5 Yummy Hostess Gift Ideas

Whenever I’m invited over someone’s house, I don’t like to show up empty-handed. Though there are tons of choices as to what I could bring, my favorite gifts are those that I can eat. One thing I’ve learned is that hostesses often have the menu for the evening planned out. Edible gifts are still a hit, but I’ve learned that it’s best to present them in a way that shows the hostess she doesn’t have to use it that day. (The only exception to this is if she requested that you bring something for the party!) If you know what her favorite chocolates are, for example, those are great things to pick up as a gift. Here are some of my favorite choices:
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8 Snack Ideas for Winter Cravings

I don’t know about you, but I crave snack foods in the winter and I do indulge from time to time. I’ve also learned that not every snack has to be bad for you. Whenever possible, I like to choose healthier snacks such as dried fruits and popcorn. Here are my favorite choices when those winter cravings strike:
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Saint Patrick’s Day Dessert Ideas

I don’t know about you, but I’m looking forward to Saint Patrick’s Day. I love wearing green, eating corned beef and cabbage, and drinking a pint of green beer. I love to show my support for my Irish friends! Another fun way that I like to celebrate is to serve up special St. Patrick’s Day desserts and share them with everyone I know. Here are some of my favorite ideas that will help you take your favorite dessert recipes and turn them into something extra special for Saint Patrick’s Day.
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5 Ways to Spice Up Hot Chocolate

I love to drink hot chocolate on a cold day. Whether I just spent a few hours shoveling snow, or coming in from sledding, I know that hot chocolate is just what I need to warm up! Even though I absolutely adore regular hot chocolate (either milk chocolate or dark chocolate, I’m not picky), sometimes I’m craving a little something extra. Here are some things I do from time to time to help make my cup of hot chocolate more interesting.
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