It’s gift-giving season, and what better way to show someone you care than by giving them a gift you’ve made yourself? I love receiving items that my friends or family have made for me. Your kitchen is your workshop and your bowls and spoons are your tools, so all you need are a few ideas to inspire you to create some homemade gifts from the kitchen for those you love. Here are a few ideas from Flavour and Savour.
1. Cranberry Pistachio Chocolate Bark
Easier than easy! 3 ingredients and 15 minutes are all you need to make this decadent chocolate bark.
- 1 pound quality dark chocolate (16 oz)
- 1/2 cup shelled pistachio nuts, chopped
- 1/2 cup dried cranberries, chopped
- Melt the chocolate over, not in, boiling water.
- Stir in nuts and cranberries.
- Spread on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet and cool.
- When hard, break into pieces and package attractively.
This recipe has been one of the most popular posts on my blog. I’ve updated it to show how you could package it as a gift.
See my original post and recipe for Warm Turmeric Cinnamon Milk. This nutritious warm turmeric milk flavoured with ginger, cinnamon and cardamom has amazing health benefits. It may also help you sleep! Just layer the spices in a little jar, attach a cinnamon stick with raffia or a ribbon, and print out the recipe tag I’ve created for you.
Click here for your printable Warm Turmeric Cinnamon Milk Spice Mix gift tags.
Learn to make your own “signature granola” by following these easy instructions for my Apple Cinnamon Granola. In this new one, I substituted dried cherries and almonds and added a few tablespoons of pure vanilla. Who doesn’t love having a jar of healthy granola in their pantry? Tie a ribbon, add a tag and you have a gift for one lucky person!
If you’re looking for more inspiration for homemade gifts from the kitchen, you might also like these, too.
Make your home smell like the holidays. Pop this mixture in your slow cooker and let it simmer all day.
Who doesn’t love caramel sauce? This post includes two recipes: one for Classic Caramel Sauce and the other for a Paleo version. Both are fabulous!
Here’s another idea for homemade gifts from the kitchen. Nuts make an ideal snack food for the holiday season. Make a big batch, package them attractively, and give them as small gifts to your friends and neighbours.
Have fun creating homemade gifts in the kitchen this week!