Saturday, December 19, 2009

Last-Minute Holiday Deals

To Our Loyal Customers,

We hope the holiday season is going well for you. We're pretty excited about it around here. We're nearly done with the shopping and wrapping and we're expecting a good old fashioned. Nor'easter storm this evening. In celebration of the storm and the white Christmas it will bring, we're offering the following holiday deals. These handmade gifts are great for those on your list who has everything!

IMPORTANT - All of the following deals apply to in-stock items only. Orders must be placed no later than 3:00pm Eastern on Sunday, December 20th and will be shipped Monday morning via USPS Priority 2-3 day service. While we expect all orders to arrive in time for Christmas, we are not in control of the post office or the weather and can't be held responsible for late arrivals. Please be aware of this prior to placing your order.

Jam & Preserves Combo Deals - Save $4!
Order any four (4) of our 8oz jars of jam or preserves and pay just $20 plus shipping. Order any six (6) and pay only $32. To receive the discount, order the required quantity at full price and we will refund the amount of the discount when we process your order. Shipping will be $10 total for both offers.

New Product - Pumpkin Butter
Imagine spreading pumpkin pie filling on your morning toast. That's what you'll feel like when you take just one bite of our fantastic pumpkin butter. This spread is made from fresh Rhode Island grown pumpkins that have been pureed and cooked with cinnamon, sugar, and other spices until it's a dark brown color. Stir it into your oatmeal. Put a dollop on a corn muffin. You won't regret it!

New Product - Mini-Jar Jams
Want to try out a new flavor but don't want to plunk-down the cash for a full jar? Making a holiday gift basket and want something unique? Order samples of our delicious jams in convenient 4oz jars. All flavors are $3 each or 4 for $10.

Free "Rustic" Gift Wrapping on Select Items

Order any in-stock canned food or hand-crocheted items (blankets excluded) and request free gift wrapping in the "message to the seller" field at checkout. We'll hand-wrap each item carefully in brown Kraft paper and tie a raffia (straw) bow around it. We'll even include a free tea-stained tag where you can write the recipient's name.

Ship Gifts Directly to the Recipient
We always offer free "ship direct" service when you're purchasing a gift. We'll include a free card with a message from you and omit the packing slip. In the "message to seller" area at checkout, make sure we have the recipient's address and include a brief message for the card.

Warm Wishes and Happy Holidays!

Justin & Michelle
JM Creative

Monday, November 30, 2009

Policy Changes

Dear Valued Customers,

Due to some changes in our personal situation, we will be making several major policy changes to our store effective immediately. We apologize for the short notice--especially during the holiday season but this is necessary in order to continue providing you with the best products and the best possible customer service. A summary of the changes is below:
  • In-Stock Food Items - Effective immediately, we will only directly list food items that are in-stock and ready to ship. We will guarantee that at least the quantity shown is in stock but there may be more available. Please email or convo us if you wish to purchase more.
  • Special Orders & Out-Of-Stock Food Items - We will still accept special orders, including orders for soups and other canned food items that are out of stock. These items will be listed in a separate category within the store. We reserve the right to require a minimum purchase quantity (usually 2 jars). Our regular processing and shipping times do not apply to special orders. A time and shipping cost estimate will be provided after the request is received and we will not begin work on the order until you approve the estimate. If an appropriate deadline cannot be negotiated, you are entitled to a full refund.
  • Chocolate Items - Our chocolate food items will still be made-to-order in most cases to ensure they reach you in top condition. Please allow at least 3 business days for baking and the standard 3 business days for shipping. We reserve the right to cancel an order and refund all money if we don't feel we can fulfill your order in a timely manner.
  • Processing/Shipping Times - We are abandoning our standard practice of only shipping on Wednesdays. We now ship as soon as your order is ready. Please allow up to 3 business days for processing and 2-3 days for shipping unless you are otherwise notified.
  • Shipping Cost - We have made the following changes and clarifications to our shipping policies:
    • Lower Base Price! - We are lowering the base cost of our shipping to $10. Most orders will fit into a medium flat-rate Priority Mail box at this price and will arrive in 2 to 3 days.
    • Small Order Partial Refunds - If your order can be packaged and shipped for less than our base price, we will refund any overage once your order ships. Note that single jars of food shipped within the east coast states typically can be sent for under $7.00.
    • Large Order Additional Charges - If your order cannot be packaged and shipped for our base rate, you will receive a PayPal bill for the additional charges. Your order will not ship until the extra charges are paid. If you wish to cancel the order due to additional shipping charges, we will refund any restockable items. Completed made-to-order items (like chocolate) will not be refunded. You may have them shipped for the base rate if applicable or forfeit the money and product.
    • First-Class Mail Option - Small crocheted items often fit in a standard envelope-style mailer. In the event that this option is cheaper than Priority Mail service, we will offer you the choice to ship via First Class mail in the product description. Please specify in the "message to seller" that you wish to use the First-Class option. First-Class mail usually takes 3 to 5 business days with no delivery time guarantees or tracking numbers.
We thank you for your understanding as we implement these new policies and hope they will provide not only a better value for you but also the best customer service experience. We also look forward to providing some of you with some great handmade gifts over the holidays.

Warm Regards & Happy Holidays,
Justin & Michelle
JM Creative

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Special Offer for Thanksgiving

New - Just in time for Thanksgiving

Freshly Made Cranberry Sauce
(Whole Berry & Jellied)

We're thrilled to be able to offer you a new product specifically targeted at Thanksgiving. We're offering handcrafted cranberry sauce, made from fresh real cranberries. It's a perfect, all-natural addition to your Thanksgiving table. Just cranberries, water, and sugar. That's it! No high-fructose corn syrup here.

Limited supply available, so reserve yours now. Orders received no later than Noon Eastern, this Friday (11/20) should arrive in time for Thanksgiving.

Click Here to order.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Newsletter 11/3/2009

Hey Everyone!

Gosh, I love November! The sights, sounds, and smells of autumn have hit their peak here in New England and we're now heading into winter and the Holiday season. This year, Michelle and I are hosting Thanksgiving dinner for the first time and we're pretty excited about it. In the spirit of the season, we have some great new products for you, including some great gift options as we head into Christmas.

