Value!)Add some color to your spring with a basket filled with fresh-picked fruits! Healthy, sweet and delicious, we send the sunshine and orchard fresh flavors straight to you with this fun, new giveaway! All About Gifts & Baskets will be giving away a Fruit Basket or Box (up to a $100 value) to one lucky winner! That person will be able to choose their favorite from over 30 designs featured on our Fruit Gift Basket page. This contest ends April 28th so don't wait and enter today! Whether you're craving the crunch of an apple, or the juiciness of a pear, we have a basket for you!  If you're all about the fruit, we have gifts that are loaded with the amazing flavors of kiwi, mandarin oranges, apple varieties, pear varieties and more!  But we don't stop there, we also feature baskets Read more
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