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‘tis the season to.... • • • • • •

celebrate give thanks laugh a lot indulge a little give peace a chance garnish your loved ones!

IN SEPTEMBER WE CELEBRATED MY FATHER’S 70TH BIRTHDAY. (I’M GETTING OLD!!) The month was also packed to the brim with sports, back to school activities and settling into the post-summer groove. Needless to say, it’s a busy time here. I know you can relate! When my dad’s big day was less than a week away, I had yet to put together a gift. I wasn’t at a total loss, though. I knew what I wanted to do. As the days approached my head was swimming with ideas. Folding laundry would bring one bit of an idea; loading the dishwasher another. And then walking the aisles of my craft store brought the final inspiration and sealed the deal. You see, my dad was going to be in the South on his special day with his brother and some great friends. But the rest of our family would not be there to celebrate. So why not bring us to him. Heaven forbid I pop a picture in a frame and send it on its merry way. I mean, I had a brainwave! And when one hits (and let’s be honest, it ain’t that often!) you’ve got to go with it. It was going to be a hectic couple of days to get my project done in time to overnight ship but I guess that’s the way it goes when you wait until the last minute. I thought about abandoning the project and just sending a picture frame but come on, where’s the fun in that? WHERE AM I GOING WITH ALL THIS YOU ASK AND WHAT IN THE WORLD DOES IT HAVE TO DO WITH OUR GARNISH WORKBOOK? Let me tell you a little something about that birthday gift I created. Yes, it took a little time. Yes, the dust bunnies nibbled a couple of extra days on my floors. Yes, I put the power of my dishwasher detergent to test from neglected dishes. But here’s the thing. He loved the surprise gift. Everyone at the party thought it was great fun having the rest of his family there. And I had a deliriously beyond giddy time putting it all together. It was far from perfect and let’s just say you could definitely tell it was homemade. I was laughing at myself for laughing at my creation. I know, I know, what can I say? I live on the corner of giddy and geek!

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OK. So Picasso I’m not. But a gift from the heart touches hearts, every time! And who doesn’t love heads on sticks?

AND THIS IS MY POINT. THE HOLIDAYS DON’T NEED TO BE PERFECT. THEY JUST NEED TO BE JOYFUL. Don’t approach the season with a Pinterest obsession and resulting massive to-do list (hello... major buzz-kill!). Instead, try to focus on savoring all the little moments that remind you just what makes this life so wonderful. That’s my goal this year! And that’s the idea behind your Garnish Workbook. Little ideas with big impact. And of course Garnish has everything you need to get it done with ease and grace. From taking home leftovers in style to treating everyone on your nice list, our Workbook will help you breeze through the holiday season...and beyond. Because you know we think the everyday is just as deserving of a little Garnish as the holidays! HAVE FUN WITH IT. Enjoy the simplicity of Garnish. Enjoy the beauty of giving. And take it from one DIY-er to another... it’s okay if you don’t have the exact same font found in one of our inspiration shots. It’s okay if your strong suit is not label making. If you’re not a baker, you can still Garnish. Trust me, whatever you create is going to be its own world of fantastic and because you enjoyed putting together, it’s going to make an even better gift. I have the pleasure of working with Michelle at A Girl Named Fred and stylist / photographer Catherine Choquette to put this Workbook together. If left to my own devices, my ideas might be a little more along the lines of heads on sticks. But you know what? Heads on sticks are awesome. And your ideas will be, too. When adding a little Garnish, there is no perfect...just perfectly you. All the best to you and yours this holiday season, and into 2013. We’ll see you right back here in the Spring with the next issue of Garnish! PS. In the spirit of easy, we’ve hyper-

Suzanne

linked our products, external links and recipes in blue. Just click and go! garnish workbook • 2012

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a little something for the hostess IF YOUR SEASONAL CALENDAR IS ANYTHING LIKE OURS, IT’S PACKED TO THE RAFTERS WITH SOCIAL EVENTS! And if your mother is anything like ours (and ours is wonderful!), she taught you never to arrive at someone else’s party empty handed. Here you’ll find some simple ideas for putting together a Garnished hostess gift that’s sure to make anyone feel pampered. And in this busy season, let’s face it... a little pampering goes a long way!

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getting inspired by this easy-as-pie Garnish!

must stop making lists at the coffee shop! but not willing to give up the pumpkin spice latte!

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because... she takes the cake! Help your hostess indulge her inner chocoholic with this simply delicious (but deliciously simple) treat!

NO MATTER HOW OFTEN WE SAY THAT WE BELIEVE THE BEST GARNISHES ARE THE SIMPLEST, EASIEST, MOST LICKETY-SPLIT GARNISHES... NO ONE EVER BELIEVES US. Well, we say the proof is in the pudding... or the chocolate lava cake, as the case may be. You can put this Garnish together in no time flat. So whip up a few and it can be your go-to gift. And your hostess will lick the spoon clean!

What I’ll need:

FROM THE GROCER

FROM THE CRAFT SHOP

FROM GARNISH

ready-to-microwave mini

kraft paper

lava cake (this one from

(maybe try out

Betty Crocker is great)

Paper Source)

one cupcake bag with insert

one wood spoon

caramel or butterscotch

one baking cup

or fruit sauce (love these

one small squeeze bottle

sauces from Smuckers)

red & white bakery twine

print template

The game plan: 1.

