Hi there everyone...hope you are enjoying your day. Today on
we are featuring some wonderful gifts you can make from your kitchen for the upcoming Holiday Season! They are easy…yummy and from the heart. This is part 1…there will be more and I will be doing some of my own for you too.
Bread sticks…who doesn’t love them!
Here is a wonderful recipe for
and hints to package them just perfectly!
Now for something chewy…crunchy…sweet and savory!
Snatch up a wonderful jar…add your special touch and you will have a gift that everyone will love!
If you have someone in your life that likes it a bit more spicy with a touch of sweet…I think this is the nut recipe for you
Sugar-and-Spice Candied Nuts
Now here is one that I would be doing cartwheels for if someone gave it to me! This gets my 5 YUM award!
Now HOW much FUN are these!
Holiday Drink Mixes that can be mixed with alcohol or kissed with seltzer or soda…a great treat for young and adults…just depends how you fix them up…plus do they look awesome or what! Just add your special decorating touch and people will still be talking about this gift next year!
Another Holiday Favorite is Mulled Wine and for your Family and Friends that love a warm mug of Mulled wine brimming with the aroma of Winter…this makes the perfect gift…add a bottle of rich red wine and you will have an amazing gift…it is perfect on its own also…you can use the same process in cider and it creates a perfect warm brew without the alcohol!
Do you have special people in your life that ADORE their yogurt and oatmel…I know I do and me being at the top of the list…here is a picture perfect gift that they will LOVE…
and the spoon is the PERFECT touch!
This is AWESOME!!!
Here is a tasty gift that can be used all year round to add flavor to your recipes! I use something very similar when I roast portobello mushrooms!
Now who wouldn’t LOVE to get a gorgeous glass jar holding
Lace this on your ice cream and let me tell you it is incredible on a toasted piece of pound cake…a dollop of whip cream and everyone will think you slaved for hours on your amazing dessert…this is a wonderful gift to have on hand when unexpected visitors come knocking at the door!
Add a little pizzaz…a label…bow…chalkboard tag and viola…the perfect gift!
Now here is yet another delicate and delicious treat that is simple…delicious…fun and may I say just visually stunning!
Ok…this recipe is simple and the only people that won’t fall head over heels in love with these are those that have an allergy to nuts! Grab a wonderful tin…a fun chinese carton…a candy box or any fabulous container…add your style to it and fill it up with
and the crowd GOES WILD!!!!!
Here is another sweet confection that will AMAZE and WOW the masses…one of my favorite flavors in the world…
once again…package this with your flair and it is the perfect gift for just about anyone on that list! PERFECT for teachers…mail persons…and to have on hand for those occasions that you forgot about something?
Here is a tried and true for Family and Friends
Old-Fashioned Peanut Brittle…also known as
The Dentists Friend!
One way or another...it is a sweet and salty snack that has been going for centuries! They have packaged it so fabulously here…you can just wrap and cello…tie on that tag and WOW!
Now here is one that you don’t see every day but TRUST me…these little berries of goodness are incredible!!!! They could be called God’s Candy…really…the way they are prepared they have that sweet goodness with a touch of tart and it is amazing and how pretty do they look!
I also think they taste better with cranberries from New Jersey 🙂
Southerners smile immediately at the mention of their name and I sure know why…this candy is a gift from the South for sure!
And let’s end on a savory note…I know first hand how useful a little jar of
is! Just add to warm pasta and toss and YUM…you can also add cream and create a full sauce…add to a roasted veggie sandwich…wisk into some mayo and Greek yogurt and create an amazing spread and oh so much more! A perfect gift and it keeps for a month in the fridge!
Hope you enjoyed these great gifts from your heart and your kitchen! I will be doing other collections of gifts from the kitchen as the time nears closer.
This week stay tuned for some wonderful
Stocking Stuffer Ideas for everyone on your list!
The series starts tomorrow and I will be featuring
Hand-Made and Gifts you can Hand-Make yourself! Please tune in for the fun!
Wishing you the best that life has to offer as always and please know that I love you all! I hope to be able to touch base with everyone soon…just trying to catch up : )