New Products

  • "Apple Oops" - This new product with a funny name is a delicious apple syrup with a hint of cinnamon. It's fantastic on pancakes, waffles, french toast, or even as a glaze for pork or chicken. Try it!
  • Winter & Holiday Themed Gift Baskets - We all have those people in our lives who are hard to shop for. What better than a handcrafted edible treat from our pantry. Gift baskets come in a number of different containers and can be customized to fit the recipient's tastes and your budget.
  • Snowman Gift Boxes - We're happy to offer two styles of beautiful winter-themed gift boxes. Select a few items from our store and one of the boxes and we'll put-together a delicious package sure to warm anyone's heart.
  • Toffee & Macaroons are Back!! - We're able to make and ship chocolate again now that the colder weather is here to stay. We're also experimenting to try to bring back the marshmallow-filled chocolate treats we had for Easter. Stay tuned.
Deals & Perks
  • Discounted Shipping - Want to buy a single item but don't want to plunk-down twelve bucks to ship it? No problem! If you order contains a single item, we'll calculate the postage by weight instead of flat-rate and refund any overpayment.
  • First Class Shipping Option (Beta Test) - We're currently experimenting with first-class parcel post shipping as a cheaper alternative to our 2-3 day priority mail service. If you don't need your order in a hurry or you're only ordering one item, this is probably a good option for you. Currently, we're only offering this to our mailing list subscribers. Please pay the normal shipping price and write "Please Ship First Class" in the message to seller field during checkout. We'll calculate the postage and refund the difference to you.
Free Recipe: Moist Apple-Drenched Pound Cake

1 loaf of pound cake (bake or buy)
1 jar JM Creative "Apple Oops" Syrup
1/2 pint heavy or whipping cream
1 tablespoon granulated sugar
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

1) If using a store-bought cake, remove any packaging. Place the cake on a cooling rack set over a cookie sheet with a lip.
2) Using a skewer or a fork, poke a large number of holes in the top of the cake, pushing down as far as the skewer will go.
3) Empty the jar of "Apple Oops" into a measuring cup with a pour spout. Heat in the microwave 1 to 3 minutes or until warm.
4) Gently pour the apple oops syrup on the top of the cake, going slowly enough so that the majority of the syrup soaks into the cake instead of dripping off. Take breaks if necessary. Use the entire jar. Let cake sit for 15 minutes.
5) In a stand mixer or a medium bowl with a hand-held mixer, whip the heavy cream on high. Once it starts to develop foam, add the sugar and and continue whipping until you get stiff peaks.
6) Using a rubber spatula, top the pound cake with the whipped cream. Sprinkle a little of the cinnamon on top for decoration and a hint of cinnamon flavor.
7) Slice and serve. Refrigerate any unused cake.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Product Newsletter 10/8/2009

Hello All,

Michelle and I just returned from a wonderful bed and breakfast weekend in Maine. Maine is really ahead of us with the foliage and cool weather, so we were able to enjoy all that autumn has to offer in terms of beauty, hearty comfort foods, and relaxation. We hope you're enjoying the season wherever you are.

Exclusive Items for Our Most Valued Customers
Repeat customers are our lifeblood. With that in mind, we're offering you a few exclusive deals! Take advantage of these deals to stock-up on holiday hostess or Christmas gifts, items for the holiday table, or just to treat yourself. To order any of these items, email and we'll send you a PayPal bill.
  • Local Blackberry Jam - We have a very limited supply of locally grown blackberry jam made from hand-picked blackberries. This is not available online at this time. We're offering it only to you, our most valued customers. 5.99 (8oz Jar)
  • Pickles! - We're happy to offer custom orders for freshly made pickles. Choose from classic dill, bread & butter, or half-sour (aka deli-style). Because these are made-to-order, we ask that you order at least two 16oz jars at a time. $4.99 each (16oz Jar).
News & Announcements
  • English Toffee & Macaroons are Back! - We're happy to announce that we've brought-back our popular English Toffee and Chocolate-Dipped Coconut Macaroons. These products were on hiatus for the summer months because we couldn't ship them without the chocolate melting.
  • Pasta Discontinued - Our hand-made semolina pasta has been discontinued because the drying process is unreliable and produces too much waste. We're looking for a way to bring it back soon, so keep your eyes out.
Free Recipe: Peach-Glazed Chicken

4 Boneless-Skinless Chicken Breasts
1/4 cup coarsely chopped pecans (optional)
2 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 cup JM Creative Peach Jam
1 tablespoon white or cider vinegar
salt and pepper

1) In a small bowl, combine vinegar and peach jam.
2) Microwave jam mixture on high 1 minute at a time until completely melted and liquid. Stir well and set aside.
3) Pound each chicken breast to an even thickness with a meat mallet or the bottom of a heavy saucepan.
4) Generously salt and pepper each side of the chicken breasts.
5) Heat oil in a large saute pan on medium-high. Using tongs, place the chicken breasts into the pan. Allow to cook on high, not moving the chicken until it is completely brown on one side. Turn each piece of chicken over.
6) Cook chicken on medium-high until the second side is completely browned. Reduce heat to medium and continue cooking until chicken is cooked through.
7) Remove chicken to serving platter. Pour jam mixture over chicken, using a spoon or pastry brush to completely coat each piece of meat.
8) Sprinkle pecans on top and serve. This dish pairs well with white rice and steamed green vegetables (broccoli, green beans, etc.).

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Product Newsletter 9/10/2009

Wow! TWO free recipes this week! But first, let's see what's new at JM Creative...

New Products
  • Vegetarian/Vegan Rosemary & White Bean Soup - Our popular Tuscan-Style White Bean Soup has been reformulated into a vegetarian version and tastes every bit as delicious as the original.
  • Locally Grown Peach Jam - We're happy to offer a very limited quantity of peach jam made from locally grown peaches. This jam is delicious, makes a beautiful gift, and will be one of the most versatile things in your pantry.
  • Send Freshly Baked Cookies - Know someone in college who may be homesick right about now? Send them a treat with our College Care Package with freshly baked cookies and more. Packages start at just $30 including FREE shipping!

Free Recipe: Quick Mini Bread Bowls (Great for Kids!)

1 jar JM Creative Hearty Soup, Stew, Chili, or Chowder
1 batch still-warm homemade popovers

1) Mix and bake popovers as directed in recipe. You may use muffin tins in place of a popover pan.
2) While popovers bake, reheat soup, chili, chowder, or stew as directed (3-4 minutes on high, stirring each minute until heated).
3) Turn fresh popovers out of the pan immediately when done cooking.
4) Cut the top off of each pop-over and place into a bowl. Fill each popover with soup.

