The last time I had new neighbor I made oatmeal chocolate chip cookies and put them in pretty basket with a (new) tea towel. Come to find out later one child had celiacs and the parents were (at the time) low carbers. I felt terrible.
Our neighborhood isn't really one. It's basically a long country road that abuts a state park, has no street lights and most houses are close enough to see but not really close that you see each other out and about. They are thru woods kind of behind my house so it's not like I am going to see them over the fence or run into walking around the area.
I still would like to cook/bake/make something but am at a loss on what would be a safe bet. A loaf of homemade bread with good butter? Scones and jam? a pot of soup? I wish I could tell if they had a dog as I thought home made dog biscuits could be fun but so far no evidence of a pet.
So in this age of increased food allergies and sensitivities is this even a good idea anymore? Based on the hostess gift thread I know to never ever ever ever bring lilies or scented candles, LOL.
If you were new to the neighborhood what would make you feel welcome?