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The Perfect Basket: How to Make a Fabulous Gift Basket for Any Occasionby Diane Phillips
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Gifts of food can be very special indeed - homemade, beautifully packaged, and delicious. Gourmet Gifts, by cooking school teacher and food editor Dinah Corley, brings together the culinary and the creative with 100 recipes for homemade gift packs and baskets filled with gourmet foodstuffs - jams, nuts, patand#233;s, and other items covering a wide range of flavors - which cater to a rising trend in homemade gifting. The recipes range from simple to sophisticated and include information on key topics such as presentation, level of difficulty, prep time, and suitability for storing and/or shipping. Chapters include Small Tokens, Big Batches, Penny Wise (for budget gifts), Pound Foolish (when money is no object), Feel Better, and Going the Distance. Over 40 beautiful color photos help readers envision the final gift. Perfect for holidays, birthdays, or anytime, the book includes a broad mix of gifting items for all budgets.
Gift givers can choose from 60b themed basketrs for which iltems to be included are purchased, with suggestions for creating most baskets at budget levels.
Heres the perfect solution for everyone who strives to give the perfect gift! This stylish and user-friendly guide offers baskets for every occasion and at every price level, and is filled with gorgeous four-color photographs for inspiration. The book is also chock full of helpful tips and suggestions for how to choose the proper basket or other creative container, how to select properly sized items and assemble them in the basket, and how to wrap and decorate the basket. This revised and expanded edition now features more than 30 food baskets such as Chocoholics Basket, Weekend Breakfast Basket, and Wok on the Wild Side Basket, and 60 themed baskets such as Babys Here Basket, Off to College Basket, and Sports Fan Basket —a gift basket idea for nearly every occasion and holiday. Suggestions for creating most baskets cover several budget levels of $25, $50, and $100 or more. Other ideas range from a backpack filled with goodies for an off-to-college student to a cooler filled with tailgating supplies for an ardent football fan to a selection of homemade baked goods and cookie mixes for your favorite dessert lover. The food-themed baskets also offer recipes using the homemade mixes that can be copied and included as part of the gift. Everyone appreciates a gift created just for them, and gift baskets are a fantastic way to present a personalized gift to that special someone or turn a token gift into something treasured. The Perfect Basket gives experts and novices alike everything they need to create spectacular gift baskets for everyone on their list.
100 Delicious Recipes for Every Occasion to Make Yourself and Wrap with Style - in full color
60 themed, special occasion gift basket ideas featuring full-color photos.
Gift givers can choose from 60 themed baskets, with suggestions for creating most baskets at budget levels.
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