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    Recipe Swap: Food Gift Giving
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    Chris_WebMD_Staff posted:
    What homemade foods do you give for gifts at holiday time?
    Breads, cookies, chocolates?

    What do you make and give?
    Chrissy~

    "One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well."
    Virginia Woolf
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    jis4judy responded:
    when I bake Cookies for the Christmas holiday I give a bag of them to the mailman thats the only food gift I do
    Hugs Judy:)
     
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    rohvannyn responded:
    I've made bread or cookies before, and my folks make fruitcakes each year. One of the most fun things I've made for a gift is custom cocoa mix. You take a can of baking cocoa, add dried milk, sweetner (sugar or stevia) and spices of your choice such as cinnamon, pumpkin pie spice, chinese five spice, nutmeg, cloves, etc. A fun addition is a little cayenne for those who like chocolate with pepper in it. It's good!
    Roh

    'Your focus determines your reality.' --QGJ
     
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    Chris_WebMD_Staff replied to rohvannyn's response:
    Roh what a great idea!! Love this, and you can pair it with cookies or some tea or add to a basket of other goodies.

    Thank you for sharing, both of you!!
    Chrissy~

    "One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well."
    Virginia Woolf
     
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    susie469 responded:
    I make several batches of "Elephant Toes", package them in a holiday container, preferably one that is reusable in the kitchen or for other purpose and put a bow on it. I tie on to the bow a very short note with the recipe (so they can re-make or to check for allergies) and our name and Christmas wishes.
    I give these to the neighbors on our cul-de-sac, the mailman, piano teacher, anyone I want to remember with a small gift. It's very easy and very popular with most people.

    Elephant toes:
    1 Package Oyster Crackers (12 — 16 ounces)
    1 Small Pkg Hidden Valley Ranch Dressing Mix (dry mix)
    1 Tbsp Dill Weed
    1/2 TSP Garlic Powder
    3/4 C Mazola Oil
    Mix ingredients together. Let stand, covered and stir 4 times in an hour.
    One batch equals 2-3 portions, depending on how large you want to make each gift.


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