December 18, 2012

Treat Yo’self (and others!)

Last minute baking/cooking/infusing help is HERE!!! We’re gonna brainstorm with my recipe archives.


coconut lime bars

Coconut Lime Bars

Last year I made these Coconut Lime Bars. They were a HIT! People appreciate something different. Especially when they’ve been inundated with chocolate!

Coffee Chocolate Marshmallow Krispies

These will get you noticed. PROMISE.

bacon oatmeal raisin cookies

Bacon Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

If you have someone on your list that likes something a little more savory, these cookies will do the trick! Also- dudes will be into these. I just know it.

Flourless Coconut Chocolate Drops

These are what I’m making this year! They’re super easy, and gluten free!

Chocolate Chunk Blondies

I’m also making these. I can’t help myself. They freeze well so I plan on making some this week to give away next week!

Caramel Brioche Croutons

These are CRAZY good. You could fill up a huge jar with them…or you could dip them in chocolate and package them up…or you could just give them to me directly off the baking sheet. I’m down for whatever.

Roasted Rosemary Almonds

Can’t go wrong with these babies. People appreciate savory this time of year!

orange spiced cashews

Orange Spiced Cashews

These cashews are a perfect balance of savory & sweet. Things that make you go mmmmmm.

oh yes i did

Spiced Cocktail Nuts

Give people a nut sack for Christmas….No…Really…. These ones are spicy!

Candy Cane Vodka

I’m doing it. You should too. Package up some hot chocolate or pair it with some awesome coffee beans!

homemade limoncello

Homemade Limoncello

People are making a ton of this this year! Thank you for your photos on Instagram & twitter, people!

You still have time to get this done did.

Homemade Amaretto

If you love the taste of almonds….you might not give ANY of this away! Super easy. Done in an hour.

cucumber infused vodka

Cucumber Infused Vodka

Pair with a few ingredients for bloody mary’s and you have yourself a SPLENDID gift. WANT.

strawberry infused vodka

Strawberry Infused Vodka

I am so lucky to live in California where we can get strawberries year round. That means I can drink this YEAR ROUND. Dangerously….awesome!


Candied Citrus Peel

Made this this year. People are loving it. I might make another batch…we shall see! Dip them in chocolate too!

white chocolate peppermint dipped pretzels

White Chocolate Peppermint Pretzels

These pretzels were for Cooper’s teachers last year. They loved them. They had no idea it took me no time to do.

Basil Infused Oil

Try your hand at infusing some oil with herbs! It’s a fantastic gift. A crusty baguette or some top notch pasta and other pasta accoutrements would be fantastic in a basket!

cardamom pear butter

Cardamom Pear Butter

People appreciate food in jars. That means they will love this pear butter! It’s spiced perfection.

let the salivation begin

Fleur De Sel Caramels

These caramels changed my life. I am forever grateful.

Killer Granola

Lastly! GRANOLA. Who doesn’t like granola? That person doesn’t belong in your life.


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