Pop the cake mix bag out of the package and into the baking cup.

2.

Fill the squeeze bottle with special sauce.

3.

Slip the insert in the cupcake bag, and put the baking cup (with cake mix) and squeeze bottle (with sauce) inside.

* if you’re substituting treats, we’ve given you a blank template to write up your own instructions!

4.

Tie up the bag with some twine.

5.

Run the printable* through the printer, and cut the slits where indicated.

6.

Insert the wood spoon, tape the label to the bag, and get ready to Garnish! garnish workbook • 2012

because... it’s the morning after the night before. Sometimes the best Garnish is the one that offers a little TLC. This quick and tasty breakfast-to-go is just the ticket for a busy hostess. BETWEEN STRESSING OVER THE TURKEY AND FRETTING OVER THE STUFFING, THE LAST THING ON YOUR HOSTESS’S MIND IS NEXT MORNING’S BREAKFAST. This Garnish will encourage her to take a moment for herself and bask in the glow of a successful celebration. After all, breakfast is the most important meal of the day!

What I’ll need: FROM THE GROCER

FROM THE CRAFT SHOP

FROM GARNISH

kraft paper (try out

one squat gable box

Paper Source)

ready-to-microwave hot

one soup container with lid

great instant oatmeals)

one plastic bottle with lid

fruit juice

one glassine bag

mini bagels

one cellophane bag

granola for crunch

stamped wooden cutlery

tea

cereal (Quaker makes

(we used Bon Appetit!) •

brown & white bakery twine

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Make it your own! This is what we packed for our friend, but you could swap out anything here for some of your hostess’s favorite treats.... how about mini-donuts? A fruit cup? Maybe some greek yogurt? OK, we’re hungry now!

The game plan: 1.

Prep my labels on kraft paper... about 8.5" x 2" is the right size.

2.

Empty the instant cereal into the soup container and pop on the lid.

3.

Fill the plastic bottle with juice and screw on the lid.

4.

Pop some granola into the glassine bag and staple it shut.

5.

Use some bakery twine to tie a teabag to the granola.

6.

Place the mini bagels in the cellophane bag and secure with twine.

7.

Everything goes in the squat gable box. Add the label, and tie the handle with a final twist of twine.

Piece o’ cake! Yep, it really is that easy to add some Garnish to anyone’s day! Looking for more hostess gift ideas? Check out these greatest hits (tagged hostess gift) from the Garnish blog. garnish workbook • 2012

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a little something for the kids AAAHHH.... THE HOLIDAYS. FOR MANY OF US, ALL IT TAKES IS THE MENTION OF “FAMIILY THANKSGIVING” AND IN OUR MIND’S EYE WE SEE... THE KIDS’ TABLE! Remember the kids’ table? When we were growing up, we were relegated to our grandparents’ coffee table, and got to indulge in mini glasses of ginger ale (oh, the luxury!). But that was about the extent of the kids’ table festivities. Today, we think the experience can benefit from a little Garnish. After all, you’re only young once!

le this year ) the kids tab - Jennifer (14 ) (5 on s k c a J - Gracie (8) - Emily (7) - Carson (11) ) (4 rk - Ma

* Tanis (16) graduates to the big table (get another placemat!)

1 1/2 C powdered suga r 1 C butter, softened 1 tsp vanilla 1/2 teaspoon almond ex tract

1 egg

1 1/2 cups all purpose flour 1 tsp baking soda 1 tsp cream of tart ar granulated sugar

USE MOM’S SUGAR COOKIE RECIPE!

Preheat oven to 375.

Mix powdered sugar, butter, vanilla, almond extract and egg. St ir in remaining ingred ients (except granulated su gar). Cover and refrig erate 3 hours. Divide dough in halve s and roll each half to about 1/4 inch thick. Cut int o shapes with cookie cutters & sprinkle with granula ted sugar. Place on lightlygreased cookie sheet and bake until edges are light brown (7-8 min utes). garnish workbook • 2012

because... they’re little sweeties. Keep the kids occupied with this DIY dessert. A tasty treat that’s fun, too! You’ll be the most popular adult in the room! OF COURSE, COOKIES ARE A HIT WITH KIDS OF ALL AGES, BUT DIY COOKIES ARE AN EXTRA-SPECIAL HIT WITH THE YOUNGER CROWD. Time this Garnish perfectly, and the adults will be able to enjoy a leisurely dessert—and even your coffee!—without kiddie interruptions.

What I’ll need:

The game plan:

FROM THE GROCER

FROM GARNISH

ingredients for your

(per kit)

favorite sugar cookie

one kraft paper tray

recipe (or feel free to use

one sheet of caramel

1.

Color the icing by mixing in the food coloring and

one of each color. 2.

Fill the mini plastic cups

waxed tissue paper

with decorating supplies

store bought sugar cookie

two plastic cups with lids

and pop the lids on.

sprinkles, ready-to-spread

three small squeeze bottle

icing & decorating supplies

one medium cello bag

food coloring

red & white bakery twine

ours) OR your favorite •

then fill the bottles with

3.

