Tag Archives: Edible Gift
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{edible gift} Biscotti, Cookies for Adults

I am not a real fan of cookies. I mean sometimes I will eat one but I am usually disappointed and think they are not worth the calories.  So when people bring Christmas cookies to my house, I let my husband, sons and granddaughter polish them off without regret.  There is one kind of Christmas […]

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{from scratch holidays} Gingerbread Gift Tags

The holidays are upon us, and many people are in the midst of exchanging presents with friends and family.  If you have kids on the list of those you are giving to, consider this fun {and delicious} way to decorate and label your gifts. Gingerbread Cookie  Gift Tags Gingerbread cookies make a sturdy base in […]

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{edible gift} Cornmeal Rye Pancake Mix in a Jar

If anyone loved me as much as I love pancakes, they’d give me Twelve Days of Pancakes, starting with the perfect griddle and ending with the funnest flours. Luckily, I already have all I need in that department, but if you want to prove your love via pancakes, here are some hints. The perfect griddle […]

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{edible gift} Candied Grapefruit Peels

A few months ago, I bought a satchel of organic grapefruits. When I tried one a day or two later, I realized they were unbearably sour (serves me right for buying them out of season). They sat on my shelf for a couple of weeks, until I finally decided it was time to stage an […]

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{edible gift} Spicy Chipotle Beef Jerky

Around the holidays I give and receive lots of sweets, which is fine, but sometimes you want a little something different. That’s why this year I’ve decided to make some spicy beef jerky for several of our friends. If you have a food dehydrator (I got mine a few years ago for $5 off Craigslist) […]

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{edible gift} Chocolate Covered Espresso Beans

I have always enjoyed chocolate covered espresso beans, but I have never been able to understand why they tend to be so expensive. There have been times in my life I think where I have spent $8 for a small bag. It doesn’t make any sense. The materials themselves are not actually expensive. I think […]

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{edible gift} D.I.Y. Cocktail Party In a Box

Can you believe it we are in the heat of the holiday season, the past year has gone so quickly for our family, as I’m sure it has for most of you.  My kitchen is relaxing after an amazing Thanksgiving food bonanza and I am preparing for some major homemade gifting this year. Between family, […]

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{edible gift} Spicy Chocolate-Dipped Almonds

Chocolate almonds are an easy project that children can participate in.  My eleven year-old niece Isabelle and I spent a relaxing half hour making them.  Most of the time is spent dipping the almonds in the chocolate mixture.  We decided to experiment with a “Mexican” flavor by adding cinnamon and cayenne pepper and we loved […]

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Edible Gift Ideas 2011

{roundup} FSC Edible Gifts 2011

Well..well….well. Hanukkah is upon us. Christmas is soon to follow then New Years. I don’t know about you but I feel like December has f-l-o-w-n by. Wizzed. Sprinted. Galloped. It will be 2012 in 9 days. Whoa. In the meantime, I’ve been frantically creating edible & non-edible gifts (Jillian’s lotion from the Ebook is AMAZING) […]

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{edible gift} Chocolate Dipped Candied Orange Peels

My sister-in-law is a new vegan. I had a moment of disquiet about this over Thanksgiving, saying to her, “But what are we going to do about mashed potatoes?” We sub-divided them, of course, which was perfectly sensible. But my next question was even more important: what about dessert?!?!?! Thanksgiving without pie? Really? She made […]

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{edible gift} Fudge

Fudge is one of those treats that I usually reserve for the holidays. I’m not sure why, because it really is incredibly easy to make and SO delicious. Served alongside traditional holiday cookies, fudge is a welcome treat in my family. Wrapped in a box (check craft stores for a great assortment this time of year) with […]

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{edible gifts} Backyard Medicinal Tea

{Red Clover, Thyme, Sage & White Clover} Happy Holidays! I’m going to tell you about a homemade from-scratch holiday gift you can give to someone you love. As with all things I make, it’s easy and low cost. This post however, is a little different from any I’ve done, because it’s going to come with […]

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{edible gift} Deliciously Easy Toffee Cookies

Holiday time is here! It’s time to start thinking of the edible gifts, cookie swaps, and desserts for parties. In the mood for an easy cookie recipe that will garner rave reviews every time? Look no further than this toffee cookie recipe! It’s so easy that anyone can make it. Even experienced bakers who take pride […]

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{edible gifts} Escaping Christmas-time Consumerism w/ Apple Chutney

I have tremendously mixed feelings about the gift-giving aspect of Christmas.  Despite my outspoken criticism of the advertisement-driven culture of Christmas, I find myself purchasing gifts for family and friends every year.  Making, rather than buying gifts in the past has made me feel better about myself and the holiday as a whole.  So this […]

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{edible gifts} Bread & Pancakes In a Jar

Several years ago, in the midst of the frantic Christmas shopping and the crazy spending that goes along with it, I realized that I had really lost sight of what this holiday means to me. I decided to begin my de-commercialization of Christmas…today, we still include store-bought gifts, but we have simplified in many ways. […]

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