Free Recipe: Quick Fruit Cream Puffs

1 jar JM Creative jam, jelly, or preserves
fresh or canned whipped cream or non-dairy whipped topping
1 batch still-warm homemade popovers (add additional sugar if you want a sweeter cream puff)

1) Mix and bake popovers as directed in recipe. You may use muffin tins in place of a popover pan.
2) Turn popovers out onto a cooling rack and cool completely.
3) Slice each popover in half. Fill each half with whipped cream.
4) Place a dollop of preserves on top of the cream on one half.
5) Re-assemble each popover and serve with a dollop of cream and preserves on top.

Monday, August 31, 2009

Product Newsletter 8/31/2009

Hi All,

How we love the harvest season and it is definitely upon us! Fresh fruits and veggies abound at the farmer's markets and farm stands. Justin spent a few hours this week in the fields harvesting delicious, juicy red raspberries. You'll love the bright, sweet flavor of our new product, Locally-Grown Raspberry Jam!

New Products
  • Locally-Grown Raspberry Jam - Made from fresh local raspberries hand-picked from a small family farm. This jam has a firmer set than most of our jams and a bright raspberry flavor.
  • College Care Packages - We're happy to offer college care packages in two sizes, small ($30) and large ($55). Each care package offers your homesick student the comforts of home with freshly baked chocolate chip cookies, handcrafted soups, and other great treats.
  • Jam Sampler Three-Packs - We have a limited quantity of our jam sampler three-packs. Buy these now and put them away for Christmas! The three 4-oz jars are a delicious handmade gift.
Free Recipe: Blueberry Jam Cake
(Inspired by: Two-Layer Blackberry Jam Cake)

1 1/2 sticks of butter, room-temperature
1 1/2 cups sugar
3 eggs
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup sour cream
3/4 cup JM Creative Local Blueberry Jam
3/4 cup chopped pecans or walnuts (optional)
buttercream frosting or fresh whipped cream to frost or garnish

1) Cream together the butter and sugar. Add eggs, beating well.
2) In a separate bowl, sift-together flour and baking soda.
3) Add flour mixture to wet mixture a little at a time, mixing together thoroughly.
4) Stir-in nuts (optional) and blueberry jam. Mix well.
5) Pour into a single greased and floured cake pan or pie plate.
6) Bake at 350 degrees for 25-35 minutes until a toothpick or skewer inserted into the center comes out clean. Allow to cool.
7) Either cool completely and frost with buttercream frosting or serve slightly warm with a dollap of whipped cream. Garnish with fresh blueberries if available.

Monday, August 24, 2009

Product Newsletter 8/24/2009

Hi Everyone!

While the heat of summer is still here, we're already thinking ahead to Autumn and the holidays, our favorite time of year. It's a wonderful time of year filled with family, friends, and some of the best food. We're happy to offer a few new products that'll be perfect for your Autumn shopping needs.

New Products
  • College Care Package - Send your favorite college student a hand-made back-to-school treat. Our college care packages, containing a number of our delicious hand-crafted food products, are just the right thing for someone who misses home. Includes FREE Shipping!
  • Custom Gift Baskets - We're happy to now offer custom gift baskets for any occasion. Each basket is carefully arranged with your choice of products from our store and shrink-wrapped to keep everything in place. Baskets start at just $30. Contact us for exact pricing!
  • Ginger Rhubarb Jam is Back! - Pungent and spicy, this jam was more popular than we could have imagined and sold out quickly. Never fear, it's back and now you can have your very own jar.
Store News
Free Recipe: Jam-Stuffed Moist Corn Muffins

1 Recipe Ina Garten's Corn Muffins
1 Jar JM Creative Jam, Jelly or Preserves (any flavor)

1) Prepare corn muffins as directed in recipe. Allow muffins to cool slightly and remove from pan.
2) Scoop all jam into a piping bag fitted with a large tip.
3) Push the tip of the piping bag into the top of each muffin and squirt 1 to 2 tablespoons of jam into each muffin, letting it overflow just a bit on top.

Recipe Idea from The Barefoot Contessa Cookbook.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Product Newsletter 8/15/2009

Hi All,

It's been a busy week here at JM Creative. You all can't seem to get enough of our All-Natural Marinara sauce and hearty soups. That, of course, is wonderful! Now, on with the newsletter...

New Products & Deals

Now Offering Next-Day Air Shipping - We're now offering a next-day air shipping upgrade for an additional $3 (a total of $8). As always, this is a flat-rate price and applies to your entire order. We will continue to ship only on Wednesdays unless you make special arrangements with us. To add next-day air to your next order, find the product in our "Shipping Upgrades" category and add it to your cart.

Custom Gift Baskets - Looking for a unique hand-made gift? Email us about custom gift baskets. Choose several items from our store and we'll arrange them into a beautiful hand-crafted gift basket or box. Each basket is custom-priced depending on the products chosen and container choice. Contact us for details!

Gift Wrapping & Gift Direct Shipping - Buying a gift for someone else? We'll wrap it and ship it directly to the recipient for you. Ask about it in the comment field when you place your order. All gifts will be wrapped in our rustic brown paper, tied with twine or raffia, and bear the recipient's name on a tea-stained hanging tag. We'll even include a card with a message from you. A small feel will apply for wrapping supplies.

New Shipping Policy on Chocolate Products - Due to the summer heat, we aren't able to ship our chocolate products via UPS ground. Effective immediately, all orders including chocolate items will automatically be charged $10 for shipping and will receive next-day air service with ice packs in the box to keep things cool. This policy will be rescinded when the weather gets cool again. In the interest of recycling, any ice packs returned to us will get you a $1 store credit. Or, use them for the beach!

Sister Blog; Kitchen Organization Tips - Our sister blog,, recently partnered with Bonnie Dewkett, a Professional Organizer from The Joyful Organizer, to write an article about organizing your kitchen. Check it out. It has some great tips, even if you don't like to cook!

