Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Ho, Ho, Hostess Gift!

'Tis the season for all kinds of merriment - which means lots of hostess gifts! I think giving homemade treats seems a little sweeter. So when I saw Traditional Home's "Coco Bliss" story with a recipe for a "master blend" of chocolate that makes the perfect cup of coco and other holiday treats, I was inspired to whip some up.


And what's hot coco without marshmallows? The Barefoot Contessa has a simple, yummy recipe.



Package them up pretty with a recipe gift tag, add some cheery ribbon and an ornament or two, and you have a sweet little treat for your favorite hostess!

What's your favorite gift to bring to a party?

Photos: 1) Traditional Home, 2) My photo, 3) My photo

10 comments:

  1. Love this idea.....and who doesn't love hot chocolate! Hope you have a great day!!

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  2. Are you selling these? How lovely to bring something that can be used. I love bringing something home made, fresh bread, teas and cookies. During the month of December, I try to remember my "everyday people" like the gas guy, my bank teller, the sanitation dept., the mail persons, and they are always so appreciative of something home made.
    pve

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    1. Patricia you are so sweet! Perhaps I could fill the gap in the sweets market left by Hostess? I think my kitchen would get pretty sticky if I tried, though. I'm sure all the people who receive your homemade gifts are very thankful! XO

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  3. Wow, I think PVE's question just about sums up how awesome this looks!! :) Jeanne, I am happy to be back in blogland and just wanted to thank you for your support while I was away and posting mildly. Heehee.. I know you are going to whip up an amazing month of temptation for all of us!!
    bisous,
    h

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  4. Heather, I'm so glad you are back! I've missed living vicariously in Provence through your posts, and your lovely words always make me think. Hope you are settling back in - I'm sure Ben and Remi are very happy to have you home! XO

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  5. Eh bien, Jeanne, I have to agree with Patricia: Your hostess gift is professional grade, ma chère! I would consider buying it if I saw it at a local boutique... One of the perks of being practical (borrowing a recipe from the great Ina,) and creative (being able to design such fabulous packaging for the gift...) I suppose... Well done. Veronique (French Girl in Seattle) PS: My hostess gifts, as you might expect, are usually French-themed :-)

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  6. you had me at the stripped ribbon...just know it's going to be good with such lovely presentation

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  7. it has been years since i made marshmallows, and i hope i can find a moment to whip up some! i would be delighted to receive such a hostess gift!

    smiles.

    michele

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  8. ooohh i better have a gathering so i can experience this amazing treat!
    yummie... xx

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  9. Hello Jeanne

    You can bring me these gifts any time. Home made marsh mallows would be divine.

    Hope your week is going well

    Helen xx

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