Fill the cello bag with cookies and tie on some twine.

4.

Line the tray with the waxed paper and arrange

Make it your own!

the supplies (so easy!).

We used sugar cookies for our Garnish, but this would be just as good with gingerbread men! You could even mix custom icing colors for each kit. (But only if you’re feeling extra crafty!) garnish workbook • 2012

because... they’re feeling crafty. We always say Garnish products are a blank canvas for your imagination. This idea celebrates that to the fullest! WE HAVE NEVER MET A KID WHO WOULD TURN HIS OR HER NOSE UP AT A CRAYON, OR A MARKER, OR A COLORING SHEET. This is great news for you! Pack up a few craft supplies and you’ve got hours of entertainment at the kids’s table. Satisfaction guaranteed!

What I’ll need: FROM THE CRAFT SHOP

The game plan: FROM GARNISH

1.

Use the template to print the lunch bags on

mini packs of crayons

(per kit)

mini packs of markers

one white lunch bag

coloring sheets

print template

white drawing paper

fun stickers

the printer. 2.

Pack the bags with the supplies and close them up.

3.

Set one bag at each kid’s spot at the table.

(Maybe hit the dollar bin?)

4.

Um... I think that’s it!

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This one’s simple. When in doubt, make ‘em laugh.

because...the joke’s on them. LET’S FACE IT, WITH ALL THE STRESSES OF THE HOLIDAY SEASON, LAUGHTER CAN AT TIMES BE IN SHORT SUPPLY. Garnish the kiddos with a little comic relief and you’ll be rewarded with enough smiles and giggles to remind everyone that laughter is the best medicine.

The game plan:

What I’ll need: FROM THE DOLLAR STORE

FROM THE CRAFT SHOP

1.

Source kid-friendly jokes, riddles and tongue twisters

plastic straw glasses

silly putty

small bouncy balls

toy kaleidescope

kraft paper (try out Paper Source)

from the Internet. 2.

riddes or tongue twisters FROM GARNISH

per kit. 3.

(skip the noise makers!)

Choose four jokes and four

(per kit) •

Print each set of jokes and tongue twisters on kraft

one white rectangle box

paper and cut out (about 8" x 3" should be the right size).

Make it your own!

4.

outs to the lid of the box. 5.

Kids love to laugh. Just about any fun toys from the dollar bin will do the trick! You could swap out the plastic straw glasses

Tape or glue the the print Fill each box with the goodies and close it up.

6.

Set one box at each kid’s spot at the table.

those funny moustache/nose glasses, if you like. garnish workbook • 2012

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a little something for your “nice” list. YOU KNOW WHAT WE LOVE ABOUT MAKING A NICE LIST? (WE DON’T MAKE NAUGHTY LISTS. WE PREFER TO LOOK ON THE BRIGHT SIDE OF LIFE.) It gives us a chance to take stock of all the folks who bring a little sunshine to our day. The people who make our lives a little easier. We’ve all got them in our lives, and this time of year is the perfect time to add a little Garnish to their day for a change.

THIS YEAR’S LIST...

finally get to use the simple chic inspiration of this pin!

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because.... they could use a little pick me up. A sweet treat in the middle of the day just for being awesome? Sign us up! ROUND ABOUT THIS TIME OF YEAR, MOST OF US ARE GOING-GOING-GOING AT A BREAKNECK PACE. Give the folks on your nice list a reason to stop and smell the roses... or munch on a cookie (a little more seasonally-appropriate!). They’ll get to to catch their breath, and that’s pretty much priceless during this busy season.

What I’ll need:

The game plan:

FROM THE GROCER

1.

Finalize my list!

2.

Line each container with a sheet of paper.

ingredients for my

3.

Pop 2 (or 3?) cookies inside and close lid.

favorite cookies OR

4.

Maybe use a round label to add a sweet sentiment on the lid?

really great store-bought

5.

Put the treats in the car and hand them out on my daily travels.

cookies (large size)

Make it your own!

FROM GARNISH We spread a little cookie cheer, but if the folks on (per cookie pack)

your nice list don’t havea sweet tooth, you’ve still

one plastic container

got options! Smoked almonds? Festive trail mix?

FDA waxed paper

Maybe even some savory crackers! garnish workbook • 2012

because... they love a surprise. It is a truth universally acknowledged that good things come in small packages!

GIFT CARDS ARE SUCH A GREAT INVENTION. YOU SET THE BUDGET AND THEY CHOOSE EXACTLY WHAT THEY WANT. But handing over a plastic card lacks a certain festive spirit. Why not pop them in gable boxes Garnished by you? Let the festivities begin!

What I’ll need:

The game plan:

FROM THE SHOPS 1. •

gift cards

FROM THE CRAFT STORE 2.

Prep ribbon: cut a 3”

scissors (or leave them

length, tie a knot in the

plain!).

middle, and cut a “v” on

5.

Cut out the card inserts.

each end with scissors.

6.

