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Old 11-30-2012, 10:54 PM   #1
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Food for Holiday Gifts

I'm looking for ideas for things to make for holiday gifts...besides cookies. Maybe roasted spicy almonds? Chocolate truffles? What else have you got to make and give away?

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Old 11-30-2012, 11:07 PM   #2
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Chocolate truffles are always a hit - I use Ghirardelli's recipe: "Sinful Chocolate Truffles." Spiced nuts are great, too.
Also:
Chocolate caramel clusters with or without nuts
Dessert sauces, such as Hot Fudge Sauce, Caramel, Butterscotch...
Vanilla Sugar or other flavored sugars
Biscotti
Quick Breads, such as Cinnamon, Chocolate Cranberry, Orange, etc.
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Old 12-01-2012, 08:51 AM   #3
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I do up crackerjack. It's really good and something a bit different from the candies and cookies. I know I posted the recipe here at DC before. I'll see if I can find the thread.
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Old 12-01-2012, 08:56 AM   #4
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Here it is. It's really easy and very good.

http://http://www.discusscooking.com...ack-51063.html
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Old 12-01-2012, 09:00 AM   #5
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This always makes a good gift. Spread over a block of cream cheese and ::30 in the microwave. Serve with favorite crackers.

Lee Clark's Pepper Jelly
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Old 12-01-2012, 09:04 AM   #6
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Chex Mix

Hot cocoa mix in a jar

Spiced tea mix in a jar

Pretzel rods covered in almond bark and sprinkled with crushed peppermint pieces

Popcorn drizzled with melted chocolate chips, butterscotch chips, white chocolate, etc. I buy the Lindt bars and melt them, then drizzle. They have so many good varieties, like white chocolate coconut. Oh geez, I just made myself hungry thinking about it.
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Old 12-01-2012, 11:37 AM   #7
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the demographic weighs heavily on that.
kiddos- fancy cookies
Mom- chocolates/gourmet sweet foods; cashews. pistachios.
Stepdad- he's not fussy. my Mom'll let me know.
Dad- he gets a bottle of alcohol- black velvet reserve, this year, as per his suggestion. liqui-food.
Brother/SIL- hm.....
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Old 12-01-2012, 11:49 AM   #8
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My home canned pickled green beans were always a big hit with my sibs (seriously!) Mincemeat, bacon jam, dry homemade cookie mix in a pretty jar. One year BIL and one of his former wives gave us the prettiest basket filled with all sorts of home concoctions, things like sea salt with dried herbs, coarse sugar with a vanilla bean.
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Old 12-01-2012, 12:13 PM   #9
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Peanut Brittle. YUM!
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Old 12-01-2012, 02:39 PM   #10
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Beef jerky!!! I have a new dehydrator and almost forgot that I was going to make some! I don't like the packaged marinades that came with it so am looking for a recipe of my own to use. It was salty beyond belief and totally inedible.
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