Monday, December 5, 2011

Irish Whiskey Cakes - Number One seller at the Columbus Winterfair

Thank you to all that stopped by to visit us at the Columbus Winterfair! The Winterfair was a huge success. Our top selling item this year was the Irish Whiskey Cake. Day 1 we sold out of these delectable desserts! No wonder - they are as beautiful as they are delicious!

If you were not able to get one and would still like to place an order, please check the website at

We also have 2 additional Irish desserts that are sure to be a hit at your holiday party! - our Chocolate Orange Guinness Cake and our Guinness Irish Applesauce Cake.

Stay tuned as we will have some delicious dessert ideas and decorating tips for holiday parties coming up!

Thursday, December 1, 2011

See you at the Columbus, OH Winterfair Dec 2 - 4, 2011

Wow! December 1st is already upon us - and there are how many shopping days left before Christmas?
We will be in the Columbus, OH area this weekend. Come visit us at the Columbus Winterfair. Hundreds of vendors all under one roof! We hope to see you there.


Dec. 2–4, 2011
Multi-Purpose Building
Ohio State Fairgrounds

10 am - 8 pm Friday
10 am - 8 pm Saturday
Noon - 5 pm Sunday

Columbus Winterfair

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Turkey, Cranberry, Pecan Salad recipe

Thanksgiving is over - but what to do with the leftovers? There is the traditional Turkey Tettrazini, Turkey Pot Pie and Turkey and Noodles. But if you want a lighter fare, try this salad that can be a side or a meal in itself! And, it is as simple as it is delicious!

Turkey, Cranberry, Pecan Salad

Spring Mix lettuce (or your favorite) - washed and ready to serve
2/3 c. Lite Olive Oil
1/2 c. sugar
1/2 c. lemon juice
1/4 c. finely diced red onions
1 tsp. dijon mustard
1/4 c. dried cranberries
1/4 c. pecan piece or whole pecans
1 c. diced cooked turkey
pinch of salt

Optional: for a richer, thicker salad dressing recipe add
1 tbsp.Lemon Curd

Whisk together sugar, lemon juice, Lemon Curd and dijon mustard. Add olive oil and red onion. Mix until well blended. Salt to taste. Refrigerate dressing until ready to serve.
Place washed lettuce mixture in serving bowl. Top with dried cranberries, diced turkey, and pecans. Toss with salad dressing just before serving. Enjoy!

Come back again for more delicious recipe ideas!

Friday, November 25, 2011

Happy Black Friday!

Well, we made it through our Thanksgiving...certainly our belts feel a little tighter today! We always enjoy our time together with family and friends and hope that you did too!

Of course, after Thanksgiving comes "Black Friday" - and whether this is exciting or stressful for you, one thing is for certain...You can absolutely find some great deals out there!

I, for one enoy the hustle and bustle; however, not everyone enjoys the same! There are the crowds, and the parking dilemma, and the checkout lines, etc. The solution for some has been to turn to cyber shopping!

So, in the spirit of "Black Friday", we have now offered our own "Black Friday" deal. Visit us at and come see our delicious Black Friday deals which are available all weekend. As they say "Let your fingers do the walking!"

Whichever direction your shopping compass points you, be safe, be happy and shop in the spirit of Christmas! 

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving from Gifts of Taste by Adreannes!

We wish you all safe travels this week and wish you a memorable holiday with your families and loved ones!

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Welcome Newsletter

Welcome to our first blog from Gifts of Taste by Adreanne!

We have been in business for 23 years - providing holiday gourmet desserts that are reminiscent of old -english cakes and plum puddings and helping families to develop their own special "holiday traditions." 

Over the years we have received numerous questions about holiday desserts, holiday decorating (we love decorating during the holidays!), and recipe ideas. With Thanksgiving just two days away, it seemed appropriate that our first post would include a beautiful table decoration made with a sugar pumpkin. Interestingly, this also serves as a serving dish for your favorite stuffing recipe!

Sugar Pumpkin Centerpiece 

What you will need:
6 - 8 lb. Sugar Pumpkin
5 - 8 c. of your favorite stuffing (we prefer a sausage stuffing)
1 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. dry mustard

1. Cut the top of your pumpkin and remove the seeds from the pumpkin.
2. Prick the inside of the pumpkin around the sides and along the bottom.
3. Rub the inside of the pumpkin with the salt and dry mustard.
4. Fill the pumpkin with the stuffing and place the pumpkin top back onto the pumpkin.
5. Place the pumpkin in a shallow roasting pan and add 1 c. water.
   (If water begins to evaporate simply add more.)
6. Bake at 350 degrees for 1 1/2 hours or until pumpkin is fork tender.
7. Place cooked pumpkin and stuffing on a serving platter and use as a decorative centerpiece.

This centerpiece will add a festive mood to your Thanksgiving table and will look delicious next to your Walnut or Pecan Steamed Plum Pudding.