Place gift card in

Prep card inserts: run the

gable box.

cute ribbon

Garnish printable through

white card stock

the printer or write my

insert and pop it in a

own greetings using the

glassine bag and attach

blank template.

the bag to the box with

Attach ribbon to gable

double sided tape.

FROM GARNISH 3.

glue (or double sided

one small white or kraft

tape).

gable box •

one small glassine bag

one card insert printable

Select approproate card

boxes with a dot of hot

(per kit) •

7.

4.

Trim edges of glassine bags with pinking scissors, or other decorative

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SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE!

Make it your own! We had a blast coming up with seasonal card inserts for you. But we’ve given you a blank template, too. Just like all our Garnish products, it’s ready for your own personal touch. garnish workbook • 2012

because... they love snail mail. A berry box packed with old-fashioned paper delights will tickle anyone’s fancy.

WHO SAYS CRAFT KITS ARE JUST FOR KIDS? We think this Garnish is like a craft box for grown ups... grown ups who love all things stationery and paper. Wait, that sounds just like us! (P.S. This makes a great teacher’s gift... they’re always on the hunt for fun stationery for their notes home.)

What I’ll need:

The game plan:

FROM THE CARD SHOP

1.

note cards

2.

greeting cards

note paper

Arrange the items in the berry box.

FROM THE CRAFT STORE

Gift!

What? Too simple? If you must make it more complex, you could

gift tags

add some ribbon or twine to the berry box. You

fun pencils

could line the box with some of our waxed paper. If this is a gift for a teacher, have your kids add

FROM GARNISH

some custom artwork with paint pens or Sharpies! (But simple is good, too!)

(per kit) •

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because.... they always rise to the occasion. Here’s a Garnish that keeps on giving... a sweet loaf holds the promise of several days of tasty treats! SOMETHING ABOUT THE SWEET SMELL OF GINGERBREAD JUST MAKES US GIDDY. Share your love of sweet loaves (banana bread? equally tasty!) with those folks who are always there when you need them. And you can bake ‘em right in our loaf pans. Which means half your Garnish is already done!

What I’ll need:

The game plan:

FROM THE GROCER

1.

Print my labels (use this template from Avery).

2.

If I’m baking, bake up a batch of sweet loaves right in

ready-made sweet loaves

the Garnish loaf pans (so, so easy!).

or ingredients to make

3.

If I’m not baking, place my store-bought loavs into the loaf pans.

my own

4.

Place the filled loaf pan into the cello bag and tie up with twine.

5.

Place a label on each bag .

FROM GARNISH (per loaf pack)

Make it your own!

one loaf pan

one large cello bag

Contessa. But you could just as easily use a good

about 3 ft of bakery twine

quality store-bought loaf and Garnish it to your

one round kraft label

heart’s content!

We love this gingerbread recipe from The Barefoot

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a little this or that. DO YOU KNOW WHEN WE HAD OUR “AHA” MOMENT? WHEN WE SAW HOW THE BAREFOOT CONTESSA (A.K.A INA GARTEN) PACKAGED UP LEFTOVERS FOR HER GUESTS TO TAKE HOME. She didn’t put them in Tupperware. She didn’t use plastic baggies. She used deli containers. We were delighted, and a business was born! That “this or that” philosophy is what drives Garnish. It only takes a moment to turn the ordinary (OK, our scalloped potatoes are a little more than ordinary... they’re delicious!) into the extraordinary. And we think celebrating those moments is part of what makes this season so special.

totally using this idea for all our holiday gatherings!

2 pounds thinly sliced potatoes (about 4 cu ps)

3 Tbsp butter or ma rgarine

3 Tbsp all-purpose flo ur

1 tsp salt (or to ta ste) 1/2 tsp pepper (or to taste)

2 1/2 cups milk

1 small onion, finely ch opped 1 Tbsp butter or ma rgarine

BORROW THIS RECIPE!

Preheat oven to 325.

Heat 3 Tbsps of butt er in saucepan over low heat until melted. Stir in flo ur, salt and pepper. Co ok over low heat, stirring const antly, until mixture is smooth and bubbly. Remove fr om heat, stir in milk. Heat to boiling, stirring con stantly. Boil and stir 1 minute. Arrange potatoes in 2-quart greased ca sserole in 3 layers, topping each with 1/3 of the onions and sauce Dot with 1 Tb sp butter. Cover and bake 40 minutes. Uncover and continue baking for 45 minutes or until potat oes are tender. Let stand 5 to 10 minuts before serving. garnish workbook • 2012

you could do this...

because.... they love your scalloped potatoes. Or maybe they prefer your pumpking pie. Any way you Garnish it, it’s delicious!

WHO SAYS THE CELEBRATIONS HAVE TO END WHEN YOUR GUESTS LEAVE? Send them home with a little of this, and a taste of that, all packaged up Garnish-style. They’ll thank you when they don’t have to cook tomorrow!

What I’ll need:

The game plan:

FROM GARNISH

1.

Sort out my leftovers... what will pack well?

or you could do that!

2.

Make a quick list of who gets what.

small white bio-paks

3.

Write out my labels. Or print using using this template from Avery.

large kraft bio-paks

4.

