Happy March! I hope it feels like spring where you are. The sun is shinning and it is in the 50's here right now but that is all suppose to change Friday. March can be an interesting month in Colorado. 7 years ago we had one of our biggest blizzards on St.Patricks Day. I hope that won't happen again this year and spring will arrive soon,I sure am ready for it.
Passover starts on March 29th this year. The EtsyChai Jewish Street team is having a Passover "Celebrate Freedom" event in honor of it. To find out more about this event check out the EtsyChai blog You can also find out more about Passover there too. Today I wanted to share a Passover gift idea with you.
One of the traditional things that happens at Passover are the Seders. They are special dinners the include prayers, blessings and songs before and after eating. I thought this box would be a great item to take to a host or hostess. It can be filled with lots of different things but I decided to fill it with Chocolate Coconut Cookies since they have no levening in them. They would be great for people that allergic to wheat/gluten too.
I got the recipe from an old nail client of mine. They are super yummy and easy to make too. Here is the recipe if you would like to try it.
4 egg whites
1 12oz. pkg semisweet chocolate chips
1 14oz pkg coconut
Beat the egg whites until they form stiff peaks. In the meantime melt the chocolate in a double boiler. Fold the egg whites and coconut into the melted chocolate. Place on greased cookie sheet and bake in a 375 degree oven for 10 mins.
The box was made using the My Time Made Easy In a Pinch Template. The base is Tempting Turquoise. The embossed pieces were made using a special stamping technique called Metallic Pop from the Dec/Jan2010 Technique Junkies Newsletter. I used a rectangle Coluzzle to cut a window in the front of the box and added a piece of acetate. On the top I added the Passover plate image from the Mazel Tov set that I embossed with gold embossing powder. The tag was cut out from the Boxes Bags and Tags cart using my Cricut. I stamped the Happy Passover sentiment on the tag and embossed it as well then I added gold dots with a paint pen. To finish the box off I added a piece of white grosgrain ribbon and attached the tag. I am also entering this box in this weeks JUGS challenge too. That's it for now. I hope to be back soon with more things to share. Until then I hope you have a great day and thanks for stopping by!
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