Where the FREAK did the time go?? How are we already at the end of 2015?! And, more importantly, HOW ARE WE ALREADY JUST A WEEK FROM CHRISTMAS?!?!
I’m craaazzzy about Christmas; it is by far my favorite time of year. I count down to the holiday season every year, often not waiting for the summer to end before I start putting on my Christmas jams…
But I really do not understand how Christmas crept up on me this year!!! Oh ma goodness. I’m not ready…
Not to worry though, because I have a bunch of homemade edible Christmas gifts that I can give to anyone I forgot to shop for or didn’t know what to get. And these homemade gifts are just as thoughtful, special, and unique as they are delicious!
Make these edible gifts for the special people in your life, but be sure to make extras for yourself!
For the pasta lover: Homemade Pesto
For the novice cook: Homemade Garlic Salt
For the bread and cracker lover: Roasted Garlic Spread
For the one with the sweet tooth: Easy Rum Raisin Fudge
For the one who thinks you can never have too much garlic (they’re right!): Olive Oil Pickled Garlic & Herbs
For the liqueur lover: Earl Grey “Kahlua”
For the carnivore: Easy Mushroom Duxelles
Make a batch of this and jar or freeze it for topping your loved ones’ favorite meats! It also goes great on bread or crackers, on eggs, or stirred into meat sauce or soup!
For the tea fanatic: Homemade Raspberry Mint Green Tea Blend
For the one who’s naturally sweet: Infused Honey
For the veggie lover: Lemon-Olive Oil Dressing
For the baker: Vanilla Autumn Spice
For the home bartender (or homemade soda lover): Hibiscus Syrup
Or try any of these fantastic citrus syrups!
For the coffee shop addict: Chai Concentrate
For the perpetual snacker: Refrigerator Pickles
For the sandwich lover: Maple Vanilla Sunflower Seed Butter
For the zesty citrus lover: Spiced Preserved Lemons
This ingredient is my new favorite thing to brighten or zest up any dish! Add a tag or sticker to this gift with a link to StrictlyDelicious and tell them to stay tuned for recipes using this delicious versatile condiment!