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Useful & Unique Holiday Gift Containers

These gift ideas are perfect for teachers, bakers or hostess gifts during the holidays!   Gift baskets are a beautiful way to package and display, but are they really that useful?  They usually just get stored or donated after they are received.  Food storage containers are a useful package to gather a bunch of kitchen and baking items.  Fill a “useful” container such as Rubbermaid Take Alongs with unique kitchen or baking goods from cookie cutters, packaged cookie mixes, sprinkles…and don’t forget the Sweet Stackers – Stackable Food Storage System that can insert into the container to make it multi-level.  A great way to store your holiday cookies!  There are currently some sweet deals on our Etsy Shop – https://www.etsy.com/shop/sweetstackers.

Rubbermaid - Sweet Stackers Gift Container

Unique contents in this inexpensive Rubbermaid 1 gallon Take Alongs.

Fits Sweet Stackers 7.75 x 11 inch tray set.

Rubbermaid - Sweet Stackers Gift Container Contents

Sweet Stackers Christmas Cookie Tin Combos are available on Etsy in limited supply.  Sweet Stackers 8 x 8 inch tray sets fit perfect into these square cookie tins to layer your baked goods neatly without a sticky mess and keeping your sweets, looking sweet!

Cookie Tin Gift Container Pkg  Cookie Tin Gift Contents

Cookie Tin with Cookies
Sweet Stackers store your cookies, desserts, candies and more in layers on reusable, stackable trays that insert in many major brand containers. The tray sets are available in four sizes and come with two different sized risers that fit in between your baked items.

Christmas Cookies Tin

Wouldn’t you love to get a thoughtful and unique gift like these for the holidays?

 

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Promising Ice Cream….Sandwiches!

The first week of school is coming to an end.  My little one has started Kindergarten and had a rough morning.  Day 1, excited, but clung to Dad as she was getting on the bus.  Day 2, tearing up, got in line to get on the bus, then made a quick turn to run back to me.  Day 3, crying most of the morning, crying to the bus stop and needed me to hold her hand onto the bus.  Of course, she has a great day and is super smiley when she gets off of the bus!  But with all of the tears this morning, we promised her ice cream when she gets home.  Hoping to distract her from her anxiety.

But I have really, really wanted to make homemade chocolate chip cookies and tada – I had a great idea!  Ice Cream Sandwiches.

PK Ice Cream Sandwiches

Actually tried a new chocolate chip cookie recipe from Allrecipes and they were delicious!  They turned out to be the perfectly shaped, with a thin crispy outside and soft chewy middle.  I baked these an extra 2 minutes, but followed the recipe exactly.  They made 45 cookies using a 1 inch cookie scoop.

SS Cookie Rack

Love the versatility of the Sweet Stackers risers.  They elevate cookie racks at the perfect height to save space on the kitchen counter tops!

Once cooled, I transferred the cookies to a staging container to keep them extra fresh.  Sweet Stackers neatly organizes the cookies in tiers.

Sweet Stackers Cookie Container

Time to fill the cookies!  Place a good round scoop of ice cream in between two chocolate chip cookies (they bottom of the cookies touching the ice cream).  I used a smaller container to store 12 ice cream sandwiches separated using a Sweet Stackers tray.

Even though I was in a cool room, the ice cream melted quickly.  I suggest placing the container in the freezer and adding one or two sandwiches at a time.  But even is some ice cream dripped, the container and trays wipe down easily.  The trays also made a nice surface to work on.

SS Ice Cream Sandwiches

There were extra cookies for a later treat!

The kids had a great day at school and were very excited about this yummy summertime treat!
Sweet Stackers convert your food containers to multi-level using stackable trays.  Available in 4 sizes and designed to fit major brand food storage containers. Visit the Sweet Stackers Etsy Shop today.  

 

Sweet Stackers – Classic Deviled Eggs

Deviled Eggs are a classic appetizer summer picnics or barbeques.  Did you ever have a difficult time trying to store or transport an appetizer like this?  There are special containers and glass platters made specifically for deviled eggs…but seriously, where do you have room to store a container or large platter that you may only use once in a while and ONLY for deviled eggs?

