Food gifts for the holidays

by Suzanne on December 10, 2010

in Preserving

Christmas is coming and that means gift giving.  How many of you like to give homemade gifts for Christmas? Me, me, me so here is what I came up with for you.  You can right click on the image of the recipe save it to your computer and then print it out or go to the bottom of the post and click print.

Hot Fudge Sauce

Give this hot fudge with maybe an ice cream scooper to encourage them to try it on their favorite ice cream, by the way it’s pretty good too.

Jalapeño Jelly

Pepper jelly is a great jelly to have on hand for dipping sauce for chicken strips, or for putting over cream cheese and eating with crackers.  My friend Aubrey and I made the pepper jelly during the summer but just used the standard box recipe, I found a few other recipes that you may like better you can click here for fun looking Christmas type or here for an all natural one using no food coloring or pectin.

Peppermint Cocoa

Wondering how to put the word COCOA on the glass jar its easy, I went to Hobby Lobby and bought  rub on letters in the sticker section, super simple.

Chocolate Cover Peanut Butter filled Pretzels

Need something yesterday then these are it, found these little nuggets at my Sam’s club and it was a no brain-er for me, just melt chocolate and dip these guys in because everything taste better dipped in chocolate.  Put the pretzels in a clear cellophane bag tied with a ribbon and instant cute.

Homemade Flavored Vinegars

These vinegars are so simple and easy to make and they looks so pretty too.  Tie a ribbon with your favorite salad recipe or other use for these vinegars and viola!  The Mother Huddle has my recipe for these vinegars so check them out.

If you need more ideas check out this link at Skip to My Lou you won’t be disappointed.

Happy Holiday~enjoy the food, family and friends.

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1 Kim @ Quit Eating Ou December 10, 2010 at 3:01 am

These are such great ideas! I especially love the hot fudge recipe & how you used rub~on letters for the cocoa. Love it!

2 Suzanne December 12, 2010 at 5:14 pm

thanks so much 😉

3 Aggie December 11, 2010 at 7:05 am

what great gift ideas! I made homemade gifts for the first time last year, and am doing it again this year. Last year I made spice rubs….this year I am doing a spice rub paired with a homemade peach bbq sauce, also some cinnamon apple jelly and fig balsamic preserves. Fun!!

Found you on Saturday Swap!

4 Suzanne December 12, 2010 at 10:15 pm

mmm… spice rubs with peach bbq sauce sounds great.

5 Kim @ Quit Eating Ou December 12, 2010 at 12:29 am

Thanks so much for linking to Saturday Swap!

6 Suzanne December 12, 2010 at 5:16 pm

thank you Kim for having the link party!

7 MarieElizabeth December 12, 2010 at 9:30 am

Wonderful gift ideas! Now, if I could just get a couple more hours in each day to get them made!

8 Suzanne December 12, 2010 at 5:18 pm

I know what you mean about needing the extra time, thanks for visiting me here during such a busy time of year.

9 Reeni December 12, 2010 at 2:27 pm

I love making homemade gifts! Thanks for the great ideas!

10 Suzanne December 12, 2010 at 5:16 pm

thanks Reeni

11 Heather December 13, 2010 at 8:04 am

Wow, the homemade vinegars are just beautiful! I haven't ever been to your site before, but it's lovely. 🙂

12 Suzanne December 13, 2010 at 6:09 pm

thanks Heather, glad you like them and they are so tasty and simple to do.

13 Paula (Salad in a Ja December 14, 2010 at 1:20 am

Love the rub-on letters on the jar. Brilliant idea!

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