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Spa gift baskets are a perfect gift and are very soothing. With an array of spa bath products any man or woman would love receiving a spa gift basket. Most spa gift baskets come with bath elixirs, bath salts lotions and many other quality spa products.

Ribbons offers an array of spa gift baskets with quality spa products. You will find many of our gift baskets contain the famous san francisco spa products. Sending a spa gift baskets is a wonderful idea for many occasions including birthdays, anniversaries, get well gifts, thank you gifts, corporate gifts and many other occasions.

NG5192lgAre you planning an upcoming birthday party? Or maybe you know someone who is planning a birthday party. Our Birthday Party Pack is a great product to purchase to plan out the special party. Our Birthday Party Pack contains almost all the supplies you will need to plan a birthday party. This Birthday Party Pack makes it easy to plan celebrations. Trying getting this gift for a parent that you know will be holding an upcoming birthday party. It makes it much easier to pull out a birthday party pack to setup a birthday party than going out to the store and purchasing everything separately. We also have a great selection on birthday baskets in our birthday gift baskets category.

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Bath Time Baby Gift

A baby shower is a special occasion that happens around two to three months before the delivery date. During these joyous times family members come together to celebrate. Since the early 1900’s, baby and bridal showers started to flourish throughout the United States. Lately this culture has spread from America to the UK, France and other European countries. It has been common since to hold showers that focus greatly on gifts to the new parents and baby shower games. This article will discuss the kinds of gifts that people give at baby showers.

The gift you choose to give to new parent(s) can depend on baby shower gift guidelines you may be required to stick to. Baby shower gift giving in some cases can be coordinated in a “time of day” fashion: Feeding time, nap time, bath time, and play time. This helps to prevent duplicate gifts at a baby shower. Traditionally it was common to only hold a baby shower for the first born. This tradition has been changing as more and more people are holding baby showers for all joyous new births.

Baby baskets are one of the best ideas for a baby shower. Everything a new parent needs is in the baby basket. You can purchase many great quality baby baskets in a wide variety of themes. Add your own twist to the basket before the baby shower. Some great ideas are adding chocolates or spa items the new mom would enjoy.

It is a good idea to choose a baby basket that contains the gifts that the parent need and would like. Also, think about the rules you have for the baby shower gift giving. For bath time gifts: bath essentials like baby lotions, baby towels and even a small baby bath tub would be a great gift idea. If you have no guidelines to follow for the baby shower try to choose gifts that won’t risk the chance of being a duplicate. Also, think about the things that the new parent might already have. Try and find great baby toys, those are always great to have in plenty. Gifts for the new mom to be are also appreciated; snack baskets make great gifts any mother in a baby shower would enjoy grazing on.

Whatever gift you decide to choose for the new parent(s) a gift basket is always a great way to get the small things a new parent needs. You can purchase quality Baby Gift Baskets that are designed in a variety of themes. Gift baskets are a very thoughtful gift that are presentable and leave a great impression for any occasion. RibbonsBaskets.com has a wide variety of baby gift baskets that are available in a variety of themes. Quality Gifts and gift baskets delivered to your doorstep!

French onion soup is one of those soups that are just so good just as long as it’s been made properly. Whenever I order a bowl of french onion soup when I’m out its just never as good as making your own at home, watery tasteless broth underneath soggy under toasted bread. The trick to making excellent french onion soup is thoroughly carmelizing your onions with some sugar, using a good stock with some Marsala wine and of course a nice piece of toasty french bread with some Gruyère cheese. Here’s my recipe for some awesome french onion soup!

French Onion Soup 

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Ingredients

3 large yellow onions, peeled and thinly sliced.
Olive oil
3/4 teaspoon (not raw sugar)
1 clove minced garlic
1/4 cup of marsala or white wine
4 cups of your preferred stock
Sprig of thyme (dried thyme works just fine)
1 bay leaf
Salt and pepper
Toasted French bread
some grated Swiss Gruyere cheese

 

 

 

1. In a large saucepan, sauté the yellow onions in the olive oil on almost a medium high heat. The trick to carmelizing onions is to cook slowly to really get those sugars in the onion to caramelize real well. In the middle of the browning process about 3-4 minutes go ahead and add your white sugar, This will further add a wonderful caramalized onion flavor. At this point its important not to burn the onions.

2. Add garlic and sauté for 30 second, you dont want to cook the garlic to much at this point, it’ll just make your soup taste bitter, and we dont like bitter soup! Add the wine to deglaze, stock, herb. Cook this down for about 30 minutes on medium heat to let the flavors meld together. Salt and pepper to taste.

3. You may choose to service this wonderful soup in individual soup bowls or straight from the pot. If you use soup bowls cover with well toasted french bread and sprinkle with some  cheese. Brown the cheese in the oven at 350 for about 10 minutes. You’ll be rewarded with a great full bodied french onion soup anyone will enjoy.

We also have Classic French Onion Soup Basket that has almost everything you need for a wonderful onion soup! The gift basket also comes with other great gourmet snacks and is a wonderful gift for any soup lover.


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