Food Gift Recipes

Find recipes for homemade holiday food gifts like spice rubs, soup mix, food gifts in a jar, jellies and flavored liqueurs.

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Cranberry Hootycreeks

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A beautifully festive cookie in a jar recipe. These make great gifts.

Herbed Vinegars

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This is a simple way to make herbed vinegars. Herbed vinegars make great gifts and will last for over 6 months. (Use approximately 3 sprigs of herbs for each 16 ounce bottle.) Try using thyme, oregano, rosemary, chives, tarragon or fennel with different vinegars to make all kinds of variations. Hint: If you use purple basil, the vinegar will taste great, and be a lovely shade of purple!

Caramel Popcorn

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Great caramel popcorn for any holiday or occasion. If you like chewy popcorn, bake less.

Salted Caramel Sauce

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It may be blasphemy to say that hot fudge isn't the ultimate warm ice cream topping, but after tasting this amazing salted caramel sauce, that's exactly what I'm suggesting.
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Mom's Best Peanut Brittle

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This is a wonderful peanut brittle that is easy to make and wows everyone! Have all the ingredients for this recipe measured out and ready. This recipe requires that you react quickly. You do not have time to measure ingredients in between steps.

Friendship Soup Mix in a Jar

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Your friends and family will love you for this! A soup mix in a jar recipe you can give out as gifts!

Doggie Biscuits I

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These are our dog's favorite treats! If your dog has a corn allergy, you can substitute additional flour or oats for the cornmeal. Bone appetit!
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Holiday Coffee Liquor

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One of our town's ancient citizens, Mabel Hill, passed away recently, but thanks to her grandniece, I was able to obtain her famous 'Kahlua®' recipe. For over 70 years, Hollis, New Hampshire people have been enjoying this holiday beverage! There is a scant amount more than the 5 pints, which I save for baking or to throw in my cocktail while making it.

Saltine Toffee Cookies

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This is an easy to make but wonderfully delicious treat. We pack them in tins and give as gifts during the holidays. Use your favorite nuts to top the cookies.

Rockin' Salsa

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This is a recipe I came up with by combining two of my favorite recipes into one awesome recipe. You can make this salsa as hot as you want by adding more peppers.

Sweet, Salty, Spicy Party Nuts

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I find this technique much easier than the stovetop pan method. You'll get beautiful, perfectly frosted nuts that are roasted evenly, with no bitter burned spots.
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Cranberry Pistachio Biscotti

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The red and green make a great Christmas cookie. Have used other nuts instead of pistachios with success. If your pistachios are salted, omit the 1/4 teaspoon salt from the recipe.
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Inspiration and Ideas

Chipotle Honey-Roasted Peanuts

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"This is my go-to recipe for Christmas gifts. Everyone loves them—they have just the right amount of sweetness and spice." – tracy

Peppermint Bark

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"WOW! Quick, easy and YUMMY! Looks 'professional' when you cut it up and place it on your cookie plate. EXCELLENT recipe!" – kathy

Peanut Butter and Pumpkin Dog Treats

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Baked dog treats filled with pumpkin and peanut butter.