Plantable Paper Heart Favors


When you order heart-shaped tags, they come on a carrier sheet with each tag punched and ready to pop out. After you pop them out, you have not only tags, but the carrier sheet with a bunch of heart-shaped holes in it. There must be something you can do with this. After mulling it over… 

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Simple Gift: Split Pea Soup Mix


This is about the easiest gift of any you could possibly make. And it is simple for the recipient too; there is nothing on earth easier to make than split pea soup! Plus it comes with such a satisfying reward: it is so delicious and warming on a winter day. All you really need to… 

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Pomegranate Wedding Favors


Fresh, simple, and live favors are everywhere, waiting for your inspiration to discover. We used pomegranates for a fall wedding favor idea, with the bold colors of fall – red and gold and the deep blue sky of evening. You can use any fruit in the world! Bananas, oranges, kiwis, mangos, grapes, the adorable tiny pineapples… 

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Holiday Recipe: Snowball Cookies

Snowball Cookies Recipe #holiday #christmas #homemade #gift #package #labels

My mother, Barbara White, has been baking these for over sixty years. I asked her where she got the recipe, and she doesn’t know; but I remember even when I was four or five years old that these were my very favorite Christmas cookies that she baked. I remember helping her roll them in the… 

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Browning Sauce Recipe


A perfect gift for cooks. Browning sauce is something I love for one very simple (and important) reason. It makes gravy beautifully brown. Beef, pork or lamb gravy becomes a rich dark brown, and surprisingly it also makes turkey or chicken gravy a lovely golden brown when you use it sparingly. Add a very small… 

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Pumpkin Seeds Halloween Birthday Favor

Pumpkin Seeds Halloween Birthday Favor #recipe #homemade #labels #packaging #gift

Our Taylor turns eight on Halloween, so we are making some little favors for the party using (of course) a classic Halloween goodie, pumpkin seeds. Crunchy and slightly salty! Caylie and I made them, and they are, of course, simple and adorably cute. Use organic shelled pumpkin seeds if you can find them. A few… 

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