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Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Manners & Etiquette Wednesday Hostess Gifts



Today we are talking all about hostess gifts. What are they? When should you bring one? What should you bring?

What is a hostess gift?
A hostess gift is a gift given to a hostess to show appreciation and say thank you for having me. Giving a hostess gift is not mandatory, however it does show good manners.

When should one bring a hostess gift?
It is considered appropriate to bring a hostess gift to just about any social gathering. It is nice to present the hostess or host with their gift when you first greet them. At rather large parties it might be nice to attach a gift card expressing a kind word of thanks to the hostess.

Hostess Gift Ideas: When it comes to a hostess gift there is a varity of gifts that your hostess is sure to wow over! For example; a nice bottle of wine, an apron, a book, flowers, chocolates, cookies, perhaps a packaged quick bread. Everyone loves something homemade!! I love to bake a cherry cobbler crumple, a little something for the hostess and their family to have later. click here for more hostess gift ideas from Martha Stewart
http://www.marthastewart.com/photogallery/hostess-gift-ideas Below is a recipe that I had posted about a year ago. The recipe is for an excellent cherry cobbler that would make a fabulous hostess gift!

Sarah's Easy Cherry Cobbler


A final thought: Be creative with your gifts, have fun, be sincere and confident. You are sure to make a lasting impression!

Ingredients
1. One Graham cracker pre-made pie crust.

2. 1 can cherry pie filling ( or whatever fruit filling you like)

3. 1 cake yellow cake mix ( again you can use any cake mix you like)

4. 1 to 1 1/2 stick of butter

5. 1 cup sugar

Directions
1. place cherry pie filling into Graham cracker pie crust.

2. In a separate bowl mix the entire cake mix with the butter and sugar ( I just use my hands)

Sometimes I add brown sugar as well.

3. Now pour the cake/ butter mixture on top of the cobbler.

4. Place in a preheated oven at 350 degrees for 30 minutes and enjoy!

* tastes great on top of vanilla ice cream!! :)

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