Free Recipe - Chili & Cheese Dogs

4 quality beef hotdogs
4 hot dog buns or sub rolls
2 tablespoons of butter
1 jar JM Creative Mild Turkey Chili or Beef Chili
1 jar orange cheese sauce (plain or spicey)

1) Open the jar of chili and pour half of the contents into a microwave save bowl. Cover and microwave for two minutes. Stir. Continue heating and stirring one minute at a time until chili is heated through.
2) Warm the cheese sauce according to the package directions.
3) Heat a large frying pan on the stove on medium-high heat.
4) Split each hot dog the long way, being careful not to cut through the skin on the bottom so that each hot dog opens "like a book".
5) Place butter in the pan and allow it to melt. When the foaming subsides, place hot dogs, cut-side-down into the pan. Weigh-down with a sauce pan if they start to curl. Allow bottom to develop a brown crust, 2-3 minutes.
6) Using tongs, flip the hot dogs onto the uncut sides and allow to develop color, another 2-3 minutes.
7) Remove the hotdogs from the heat, fold back together, and insert each, cut-side-up into a bun.
8) Dress hot dogs with cheese sauce and chili, allowing the filling to get between the two split pieces of the hot dog.
9) Enjoy with quality potato chips, pickles, or your favorite summer side dishes.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Product Newsletter 8/6/2009

Hi All,

It's been an exciting week as we gradually complete the remodel on our production kitchen and take advantage of the summer's bounty of fresh fruits and vegetables. Justin spent two hours in the fields picking local blueberries and a lot of time at the stove to bring you two fresh, new products. We hope you enjoy!

New Products

Local Rhode Island Blueberry Jam
- This all-natural blueberry jam is made from 100% Rhode Island grown blueberries from a small family farm. Justin hand-picked the blueberries himself and made the jam the same day, locking in the most intense, delicious, sweet blueberry flavor you've ever experienced.

Tuscan Rosemary & White Bean Soup - This hearty, filling soup is inspired by the Italians' love for creamy white beans. Not only that, but it happens to be Michelle's favorite soup in our repertoire. This is true chicken soup for the soul.

New Programs and Great Deals

Free Soup With a Bulk Jar Return - For our frequent customers, we're offering a new "Bulk Jar Return Program." If you have at least 12 of our jars to return, send us an email. We'll send you a prepaid shipping label to ship the jars back to us. To thank you for your efforts, you get a free jar of soup on your next regular order.

Wedding Favors - Looking for unique wedding favors for your upcoming celebration? Contact us! Our delicious candy treats, such as our English Toffee or Chocolate-Dipped Macaroons can be made in miniature, packaged in bite-sized bags and tied with a tag for your guests' names. We promise you your guests will love you for it. Ours sure did!

Wedding Gifts - Going to a wedding this August or Fall? Nothing is a nicer gift for a newlywed couple than a warm, fuzzy hand-made afghan for their new home. Sure, it's 90 and sunny now, but remind them that you love them on those upcoming chilly winter days.

Save Money, Eat Soup! - Our handcrafted soups are a healthy and delicious way to put a little less stress on your wallet during these tough economic times. Save over $16 per week or $800 per year by eating a jar of our soup instead of eating out! Plus, return every 12 jars to us at our cost and get a new jar of soup free! **

Free Recipe - Peanut Butter and Jelly Bars

Use a jar of one of our delicious, all-natural jams or jellies to make these Peanut Butter and Jelly Bars. We highly recommend our Strawberry Rhubarb Jam as its tartness pairs wonderfully with the sweetness of the cookie bars and the peanut butter. Recipe by Ina Garten of Barefoot Contessa and The Food Network.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Product Newsletter

In This Issue:
  • New Product: Hearty Chicken Stew
  • New Product: No Sugar Added Blueberry Preserves
  • Cozy Afghans ON SALE
  • Kitchen Towels Will Be Back Soon!
  • Free Recipe: Pepperoni Bagel Pizzas
Chicken Stew is Here!!!
We are incredibly happy to announce that we've added Justin's legendary Chicken Stew to our collection of healthy soups and stews. Justin makes over two and a half gallons of this stew each year for our annual holiday party. Every year, our guests drain the pot. Now, you can have that stew year-round for lunch at work or a great meal on a drab rainy day. We start the way Grandma did, with whole chicken pieces, make our own rich stock, then simmer the soup until just right. The soup is 95-98% fat free and gets its creamy texture from an all-natural thickener packet that gets stirred-in before reheating. And, at only $4.99 per jar, it's cheaper than eating out.

New Product: No Sugar Added Blueberry Preserves
Our brand-new No Sugar Added Blueberry Preserves uses the natural pectin found in blueberries to create a delicious, sweet, yet slightly tart blueberry spread. Perfect for those on low sugar diets, our preserves are sweetened with the blueberry's natural sweetness and a small amount of sucralose (Splenda) to balance the flavor without that bitter aftertaste.

Our Cozy Hand-Crocheted Throws ON SALE!
Our beautiful, hand-crocheted throws are on sale for $60 each. That's a savings of $20. Going to a summer wedding? Get the bride and groom something to keep them warm in their new home come winter time. We have one with burgundy and one with brown accent colors, each with neutral main colors.

Hanging Kitchen Towels Back in Stock Soon!
Our designer hanging kitchen towels are so popular that we've already sold out! However, they'll be back in stock soon. We're currently working on a new batch made with earthy colors and natural fabrics and yarn. Like the original batch, all are 100% cotton, washable, and fashionable enough to accent your kitchen's decor.

Free Recipe: Pepperoni Bagel Pizzas
1 jar JM Creative All Natural Tomato Marinara
plain, whole wheat, or whole grain bagels (one per person)
1 package shredded mozzarella cheese
sliced pepperoni from the deli (6-8 pieces per bagel)

1) Heat oven to 350 degrees. Cover a baking sheet with aluminum foil or parchment paper
2) Slice each bagel in half and place on the baking sheet cut side up
3) Spoon a thin layer of tomato marinara onto each bagel
4) Top each bagel with a generous layer of cheese
5) Stack the pepperoni and cut the rounds into four, making small "pie wedges"
6) Distribute the pepperoni slices on top of the cheese.
7) Bake 5-10 minutes or until cheese is melted and starting to brown.
8) Cool 1-2 minutes and serve two pizzas per person.

Note: These work great with mini bagels too.

Thursday, June 11, 2009


In This Edition:
  • Etsy YART SALE (Yard + Art) Starts Today - Great Deals!
  • Free Recipe: Strawberry Vinaigrette Salad Dressing
  • Half-Price Toffee With 4 Jars of Soup
  • Deep Discounts on all Blankets
  • Marinara Stock-Up Sale - 3 for $15
Etsy-Wide YART SALE (Yard + Art) Starts Today!
Today begins a site-wide sale on Etsy called a YART SALE and we're participating. Each store is offering deep discounts, special offers, free gifts, and other deals. See our special Yart Sale section for our discounts. Search for Yart Sale to see deals in other stores. If you make a purchase from another store, please mention in the comments that you heard about the Yart Sale from JMCreative.

