Tag: giftable

Giftable Food

Giftable Food

I’ve been sending food gifts to my family and friends for years. During my childhood, we saw my relatives at Thanksgiving and at Christmas. My mom, sister, and I always made chocolate chip cookies, and we would bake so many pecan pies and chocolate pies. One […]

Fudgy Bourbon Balls

Fudgy Bourbon Balls

I finally wised up and stopped making so many cookies and baked goods to ship to friends and family for the holidays. In 2015, I started making these fudgy bourbon balls as one of my food gifts. In every package I send, I give a […]

Decadent Hot Chocolate Mix

Decadent Hot Chocolate Mix

I’d like to introduce you to my new favorite hot chocolate mix. I’ve made hot chocolate or hot cocoa mix for the past several years as part of the gift boxes I like to send to friends and family. When I started, I would make […]

Microwave Peanut Brittle

Microwave Peanut Brittle

As I was preparing to do my holiday baking and cooking, King Arthur Flour posted a recipe for Microwave Peanut Brittle. The recipe sounded perfect. I love making candy to gift for the holidays because it ships well and stays good for a long time. […]

Stollen

Stollen

For Bread 43, I made Stollen. I’d actually planned to make a different panetonne recipe than I have in years past (and not make this fruitcake or this fruitcake entirely), but with the move and holiday travel, I didn’t have a chance to plan my […]

Homemade Chocolate Marshmallows

Homemade Chocolate Marshmallows

I’ve made three batches of marshmallows this year – vanilla, chocolate, and chocolate swirl with chocolate chips. I have the ingredients to make a fourth batch, but… I’m stopping for now. How many marshmallows does a person need? Making marshmallows is very easy. Otherwise, I […]

Alton Brown’s Fruitcake

Alton Brown’s Fruitcake

Every Christmas for the past eight or so years, I make fruitcake to gift to some of my relatives. (They like it! I promise!) I myself am not a fan of fruitcake, but the past two or three years I’ve made a point of sampling […]

How I used up the rolled oats in my pantry (making Power Bars and lots of granola)

How I used up the rolled oats in my pantry (making Power Bars and lots of granola)

I’ve published a new blog post every day for the past 14 days. So exciting! I didn’t get blog posts up so regularly even when I was doing my 365 recipe challenge in 2010. It’s addictive; I don’t want to stop! I’ve more-or-less blogged about […]

How to Make Vanilla Extract

How to Make Vanilla Extract

I make a lot of desserts. In fact, as of January 2012, no fewer than 78 of my recipes have been desserts. And that doesn’t necessarily count the 15 posts I’ve tagged “brownies” or the 41 posts I’ve tagged “cookies.” Thus, I use a lot […]

Curried Cashews

Curried Cashews

I had some cashews that I bought a little while ago. My original plans for them fell through. I used half of them in granola, and I decided to spice the rest of them. I specifically remembered coming across a recipe for Curried Cashews last […]