Sweet Stackers stackable trays can create two layers of deviled eggs in one 3″ deep air-tight container.  This is perfect for transporting an appetizer like this to party or picnic.  Plus Sweet Stackers trays can be used for so much more!

Sweet Stackers - classic deviled eggs

In order to prevent the eggs from sliding around, I placed curly parsley in the bottom of the container and on one of the trays,  The eggs perfectly nested in between the parsley which made them easy to fill.  The parsley was not only there to hold them, but also made a pretty presentation.

Sweet Stackers trays & curley parsley

Classic Deviled Eggs

8 eggs; hard-boiled and peeled

1/4 cup mayonnaise

1 teaspoon yellow mustard

1 teaspoon vinegar

salt & pepper to taste

paprika for garnish

Hard boil the eggs, cool and peel.  Slice eggs lengthwise in half, reserve the yellow yolk in a bowl.  Mash the yolk with a fork, then mix with mayonnaise, mustard, vinegar, S&P until creamy.

Scoop a spoonful or pipe the mixture into each egg white until full.  Sprinkle with paprika for garnish.

Sweet Stackers - deviled eggs storage

One container with two layers of devilled eggs…pretty and easy to store or transport to your next party!

Visit sweetstackers.com for more information about our product and where you can buy it or visit our gallery to get more ideas.

Kolacky – Stack and freeze them!

Yesterday, I went to Czech-Moravian picnic.  There was Czech food, traditional folk dancing and yummy homemade desserts!  This reminded me of a post that I wrote before last Christmas about Kolacky (i.e. Kolache, kolace, kolach, koláče).  Kolacky are a Czech cookie filled with fruit, poppyseed or cheese.  Many other eastern European countries also make them or something similar.  Check out my post to view the recipe…my recipe produces a moist kolacky dough because it uses a handful of ingredients including cream cheese.  The best part of kolacky is that they can be filled with any flavor of fruit filling.  I think my favorite is when they are filled with apricot.

Kolaches

Raspberry and Apricot Kolacky

My family and I usually bake kolacky for the holidays.  Kolacky are the perfect dessert after a large feast because they are bite sized.  You can always squeeze at least one in!  Since there are so many foods to prepare for a holiday dinner, we bake kolacky a couple of weeks in advance and freeze them.   They freeze perfect!  But, they can’t be stacked in the same container because of the jelly or fruit filling.  I had an idea to design trays that fit in air-tight plastic food storage containers….and that is how SweetStackers came about!  Using the Stackable Food Storage System, you can layer a whole batch of kolacky or any cookies, bars or pastries in two or three layers, in one typical 3″ container without them sticking together.  This makes is possible to place only one container in your refrigerator, freezer or pantry.

Do you make any cookies or bakery that are hard to store in an air-tight container?  Please share and link to your recipes!!

SweetStackers – Stackable Food Storage System

Did you ever make dessert bars, cookies or an appetizer that you couldn’t easily store without disturbing their appearance or having them stick together? Well, I have designed an affordable way to layer your food items in a food storage container that you probably already own!

Sweet Stackers™ – Stackable Food Storage System are trays that “stack” in two or three tiers which fit in a typical 3″ plastic food storage container. This is a great alternative to over-sized expensive cookie containers or dessert caddies.  The trays currently come in four different sizes and fit containers made by major brands like Rubbermaid, Sterilite and Tupperware.

Side View Container-web

Why fumble around carrying multiple containers to a party when you only need one container? The Stackable Food Storage System is also perfect when you are entertaining because you can save space when storing your prepared food in a pantry or refrigerator. They can even be used for everyday use…did you ever store left-over pizza in the fridge to find out that it stuck together?

Cucumber Appetizer

Please check out my website www.sweetstackers.com for more information about my product, there is a cross-reference table of containers and stackable trays…plus a Gallery of Ideas how this product can be used.

I would love to hear your thoughts, so please comment below!

Poll: Calling all household cooks and bakers!

Hi!  I am taking a quick poll because I am curious what household cooks and bakers prefer to store bakery/cookies/appetizers or any type of finger foods in?  Think about your favorite container that you would transport food to a party or store these foods in to keep them fresh in the fridge, freezer or pantry.  Any details or comments (size, shape, make, etc.) would be greatly appreciated, but not necessary.

Thanks for your help!!

Colleen from the PartyKitchen blog