Christmas Foodie No. 14: Vegan Thumbprint Cookie Mix

Christmas Foodie No. 14: Vegan Thumbprint Cookie Mix

A Christmas Foodie idea for the vegan in your life! Vegan Thumbprint Cookie mix in a jar, our Laughing Lemon Pie Christmas Foodie No. 14. This fantastic recipe was graciously given to LLP at our tour of the new Whole Foods Bradburn in Westminster (full-sized (ie readable) recipe image at bottom of post). I...

Christmas Foodie No.13: Chocolate Cake in a Mug in a Jar…

Christmas Foodie No.13: Chocolate Cake in a Mug in a Jar…

OK – This Christmas Foodie gift idea is kinda tricky to explain. Have you had Chocolate Covered Katie’s One Minute Chocolate Cake in a Mug? If you haven’t, I’m letting you know upfront – I can’t be held responsible for introducing you to this kind of decadence. It’s a single-serve chocolate cake you “bake”...

Christmas Foodie No. 12: Apricot Nut Bread

Christmas Foodie No. 12: Apricot Nut Bread

  We made it! ¬†Twelve weeks of DIY foodie Christmas gifts. ¬†And to wrap it all up, I present my mother’s apricot nut quick bread recipe. Every year, my mom makes loaf upon loaf of this stuff to give to coworkers, neighbors and friends‚ÄĒall of whom look forward to it every year! ¬†This year,...

Christmas Foodie No. 11: Satsumettes

Christmas Foodie No. 11: Satsumettes

This is it! ¬†The home stretch. ¬†We’ve only one more week (and a couple of days) until Christmas. ¬†Are you still making your foodie gifts? ¬†Mine are nearly done, with the exception of next week’s recipe, which doesn’t keep for a long time, so has to be made at the last minute. These little...

Christmast Foodie No. 10: Caramel Cracker Crack

Oh, people. ¬†I wish I could tell you that I had a cute and festive name for this treat. Like, “Crunchy Caramel Crackers” or “Holiday Cracker Caramel Crunch.” But I’m the sort of gal that likes to call a duck a duck. ¬†So this is called Caramel Cracker Crack. (Actually, the original name was...

Christmas Foodie No. 9: Gingerbread Biscotti

Christmas Foodie No. 9: Gingerbread Biscotti

It’s that time! ¬†We’re getting close enough to Christmas that we can start making baked goods‚ÄĒones that keep well, of course‚ÄĒas we finish prepping our food gifts! I have had great luck giving gingerbread biscotti as a food gift. ¬†It makes an easy¬†remembrance¬†for groups of people, like coworkers, neighbors, etc. ¬†A few pieces in...

Christmas DIY No. 8: Preserved Lemons

Christmas DIY No. 8: Preserved Lemons

It’s the day before Thanksgiving, and I know what you’re thinking about… Making preserved lemons! OK, maybe not. ¬†But making these puppies is so easy that you really could whip them up today, even amongst all your planning and cooking and prepping for the big day tomorrow. ¬†I was able to make these while...

Christmas Foodie No. 7: Christmas Granola

Christmas Foodie No. 7: Christmas Granola

Mmm… I love granola.¬† In fact, I’m eating some right now!¬† Granola with Greek yogurt and maybe a drizzle of honey is one of my favorite go-to breakfasts, snacks, desserts… A jar of homemade Christmas granola makes a great starting place for a gift.¬† I like to package it with some nice coffee for...

Christmas Foodie No. 6: Gingies

Christmas Foodie No. 6: Gingies

Six weeks to Christmas and I’m making Christmas cookies. I swear, I’m not as insane as I look. It just isn’t Christmas to me until I have a batch of my grandmother’s Gingies in the oven.¬† When I was small, we would get boxes of them in the mail, along with beautiful winter oranges,...