Great Deals
Save $20 on Throws
- As part of the Etsy Yart Sale, we're discounting our two gorgeous, fluffy hand-made throws down to $60 each. Going to a wedding or bridal shower soon? Pick one up for the couple's new home. Or, grab one for Christmas and stash it away.
Economy Buster "Soup and a Snack" Deal - Beat the economy by bringing lunch to work instead of eating out. Order any four of our delicious, hand-crafted jars of soup and receive a bag of English Toffee at half-price. Just remember to hide the Toffee from your co-workers!
Marinara Stock-Up Sale - Feed your family well. Stock-up on our all-natural tomato marinara sauce at the great price of 3 jars for $15.
Save $5 on Soft Baby Blanket - Know someone who's expecting? Grab our super-soft baby blanket for the perfect gift at just $25.

Free Recipe: Strawberry Vinaigrette Salad Dressing

1 tablespoon dijon mustard (optional)
3 tablespoons JM Creative Strawberry Jam
1/3 cup balsamic vinegar
1 cup good olive oil
salt and pepper to taste

1) Whisk mustard, jam, and vinegar to combine.
2) Add oil in a steady stream while whisking.
3) Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Yeild 1 1/2 cups
Recipe borrowed from the Vistadoro Farms website

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Do You Yart?

Beginning on June 10th, JM Creative will be participating in the Etsy "Yart Sale". What's a Yart Sale, you ask? It's a cross between a Yard Sale and an Art Sale. Etsy will be having its annual Yart Sale, organized by volunteers, from June 10th through June 14th online. Information about it can be found in this article.

During the Yart Sale, JM Creative will be offering a number of our products at a discount and may offer free giveaways as part of your order. We're still working-out the details. Be sure to check-in often, as deals and products may come and go throughout the sale.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Last-Minute Orders

It's Tuesday night and we all know what that means... Last chance to order in-stock products and have them shipped on Wednesday!

Order an in-stock item (such as our delicious soups) by 10:00 (Eastern) on Wednesday morning and your product will ship that day.

If you live in New England - Have your order by Thursday!*
If you live on the East Coast - Have your order by Friday!*
If you live in the Mid-West - Have your order by Saturday or Monday!*

* Time estimates based on observed average shipping times for UPS Ground. UPS officially asks that you allow 7-10 days for shipping.

New Product Poll

I'd like to take a moment to take a brief product poll. Please respond with comments indicating which of the following product ideas you'd like to see added to the JM Creative store:

Chicken Noodle
Chicken or Turkey Stew
Beef Stew
Beef & Vegetable
Creamy Butternut
Creamy Carrot & Ginger
Creamy Honey Carrot
Creamy Tomato and Basil
Vegetarian Bean Chili
White Bean Chicken Chili
Tuscan White Bean Soup With Rosemary
Tomato Rice
Chicken & Rice

Meal & Side-Dish Kits
Meal and side-dish kits would consist of a jar of product and a package of powdered mix that must be mixed with one or two pantry ingredients (butter, water, milk, etc.) and heated according to included directions.

Chicken Pot Pie - On the table in 30 minutes
Home Fries - On the table in 20 minutes
Spaghetti & Meatballs (Beef or Turkey) - On the table in 20 minutes
Ready to Mash Potatoes - On the table in 10 minutes
Ready to Mash Sweet Potatoes - On the table in 10 minutes
Ready to Mash Butternut Squash - On the table in 10 minutes
Berry Pies (Strawberry, Blueberry, Cherry, Strawberry-Rhubarb) - In the oven in 15 minutes.

Jams & Jellies
Strawberry Jam Made With local RI Berries
Blueberry Jam Made With local RI Berries
Raspberry Jam Made with Local RI Berries
Seedless Strawberry Jam Made with local RI Berries
Seedless Raspberry Jam Made with local RI Berries
Strawberry Rhubarb Jam Made with Local RI Berries
Concord Grape Jelly Made with Local RI Grapes

Dill Pickles - Made with local cucumbers
Bread & Butter Pickles - Made with local cucumbers
Sweet Relish - Made with local cucumbers
Cranberry Mustard
Hand-Crafted Ketchup

Caramel Sauce
Strawberry Syrup (for Pancakes, Ice Cream, and Milk)
Blueberry Syrup (for Pancakes and Ice Cream)
Chocolate Sauce
Chocolate Raspberry Sauce

Breads (Freshly Baked Before Shipping)
Banana Bread
Zucchini Bread
Pumpkin Bread
Corn Bread
Carrot Cake

Candy & Treats
Chocolate-dipped Biscotti
Chewy Chocolate Chunk Cookies
Lindzer Cookies (Jam-filled shortbread)
Thumbprint Cookies (Jam-filled shortbread)
Peanutbutter Bites/Cups
Chocolate-Coated Marshmallow Bites
Cherry Cordials (liquid)
Chocolate Bark (with nuts)

Monday, June 1, 2009

Product Newsletter

Hi Everyone,

We hope you all had a wonderful week and a fantastic holiday weekend. It was a bit chilly here in New England this weekend and a bit drab and dreary for a few days last week but we were excited to see the farmer's markets getting ready to go full-swing and my container garden is looking more and more green by the day. That said, we've introduced some new products and great deals for you this week!

New Products & Great Deals
  • New! Recycled Cotton Wash Cloths - Michelle has been hard at work making some of our traditional cotton wash cloths using yarn made from 75% recycled cotton and 25% acrylic. Not only do they help the planet by being washable and reusable, but these cloths saved a lot of cotton trimmings from ending-up in the landfill. They're incredibly soft and an elegant gray-beige color that the manufacturer calls "almond". We have one set of four in stock and another set on the way. Of course, we'll gladly take special orders for your choice of color.
  • New! Half-Pound Bags of Toffee - We're happy to offer our famous English Toffee in less expensive half-pound bags. Add one to your next order. You won't regret it!
  • Wedding Gifts - June is the beginning of wedding season. Give your favorite bride and groom a hand-made gift from JM Creative. Our elegant, fluffy throws are the perfect compliment to their new home. Or, order our eco-friendly wash cloths and some all-natural hand-made soap from another Etsy seller and put together a beautiful gift basket. Don't forget one of our designer kitchen towels!
  • Organic Wild Blueberry Jam - Nothing but pure blueberries, some sugar, and a little bit of elbow grease (in the form of stirring) went into this batch of scrumptious blueberry jam. The jam still contains small whole berries but is spreadable enough to slather onto your morning toast or a PB&J sandwich on whole wheat bread for a light lunch.
  • Toffee Ice Cream Topping - We've taken our classic Old-Fashioned English Toffee and chopped it down into a course, crunchy treat that will go great on a big scoop of ice cream or just about any decadent dessert. Sold in 4oz bags, it's a bargain at $2.99! Add a bag onto your next order. You won't regret it!
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Free Recipe - Tomato Soup & Toasted Cheese Sandwiches
Everyone knows that grilled cheese and tomato soup is the best weekday lunch. This recipe brings it up a notch with artisan bread, two types of cheeses, and our own homemade creamy tomato soup. Serve it to luncheon guests on your best china. I guarantee they'll be pleasantly surprised.

