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MINI LOAF CAKES WRAPPED IN PARCHMENT
What hostess wouldn’t love a basket filled with little individual cakes for each of the guests! Bake your favorite loaf cake such as banana bread, pound cake, or zucchini bread in paper disposable mini loaf pans. When the cakes have cooled completely, simply wrap a strip of parchment paper or tinted vellum around each one and tie with satin ribbon. Paper loaf pans can be found at baking supply stores and Target. Click here for the chocolate cake recipe shown in the photo.
This garden’s bounty gift is perfect if you are going to be guests for an entire weekend. Since several meals will take place during your stay, why not give the hosts a break and bring one of the meals with you! Place a deep dish tomato pie (Click here for the recipe) in a large, shallow basket that you’ve lined with a pretty dish towel. Add a half dozen or so ears of unshucked corn, fresh from the garden, a bottle of wine and fresh berries for dessert. Rest assured. You will be invited back!
BARBEQUE SPICE RUBS
This gift couldn’t be easier to make and you probably have all the ingredients right in your pantry. Spice rubs give meats an intense flavor that can’t be matched by barbeque sauce alone. Click here for two of my favorite rub recipes.
Craft store mini jars or large salt & pepper shakers make fine containers. Add a handmade label and you’re good to go! If you want to take it to the next level, arrange the jars of spice rub in a small, galvanized tub or bucket along with other grilling supplies such as tongs, oven mitts, flavored grilling wood chips, skewers, a chef’s apron, and a 6-pack of beer.
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