Gifts from the Kitchen 2018

Cook’s notes: The Penzeys SPICES Fan Club page on Facebook recently had an epic discussion about homemade food gifts for the holidays. The group came up with a huge list of inspiring ideas. I’ve combed through all the comments, organized the suggestions into categories, and added some links. I omitted some suggestions, such as recipes that need special tools (a pizzelle iron or candy thermometer).

I’m most excited to try Jezebel sauce, beer bread, sweet potato bread, and quick pickles this year. And possibly strawberry-basil jam

BAKED GOODS

 

  • Biscotti
  • Graham-cracker fruitcake (similar to this recipe)
  • Mini loaves of banana bread
  • Pumpkin bread
  • Shortbread
  • Sweet potato bread (recipe from a Penzeys catalog; try this with pumpkin instead)
CANDY

 

OTHER SWEET THINGS

 

MIXES

 

  • Beer bread mix
  • Cookie mix in jar
  • Dip mix packed in a glass bulb ornament
  • Hot chocolate mix
  • Pancake mix, along with a small bottle of syrup and a new spatula
SAVORY

 

ADULT BEVERAGES

 

Start these at least 3 weeks ahead.

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