Category Archives: Gift Ideas

Chocolate Drizzled Cherry Bars

We clipped this recipe from a package of Land O’Lakes Unsalted Butter. We haven’t tried it yet, but how you can go wrong with this combination of ingredients?
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Chex Mix

I know! You can find a Chex Mix recipe on any Chex cereal box, especially during the holidays. However, this one is my favorite version, probably because it’s the one I enjoyed growing up in the 60s. I like to serve it as a snack at parties or during the holidays.
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Hot Chocolate Mix

I searched high and low for a recipe for a hot chocolate mix that uses real powdered milk — not non-dairy creamer! This is the best recipe I could find for a make-head hot chocolate mix. Unlike most powdered milks, the Milkman brand gives a rich and real-milk taste to this ultimate comfort beverage. I was very surprised and happy with the results.

Prepare this mix ahead of time and store it in the pantry until you want a quick mug o’ liquid chocolate. It can also be given in a gift jar along with the instructions.
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Oranged Walnuts

Our grandma, “Gommie”, made these nuts for many years. We’ve found two slightly different variations of the recipe, both in her own handwriting. One calls for a little more nuts than the other. I give them away at Christmas or as little gifts throughout the year, and they’re always a huge hit. Recently, a happy recipient referred to them as “little nuggets of gold” and said he could not stop eating them.
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