Tuesday, March 2, 2010

A Passover Gift

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!

27 comments:

Juliet A said...

This is a gorgeous box! The recipe looks good, too, although, this time of year, all I want is those marshmallows with the toasted coconut on them. I do make a good matzo candy, but it is too messy for a box like this one. Now you have my wheels turning...

ViSart-DaLi Designs said...

Thank you for the cookies

Carol's Ink Spot said...

What a pretty box! Love all the details. And your recipe for the cookies sounds great! Will definitely have to try them out. Sunny here too with near 50 temps. Snow is melting. Let's just hope that we do not get a blizzard this weekend.

Hetty said...

Great box and what a yummy recipe!
I am going to try this! Thanks.

AuroraDawn said...

Such a pretty box, and thanks for sharing the recipe - I'm going to have to try it

xxx

Aletha J. Williams said...

Great box! You are using much brighter colors these days. You are anxious for spring!

Diane Jaquay said...

The box is beautiful, and those cookies, YUM, love me some coconut and chocolate!!

megspaulding said...

Very nice project and those cookies, yummy!

resmith said...

Beautiful box to hold such a yummy treat!! Thanks for the recipe!

Diana said...

Wow......I for one will try this recipe........and I love the box.....
TFS

Small Footprints said...

What a gorgeous gift ... the cookies in that beautiful box! Thank you for sharing the recipe ... it looks easy and delicious. I wonder how they would turn out with an egg substitute? I'm vegan and don't eat eggs but ... those look awfully good!

Take Care!

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Stampin' Pam said...

Wow this is a beautiful and thoughtful gift idea! I love the template (of course) and the recipe is good to have in my files - thanks for that. That metallic pop is really cool - I'll need to check that out. Thanks so much for supporting Just Us Girls by being an active participant in our challenges. It means a lot to us.

Martha said...

Oh Yum! Is the coconut already sweetened? Chocolate and coconut is one of the best combinations around!

Rhonda said...

This turned out so well. I like the colors you used.

Sharron said...

Your box is so lovely! And the cookies look so yummy--and easy to make--love that! We had 50 degrees here also and I got to run around all day without a coat! Such a good feeling.....

Heather P. said...

This is such a pretty box! Love all the little details you added, and the cookies look totally yummy! :)

Dana Gustafson said...

Your box looks so elegant. I relaly like the metallic embossing you shared here. Oh, and your cookies look de-lish! Thanks so much for playing with Just Us Girls!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Your treat box is gorgeous Terri & the sweet treats inside look yummy! Thanks for playing along with Just Us Girls template challenge! Hope to see you Saturday!

Cammie said...

Exquisite box! I thought the fleur de lis pieces were metal. What a great technique. And the cookies...chococlate and coconut--you can't go wrong with that combo.

Jennifer K said...

Your box is just wonderful - love the colors! And the cookies sound divine!

BethieJ said...

Terri I LOVE it!! It turned out FABULOUS!!! and that recipe sounds so GOOD!!!
I am HOPING Spring is here too! :) It feels that way for us.. but then you never know! We got snow in April one year.. I figure by May I am safe to say no snow! LOL! :)
have a GREAT Day!

peggysue said...

That is one gorgeous box! Yes I agree it would make a fabulous hostess gift. The weather here is . . . cold. :) But sunny!!! And I'm trying to adjust my attitude accordingly! And thanks for sharing a GF recipe! Yum, I can hardly wait to try it this coming weekend.

Alyssa S said...

This is fantastic! Such a gorgeous box...although I think I'd have to skip past it quickly and appreciate it after appreciating the yummy cookies inside! ;o)

Lori said...

Beautiful box Terri!!! Thanks for the link, I will check it out, I've had a few questions the last few days, I'm sure it would help!

Bee Burg said...

Very nice, love those colors! I was wondering if you had the PTI stamps set, but I see you do, and now I remember seeing some projects of yours when that stamps set first came out! :-) Happy Passover with a tiny bit of advance...

Katie Cotton said...

how adorable is this! Great job! Thanks so much for playing along in our giveaway!

Lauren (mytime) said...

Thanks so much for sharing the recipe. That is a great idea for the box!! Super cute.