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


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

  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.

    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

  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!!

  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

  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 :-)

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

  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!



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

  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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