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12 Days of Holiday Gifts: Panini Maker

by in 12 Days of Holiday Gifts, Healthy Holidays, December 2, 2011

Whether you’re cooking for a family or just for one, a Panini maker can help dress up an ordinary sandwich. Is there one on your holiday wishlist?

12 Days of Holiday Gifts: Chocolate Covered Pretzel Sticks

by in 12 Days of Holiday Gifts, December 1, 2011

Homemade gifts have special meaning when your kids lend a helping hand. These simple and fun chocolate covered pretzels are a great cold weather activity.

Make Your Own Flavored Oils

by in 12 Days of Holiday Gifts, Healthy Recipes, December 12, 2010

Instead of forking over tons of cash for fancy oils, make your own custom blends. Jazz up everything from salad dressings to late night snacks with these flavorful infusions — and get a dose of heart-healthy fats while you’re at it.

12 Days of Healthy Holiday Gifts: DIY Limoncello

by in 12 Days of Holiday Gifts, Healthy Holidays, December 11, 2010

We’re serving up fresh gift ideas every day from now until December 12. Catch up on the previous gifts here. When life gives you lemons—make Limoncello!  This classic Italian liqueur is mainly produced in southern Italy and is traditionally served as a sweet after-dinner digestif. Made from pure grain alcohol or sometimes vodka, this sweetRead more

12 Days of Holiday Gifts: Homemade Crackers

by in 12 Days of Holiday Gifts, December 10, 2010

If you’ve got the cookie recipes covered, try a savory twist to your holiday gifts with homespun crackers. We’ve got two basic recipes you can use to create all kinds of festive flavors.

12 Days of Holiday Gifts: Homemade Caramels

by in 12 Days of Holiday Gifts, Healthy Holidays, December 9, 2010

We’re serving up fresh gift ideas every day from now until December 12. Catch up on the previous gifts here. Sure, you can buy candy for friends and family this holiday season, but why not add a special homemade touch? We’ve got 3 winning caramel recipes and a video from Alton Brown to help walkRead more

12 Days of Healthy Holiday Gifts: Giada’s Bellini Kit

by in 12 Days of Holiday Gifts, Healthy Holidays, December 8, 2010

We’re serving up fresh healthy gift ideas every day from now until December 12. Catch up on the previous gifts here. Instead of arriving at a party with the same old bottle of bubbly, Giada suggests showing up with a Bellini kit, complete with fruit purees, an ice bucket and a bottle of Prosecco. Here’sRead more

12 Days of Healthy Holiday Gifts: Aida’s Fruit Chips

by in 12 Days of Holiday Gifts, Healthy Holidays, December 6, 2010

Help a friend get their apple a day this holiday season with a container of Aida’s easy spiced fruit chips. These festive chips are super-simple to make, and they’ll stand out from the crowd of cakes, candies and cookies.

12 Days of Healthy Holiday Gifts: Flavored Vinegar

by in 12 Days of Holiday Gifts, December 5, 2010

We’re serving up fresh healthy gift ideas every day from now until December 12. Catch up on the previous gifts here. I start brainstorming holiday gifts for friends and family almost as soon as Thanksgiving ends!  I love to use my culinary inspiration to create handmade gifts for loved ones, and this year I amRead more

12 Days of Healthy Holiday Gifts: Ina’s Homemade Marshmallows

by in 12 Days of Holiday Gifts, Healthy Holidays, December 4, 2010

We’re serving up fresh healthy gift ideas every day from now until December 12. Catch up on the previous gifts here. If you’re a fan of fluffy marshmallows, try making your own  — you’ll never want the bagged ones again! Ina Garten likes to top them with crunchy pieces of toasted coconut. We’ve got aRead more