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Think Ahead Thursday: Edible Gift Ideas

photo used with permission Flickr Creative Commons, photo by nutmeg

photo used with permission Flickr Creative Commons, photo by nutmeg

In honor of Gift Week I thought it would be great to highlight some great edible gift ideas. Whether it is a simple home-cooked meal, or a craft food arrangement, there are so many things that can be done to turn food into a great and practical gift to others! Here are some great posts that I have found around the blogosphere on making homemade edible gifts:

What ideas do you have that you want to share? If you have a post on your website, feel free to link it below. I would love to see what you have done. Whether it is for someone in need, a holiday, a birthday, or a just because gift. Share away!

2 Responses to “Think Ahead Thursday: Edible Gift Ideas”

  1. Sharyn says:

    Edible gifts are the best. Every year I make cashew brittle and I choose a nice chocolate to pair with it – choclate cherry bark, truffles, chocolate dipped pretzels. I package different ways depending on what I have found on cleareance the year before. This year I will put them in mini ceramic loaf pans.

    Gifts in a jar are also great, easy and inexpensive. There are many posts about them and books in the library.

  2. Meg says:

    As a thank you for men of our church helping us move into our new home, I gave them pint jars of the following yummy pancake mix with the directions typed on a gift tag enclosed with a colorful ribbon on the rim of the jar. Here’s the recipe:
    Pancake Mix:
    4 cups quick cooking oats
    2 cups a.p. flour
    2 cups whole wheat flour
    1 cup packed brown sugar
    1 cup nonfat dry milk powder
    3 tbsp. baking powder
    2 tbsp. ground cinnamon
    5 tsp. salt
    1/2 tsp. cream of tartar
    Pancakes:
    2 eggs
    1/3 c. oil
    2 cups pancake mix (above)
    1 cup water
    In a large bowl, combine mix ingredients. Store in airtight container or put 2 cups each in a pint jar.
    To make pancakes: Beat eggs in a small bowl. Gradually beat in oil. Add mix alternately with water; mix well. Pour batter by 1/4 cupfuls onto a lightly greased hot griddle on medium-low heat; turn after 2 minutes. Cook until second side is browned. Yield: 10 pancakes per batch.
    (I just store dry mix in freezer or fridge and dip out when ready to make) Enjoy!

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