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!

Salted Chocolate Chip Pecan Bars

Galentine Cups and Mugs

Octoberfest Basket

Salted Caramel Apple Pie Bars

Party Favor

Chocolate Peanut Butter Overload Bars

Winter Warmth Chowder

Praline Party Mix

gift jar

Gifts for the Grill Master, 5th Dimension Burger Seasoning

Ez Holiday Gifts in a Snap

Coal Candy or Salted Chocolate Peanut Clusters

3 ingredient coal candy

Holiday Gift Ideas


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


Citrus Basket & Tag


Cranberry Holiday Bread


Gingerbread Man Gift Basket


Lazy Lemon Pie

lemon pie gifts

Gift in a Towel

gift in a towel

Coconut Rum Snowball

coconut rum snowball 2

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

Brown Sugar Pecan Bread Pudding Muffins

brown sugar pecan breakfast pudding muffins

Cantaloupe Jam

slow cook cantaloupe jam

Beach Bum Butter Rum Cupcakes

beach bum cupcakes

Berry Burst BBQ Sauce


Fresh Basil Oil

fresh basil oil

Cheddar Cheese Cookies in a Painted Jar

painted lid for cookie jar

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

rosemary pine nut cookies

Cranberry Mustard

cranberry mustard 1

Raspberry Orange Coffee Cake with Almond Streusel

Raspberry Orange Coffeecake

Halloween Candy Cheesecake Dip

Halloween candy dip

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

Treat basket

5 Minute Trick or Treat Bars

trick or treat bars

Antipasto Cocktail Cupcakes

antipasto mini cocktail cupcakes

Amazing PB2 Chocolate Chip Cookies

chocolate chip cookies

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


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

cook's prize

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

cranberry apricot scones

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

blueberry quick bread

White Chocolate Chip Zucchini Cookies

white chocolate chip zucchini cookies

Pantry Gifts and Fast Wraps

rustic wrap

Blue Moon Cupcakes

blue moon cakes

Buttermilk Dressing

buttermilk dressing

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

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

bacon salt 1

Chocolate Dipped Potato Chips and Bacon

man bait

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


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

birthday bars

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

lemon glazed blackberry scones

Bolognese Sauce  freeze this for up to 6 months


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


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

candied lemons

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

Cranberry Butter  so festive during the holidays

cranberry butter

Everything Seasoning  is great on so many things!


Make the seasoning or make Everything Cocktail Cookies


Garlic Oil with Thyme

garlic oil

Green Goddess Dressing

green goddess dressing

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

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

king cake

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

lemon cheesecake squares 4

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


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


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


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


Pear  Raspberry Vinaigrette

pear vinaigrette

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

peppermint snowballs

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


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

pumpkin walnut spirals

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

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


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




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