There's always a reason for giving, and the best gifts come from the heart or, in our case...the kitchen! For your next gift-giving occasion, try these recipes from Gooseberry Patch All Through the Seasons.
Ginger and Spice and Everything Nice Muffin MixGift the gift of muffins this season with a package of spiced ginger muffin mix. Just combine all of the dry ingredients and place in an airtight container. Make a festive tag with the recipe instructions and attach to the container. The recipient will only need to add butter, an egg and milk and bake.
Rocky Road BarsMaking baked goods for frieinds and family is easy when you start with a packaged brownie mix and stir in chocolate chips, marshmallows, and peanuts. You might need to make an extra batch so you'll have enough to wrap up for gifts.
Candy Cane CookiesRemind each guest to bring copies of her cookie recipe to share...everyone can tuck their favorite recipes in the handy pocket on the take-home cookie sacks that they'll fill at your party.
Tuxedo Brownies in a JarNothing dresses up a homemade food gift like adding a snazzy bowtie. Send guests home with a little something sweet to put under their pillows--brownie ingredients layered in a jar. Print the instructions on a cute card and attach it to the jar.
Pretzel WandsUse a paint pen to draw "peppermint" swirls or a name and dots on a plain mug...add stripes around the handle if you wish. Fill the mug with goodies or treats and you have the perfect gift for your favorite snacker!
Holiday JamTop jars of Holiday Jam with batting and homespun and decorate with buttons...great for sharing with friends & neighbors!
Candy Cane Hot Chocolate MixFor a quick and tasty treat, try adding a little extra flavor to your favorite packaged cocoa...cinnamon, chocolate syrup, or sweetened condensed milk. Adults will love a splash of amaretto or butterscotch schnapps, and whipped cream with sprinkles will bring out the kid in anyone.
Christmas Butter FudgeNeed a bunch of little gifts for your friends, neighbors, or teachers? Share pretty little boxes filled with butter fudge.
Spiced PecansFor munchers on the go, fill little pails with Spiced Pecans.
Patchwork Soup MixAdd a bag of Herbed Oyster Crackers to go along with this hearty soup mix. The pair offers just the right combination for chasing the chill away.
Cappuccino Waffle Mix With Coffee SyrupGive this mix along with a jar of Coffee Syrup. They'll be a welcome eye-opener for breakfast!
Brownies Baked In A JarGive these brownies in a jar along with whimsical sundae dishes, colorful spoons, and a sampling of ice-cream toppings.