Tag: giftable

Chocolate Almond Graham Bar Mix

Chocolate Almond Graham Bar Mix

The final thing I made in 2011 that I wanted to share with you was Chocolate Almond Graham Bar Mix. This was another recipe that I made as gifts (from the Holiday Gifts from a Jar booklet that I mentioned before). One of the things […]

Monster Hot Chocolate Mix

Monster Hot Chocolate Mix

I had planned to make this Hot Chocolate Mix to send with my gift packages. I made a small batch to test, but I didn’t have the time to package it and send it out as gifts. It’s delicious, so it’s on my agenda for […]

Lithuanian Christmas Bread (Mix)

Lithuanian Christmas Bread (Mix)

For Christmas 2010, my aunt Renee got me a one of those Holiday Gifts from a Jar booklets with lots of recipes inside. It gives instructions on how to make a presentable gift jar with a recipe attached. This year, as I decided what edible […]

Golden Fruitcake + French Toasted Fruitcake

Golden Fruitcake + French Toasted Fruitcake

Every year I bake a fruitcake to send to my relatives (although last year, it was technically fruitcake drops). While I strongly believe that fruitcake is not the scary food that it’s made out to be, I’m not particularly interested in it. I have both […]

Alton Brown’s Hot Cocoa Mix

Alton Brown’s Hot Cocoa Mix

Homemade hot chocolate, made from milk or rich cream, is nearly impossible to beat. Unfortunately, it takes a little time to make. I prefer hot cocoa mixes for sheer convenience. I’ve been making my own cocoa mix for a few years. Packets of hot cocoa […]

Power Granola

Power Granola

I was briefly on a kind of granola kick last fall. I tried a few recipes (and still really want to make the cherry almond granola again, since I didn’t get much of that for myself), but I’m not convinced that I’ve got the perfect […]

355: Glazed Almonds

355: Glazed Almonds

I decided to make candied almonds as a part of all my gift packages. The Glazed Almonds recipe I came across was pretty simple. It involved cooking sugar, almonds (which should have been blanched, but I used raw), and butter (I always use real butter […]

350: Chocolate Spoons

350: Chocolate Spoons

I can’t believe I haven’t taken a picture of the Chocolate Spoons I made to put in gift baskets. They were incredibly easy to make. I also can’t believe that I haven’t used one yet, but I’m sure I will soon. With this recipe, I […]

Fruitcake Drops

Fruitcake Drops

I send my relatives fruitcake each year. I’m not a huge fan of fruitcake myself; I only like so much spice in my food, and the fruitcake I’ve always made has lots of cinnamon, cloves, and nutmeg. I make it with real dried fruit – […]

345: Old-Fashioned Peanut Brittle

345: Old-Fashioned Peanut Brittle

[Edit: I would, and do, make Microwave Peanut Brittle instead of this recipe.] My dad loves peanut brittle. I’ve made him peanut brittle for a few years by using a recipe that I got from the New York Times (one that resembles the recipe for […]