Recipes/Gifts

Gifts from the Kitchen

This page is a collection of my favorite recipes that work well for gift giving.  They are all here in this one handy spot for quick reference when you need an idea for a thoughtful, homemade treat~  You’ll find some wrapping ideas too!

Fruit Pastries with Almond Cream

 

Baby Shower Basket

flower basket for baby shower

Strawberry Cheesecake Parfaits

 

Pimiento Cheese Biscuit Bites

 

Peanut Butter Power Balls

Key Lime Pie Cheesecake Jars

 

Magic Lemon Bars

 

 

Winter Snowman Basket

snowman-basket-collage

 

Citrus Basket & Tag

citrus-basket-for-friend-or-hostess

Cranberry Holiday Bread

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Lazy Lemon Pie

lemon pie gifts thepaintedapron.com

Gift in a Towel

gift in a towel

Coconut Rum Snowball

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Holiday Jar

holiday jar ingredients

Gorgonzola Garlic Butter

gorgonzola garlic bread

Wild Snax

Leopard print Wild Snax Jar

Peanut Butter Pie in a Jar

peanut butter pie jar 3 thepaintedapron.com

Brown Sugar Pecan Bread Pudding Muffins

brown sugar pecan breakfast pudding muffins thepaintedapron.com

Cantaloupe Jam

slow cook cantaloupe jam thepaintedapron.comBeach Bum Butter Rum Cupcakes

beach bum cupcakes thepaintedapron.com

Berry Burst BBQ Sauce

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Fresh Basil Oil

fresh basil oil thepaintedapron.com

Cheddar Cheese Cookies in a Painted Jar

painted lid for cookie jar thepaintedapron.com

Rosemary Pinenut Sables are a divine little buttery shortbread bite, full of flavor

rosemary pine nut cookies thepaintedapron.com

Cranberry Mustard

cranberry mustard 1 thepaintedapron.com

Raspberry Orange Coffee Cake with Almond Streusel

Raspberry Orange Coffeecake thepaintedapron.com

Halloween Candy Cheesecake Dip

Halloween candy dip thepaintedapron.com

Halloween Treat Basket   a  basket of seasonal goodies is a perfect gift for any occasion

Treat basket thepaintedapron.com

5 Minute Trick or Treat Bars

trick or treat bars thepaintedapron.com

Antipasto Cocktail Cupcakes

antipasto mini cocktail cupcakes

Amazing PB2 Chocolate Chip Cookies

chocolate chip cookies thepaintedapron.com

EZ Party Favors and Prizes  No time to cook? These gifts go together in a jiffy!

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snack mix or kitchen utensils make a great hostess or anytime gift for anyone

cook's prize thepaintedapron.com

Vanilla Scones with Cranberries, Apricots and Candied Pecans  Can you say Holiday?

cranberry apricot scones thepaintedapron.com

Blue Raspberry Bread with Orange Glaze This “quick” bread is a breeze to make and freezes beautifully~

blueberry quick bread thepaintedapron.com

White Chocolate Chip Zucchini Cookies

white chocolate chip zucchini cookies thepaintedapron.com

Pantry Gifts and Fast Wraps

rustic wrap thepaintedapron.com

Blue Moon Cupcakes

blue moon cakes thepaintedapron.com

Buttermilk Dressing

buttermilk dressing thepaintedapron.com

Bacon Jam  This stuff will make you a rock star! Spread it on sandwiches, toast, stir it into your scrambled eggs and top your burger, any way you serve it is a winner

bacon jam thepaintedapron.com

Bacon Salt  use this to salt anything that you want to add a little bacon flavor to~

bacon salt 1 thepaintedapron.com

Chocolate Dipped Potato Chips and Bacon

man bait thepaintedapron.com

BBQ Sauce, Easy Breezy   easy to make with things you have on hand and keeps for weeks, plus it’s delicious!

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Birthday Bars  any age would love a box of these delicious bars topped with birthday sprinkles

birthday bars thepaintedapron.com

Blackberry Scones with Lemon Glaze  You will be invited back if you take a batch of these to your hostess~

lemon glazed blackberry scones thepaintedapron.com

Bolognese Sauce  freeze this for up to 6 months

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Butter Pecan Pumpkin Dip  You can easily substitute homemade Maple Pecan Butter for the spread pictured below to make this dip with canned pumpkin and cream cheese

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Candied Lemons  pack these in between waxed paper squares, they are sticky!

candied lemons thepaintedapron.com

Chocolate Cashew Pecan Bars~ irresistible!

chocolate cashew pecan bars

Coconut Cupcakes for all Occasions

cupcake collage

Cocktail Cupcakes,  also known as Valentine Cheese muffins and Cheddar Chive Shamrocks

Valentine cheese muffins

Cool Cucumber Salad  this will keep for up to 10 days, getting better every day

cucumber salad thepaintedapron.com

Cranberry Butter  so festive during the holidays

cranberry butter

Everything Seasoning  is great on so many things!

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Make the seasoning or make Everything Cocktail Cookies

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Garlic Oil with Thyme

garlic oil thepaintedapron.com

Green Goddess Dressing

green goddess dressing thepaintedapron.com

Harvest Snack Attack  watch out, it’s addictive!

harvest snack attack

Homemade Mayonnaise,  it’s not hard and is so worth the effort!

easy mayo thepaintedapron.com

King Cake for Mardi Gras  Let the Good Times Roll! My version is easy to make, the base is crescent rolls…

king cake thepaintedapron.com

Lemon Cheesecake Squares  they have a surprise filling of white chocolate chips

lemon cheesecake squares 4 thepaintedapron.com

Lemon Chive Butter  is wonderful on vegetables, rice, pasta and bread

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Maple Pecan Butter  is fabulous on pancakes, french toast and waffles

maple pecan butter

Mini Pumpkins with Brown Sugar Glaze  You can buy cute bakery boxes at craft stores that are  perfect for cupcakes and muffins

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Mustard Sauce, Sally’s Famous  All you need is a jar and a label~

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Orange Marmalade Vinaigrette  a cinch to make and divine to eat!

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Pear  Raspberry Vinaigrette

pear vinaigrette thepaintedapron.com

Peppermint Snowballs  these sweet cookie balls are fun to gift in a painted jar~

peppermint snowballs thepaintedapron.com

Pimento Cheese  This will keep for at least a month, you can put it in a jar, plastic tub or even roll into a log with saran

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Pumpkin Walnut Spirals     Make these in a disposable round foil pan and cover with clear plastic wrap like cinnamon rolls

pumpkin walnut spirals thepaintedapron.com

Rosemary Salt  wonderful, especially for the holidays!

rosemary salt

Tomato Basil Butter is great for toast, crostini, corn on the cob and pasta

tomato butter thepaintedapron.com

White BBQ Sauce   mix it up and put it in a clear jar and refrigerate until gift time

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Make sure you label your gifts with clear instructions for storage and an expiration date

For more ideas visit

Pantry Gifts and Fast Wraps

ribbon wrap thepaintedapron.com

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  1. Perry Jaicks says:

    HOW DO I PURCHASE YOUR PLATES ETC.

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