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Festive Food Gifts

This holiday, give creative gifts from your kitchen.

Infused Vinegars, Condiments and Flavorings

Flavored vinegars will keep for six months or more.

Home Canning

Marmalades, chutneys, and preserves can be a welcome change from rich sweets.

Hot Drink Mixes

Attractive jars of cocoa mix, hot tea, and coffee drinks, tied with colorful ribbon, are lovely as hostess gifts or tucked into a gift basket or Christmas stocking.

Cookie Mixes in a Jar

Layer the dry ingredients in a one-quart wide-mouth canning jar so each layer has a distinct color and texture. Include the recipe and baking directions on the label or gift tag.

Jul. 15, 2009 6:56 pm
This is nother real good batch of recipes, I did not put them in jars for the cookies and brownies I make them complete and the family liked them. The drinks or pancake waffle mixes I do put in jars or pastic containers and I also want to try some of these new soup recipes as it mostly serves 4 so two meals each for me and my elderly Dad that will be quick to fix and to reheat for next Day.
Aug. 5, 2009 11:43 am
Thank you for all these wonderful ideas and recipes! I'm giving my sister cookie in jar for christmas and dog biscuits! She has 4 Syberian huskies, they are going to love these!
Oct. 27, 2009 7:37 am
I'm so pleased to have found this page two months before Christmas! Each item now has a name beside it - hurrah! Job done!
Dec. 2, 2009 4:27 am
You know sometime great ideas are right in front of you and I just want to thank you for bringing them to my attention. Recipes in a Jar will be a gift to more than one on my list this season.
Dec. 2, 2009 10:52 am
Thanks for these recipes! Wish I had the cordial recipes 2 months ago so I could give them this year! Also the cappuccino in a jar is a new one I cant wait the make. Merry Christmas!
Dec. 4, 2009 10:31 am
I am so glad I read this article. Food gifts are wonderful ideas. The recipes are so simple!
Dec. 23, 2009 11:12 am
Great idea for next year!
Jan. 12, 2010 6:33 pm
I love this idea. I miss the food gift tags that Allrecipes used to provide...
Nov. 27, 2010 6:43 pm
I love these ideas; perfect for an afternoon with my grandchildren
Dec. 20, 2010 6:00 pm
, I wish I had found this earlier! Well, at least I know what all my family members and friends are getting next year...cookies in a jar!!
cooking neophyte 
Dec. 31, 2010 7:58 am
Love the idea of cookies in a jar. We try not to fall victim to excessive consumerism and this fits the bill. Thanks. I'm not waiting for an occassion - this will be my random act of kindness to pass forward.
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