{recipe recap} From Scratch Holidays

I know, I know.
Halloween was only yesterday.
BUT like magazines, we want to be weeks ahead of the game so you have time to prepare, shop for & create dishes for your Thanksgiving meal, appetizers for a your holiday party, and cocktail suggestions for a New Years Celebration.
We also strive to provide you with edible gift recipes & ideas for your family, friends, co-workers, teachers and other important peeps in your life.
All this holiday-fun equates to our two-month extravaganza: From Scratch Holidays.
Before the fresh content begins tomorrow with Deanna’s {edible gift} D.I.Y. Cocktail Bitters piece, let’s jump into the FSC Time Machine and recap all of the wonderful From Scratch Holiday posts from 2011. These are still just as fabulous as the first day they were published.

Heather explained all the “how to’s” of roasting coffee in a popcorn popper with directions, where to buy green beans & more.

Christine gave us the always-fabulous (and very popular) Chai Concentrate In a Jar for teas & coffees. Yum.

Erika rocked it with a full-on informative post “Scrub-a-dub-dub” on Body Scrubs from edible ingredients like sugar, salt & oils.

Jillian shared Deliciously Easy Toffee Cookies, which are seriously addicting. Like, its a problem addicting.

simple family cookbook made with photocopies, plastic sleeves & a 3-ring binder as a food-related gift shared by Dianna.

Britin spiced things up with a winter health tonic: Fire Cider.

After a week break with non-edible gift recap posts like Michael Pollan visit at HVCC & Joel Salatin at Kilpatrick Family Farm, Jillian brings us the idea of medicinal backyard herb teas.

A few days before Thanksgiving, I had cranberry on the brain and shared my newest creation ofMaple, Citrus & Ginger Cranberry Preserves.

Ex-Saratoga Swapper Corrie (we miss you- come back from the midwest!) wrote a Swap Recap but also included a great recipe that could be paired with some homemade crackers to be a perfect edible gift: Cookie Dough Hummus.

Dianna has a gluten free cookie suggestion: Algeria the traditional amaranth dessert.

Heather has a another coffee-related edible gift post: DIY Coffee Creamer. She shares two flavors: Peppermint Mocha Creamer & Pumpkin Spice.

Liz knocked it out of the park with a fudge recipe that is to die for. I made it with coconut oil and allergy-friendly chocolate chips and homemade marshmallows. Y-U-M!!!! Anyone who was visited us at the Troy Farmers Market, we sampled this recipe!

Is you have a booze-lover in your life then Britin has the answer- Homemade Irish CreamWhoa.

Christine created FREE PRINTABLES for your wrapping needs: Holiday Gift Tags & Canning Labels. I am using them on ALL my gifts- both homemade & store-bought.

Ever wanted to use natural food coloring for your holiday cookie icings? Well, after months of trial & error, Becky has done it and tells you how to mix up various colors using fruits & veggies.

Our two final edible gift ideas are really fantastic, so much so that I am frantically making them tomorrow: Dianna shared a Chocolate Covered Candied Orange Peels and Deanna has three mixer recipes that can be given as a gift to make non-alcoholic or alcoholic beverages (recipes for both included).

and finally, we produced & published our first Ebook, From Scratch Holidays, that has 11 edible gift recipes including Limoncello, Mulled Cider, GF Pasta Dough, Vegan Cinnamon Rolls, Maple Muesli, DIY Spice Blends and more. You can also buy a printed copy from us for $10, shipping included.


This link, seen at the top of the post & below, is clickable. It will bring you to ALL of our holiday recipes & edible gift ideas, whether or not they were published during From Scratch Holidays of 2011 and now 2012.


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