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Top 10 Hostess Gifts for the Cook

Posted by | Favorite Finds, Gifts, Hostess Gift | 18 Comments

With temperatures dropping and leaves changing colors, we know that we are very quickly entering in to the holiday season. It is also the time of year when we are being invited to the homes of friends, family and colleagues to celebrate happy times over good food and conversation. When you get that warm welcome invitation, you may wonder what host or hostess gift would be a nice show of appreciation for their hospitality.

This year, Inspiring Kitchen is going to help you find that perfect hostess gift. After doing some extensive research, we have found unique and exciting gifts for you to give to your hosts.… Read more

Top 6 Themes from Sweets and Snacks Expo

Posted by | Candy, Snacks, Sweets, Trade Show | 22 Comments

Having not even finished the National Restaurant and BAR Show, I am adventuring into my third show of the week. The Snacks and Sweets Expo. Not a hard one to end the week with, that is for sure!

Inspiring Kitchen Top 10 Observations from the Sweets and Snacks Show

This was my first experience with this particular food show so I wanted to get an idea what I was going to see and what brands were there. This show definitely gives you a feeling of fun and enjoyment when you walk through the aisles. Very clever designs when it comes to displays, packaging and themes. When you first walk in, you see museum looking displays of dresses and bags made out of candy and wrappers.… Read more

Homemade Chocolate Covered Toffee

Posted by | Baking, Candy making, Desserts, Hostess Gift, Recipes | No Comments

If you have always wanted to experiment with candy making but were hesitant to try it , then this decadent, melt-in-your-mouth toffee is just the recipe for you. It is so easy to make with just a handful of ingredients.

Inspiring Kitchen Homemade Chocolate Covered Toffee

These are ideal for giving as hostess gifts whether you wrap them in decorative cello bags or find a pretty plate to put them on. In fact, many times I will find plates that have a decoration on them that is either seasonal or fits the personality of the hostess to leave with them. If I am attending a number of different parties, then finding dessert or appetizer plate sets (they typically come in sets of 4) works great.… Read more

25 Best Holiday and Hostess Gifts

Posted by | Art, Candles, Cocktails, Coffee, Cookbooks, Cooking, Foods, Gift Guide, Gifts, Holidays, Home Decor, Home Design, Knives | 16 Comments

Inspiring Kitchen holiday card 

 inspiring kitchen 25 gifts collage

It’s the fabulous time of year for celebrating the holidays with your family and friends. When it comes to choosing hostess and holiday gifts, sometimes it is hard to know where to start. Inspiring Kitchen is here to be your personal holiday shopper. You will find a range of gifts that focus on cooking, entertaining, home décor, foods and beverages to thrill your host, hostess, family and friends. Don’t forget to treat yourself as well to these wonderful gifts.

 Inspiring kitchen food gift guide

Finding unique gifts for the food lover is always challenging but have I got two solutions for you! Both items are perfect for those who love making a dish their own.… Read more

Creative Bakeware

Posted by | Bakeware, Entertaining, Housewares | 15 Comments

Have you ever been invited to a friend’s house and wanted to bring a baked item but didn’t want to worry the hostess with returning your pan? Or wanted to bake cupcakes but pictured a really fun and creative wrapper? I just learned about an award winning brand of baking pans that are made of oven-safe paper and plastic and come in a wide variety of colors, themes, designs and sizes. For me, this is a perfect opportunity to try out all the recipes that I have been collecting of different breads, desserts, muffins and cakes as it makes sharing so much easier.… Read more