Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Partnering with Baltimore BBQ, not just for Father's......

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The Frederick Basket Company is a small local gourmet, and gift shop.  We’re HUGE supporters of local business, and love finding locally made dips, sauces, and brews to fill our shop, and your baskets. We here at the Frederick Basket Company want to give a shout out to our friends at Baltimore BBQ Company. They have amazing, locally made BBQ sauces, and a heartwarming success story.  Here’s how they got started:
From Don Fisher, owner, Baltimore BBQ:
“Adam and I met about 4 years ago. Our wives were pregnant at the same time and we were looking for a nanny. A mutual friend introduced us and the nanny. At the first meeting, Adam noticed I had the same exact Weber smoker in my backyard that he did. Turns out, we were also fraternity brothers (at different colleges) and shared an affinity for bourbon and golf. It was friendship at first sight! :)
We started to cook BBQ together as our families grew closer and decided to enter the MD State BBQ Championships in Bel Air in 2011. We entered into the professional division to see how good we really were…we finished in the middle of the pack out of about 70 teams. We competed the next two years for fun (finishing as high as 12th place for brisket) and we started making our own sauce….
Along the way, our friends and family raved about the food, especially the sauce…they were constantly telling us to make more so they could bring some home after our backyard cookouts. Our sauce was (is) different – it isn’t a replication of a Texas, Kansas City, or Memphis style sauce. It is truly unique to Baltimore. Everything is local and natural. In 2014, we decided to take a chance and see if we could put Baltimore on the national BBQ map.
We produced our first “batch” at a local manufacturing/bottling company, Mama Vida, in May of 2014. Our dream had become a reality. We hoped to sell out of our first 1,600 bottles by year-end (7 months). Turns out our sauce was just as popular with other Baltimoreans – not just our friends. We sold out in about 3 weeks. Keep in mind we have full time jobs (Adam is an attorney at Venable, and I work for T. Rowe Price), so we have had to do BBQ on the side (evenings and weekends).
Fast forward 12 months to today – we have produced around 30,000 bottles of sauce, we have added a third style (Black Raven), we are sold in approximately 30 retail locations, we have hired a distributor and online fulfillment vendor, and we are on the menu at a number of different restaurants, including Miss Shirley’s. In addition, we took 2nd place at the American Royal in Kansas City (the world series of BBQ), and have been featured in Baltimore Magazine, the Baltimore Sun, Fox 45 morning news, etc. Baltimore is on the BBQ map now.
Quite a first year!!!
We love stories like these— and find so many just like them in the surrounding Baltimore area. We are featuring Baltimore BBQ Company sauces in out Father’s Day Gift Baskets. If you want something special for your Dad on Father’s Day give us a call at 301-696-9345, anytime! Baskets start at $49.99, and will be to your Father’s door before Father’s Day!

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Tis The Season for Pumpkins & Apples

Tis The Season for Pumpkins & Apples
Create seasonal dishes featuring pumpkins and apples and be the star at your next dinner party. These recipes are convenient, easy to make and delicious. Stop by on Saturday, October 4th from 1-4pm to try a sample and take some home at 20% off with your coupon!

The Perfect Pumpkin Cobbler:

A can of pumpkin, water and unsalted butter are all you need to create a cobbler that's to die for...it's that good! Start with our Plentiful Pantry Pumpkin Cobbler kit.

  1. Preheat oven to 350. Lightly grease an 8”x8” pan.
  2. Stir filling mix into 1 ¾ cups of water. Add pumpkin and stir until well blended. Pour into grease pan.
  3. Sprinkle topping mix over pumpkin mixture. Sprinkle with 2Tbl water. Melt butter and drizzle over cobbler.
  4. Bake at 350 for 60-70 minutes or until a knife in the center comes out clean.
  5. Cool slightly, serve with whipped cream and Enjoy!
  6. Add chopped walnuts or chocolate chips for added crunch and flavor!


Easy Pumpkin Pie Cheeseball:

You will fall in love with graham crackers and fruit all over again once you add a little pumpkin cheese. Simply combine our Wind Willow Pumpkin Pie Cheeseball mix with cream cheese and butter and refrigerate until firm. Then devour!


Warm Apple Crisp for Two:  

An intimate dessert that is sure to leave a lasting impression and it only takes 45 minutes.
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Spray two 10oz. ramekins with oil.
  2. Peel, core and slice 2 apples. Toss apple slices with Apple Mix packet until well coated. Divide evenly into the ramekins.
  3. Add butter to Apple Crisp Topping mix; press together with fork until crumbly. Sprinkle on top of apple slices.
  4. Bake for 45 minutes.
  5. For even faster results, use frozen sliced apples or peaches.