JM Creative Creamy Tomato soup (1 jar per person)
Crusty French, Italian, or Artisan bread
Sliced Cheddar Cheese from the deli (1 slice per person)
Siced Provolone Cheeese from the deli (1 slice per person)

1) Open the tomato soup and pour into a microwave safe bowl or a sauce pan. Optionally stir-in a little milk or cream.
2 Heat soup in the microwave on high 2-3 minutes or in a sauce pan on the stove until hot.
3) Slice the bread into thick slices (about 3/4 of an inch)
4) Place one slice of each kind of cheese between two slices of bread. Repeat for as many sandwiches as you need.
5) Melt butter in the bottom of the pan and swirl to coat. Be careful to not let it burn.
6) Place sandwiches in pan and weigh them down with a heavy sauce pan, bacon press, or a teakettle half-filled with water.
7) Cook until bottoms are toasted and brown. Flip sandwiches ad weigh them down again.
8) When the second side is brown and cheese has melted, remove to a cutting board and slice diagnally. Serve with a piping-hot bowl of the tomato soup.

Friday, May 22, 2009


Welcome to the JM Creative Blog! This blog is a companion site to the JM Creative Store, an online store that specializes in hand-crafted gourmet foods, hand-crocheted items, and more.

All of our email newsletters will be archived here in this blog and we'll periodically make announcements about new products or special last-minute deals.

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Warm Wishes,
Justin & Michelle
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Thursday, May 21, 2009

Product Newsletter

Hi Everyone,

What a beautiful day it is today in New England. The birds are chirping loudly, everything is green and full, and as I sit here on the deck overlooking Narragansett Bay, I can smell the thyme in my herb box with each gust of wind. It's definitely starting to look like summer...

We've been working hard and we're excited to offer you a number of new products and deals. Don't forget the free recipe at the bottom of this newsletter!

New Products & Great Deals
  • New! Organic Wild Blueberry Jam - Nothing but pure blueberries, some sugar, and a little bit of elbow grease (in the form of stirring) went into this batch of scrumptious blueberry jam. The jam still contains small whole berries but is spreadable enough to slather onto your morning toast or a PB&J sandwich on whole wheat bread for a light lunch. Yes, it's a bit expensive, but it's worth the price! It's also cheaper, by ounce, than one of the leading gourmet jam companies in the New England area (you know...the one in Maine).
  • New! Toffee Ice Cream Topping - We've taken our classic Old-Fashioned English Toffee and chopped it down into a course, crunchy treat that will go great on a big scoop of ice cream or just about any decadent dessert. Sold in 4oz bags, it's a bargain at $2.99! Add a bag onto your next order. You won't regret it!
  • New! 100% Cotton Eco-Friendly Wash Cloths - Our new cotton hand-crocheted face cloths are made of 100% USA-grown cotton, from well-managed sources. The yarn we use bears the seal of the Forest Steward Council. Whether you use them in the bathroom or to wash the dishes, you'll be doing your part to help the planet and buying hand-made.
  • Cotton Hanging Kitchen Hand Towels - Our cotton hanging hand towels are selling great! Not only are they handy, but they're a great visual accent to your kitchen and they're earth friendly. I have one in my kitchen and I've already cut my paper towel usage by a third. We're working on a few more styles that will be available soon, so check back often. These will be more neutral-colored.
  • Special Toffee Discount! - We're offering a special deal just for our newsletter subscribers, their family and friends. From now until Tuesday, May 25th at 5pm Eastern, order a bag of toffee and mention "Toffee Deal" in the comment field when you place the order. We'll refund $4 to you when we process the order so you pay just $8 for your bag of toffee! That's 33% off our regular price!
Visit our "Sister Site" Food Blog -
Justin has started writing a food blog. The blog will take a look at food and cooking from the perspective of a home and hobbiest cook. In particular, there will be a number of entries over the next few months on "Thrifty Cooking" during these tough economic times including recipes. Follow along with Justin's food adventures at

Follow us on Twitter
JM Creative has a twitter feed. Join our twitter feed at:
Be the first to find out when new items go on sale! Find out about great last-minute shipping deals.

Free Recipe - Toffee Crunch Chocolate Trifle

1 previously made unfrosted chocolate cake (store bought or made from a boxed mix)
1 package of chocolate pudding or mousse, prepared
1 4-oz bag JM Creative Toffee Ice Cream Topping
2 small containers of non-dairy whipped topping (Cool-Whip or similar product)

1) Prepare pudding or mousse according to the package directions. Cover with plastic wrap, letting the wrap completely touch the surface of the pudding to prevent a skin from forming. Place in the refrigerator to chill and set.
2) Defrost frozen whipped topping according to package directions. Stir well.
3) If you don't have a trifle dish, use a large see-through glass mixing bowl or any other suitable bowl (it may not be as decorative, but it'll taste the same.
4) Break or cut the chocolate cake into approximately 1/2-inch chunks.
5) Spoon pudding into the bottom of the trifle dish. Spread to cover it by at least 1/2-inch.
6) Sprinkle a thick layer of cake chunks on top of the pudding.
7) Spread a thick layer of whipped topping on top of the cake.
8) Sprinkle toffee topping on top of the whipped topping in an even layer.
9) Repeat from step 5 until the dish is full or you run out of ingredients. The last layer should be whipped topping sprinkled lightly with toffee as a decorative touch.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Product Newsletter

JM Creative Product Updates

Hi Everyone,

As always, we hope this newsletter finds you well. As many of you know, we just returned from vacation and we've been working hard all day to catch-up with the store and get some new products online. In fact, we even made a few products while away! On with the news...

