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November 29, 2012

Christmas Goodie Basket | Food Theory Thursday

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It is now officially the holiday season and gift giving ideas are a hot commodity!  Many of us want to give something new and different (or at least something that will delight), which may not always be the easiest thing to find.  Well, we here at Culinary Crafts are BIG believers in handcrafted, thoughtfully collected gifts of some of the yummiest food and treats anywhere.  Lucky for us, we know where you can get some (our staff is super talented at creating some yummy stuff, you may say!) and we know the very best artisans in Utah to really incorporate the delicious flavors of this great state! This year, we created this gourmet picnic basket with some casual, comfort food classics, sure to please anyone!  Handcrafted, artisan cheeses made by Mary, Ryan, and Kaleb at Beehive Cheese Co., Culinary Crafts' signature Bacon Bourbon Popcorn, and Mason Jar Chocolate Peanut Butter Cupcakes were just a few of the delectable offerings!  Many of these items are also AWESOME ideas for the at-home DIY gift giver.  Simple mason jars with the cupcake baked inside and a cute disposable spoon tied to it is a creative way to give a traditional cupcake.  Little paint can buckets are a fabulous DIY way to dress up any snack-type gift whether it be popcorn, candied almonds, handwrapped caramels - well you get the idea!  And lastly, making your own chocolate bark is always festive and simply presenting it in a glassine or plastic bag with a pretty sticker or beautiful ribbon is a great way to make your treat look as good as it tastes.  There are so many DIY ideas for the holidays, but I have to say the gift of food is always a welcome treat, especially when you take the time to select or make the best - and dress it up in your own way!  Happy gifting everyone! Check out more Salt Lake City, Park City, and Utah County catering on www.culinarycrafts.com! Photos by Logan Walker, A Pepper Nix Photographer

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