Gifts from the Kitchen For Dummies

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9780764554520: Gifts from the Kitchen For Dummies

Whipping up delicious edible gifts for any occasion is a snap with this fun cookbook and packaging guide. From easy-to-follow recipes to creative presentation ideas, you’ll find everything you need to make special, personal gifts that taste great and look terrific. Step-by-step, professional food presenter and recipe developer Andrea Swenson shows you how to whip up tasteful delights for every holiday and occasion, including:

  • Scrumptious chocolate candies, cakes and sauces
  • Delicious cookies of every description
  • Savory sauces and condiments
  • Dreamy cakes, pies breads, scones and pretzels
  • Edible and non-edible wrappings for your food gifts

Each chapter of Gifts From the Kitchen For Dummies gives you everything you need to get through the 75 recipes featured—from the basics of kitchen craft to more complicated preparation techniques. Here’s just a small sampling of the eye-popping, mouthwatering treats you’ll learn to make:

  • Cranberry-walnut monkey bread, pineapple-ginger scones and prosciutto-fig quick bread and
  • Pecan-cream pound cake and buttermilk-streusel coffee cake
  • Chocolate truffles, piña colada candies and candy sushi
  • Banana-mango chutney, grainy apricot mustard and scallion butter
  • Almond and date mandlebrot, eggnog cookies, crispy cappuccino froths
  • Strawberry-pineapple jam, sweet onion marmalade and pear-cranberry compote
  • Almond paste “wrapping paper,” chocolate nest, pastillage containers
  • Barbecue almonds, red pepper humus, South-of-Somewhere Salsa
  • Lemon-lime icebox pie, plum-almond tart, orange cannoli pie

Expressive your love and delight your friends and family with the tasty, attractive, homemade treats you’ll find in Gifts From the Kitchen For Dummies.

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Get inspired with tips on cooking, gift-wrapping, and presentation

Delight your friends and family with tasty, attractive, homemade treats!

Whipping up delicious edible gifts for any occasion is a snap with this fun cookbook and packaging guide. From easy-to-follow recipes to creative presentation ideas, you’ll find everything you need to make special, personal gifts that taste great and look terrific.

About the Author:

Andrea Swenson is a formally trained chef, cooking teacher, and amateur food historian. She has worked as a food stylist and recipe developer for food companies, television, and print publications.

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