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Homemade Food Gifts for the Holidays

  • Kana Okada

    Cookie Mix

    Makes: one 2-quart jar; 3 1/2 dozen baked cookies

    Prep: 13 minutes

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  • Kana Okada

    Salted Caramel Sauce

    Makes: 2 cups (16 servings)

    Prep: 5 minutes

    Cook: 16 minutes

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  • Ann Stratton

    Chocolate-Walnut Cookie Mix

    Makes: 36 cookies

    Prep: 20 minutes

    Chill: 1 hour

    Bake: 13 to 15 minutes

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  • Ann Stratton

    Coconut Marshmallow Patties

    Makes: 36 pieces

    Prep: 10 minutes

    Bake: 18 minutes

    Cook: 7 minutes

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  • Ann Stratton

    Minty Hot Fudge Sauce

    Makes: 4 cups (12 servings)

    Prep: 10 minutes

    Cook: 10 minutes

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  • Ann Stratton

    Banana-Macadamia Nut Muffins

    Makes: 12 muffins

    Prep: 15 minutes

    Bake: 20 minutes

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  • Ann Stratton

    Rosemary Asiago-Laced Bread

    Makes: 12 servings

    Rise: 2 1/2 hours

    Bake: 35 minutes

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  • Ann Stratton

    Smoky Wild Mushroom Sauce

    Makes: 2 quarts (12 servings)

    Prep: 20 minutes

    Cook: 38 minutes

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  • Charles Schiller

    Homemade Holiday Cookie Mix

    Makes: 1 mix in a jar; about 3 dozen cookies

    Prep: 15 minutes

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  • Kana Okada

    Nutter Butter Reindeer

    Makes: 24 reindeer pops

    Prep: 30 minutes

    Microwave: 90 seconds

    Refrigerate: 25 minutes

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  • Tina Rupp

    Instant Cocoa with Marshmallows and Chocolate Chips

    Makes: about 6 cups (enough for 18 servings)

    Prep: 15 minutes

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  • Butterscotch-Chip Cookie Mix

    Makes: 3 dozen cookies

    Prep: 20 minutes

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  • Tina Rupp

    Coffee-Scented Hot Fudge Sauce

    Makes: 3 cups

    Prep: 10 minutes

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  • Tina Rupp

    Curried Nuts and Apricots

    Makes: about 8 cups

    Prep: 10 minutes

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  • Chocolate-Rocky Road Bark

    Makes: 36 2-inch pieces

    Prep: 10 minutes

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  • Herbed Cheese Spread

    Herbed Cheese Spread
    Makes: about 1 cup
    Prep: 20 minutes
     

    Pepper-Jack Spread
    Makes: about 1 1/2 cups
    Prep: 20 minutes
     

    Smoked Gouda Spread
    Makes: about 1 1/4 cups
    Prep: 20 minutes

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  • Brian Hagiwara

    Chunky Tomato Sauce


    Makes: 2 quarts

    Prep: 20 minutes

    Cook: 40 minutes

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  • Brian Hagiwara

    Cranberry Nut Mix


    Makes: about 4 cups

    Prep: 5 minutes

    Cook: 12 to 15 minutes

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  • Susan Byrnes

    Maple Walnut Ice-Cream Sauce


    Makes: about 2 3/4 cups

    Prep: 10 minutes

    Cook: 7 to 8 minutes

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  • Charles Schiller

    Peppermint Marshmallows

    Makes: 54 pieces

    Prep: 5 minutes

    Cook: 5 minutes

    Stand: 3 hours

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  • Susan Byrnes

    Jalapeno Jelly


    Makes: six 1/2-pint jars

    Prep: 20 minutes

    Cook: 8 minutes

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  • Susan Byrnes

    Pineapple Marmalade


    Makes: about 6 1/2 pints

    Prep: 20 minutes

    Cook: 1 1/2 hours

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  • Mark Thomas

    Chocolate-Covered Date "Acorns"


    Makes: 40 candies

    Prep: 30 minutes

    Toast: 10 minutes

    Cook: 2 minutes

    Chill: 1 hour

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  • Video: How to Make Nutter Butter Reindeer

    Perfect for the holidays, these reindeer made out of nutter butter are super easy to make. 

  • Kana Okada

    Holiday Peppermint Bark

    Makes: 36 pieces

    Prep: 10 minutes

    Cook: 2 hours

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  • Video: How to Make Peppermint Bark

    We show you how to make peppermint bark. 

  • Kana Okada

    Oreo Snowmen

    Makes: 24 snowman pops

    Prep: 30 minutes

    Let dry: 30 minutes

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  • Video: How to Make Oreo Snowman Pops

    Oreo snowman pops are a must during the holidays. 

  • Kana Okada

    Rice Krispies Trees

    Makes: 18 trees

    Prep: 30 minutes

    Microwave: 1 minute

    Let Cool: 5 minutes

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  • Video: How to Make Rice Krispies Trees

    Add these treats to your holiday dinner table. 

  • Kana Okada

    Gumdrop Wreath

    Makes: one 8-inch wreath

    Prep: 1 hour

    Let dry: 2 days

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  • Video: How to Make a Gumdrop Wreath

    Wreaths can be edible! All you need are gumdrop candies. 

  • Kana Okada

    Ancho Chile Truffles

    Makes: 72 truffles

    Prep: 1 hour

    Refrigerate: 2 hours

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  • Video: How to Make Holiday Truffles

    Guests will be asking for more!

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