Aspen Mulling Cider Spices: This spice blend will literally go on anything and make it better. Add it to apple juice, wine, tea or even brandy for an extra good time. Made with cinnamon, clove, annatto, lemon, orange and nutmeg, this blend livens up any drink or meal.




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Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Top Wedding Favors For 2014

monogrammed bags

Weddings can require a lot of planning down to the smallest detail. So while favors may take a back seat when you're planning a year in advance, they quickly climb to the top of the list as your big day approaches. We've highlighted the top gifts for 2014, to fit any wedding, shower or dinner. Whether your event is casual or classy, big or small, these favors are unique, personal and beautiful.

Earthy & Everlasting
wildflower seeds

Wildflower seeds wrapped in burlap or a monogrammed bag is a meaningful way to signify budding love. Plant these seeds and watch them grow as a reminder of your union.


Sophisticated & Chic
Scented love nest or perfect pair soaps ignite the senses with a refreshing fragrance. This gift is both eye catching and delicate.                                 
love nest soaps
perfect pair soaps

Fun & Functional
Toast to your big day over and over again with these personalized pilsner glasses or stemless wine glasses. Assortments of images are available to fit the lucky couple.
stemless wine glasses
pilsner glasses

chocolate truffles

Edible & Delectable
Tantalize your guests' taste buds with gourmet coffee, mints or chocolate truffles. Designed to leave a lasting impression, these gifts are stunning and delicious.

welcome bag

First Impressions
You only get one chance to make a first impression, which is why we love this welcome bag. Hand illustrated to feature the city you are getting married in, welcome bags are a great way to introduce your guest to the personal side of the bride and groom. Include items that mean the most to you and will help your guest adjust throughout their stay.

For more ideas, schedule a private appointment with The Frederick Basket Company to learn more! Email basket@FrederickBasket.com or call 301-696-9345.

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Great Valentine's Day Gift Ideas for Men, Women & Kids!

Valentine's Day Gift Baskets

Wild About You
Love is in the air and we know exactly how to help you show that special someone how much you care! Here are the top baskets for men and women featuring gourmet goodies, local wine & beer and adorable plush animals. So surprise your sweetheart with one of these romantic gifts!
Ideal Gifts for Woman
Wild About You: For the girl that loves animal print! Chocolate raspberry wine, dark chocolate fondue, raspberry snaps and cinnamon honey dipping pretzels. The animal print adds a fun and exotic touch!

Very Berry Valentine
Hugs & Kisses: Yummy chocolate lips and a keepsake monkey with extra long arms help you shower your loved one in hugs and kisses! A gift box of assorted chocolates and a truffle heart create the perfect package.

Very Berry Valentine: For the one who loves the sweeter side of life. Blush wine infused with strawberries is paired with chocolate covered strawberries and chocolate covered cherries. A strawberry red bear is makes it the perfect gift.

Ideal Gifts for Him
Love For Two In The Morning Deaux
Beer My Valentine: A tin loaded with local Frederick brews and snacks! A bottle of Texas Champagne Hot Sauce adds spice. Nuts About You: An endless assortment of gourmet nuts and a plush squirrel to help you say “I’m Nuts About You”. This basket features salted peanuts, chocolate covered pecans, pistachios and cashews, just to name a few.

Love For Two In The Morning Deaux: Nothing's better than sharing with your valentine. Show your sweetie the finer things in life with this sophisticated pairing of wine, cheeses and chocolates. 

Ideal for the Kiddies: Don’t forget the kids! We have gifts that are perfect for them too.
From The Heart
From the Heart: Show the little ones that classic candies are still the best! Surprise them with a mug overflowing with razzles, sweet tarts, fun dip, smarties, sweetheart conversation hearts and a chocolate lollipop.

You’re a Warm Drink of Cocoa: All kids love hot cocoa! Now they can have it on-the-go in a stylish leopard print cup. Of course it comes with mini marshmallows and chocolate candies!

For more Valentine’s Day gift baskets, visit frederickbasket.com!

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Thursday, January 9, 2014

The Frederick Basket Company Highlights 2014 Gifting Trends!

The Frederick Basket Company Highlights This Years Gifting Trends!
2014 is here and with its arrival there are countless reasons to give gifts to show how much you care. To help guide inspiration this year, here are some of the top trends that are sure to make you stand out with a unique keepsake gift basket.  And these are perfect for multiple occasions!

A Little Taste Of Italy Gift Basket

Global Cuisines- Traditional cuisines like Mexican and Italian are big hits among lots of people. Their mass appeal makes it the perfect way to stimulate someone’s taste buds with something new like spicy guacamole or olive bruschetta.