Pack up food during kitchen clean up and send packs home

16 oz deli containers

round kraft labels

with guests.

You could also...

Our kraft paper take out bag is the perfect size for toting home your Garnished leftovers. Tie the handle up with a bit of twine and you’ve packaged one of life’s little moments. So, so easy! garnish workbook • 2012

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a little something for your guests. IT’S TRUE... ‘TIS BETTER TO GIVE THAN TO RECEIVE. That sentiment holds up year ‘round, but it’s particularly true during this season of thankfulness. So when you welcome friends and family into your home, why not send them back to their own homes with a little something to remember you by? It’s an easy way to spread the cheer!

WHAT’S HAPPENING @ HOME

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g on Thanksgivin ) (12 guests the 22nd n the Book club o us) 6th (5 of

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Christmas Drop-in on e 15 people?) Eve (mayb

eve with New Year’s ) (4 guests SIL and BIL

totally using this idea!

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because.... they have a sweet tooth. Chocolate is the universal language of “you’re awesome” (at least we think so!)

WE OFTEN HEAR THINGS LIKE “OH, I’D LOVE TO GARNISH, BUT I DON’T BAKE.” HERE’S A LITTLE SECRET. WE DON’T EITHER. We are the queens of store-bought. (Just keepin’ it real!) So don’t fret if your chocolates aren’t the hand-dipped confections you saw on Pinterest. Stock up on Lindors and pack them up with a little Garnish flair. Your guests will appreciate the thought, and the chocolate will taste delicious!

What I’ll need: FROM THE GROCER

The game plan: FROM THE CRAFT SHOP

1.

Prep my ribbon: pre-cut “once around the box”

chocolates (or other

festive ribbon

mini sweet treats) FROM GARNISH (per chocolate pack) •

one small kraft box

lengths. 2.

Fill the boxes.

3.

Wrap each box and finish with a simple knot.

Make it your own! We sent our guests home with chocolates, but you could choose just about any sweet treat. Peppermints? Mini candy canes? Candied nuts? All delicious! garnish workbook • 2012

because... they’re a chip off the old block. Pint-sized cookie dough is just the ticket for beating the winter blahs.

RIGHT, SO JUST WHEN WE SAY WE DON’T BAKE, WE THROW IN A BAKERY-INSPIRED GARNISH! But you know what’s inside these containers? Store-bought dough. Yep! We scooped it out into bite-size balls, but it’s still store-bought. And you know what? You don’t have to tell a soul. We promise you, what they’ll remember is that you made the time to sweeten their day.

What I’ll need:

The game plan:

FROM THE GROCERY STORE

1.

If using store-bought dough, use a mini-scoop to form dough balls. Store in freezer on a cookie sheet.

ready-made cookie dough

If making my own dough, prepare dough and use

OR ingredients for my

mini-scoop to form dough balls. Store in freezer on a c

favorite cookies

ookie sheet. 2.

FROM GARNISH

Prep labels: type out baking instructions and run through the printer (using this template from Avery) OR even easier... hand write labels for thatpersonal touch!

(per gift pack) •

one 16 oz. white or kraft paper bowl with lid

3.

Pack each container with dough balls and store in freezer.

4.

On party day, send guests home with their gifts (maybe add a festive pre-made bow to the lid?).

one white or kraft oval label

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Everything’s cute when it’s mini! We used a mini scoop to form our adorable (we told you we live on the corner of giddy and geek!) little dough balls (similar to this one from Williams Sonoma).

These Joy of Cooking chocolate chip cookies are our fave! Preheat the oven to 375. Grease or line two cookie sheets. Whisk together: 1 cup plus 2 Tbs all-purpose flour 1/2 tsp baking soda Beat in a large bowl until well-blended: 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened 1/2 cup sugar 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar Add and beat until well combined: 1 large egg 1/4 tsp salt 1 1/2 tsp vanilla Stir in the flour mixture until well-blended and smooth. Stir in 1 cup chocolate chips. Drop the dough by heaping teaspoonfuls about 2 inches apart on the cookie sheets. Bake, 1 sheet at a time, until the cookies are just slightly colored on top and the edges are brown, about 8 - 10 minutes. Let stand briefly, then remove to a rack to cool. Makes about 36 cookies. garnish workbook • 2012

because... they’ve got your back. Nothing warms up a chilly afternoon like a toasty cuppa! WHO SAYS DRINK BOXES ARE JUST FOR KIDS? This berry box filled with seasonal bevvies is the perfect adult treat. Add milk or water, shake, warm in the microwave and they’ve got a warm bevvie they can tote in their ripple cups as they go about their day.

What I’ll need: FROM THE GROCERY STORE

six ripple cups with lids

one large cello bag

8 oz of water in the second

6 inches of bakery twine

bottle and put on lid.

hot cocoa mix

hot cider mix

caramel waxed paper

2 oval kraft labels

3.

4.

waxed paper, and place the

The game plan:

festive ribbon

FROM GARNISH

Place labels on bottles, line each berry box with

FROM THE CRAFT STORE •

Place enough cider mix for

1.

bottles inside. 5.

the berry box with a dot or

Prepare my labels and run them through the printer

Attach festive ribbon to two of hot glue.

