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Thursday, November 08, 2012

Host Gift: Rolling Pin Recipes | Family Economics

By Cathe Holden

            

My husband is the master baker in our house. He picks and prepares seasonal fruits all year long and turns them into pie fillings, freezing each portion in the gallon-size Ziploc® Brand Slider Storage and Freezer Bags with the Smart Zip® Seal. He always packs frozen fillings in a cooler to take camping and then bakes his pies in a Dutch oven over hot coals for the best outdoor desserts. At home, he not only bakes pies for our family, but also brings them along when having dinner at a friend’s home.

In my opinion, an important part of being a gracious dinner guest is to bring along an offering such as a pie, small potted herb or something handmade. Since I am more skilled at crafts than baking, I’ve created an offering that is just as welcome during the fall and winter months -- a rolling pin wrapped with uniquely-designed recipe cards.

For this project I designed folding recipe cards for you to print and trim out. I was inspired by the tartan pattern of a vintage tin recipe file box. You may choose to gift your cards blank or add your favorite baking recipes.

Rolling pin recipes

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To assemble your gift, simply stack several recipe cards together and wrap them around a new or vintage rolling pin. Tie with a ribbon or wrap with matching printed-paper or a paper strip.

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What is your favorite hostess gift to give or receive?

Photo courtesy of Cathe Holden.

6 Comments so far

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On Sunday, August 04, 2013, Ginger wrote

Love this Idea.... Thanks so much for sharing your creativity and your downloads!

On Saturday, January 05, 2013, Lori from Missouri wrote

Oh gosh, Cathe, thanks so much for this! I have carried on a tradition started by my grandmother years ago of giving new brides their own rolling pin. It might seem silly to some (and completely foreign to others), but I have cherished the continuity I feel when I go out to hunt down just the perfect rolling pin. It's a gift that gives me unusual joy to give. Now, with the addition of your wrap and recipe cards, I can polish the gift off just a little more, perhaps even writing out the story of how my grandmother passed the tradition to me, and now I am passing it on to the recipient. Oh yes, I like this. Thanks a million!

On Friday, November 09, 2012, Karyl wrote

Thank you for the idea for a host/hostess gift, but now, how about sharing the recipe for the Asparagus Pizza! :-) What a temptation in those first few ingredients!

On Thursday, November 08, 2012, Linda S. wrote

This is really great. Love the graphics. This would also be great for a wedding shower gift. Thanks Cathe your the greatest!!

On Thursday, November 08, 2012, Second Hand Rose (UK) wrote

What a great idea Cathe:o) Favourite gift to give - lovely home-made cookies, and to receive ? Anything that my guest has been good enough to bring! Thank you for the downloads, they'll sure come in useful.

On Thursday, November 08, 2012, Kristin from Ca. wrote

These are great! Thank you for sharing!

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