Kahlúa Marshmallows

Kahlua Marshmallows

I love giving homemade food gifts and I don't think it gets any better than homemade Kahlúa Marshmallows. Well, maybe if you put them in a DIY Kahlúa Gift Basket. Here's how you can make and give this delicious gift for Christmas or anytime. While I think one of the best gifts is just a simple bottle of Kahlúa liqueur, I decided that we could go one step further and put it into a gift basket with some other items that go well with Kahlúa. But why stop there? I think my gift basket needs … [Read more...]

20+ Homemade Marshmallow Recipes – fluffy and gooey goodness!

Homemade Marshmallow Recipes

Here are over 20 homemade marshmallow recipes that you can make at home -- full of fluffy and gooey goodness. You'll find a large variety here: gourmet, flavored, gluten-free, egg-free, and even a couple marshmallow fluff recipes. … [Read more...]

How to Make Pretty Lids for Old Jars

How to Make Pretty Lids for Old Jars

Here's how to make pretty lids for old jars, so you can upcycle them for homemade food gifts, craft organizing, and office storage. … [Read more...]

Easy Homemade Gift: Cookie Dough Log

Easy Homemade Gift - Cookie Dough Log

If you know how to make cookie dough, you can make this easy homemade gift! … [Read more...]

Easy DIY Cupcake Holder

DIY Cupcake Holder

I love cupcakes! Who doesn't? Here's how to make an easy DIY cupcake holder that's cute and portable with just a few inexpensive supplies. … [Read more...]

3 Valentine Gifts in a Jar


Valentine's Day is just around the corner! I love all the hearts and any excuse to play with red and pink colors, so I put together a few quick and inexpensive Valentine gift ideas to share with you. What could be better than that? Well, how about if all of the gift ideas are in a jar too? Yes, that's where I'm going, but that's still not the best news. I'm holding an awesome giveaway -- $100 to spend on your own canning jars, food storage containers and more for making your own food gifts or … [Read more...]

Spiced Nuts

Spiced Nuts

As usual, I had bigger holiday plans than what I actually had time for. I had a long list of goodies that I wanted to make for Christmas, but time ran short. One of the things I wanted to make the most was Spiced Nuts. I've tried making Spiced Nuts before (with a different recipe than what I am sharing today) and I wasn't really happy with the results. But this year, I was determined to do it right. I had several pound of almonds ready to go, and but even though they are so simple to make, I … [Read more...]

Homemade Food Gifts: White Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough (with free printable label)

Homemade Food GIfts: White Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough

So here's the deal: you want to give a homemade food gift to someone this Christmas. You're thinking cookies. You're thinking bread. Maybe even fudge or peanut brittle. [all great choices...I'll wait for my package to arrive] Well, today I'm sharing one of the easiest ways to give a Christmas treats to someone special: cookie dough!  All you have to do is mix it up, put it in a container, print off some instructions and it's good to go. No heating up the kitchen. No overbaked cookies. … [Read more...]

Orange Spiced Roasted Chickpeas

Orange Spiced Roasted Chickpeas

I've been making and giving food gifts from the kitchen for years. When David and I were first married, I did so mostly because it was frugal. We didn't have much money for buying gifts for extended family and friends, so I would give gifts that I could bake - breads, cookies, candies -- even savory items from time to time. Making a loaf of banana bread didn't cost much, but it always seem to make people happy. … [Read more...]

Make Your Own Homemade Pancake Mix


Have you ever made your own pancake mix? It's so simple and the pancakes turn out wonderful. Sure, I know there are times when life is crazy and you're feeling frazzled, so a box of packaged pancake mix makes the most sense, but seriously...give it a try. With just a tiny bit of planning, you can make up a dry mix and it will give you enough for a couple mornings of homemade pancakes. And it will cost you very little to do so. It's also a great gift-in-a-jar idea. … [Read more...]