Homemade goodies are fun and easy to make .They also afford you the exciting opportunity to use your creativity to design your own custom packaging. One favorite Erev Purim memory of mine, is standing in the kitchen with my children packaging piles of freshly baked oatmeal chocolate chip cookies. These memories and the warm feelings last long after the last cookies are gone. Over the years working for Family First Magazine, I’ve prepared many packaging ideas using home baked items. Here are a couple of ideas.
Every season of the year brings with it the delicious fruits of the season. In the fall it’s the red, juicy apples. In the winter it’s the plump and nutritious oranges. In the spring and summer it’s the berries, melons and my personal favorite – the peach!
Looking for a bouquet of flowers that will satisfy everyone’s taste – have we got a sweet idea for you! This beautiful “arrangement” can be simply assembled and is sure to be a most popular bunch of flowers. Let your creativity “blossom” as you beautify each flower . As an added bonus these flowers are sure to stay looking fresh throughout Shvuot ….. if they’re not eaten first.
Cheese Cake, Cheese Blintzes, Cheese Muffins, how about Cheese Cookies?!? This recipe originally appeared in a Mishloach Manot presentation I did for the Mishpacha Magazinelast year.As one of the themes was photography, I topped off of the arrangement with these delectable Cheese Cookies (thus the “Just say Cheese!”).This recipe is easy to make, and judging by the positive feedback I received, these cookies will be a great addition to your Shavuout baking.
As we are surrounded by fall’s beautiful foliage outside, how about bringing some color, creativity and fun indoors as well. Perfect for a long Sunday afternoon - you wont be”leaf” how much your children will enjoy creating these “tree”ts.
Few things can compare to the excitement of a three year old as he awaits his Upsherin (at least until he sees the real scissors!) With the big “Upsherin Day” just around the corner, here is a fun and easy idea that will add to this memorable occasion.