Regional Cuisine- Maryland has the best flavors the east coast can offer. And we provide that legendary Maryland crab spiciness   in nuts, dips, soups and more.

Sweet & Savory- There are so many combinations that will create a great sweet & savory basket. Whether it's full of decadent chocolates, savory nuts,spicy jams or honey mustards, it's sure to tantalize the palate. And that's just to name a few.
Icons of Maryland Wine Gift Basket

Locally Produced Beer & Wine- This happens to be the second most popular Trend for alcohol this year, according to the National Restaurant Association. Your friends, colleagues and family will be thrilled to know how many wines and beers are produced here in Maryland, especially in our own backyard. And they taste fantastic!

Gluten-Free- It can be a dietary restriction or simply a health choice but gluten-free options are steadily increasing and we have gourmet items that are both gluten-free and delectable.

Radiant Orchid- This is Pantone’s 2014 color of the year. It’s a shade of purple with pink and fuchsia undertones. For those of you that know pantone colors, this is 18-3224 TPX. Make a statement with a beautiful gift basket and bow that sport this cheerful hue!

For more gift ideas, visit FrederickBasket.com, call 301.696.9345 or stop by! We are located in Everedy Square at 12 N. East Street in downtown Frederick.

A Tisket, A Tasket, Say It With A Basket!

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Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Frederick Basket Company now offers Baltimore Maryland themed gift baskets.

Baltimore Gift Baskets

Baltimore Gift Baskets hand delivered by The Frederick Basket Company. Please take a minute to look at our beautiful Baltimore Gift Baskets. They make the perfect gift when you are looking to send a gift with the Baltimore flavor. Our gift basket selection includes; Baltimore Crabby Basket, Baltimore Aquarium Crabster, Crabby Clipper, Baltimore Harbor Lights, Inner Harbor Tea Party, Orioles Fever, The Baltimore, The Inner Harbor, The Fells Point, The Fort McHenry, Spirit of Baltimore and Little Italy.
Baltimore Gift Baskets created by The Frederick Basket Company. All of the Baltimore Gift Baskets are hand made by us at The Frederick Basket Company so if you don’t see exactly what you are looking for please feel free to give us a call. We would love to help you select  that perfect Baltimore Gift Basket.
Baltimore Crabby Basket
Baltimore Crabby Gift Basket
Baltimore Aquarium Crabster
Baltimore Aquarium Crabster
Crabby Clipper
Crabby Clipper Gift Basket
Baltimore Harbor Lights
Baltimore Harbor Lights
Inner Harbor Tea Party
Inner Harbor Tea Party
Orioles Fever
Orioles Fever
The Baltimore
The Baltimore Gift Basket
The Inner Harbor
The Inner Harbor Gift Basket
The Fells Point
The Fells Point
The Fort McHenry
The Fort McHenry
Spirit of Baltimore
Spirit of Baltimore Gift Basket
Little Italy
Little Italy Gift Basket
Here at The Frederick Basket Company we strive to make every basket a memorable experience. Entrust all your special gifts for family, friends and business colleagues to the caring staff of The Frederick Basket Company. Each basket is designed and made to create a complete and personal moment for the gift basket recipient. Order Yours Today!
The Frederick Basket Company
12 N East Street
Everedy Square
Frederick, MD 21701

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Friday, February 17, 2012

Picnic Baskets Now at the Frederick Basket Company

Picnic Baskets Now at the Frederick Basket Company
picnic baskets at the frederick basket companyWe just unpacked a huge selection of picnic baskets, totes, food carriers, cheese boards, stainless steel wine glass holders, single bottle wine bags, 2-person totes, convertible totes that change from tote to backpack, collapsible totes, lunch totes and they’re just in time for wine festival season!
Come in and see our bright, colorful assortment totes and backpacks. We have them in pinks, greens, oranges, jewel paisleys, blues and black and white. Traditional wicker baskets? Yes we have those too. All you need is a bottle of Maryland Wine, cheese, crackers and you are set!
Did you know:
We proudly carry only Local Maryland wines from the following vineyards; Basignani Winery, Boordy Vineyards, Bordeleau Vineyards & Winery, Fiore Winery, Frederick Cellars, Linganore Winecellars/Berrywine Plantations, Loew Vineyards, Solomons Island Winery, St. Michaels Winery & Sugarloaf Mountain Vineyards. Join Us For a FREE Maryland Wine Tasting At  The Frederick Basket Company every First Saturday of the month from 5-8pm. Click here for our wine tasting schedule.
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Picnic Baskets Now at the Frederick Basket Company


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