6.

Place ripple cups and lids

(per box)

(using this template from

in cello bag and fasten

Avery).

with some twine?

one pint rectangle berry box

2.

Place enough cocoa mix

7.

Maybe add some simple

two 8 oz plastic bottles

for 8 oz of milk in the first

drink instructions on a

with lids

bottle and put on lid.

note card? garnish workbook • 2012

love this ent! sentim

In this season of hope... make at least one really great snow angel... enjoy the company of those around you... savor the future... and take time to create at least one really great memory.

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what’s in store

get the garnish OUR (VIRTUAL) SHELVES ARE PACKED WITH EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO GARNISH THE HOLIDAYS... AND EVERY DAY! White, kraft, clear plastic and wood... all just waiting for your own personal touch.

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berry berry quite contrary

1. 2.

5. 4.

How does your Garnish grow? With nostalgia and fun and sweet berry boxes, all in a row!

3.

1. 1.5 quart cardboard berry box with handle: 6.5" x 5.25" x 3" • $1.75 ea 2. pint size wood berry box: 4.25" x 4.25" x 2.5" • $.60 ea 3. quart size wood berry box: 5.5" x 5.5" x 3" • $0.80 ea 4. quart size rectangle wood berry box: 8.13" x 4.38" x 2.63" • $0.85 ea 5. pint size rectangle wood berry box: 5.75" x 4" x 2.5" • $0.75 ea Get the Garnish here.

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frankly, my dear Rhett Butler may not have given a damn but Garnish sure does! Our gable boxes bring a touch of sophistication to any occasion.

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1. large white gable box with window: 9" x 6" x 6" • $2.50 ea 2. large gable box (white or kraft) 9" x 6" x 6" • $2.00 ea 3. squat gable box (white or kraft) 9.5" x 3" x 3" • $1.75 ea 4. small gable box (white or kraft) 4" x 2.5" x 2.5" • $1.15 ea Get the Garnish here. garnish workbook • 2012

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Cross our heart and kiss our elbows, everything is better in a box. Those famous blue ones may contain diamonds, but ours contain endless possibilities.

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1. square box (white or kraft): 4" x 4" x 4" • $0.70 ea 2. white square box: 6" x 6" x 4" • $0.75 ea 3. kraft rectangle box: 4.5" x 2.5" x 1.5" • $0.75 ea 4. rectangle box (white or kraft): 9" x 4" x 2 3/8" • $1.25 ea Get the Garnish here.

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happy as a clam These containers are ideal for packing up picnic and tailgate munchies, supplies, cakes and pies.

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1. small cardboard clamshell box: 5.5" x 5.5" x 3” • $1.00 ea 2. large cardboard clamshell box: 9" x 9" x 3" • $2.00 ea Get the Garnish here.

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Do you love takeout containers as much as we do? Maybe it’s the allure of the yummy delicacies inside... or maybe it’s just that takeout means we don’t have to cook!

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1. squat bio pak takeout (white or kraft): 7.75” x 5.5” x 2.5” • $1.10 ea 2. large gable box (white or kraft) 9” x 6” x 6” • $2.00 ea 3. small biopak takeout (white or kraft): 4.375” x 3.5” x 2.5” • $0.70 ea Get the Garnish here.

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hip 2b square We first learned this tidbit from Huey Lewis and the News. Then the characters of Sesame Street chimed in with their two cents. Now it’s our turn to let you know that it is oh so hip, to be square.

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1. geometric paperboard dish: 2.75” x 2.75” • $0.85 ea 2. geometric paperboard dish: lid

only • $0.25 ea Get the Garnish here.

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hinge on this

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Clearly the success of any gathering hinges on being surrounded by good friends, inviting conversation and bellies of laughs. It sure doesn’t hurt, though, to add a little garnish with these hinged containers.

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1. round clear container 12 0z: • $0.45 ea 2. square clear hinged container 48 oz 7” x 7” x 3” • $1.50 ea Get the Garnish here.

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it’s all so clear You won’t leave much to the imagination when you use our clear acetate box. When you want the beauty of the contents to shine through, these are perfect.

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1. clear acetate box with tuck top: 4” xv 4” x 4” • $1.25 ea 2. clear acetate box with tuck top: 3” x 3” x 3” • $0.85 ea Get the Garnish here.

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box appeal You don’t need to be a sommelier to know that a bottle of wine makes an excellent gift for any occasion. And you don’t need to be a toddler to remember that the packaging is half the fun! kraft wine box: 3.55” x 13.5” • $1.10 ea Get the Garnish here.

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ibop What could be easier and more enjoyable than sharing some of your favorite music with friends? Music adds great background noise to everyone’s laughter and conversation.

metal cd case with insert • $2.75 ea Get the Garnish here.

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asian persuasion fever

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Think bamboo and you just might think of cute pandas. But in the Garnish world, we think bamboo and we think fun, unique and creative pieces for fabulous moments. This is a fever you’ll want to catch.

