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But only for a little bit!  At theend of the month I'll be attending theNational Gift Basket Convention and the Fancy Food Convention.  Can't wait to see what new ideas I'll obtain for fresh basket designs and what great new gourmet goodies I can add to the current inventory on hand.  I apologize if my absence may cause any inconvenience to any of you during my time away.  In attending the NationalGift Basket Convention I stay updated on the current trends and designs and also get to see all the friends I've made.  It's wonderful to catch up with others in the same industry both on a business and personal level.  We get to share ideas, designs, challenges, etc and see how the best in our business have excelled.

I want to invite you to 'Like' my Facebook page so you can stay posted on any exciting news and photos I'll be posting during my classes and adventures away.  Facebook.com/Barbers.Baskets 

Religion and Gift Baskets

In my industry one needs to be familiar with various religious beliefs and customs.  Why? Well it helps when a client orders a basket for a specific event say a Sympathy Gift.  It's my job to recognize if a certain gift is not acceptable for a recipient within a religion he or she may practice. [...]

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St. Patty's Mini Pot Pies

A Pillsbury RecipeIngredients1  small green bell pepper1 1/2  cups roasted garlic marinara sauce or regular marinara sauce1  block (8 oz) mozzarella cheese, shredded1  package (3.5 oz) sliced pepperoni, chopped1  can (8 oz) Pillsbury™ refrigerated Crescent Dough Sheet1  egg, slightly beaten StepsShow Images1Heat oven to 375°F. Lightly spray 4 (8-oz) glass custard cups with cooking spray. Place [...]

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Sugar Free, Gluten Free Equals Flavor Free?

In the past 7 years the requests for sugar free and gluten free baskets has been rising.  As I had a father that had high blood pressure and diabetes, I'm aware of the dangers in consuming sugar and salty foods.  I grew up being exposed to what foods turn to sugar and how to season [...]

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Best By or Use By?

Ever wonder how these two differ or matter with the food your consuming?  Being that my business daily handles food items I know how important it is to pay attention to these two terms.Here are a few tips and info.  The 'Use By' date is about safety.  This means food should be consumed by this [...]

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Mimosa's Anyone?

I love going to a get together with friends during brunch and having a few Mimosa's. But did you know these fun drinks are great also for wedding and baby showers? Recently I made a gift basket for an individual who couldn't make it to a baby shower and placed 4 bottles of [...]

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