There are so many sweet and indulgent edible gifts to be had during Christmas, but one need not feel an ounce of guilt for these kale and sweet potato chips. The chips are best eaten the day they're made, so this is an ideal last-minute gift that doesn't require many ingredients or time.
If you don't have a mandoline, prepare to bake the sweet potato chips much longer than anticipated. Before removing them completely from the oven, test the chips to see if they are crispy and dried out. Otherwise, the gift recipient won't be too keen on the bag of soggy chips!
Look, this combo is unbeatable. The savory kale combined with the sweet potatoes will make any healthy-snack disbeliever change her ways. Just remember to double the recipe so you can get your snack on too.
If you're searching for a gift to present to a loved one, why not go for something homemade and delicious? Whether you're looking for a quick and easy project or a more involved afternoon affair, these creative gifts will impress all of your friends and family. Likewise, we have picks for any palate and proclivity, including those with a raging sweet tooth, the salt obsessed, the boozehound, and more.
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Searching for the perfect homemade gift for the cocktail enthusiast? Look no further; homemade limoncello (and its close cousins orancello and limecello) makes for a bright and zesty addition to her bar cart. Watch the video to see just how easy these citrus liqueurs are to make, then print out the zesty recipe.
Sweet edible gifts not your thing? Then how about something savory? Even better, how about something bacon-y, like this to-die-for bacon jam. It's so good that I could only give one jar away. (I gifted myself with the other jar.) It's smoky, sweet, porky, and spicy. A long, slow cook ensures that the onions caramelize and the bacon melts. It has the chunky texture of tapenade and is easy to spread.
I've enjoyed it on toast, crackers, pasta, burgers, and simply and devilishly by the spoonful. If you want someone to fall in love with you, then I highly recommend giving them bacon jam. The words themselves are magical — say it with me: bacon jam. Bacon jam. You get the idea; now get the recipe!
This Christmas, give your beloved friends and family a thoughtful, inexpensive gift that'll keep on giving in the months to come: made-from-scratch vanilla extract. This recipe, which calls for only two ingredients and less than five minutes of prep, isn't just functional — it's also pretty and long-lasting. Watch the video to find out how to prolong the life of your homemade vanilla extract and how to package it as a beautiful gift for the holidays.
Not only are homemade gifts — particularly the edible kind — a thoughtful way to show loved ones you care, but they're also often budget-friendly. The downside: many require a large time investment. But not these three fast and easy edible gift ideas! Watch the video to get inspired.
With its bright red color, there is a common misconception that grenadine, the syrup used to flavor many cocktails, is made with cherries. The thick, sweet liquid is actually made with pomegranate juice (the word grenadine is derived from the French word for pomegranate, grenade).
When I realized that the sweetener was very simple to make, I decided to whip up a batch and present it to my sister, who enjoys the occasional "cherry" coke. Homemade grenadine is a great hostess gift, especially for someone who is into mixing cocktails or who has a penchant for Shirley Temples. To look at the incredibly easy recipe, read more
A homemade edible gift is always a thoughtful gesture, whether it's destined for a spot under the Christmas tree or to be toted along to a party as a hostess gift, but it's no secret that most take a fair amount of time and foresight to prepare. Still, that's no reason to abandon the idea entirely. If you're pressed for time, turn to this fast yet festive fix: za'atar spiced nuts. Not only are they a nice reprieve from the onslaught of holiday sweets and decadent treats, but they also can be made (cooling included) in only about an hour, so you can get on with the festivities at hand. Get the easy recipe.