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6 Baked Goods for Gifting

July 30, 2014

There's a shortage of thoughtful gift-giving these days. We e-mail cards and send checks. We forget favorite colors and special tastes. Though we'd never knock the kindness behind a quick message (or quick cash), there's just something about a homemade plate of treats that says, "I care." 

Whether you've got new neighbors in your 'hood or you're just trying to brighten up a friend's week, nothing makes an impact quite like a plateful of something delicious that's sweetly presented and full of flavor.

Gift your treat on a plate the recipient can keep, and you just might up your chances of a return act of kindness. 

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Blueberry, Oatmeal, and Flaxseed Muffins by Merrill Stubbs in Tulip Baking Cups

Blueberry, Oatmeal, and Flaxseed Muffins  Tulip Baking Cups

Gran's Gifted Cheesecake by inpatskitchen on a Jadeite Glass Cake Plate  

Cake Plate - Jadeite Glass  Gran's Gifted Cheesecake 

Alice Medrich's Best Cocoa Brownies by Genius Recipes on a Lace Tray

Alice Medrich's Best Chocolate Brownies  Lace Tray

Truly Scrumptious Apple Pie by mrslarkin in a PieBox

PieBox  Truly Scrumptious Apple Pie 

Magical Marvelous Memorable Cookies by drbabs on a Wood Tray

Magical Marvelous Memorable Cookies  Wood Tray

Maialino's Olive Oil Cake by Genius Recipes on the Pillivuyt Cake Stand

Pillivuyt Cake Stand  Maialino's Olive Oil Cake  

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I'm a former Food52 Julia Child Food Writing Fellow now studying law so I can make food fairer, more delicious, and more sustainable for everyone. I was born and raised in Montreal (mostly on poutine and matzoh ball soup), but in my heart I am an Italian grandma—I live on pizza and make a mean eggplant parmesan.

1 Comment

Allison T. July 30, 2014
I love making food for others! It brings me so much joy to know that I brightened their day. Food truly brings people together no matter their backgrounds. Thanks for a great article.