Recipes for Gift Giving
Here are some ideas for homemade gifts. While the recipes are not SB-friendly as listed, a little imagination could work wonders.
18 ounce jar Tang powdered orange drink mix
3/4 cup plain instant tea
3 cups lemonade mix
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground cloves
2 cups sugar
Mix all ingredients. Ladle desired portions into appropriate gift container. To serve, use 3 heaping teaspoons mix per cup of hot water.
SLOW COOKER SUGARED PECANS & WALNUTS
1/2 pound pecan halves
1/2 pound walnut halves
1/2 cup unsalted butter
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
1.5 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoons ground ginger
Preheat slow cooker on high 15 minutes. Stir in the butter and nuts until well mixed. Cover and slow cook on high 15 min. Add the powdered sugar and spices, stirring to coat nuts evenly. Reduce heat to low and slow cook, uncovered, stirring occasionally, until nuts are coated with a crisp glaze - about 2 hours. Transfer to a cookie sheet in a single layer and let set until completely cool and dry. Store in airtight container.
1 package (13 oz.) ground coffee, regular or decaf
1 oz. vanilla extract
1 oz. almond extract
Pour coffee into sealable airtight container. Add extracts and stir until blended. Let mingle overnight in refrigerator or freezer and store chilled until ready to use. Brew as usual.
Last edited by a broad abroad; 12-06-2004 at 04:45 AM.