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BH&G Food Gifts

BH&G Food Gifts

BH&G Food Gifts 2020
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With the delicious recipes and clever packaging ideas in this magazine, anyone can make special edible gifts for friends, coworkers, teachers, and others. Each of the fun-to-make packages is paired with recipes. Baked goods, casseroles, mixes, and more can be wrapped up in creative gift containers that suit the food perfectly. Easy to make from inexpensive, readily available materials, the festive packages show off your creativity and holiday spirit, but they won't eat up too much precious time.

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United States
Meredith Corporation
R 178,22

in this issue

1 min.
editor's letter

It’s been quite the year, but the holidays are finally upon us, and we are all so ready to make the season merry and bright. We want to help you share the love—even if it’s from afar—with heartfelt handmade gifts that are edible, too! Our new edition of Food Gifts magazine combines all the creative elements of baking, crafting, and gifting into one perfect package. Throughout this issue are the best sweet and savory treats for sharing—cookies, quick breads, candies, snack mixes, soups, dessert sauces, and homemade liqueurs—as well as simple ideas for packaging and presenting your edible gifts using easy-to-find crafting supplies. Build your own crafts closet with essential tools and supplies (p. 4), plus get the scoop on making artsy wrapping paper and tags with items you have on hand…

2 min.
build your craft closet

TOOLS • Clear grid ruler • Paper cutter • Scissors • Crafts knife • Self-healing cutting mat • Acrylic rolling pin • Paper punch • Paper punches • Decorative-edge scissors • Pinking shears • Printer • Label maker PAPER PRODUCTS • Butcher paper • Solid-color wrapping paper • Decorative gift wrap • Cardstock and scrapbooking papers • Crepe paper • Tissue paper • Sticker paper • Blank gift tags ADHESIVES • All-purpose crafts glue • Extra-strength crafts glue, such as E6000 brand • Hot-glue gun and glue sticks • Roll-on adhesive • Clear tape • Double-stick tape • Painters tape CRAFTS SUPPLIES • Markers • Paint pens • Artists brushes • Acrylic paint • Chalkboard paint • Washi tape • Clothespins • Pom-poms • Ribbon • Twine • Chenille pipe cleaners • Air-dry clay • Polymer oven-bake clay PACKAGING SUPPLIES • Clear treat bags • Paper treat bags • Roll of clear cellophane • Decorative waxed paper sheets • Parchment paper • Jars • Cake and cookie boxes • Popcorn and fry boxes • Sandwich boxes • Paper cups • Lollipop sticks • Bamboo skewers…

4 min.
make your own wrap & tags

Gift Wrap Create your own artsy wrapping paper using butcher paper, filler paper, crepe paper (p. 94), solid-color gift wrap, gift bags, paper sacks, and treat bags. 1 MULTICOLOR BRUSHSTROKES Use artists brushes to apply different colors of acrylic paint. 2 SPLATTER PAINT Dip a toothbrush or stiffbristled brush into acrylic paint mixed with a bit of water. Pull back on the brush bristles with your fingers and flick the paint onto the paper. 3 STAMPING Stamp acrylic paint onto solid-color paper using a pencil eraser (opposite) or an old clothespin (below). 4 MONOCHROMATIC BRUSHSTROKES Use an artists brush to apply one color of acrylic paint. 5 BRUSH MARKERS Jazz up white butcher paper with fun waterbase ink markers. 6 STAMP OUTLINES Dip a cookie cutter in acrylic paint to make a clever stamp. You can also use the cutter as a stencil…

6 min.
meery mixes

HOT MOCHA COCOA MIX START TO FINISH 15 minutes 3 cups nonfat dry milk powder3 cups sifted powdered sugar1½ cups unsweetened cocoa powder⅔ cup instant coffee crystals1 tsp. salt1 cup mini semisweet chocolate chips 1. In an extra-large bowl stir together first five ingredients (through salt). Divide mixture among five pint jars or gift bags. Divide chocolate chips among jars or gift bags. Store at room temperature up to 3 months. Makes 5 (1⅔-cup) jars of mix. HOT COCOA MIX Prepare as directed, except omit coffee crystals. MAKE YOUR COCOA! Include these directions on the jar when you gift your cocoa mix. Before using, stir chocolate chips into cocoa mix. For each serving, place ⅓ cup of the mix in a mug. Gradually add 1 cup boiling water, stirring until chocolate chips are melted. Serve with…

11 min.
cookies and bars

WRAP-AND-ROLL Print tag from BHG.com/FGTags (PDF, pp. 3, 8) onto sticker paper. Color with markers if desired. Wrap a stack of cookies in waxed paper. Overwrap in crepe paper, leaving extra length at ends. Tie with string. Wrap in handpainted paper (pp. 6-7); secure with doublestick tape. Adhere tag. PUMPKIN-SPICED SPRITZ PREP 20 minutes BAKE 6 minutes per batch at 375°F 1½ cups butter, softened1 cup packed brown sugar2 tsp. pumpkin pie spice1 tsp. baking powder¼ tsp. baking soda¼ tsp. salt¼ cup canned pumpkin1 egg1 tsp. vanilla3½ cups all-purpose flour¼ cup granulated sugar2 tsp. pumpkin pie spice¼ cup butter, melted 1. Preheat oven to 375°F. In a large bowl beat 1½ cups butter with a mixer on medium to high 30 seconds. Add next five ingredients (through salt). Beat until combined, scraping bowl as needed.…

13 min.
bread and muffins

DOUBLE-CHOCOLATE S’MORES BANANA BREAD PREP 20 minutes BAKE 35 minutes at 350°F COOL 10 minutes 1½ cups all-purpose flour½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder1 tsp. baking powder½ tsp. baking soda½ tsp. salt2 eggs, lightly beaten1½ cups mashed ripe bananas (4 to 5)½ cup granulated sugar½ cup packed brown sugar½ cup vegetable oil1 tsp. vanilla1 cup milk chocolate chips1 cup coarsely crushed graham crackers1 cup vanilla marshmallow bits, such as Kraft Jet-Puffed Mallow Bits 1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease four 5¾×3¼-inch disposable miniature foil loaf pans. In a large bowl stir together first five ingredients (through salt). Make a well in center of flour mixture. 2. In a medium bowl combine next six ingredients (through vanilla). Add egg mixture all at once to flour mixture. Stir just until moistened (batter should be lumpy). Fold in ¾ cup…