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1. large wood paper serving cone: 5” tall x 2.75” diameter • $0.75 ea 2. wood paper cup: 2.25” diameter x 2.25” tall • $0.75 ea 3. wood paper serving cone 3.5” tall x 1.75” diameter • $0.40 ea 4. wood serving boat 6.5” x 3.25” x 0.75” • $0.80 ea Get the Garnish here.

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chip off the ol’ block Mmmm... fish and chips, lobster rolls, chicken fingers and fries. What memories come to mind? Sharing good meals with good friends? Now you can bring a little of that nostalgia home with our paper chipboard trays.

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1. kraft paperboard food tray: 7.75” x 6” • $0.45 ea 2. white paperboard french fry scoop: 3.75” x 5” x 2” • $0.35 ea 3. paper chipboard food tray: 9” x 7” • $0.60 ea 4. white paperboard food tray: 6.5” x 4.5” • $0.40 ea Get the Garnish here.

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contessa’s way

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At Garnish we love the Barefoot Contessa, aka Ina Garten. She has a knack for packaging up or wrapping up all of her yummies in simple ways, with simple tools, and making it all look chic.

1. 32 oz translucent deli container with lid • $0.85 ea 2. 16 oz translucent deli container with lid • $0.70 ea Get the Garnish here.

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double dip Let’s face it, everything tastes better with a little dip, and if kids can dip it they’ll most likely eat it! Our handy single-serve containers put an end to double dipping citations.

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1. white nut & party cup: 4 oz • $0.20 ea 2. black oval cup with lid: 1 oz • $0.25 ea 3. white dip cup: 1 oz • $0.10 ea Get the Garnish here.

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look mom, no dishes

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Love to bake? Love bringing a smile to a face with Grandma Betty’s infamous chocolate bread? Wonder if you’ll ever see that dish again? If the answer is yes then you need our oven-ready, disposable paper loaf pans.

1. small kraft loaf mold: 4” x 2” x 2” • $0.75 ea 2. kraft loaf mold: 7” x 3” x 1.75” • $1.00 ea Get the Garnish here.

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no snow required The first thing our paper cone cups will have you thinking of is sweet crunchy flavored ice. The next thing you’ll think of is how much fun you’ll have using these in so many different ways.

white paper cone cup: 4 oz • $0.15 ea Get the Garnish here.

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no soup for you

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The versatility and look of these “soup” containers is amazing. Tote some chicken noodle soup to help tame your friend’s sniffles or fill them with ice cream for your next sundae party.

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1. paper bowl with lid (white or kraft): 16 oz • $1.10 ea 2. paper bowl with lid (white or kraft): 8 oz • $1.00 ea Get the Garnish here.

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[patty cake Go ahead, bake my day... or not! Who says baking cups are just for baking? Why not fill them with truffles or cookies or nuts. Or let them eat quiche!

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1. baking cup • $0.40 ea 2. brown lotus cupcake liner • $0.25 ea Get the Garnish here.

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definitely not a pushover Those jingle bells of summer. They bring the children running to the ice cream truck. Looking for cool relief on a hot day? No need for the trucks, Garnish has you covered!

1. clear mini push pop • $0.90 ea 2. push pop with lid: 4 oz • $1.75 ea Get the Garnish here.

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who can make the sun shine Our favorite childhood hero was the Candyman. How can you not love someone who could make the sun shine while covering it in chocolate? These tubes are perfect for stashing your favorite sweet treats! clear plastic tube with cap: 1” x 8” • $1.60 ea Get the Garnish here.

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let’s do lunch Who says a lunch bag is just for your pb&j?! Now you can give the phrase “brown bagging it” a whole new meaning. Our mini white and kraft paper bags are perfect for party favors.

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1. lunch size paper bag (white or kraft): 5.25” x 3.5” x 10.75” • $0.25 ea 2. small paper bag (white or kraft): 3” x 1 7/8” x 6.25” • $0.20 ea Get the Garnish here.

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do me a favor Like window sheers delicately shade a window, our favor bags subtly hide what is waiting inside. With several sizes and materials to choose from you’ll find the perfect garnish for any party favor, from note cards to sweet treats.

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1. extra large glassine bag: 5.75” x 8.25” • $0.35 ea 2. kraft flat treat bag: 5” x 7” • $0.30 ea 3. burlap drawstring favor bag: 4” x 6” • $0.70 ea 4. small glassine bag: 2” x 3.75” • $0.10 5. medium glassine bag: 3.25” x 4.75” • $0.20 ea 6. large glassine bag: 4.75” x 6.75” • $0.25 ea Get the Garnish here.

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hello cello You will welcome our cellophane bags into your home with open arms. Add a stack of cookies or some chocolate pretzels for a little gift with flair. There is even one especially for cupcakes!

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1. medium cello gusset bag: 4” x 2.5” x 9.5” • $0.30 ea 2. small cello gusset bag: 3.5” x 2” x 7.5” • $0.25 ea 3. large cello gusset bag: 5” x 3” x 11.” • $0.35 ea 4. clear gusset bag with cupcake insert: 4” x 4” x 9” • $0.75 ea Get the Garnish here.

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oh goodie “Swag” is Hollywood speak for gift bags... and you don’t have to be a celeb to love them. Have the birthday boy or girl decorate the paper take out bags for each of their guests. However you use them, great style is in the bag!