New Products & Great Deals
  • New! 100% Cotton Hanging Kitchen Hand Towels - Remember that terrycloth towel Grandma always had hanging on her oven door with the flowers and acrylic yarn loop on top? Our version of this classic church bazaar staple is stylish and environmentally friendly. We take 100% cotton designer tea towels and hand-crochet the top and strap with 100% US grown cotton yarn. The result is something you'll be proud to display and use in your home everyday. And, because they're 100% cotton, they're machine washable. We're offering $2 shipping on single towels or our $5 flat-rate shipping on more than one or shipped with any other product.
  • New! All-Natural Jam's - We're proud to offer all-natural fruit jams. Our jams are produced the old fashioned way by boiling fruit and sugar until the natural pectin in the fruit allows it to set to a spreadable consistency. Our jams make the best PB&J sandwiches you've ever put in your mouth! We're currently offering Strawberry Jam made with fresh California strawberries. Organic Blueberry Jam is on the way. When berry season starts in June, we'll be picking berries from local farms.
  • Creamy Corn Soup is In Stock - A large batch of our popular "Creamy Corn Chowder" just came out of the canner. If you're tired of spending $8 per day eating-out for lunch, this hearty soup is your answer. The soup is vegan/vegetarian and 98% fat free so it's healthy for you too!
  • Turkey Chili is In Stock - We have a limited supply of turkey chili in-stock. Get 'em before someone else does!
Eating "Green" and Healthy
Most people think eating "green" and healthy means buying food at an expensive organic market. In reality, the impact of mass-produced organic food can have just as much of an effect on the environment as non-organic food because the mass production and distribution requires vast amounts of energy and fuel for transportation. If you want to feed your family healthier and with a lower environmental footprint, consider buying locally when you can. Local farmers may use chemical fertilizers, but the food you're eating is fresher, of much better quality, and you're supporting your local community businesses--something very important in these economic times.
Thoughts borrowed from Mark Bittman's new book Food Matters

Visit our "Sister Site" Food Blog
Justin has started writing a food blog. The blog will take a look at food and cooking from the perspective of a home and hobbiest cook. In particular, there will be a number of entries over the next few months on "Thrifty Cooking" during these tough economic times including recipes. Follow along with Justin's food adventures at

Follow us on Twitter
JM Creative has a twitter feed. Join our twitter feed at:
Be the first to find out when new items go on sale! Find out about great last-minute shipping deals.

Free Recipe - Strawberry Thumbprint Cookies

2/3 cup sugar
3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
1/8 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons vanilla
1 egg
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 jar JM Creative All-Natural Strawberry Jam

1) Heat oven to 350 degrees.
2) In a large bowl with an electric mixer, beat sugar and butter till light and fluffy.
3) Add vanilla, salt, and egg to butter and sugar mixture and beat till well combined.
4) Add flour and stir gently by hand or with the mixer on low just until combined into a stiff dough. Be careful to not over-mix the batter.
5) Scoop batter 1 tablespoonful at a time and roll into balls. Place each ball 2 inches apart on a sturdy baking sheet lined with wax paper.
6) Press each ball down slightly and make an indentation in the center of each cookie with your thumb.
7) Fill each thumb depression with a half teaspoon of jam. Be careful not to over-fill or the jam will run down the sides when baked.
8) Bake at 350 degrees for 8-10 minutes. Cookies should be set and starting to brown around the edges.
9) Cool slightly before serving. Hot jam can burn your mouth.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Product Newsletter

Hi Everyone,

We hope this newsletter finds you well. It's starting to look and feel like spring here in Rhode Island and after the winter we've had, the nice weather is a welcomed change. We have a few new products and great deals to tell you about, so I won't waste your time and get right to the good stuff:

New Products & Great Deals
  • Free Shipping on Throws - Our two adult-sized throws (one in brown, one in burgundy) are now being offered with free shipping. Going to a wedding shower this spring? Surprise the bride and groom with a cozy hand-made throw for their new living room. We can produce these same throws to order with special color requests provided that you give us enough notice.
  • Tomato Soup is Back in Stock - Our Creamy Tomato Soup is back in stock! Stock-up your pantry or desk drawer and save money on lunch.
  • New Product: Creamy Corn Chowder - We're happy to announce a new product, "Creamy Corn Chowder". This smooth, silky, sweet chowder is absolutely divine. And, if that's not good enough, it's also very low in fat and calories because no cream is actually added to the soup!
  • New Product: Hearty Meat Chili - We're now offering a hearty meat chili with either Beef or Turkey (your choice). The chili has a mild heat, so add a shot of your favorite hot sauce if you like something more fiery. Perfect for watching the game, tailgating, or as a topping for grilled hot dogs.
Mother's Day
Mother's day is right around the corner! Give your Mom the gift of something hand made. Please note the following ordering deadlines for arrival by Mother's day:
  • Food & Candy Orders - Order must be received by Monday, April 27th at 9:00am.
  • Pantry Items marked "In-Stock" - Order must be received by 8:00am on Wednesday, April 29th.
  • Crocheted items marked "In-Stock" - Order must be received by 8:00am on Wednesday, April 29th.
We apologize for these early deadlines, but we will be away the week before Mother's day and will not be able to ship that week.

Store "Closed" for Vacation 5/2 through 5/9
We will be traveling from May 2nd through May 9th and will not have email access. During that time, the store will be placed on vacation status and will not be accepting orders. Stock-up on your favorite pantry items before then! Please use our Mother's Day shipping deadlines (above) to assure delivery before we leave.

New "Sister Site" Food Blog
Justin has started writing a food blog. The blog will take a look at food and cooking from the perspective of a home and hobbiest cook. In particular, there will be a number of entries over the next few months on "Thrifty Cooking" during these tough economic times including recipes. Follow along with Justin's food adventures at

Follow us on Twitter
JM Creative has a twitter feed. Join our twitter feed at:
Be the first to find out when new items go on sale!

