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Creative Housewarming Gift Ideas for a New Neighbor

Published September 01, 2016        by Sarah

building 48916 640 150x150 Creative Housewarming Gift Ideas for a New NeighborThere's someone new on the block, will you welcome them with a creative housewarming gift? At 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 Read more

How To Throw A Christmas Cookie Exchange

Published December 11, 2013        by Sarah

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?

Published November 13, 2013        by Sarah

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

Cookies - The Perfect Gift For Any Occasion

Published May 06, 2013        by Sarah

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

Milk and Cookies: The Old Age Combination

Published April 01, 2013        by Sarah

Jellaluna1 150x150 Milk and Cookies: The Old Age CombinationThere are few things quite as delicious as a glass of ice-cold milk with an oven-fresh cookie. Have you ever taken the time to wonder, though, why this amazing combination works so well together? The American Tradition First, it’s important to note that milk with cookies is a uniquely American tradition. While other countries around the world may well have made themselves famous for this type of cookie or that one, very few of them actually enjoy milk and cookies together. In fact, most other countries look upon milk as a drink for children. Few countries outside the US even use milk in their coffee except in the morning, so a tall glass of milk with those cookies would be out of the question in many different areas of the world. That fact, though, does little to answer the question of why Read more