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1. lined tie top bag (white or kraft): 4.25” x 2.5” x 9.75” • $0.55 ea 2. paper takeout bag (white or kraft): 11” x 11” x 5.75” • $0.80 ea 3. clear frosted diecut bag: 5.5” x 3.25” x 8.25” • $0.55 ea Get the Garnish here.

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coffee klatch coffee klatch - n: A casual social gathering for coffee and conversation. Sounds like a perfect moment for a Garnish!

1. cardboard coffee clutch (white or kraft) • $0.25ea Get the Garnish here.

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now that’s a cuppa Now you can have the coffee house experience at home... without the tonguetwisting lingo! Our simple cups hold a generous serving of your favorite hot and cold thirst-quenchers.

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1. white cup: 12 oz • $0.35 ea 2. kraft ripple cup: 12 oz • $0.40 ea 3. mini cup-clear plastic • $0.65 ea 4. kraft ripple cup: 4 0z • $0.35 ea not pictured 12 oz lid • $0.10 ea 4 oz lid • $0.10 ea mini cup lid • $0.25 ea Get the Garnish here.

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pack a punch No longer reserved for the conference room, these beverage containers perfectly combine style and function. Set up a hot chocolate bar or beverage center, add some cups and lids and let your guests help themselves.

beverage box: 96 oz • $10.25 ea Get the Garnish here.

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sippy-do-do-dah Sippy-de-do-dah, sippy-de-day My oh my what a wonderful way To add a little sparkle, to have a little fun Garnish has the way to get it all done!

paper straws (available in birch, grey, blue or red stripes on white paper; or blue or red dots on white paper): 8” • $0.08 ea Get the Garnish here.

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time in a bottle

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These easy-to-use plastic bottles are ideal for any kind of liquid, from oils and sauces to paints and potions. All of our bottles are dishwasher safe (top rack) and BPA free.

1. plastic bottle with cap: 2 oz • $1.30 ea 2. plastic mini milk jug: 32 oz • $4.50 ea 3. plastic bottle with cap: 8 oz • $1.50 ea Get the Garnish here.

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two for the road A picnic. A friend’s house. The hotel room of your wedding guests. With all the possibilities, we’re wondering what the final destination will be.

kraft cardboard drink carrier: 8” x 3.63” x 10.25” • $1.50 ea Get the Garnish here.

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picky, picky, picky

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If you have picky foods or picky eaters you’ll want these food picks. The knotted ones put the fun in function and are great for tall sandwiches. And the tongs are ideal to keep things “hands-free”.

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1. bamboo tong: 4” • $0.65 ea 2. cocktail fork: 4” • $0.25 ea 3. knotted pick: 4” • $0.25 ea Get the Garnish here.

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woodn’t you like to Sometimes we want to blend in with the crowd. Other times, we prefer to shout from the rooftops and make our presence known. Or perhaps,all you need is our disposable wooden cutlery to make a statement.

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1. wooden disposable demitasse spoon: 4” • $0.20 ea 2. wooden disposable fork: 6.25” • $0.25 ea 3. wooden disposable knife: 6.5” • $0.30 ea 4. wooden disposable spoon: 6.5” • $0.30 ea Get the Garnish here.

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say what?

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We’ve garnished your Garnish with our new line of stamped cutlery. Fun sayings plus fun colors are perfect for any occasion. These are sold in sets of 10.

1. stamped wooden spoons (“bon appetit”, “dig in” or “happy birthday” in blue, orange or grey): 6.25” • $5.00 for 10 2. stamped wooden demitasse spoons (“happy day”, “celebrate” or “yum” in blue, orange or grey or woodgrain): 4” • $5.00 for 10 3. stamped wooden forks (as per 6.25” spoons): 6.5” • $5.00 for 10 4. stamped wooden knives (as per 6.25” spoons): 6.5” • $5.00 for 10 Get the Garnish here.

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in the nick of twine This twine is the Garnish equivalent of the perfect jeans and crisp white tee combo. It always looks great, and it goes with just about anything!

bakery twine (black & white, blue & white, brown & white, green & white, natural, red & white) • $0.10 per foot Get the Garnish here.

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stick ‘em up

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Don’t leave the guesswork to your guests. No need to match lipstick marks to decipher whose cup is whose. Use our labels to shed some light on what is what.

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1. scalloped kraft labels: 3” x 2” • $1.25 for sheet of 10 2. oval labels (clear, kraft and white): 4” x 2” • $1.25 for sheet of 10 3. square labels (clear, kraft and white): 2” x .75” • $1.05 for sheet of 9 4. round labels (clear, kraft and white): 2.5” • $1.25 for sheet of 12 5. arched labels (clear, kraft and white): 2.25” x 4” • $1.05 for sheet of 6 Get the Garnish here.

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wrap it up Take a little tissue, add a little twine, put it all together and what do you find? A smile, a gasp, an embrace, a cheer. It’s all so simple; it’s all so clear!

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fda waxed tissue paper: (olive, caramel, white and red): 12” x 12” • $0.15 per sheet Get the Garnish here.

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