Free Recipe - Chicken Corn Casserole
- 1 16oz jar JM Creative "Creamy Corn Chowder"
- 1 boneless, skinless chicken breast
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1/2 package egg noodles (or similar pasta)
- 1 cup bread crumbs (seasoned or plain)
- 3 tablespoons butter

1) Prepare egg noodles as described on package
2) Cut chicken into bite-sized pieces. Saute in a skillet with olive oil over medium-high heat until chicken is cooked-through. Remove from skillet and drain on paper towels.
3) Melt butter in the microwave and mix with the bread crumbs in a small bowl. Put aside.
4) Open the jar of corn chowder and empty the thickener packet into the jar. Close the jar and shake vigorously until no lumps remain.
5) Empty the jar of corn chowder into a glass or ceramic casserole dish. Add chicken and noodles and stir to combine. If the mixture seems dry, add a bit of milk, cream, or water.
6) Level mixture with a spoon and sprinkle breadcrumb mixture evenly on top.
7) Bake in a 350 degree oven until bubbly and bread crumbs have begun to brown and get crispy.
8) Remove from oven, cool slightly and serve.

Friday, March 13, 2009

Product Newsletter

Hi Everyone! We just wanted to take a moment to update you on a few new things involving our Etsy Store. We hope everyone is doing well and that those of you who recently purchased products are enjoying them. Remember to return to the website and provide feedback on your purchases! Not only do they help us with future product development, but they help us stand-out as a seller on Etsy.

New Products for Spring and Easter
We have released the following new products for the spring and Easter season:
  • Chocolate-Dipped Marshmallow Easter Eggs
  • Toffee or Macaroons in a holiday themed "Chinese Takeout" gift box
  • One Pound of our hand-made candies in a spring-themed felt gift bag
These items make great gifts and taste absolutely fantastic (as always). You can see these products in our Holiday area at:

New V-Stitch Crocheted Throw/Afghan - Get it cheap on eBay!
Michelle just finished-up another crocheted throw like the red/beige one. This one is made with a rich dark brown (espresso) and off-white yarn and looks absolutely fabulous in any environment due to its neutral colors. As an experiment, we've posted it on eBay as an online Auction. The starting bid is $55 plus our standard $5 shipping. That's nearly 70% off our regular Etsy price for the same blanket! Hurry, as the auction closes Next Friday, March 20th.

As a special offer to our mailing list friends, if you bid on the brown throw and win the auction but prefer the red one, we'll swap it out at no charge as long as the red throw has not sold in the mean time. Just send us an email and mention this offer.

Check out the auction here:

Join Us on Twitter
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If you're into Twitter, join our feed for up-to-the-minute product updates. If you're not Twittering yet, now would be a great time to start. :-)

Save Money With Our Homemade Soups!
Eating out for lunch can be expensive. Most sandwiches these days are over six dollars and you're at $10-12 by the time you're done buying a drink and paying tax. Our homemade soups are recession and budget friendly at just $4 per jar. Just drop one into your lunch bag and head off to work. At lunch time, remove the metal lid and you can heat it and eat right out of the jar. What a deal!

As a gift to our mailing list friends, we'll throw in free disposable spoons and a few napkins as part of your order so you won't forget to bring them to work. Just remind us in the comment field when you place your order.

A Great Idea for Those Who Live Alone...
A family member recently asked us if we sold our popular Tomato Marinara in smaller jars because she lives alone and can never make it through a large jar before the product goes bad. The answer to her and you is YES! Place your order as a special request and we'll make smaller jars (16oz) just for you. You must by a minimum of two jars at a price of $4 per jar.

It's Easy Being Green - Recycle Your Packaging
We pride ourselves on being as "green" of a store as we can. To that end, all of the packing materials that came with your order can be returned to any UPS Store for free recycling--even the foam "peanuts" and bubble wrap. Also, for those of you who can get our glass mason jars back to us at a reasonable cost (or you see us regularly and can hand them to us), we offer a 60-cent store credit for each jar returned (any size). Nearly a dollar of the cost of each canned product goes to pay overhead for the jars, so we're happy to pass on some of the savings if we get to reuse them. Oh, and yes. If you have modern-style Ball or Kerr brand jars hanging around that didn't come from us, we'll take those too and give you the credit. We're nice like that. :-)

Product Development - We Need Customer Input
We are looking to add some new food products to our current line-up and we'd like your opinion. Please choose a few items from this list and respond to this email with your choices. Be sure to list them in order of preference.

  • Creamy Asparagus
  • Creamy Broccoli
  • Chicken Noodle
  • Vegetable Noodle
  • Chicken Stew
  • Beef Stew
  • Beef Chili
  • Turkey Chili
  • Tuscan-style White Bean Soup w/ Rosemary
  • Corn Chowder
  • Your Suggestion: _______________________
Jams & Fruit Preserves
  • Strawberry Jam
  • Blueberry Jam
  • Mixed Berry Jam
  • Orange Marmalade
  • Your Suggestion: _______________________
Condiments, Dips, Etc.
  • Salsa
  • All-Natural Ketchup
  • Roasted Red Peppers
  • Dill Pickles
  • Bread & Butter (Sweet/Tangy) Pickles
  • Mustard (Regular, Cranberry, etc.)
  • Your Suggestion: _______________________
Other Pantry Items
  • Breakfast "Home Fries" Starter Kit (Jar of Cooked Potatoes, Seasoning Packet, and Easy Instructions)
  • Discounted "Pasta And Sauce" Meal Kits
  • Tomato-Meat Pasta Sauce (Sausage or Beef)
  • Spaghetti & Meatballs Kit (Canned pasta sauce with mini-meatballs and a bag of dried pasta)
  • Ready-to-Mash Potatoes
  • Ready-to-Mash Sweet Potatoes
  • Ready-to-Mash Butternut Squash
  • Quickbread & Muffin Mix Kits (Zucchini, Pumpkin, Squash, Apple, Blueberry, Corn, etc.)
  • Your Suggestion: _______________________
Baked Goods, Candy, and Gifts
  • Chewy Chocolate Chunk Cookies
  • Peanutbutter Cookies
  • Peanutbutter Cups / Peanutbutter Truffles
  • Chocolate Truffles
  • Homemade Marshmallows & Hot Chocolate Mix Gift Set
  • Themed Gift Baskets (Chocolate Lovers, Coffee Lovers, Cookie Lovers, etc.)
  • Your Suggestion: _______________________
Crocheted Items
  • Baby Gift Sets (Hat and booties)
  • Baby "Mary Jane" Shoes
  • Child/Toddler Sweaters
  • Adult Sweaters
  • Throw Pillows
  • Cotton Bath Mats
  • Cotton Dish Wash Cloths
  • Dish/hand towels with crocheted top for hanging
  • Your Suggestion: _______________________