Tag: giftable

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 

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 

Hot Chocolate Mix

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 

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