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Gifts from Your Kitchen

Food Gift Recipes and Jar Mixes for the Holidays


Brownie MIx in a Jar and More

Brownie MIx in a Jar and More

Diana Rattray
Homemade gifts don't have to take much time, and are a wonderful expression of your love and creativity. For the "down home" cook, fill a basket with Southern flour or cornbread mixes, stone-ground grits, preserves or syrup and decorate a few wooden spoons tied with a bright Christmas bow. For the gourmet cook, a basket with jars of ripe olives, capers, olive oil, anchovies, and a pound of spaghetti along with an Italian cooking video or cookbook, and a recipe card for an authentic Pasta Puttanesca.

Cookies, candies, and homemade breads are always welcome gifts, or prepare and give festive preserves, relishes, or sauces. Baking mixes or assorted beans and seasonings for soup in dressed-up pint or quart canning jars make great gifts for family or coworkers, or you could bake breads or cakes in the jars.

Note: The National Food Safety Database recommends keeping canned breads and cakes refrigerated or frozen if not using right away, as the seal may not be reliable.

Below, you'll find several gift recipes, including cookie mixes in jars, pancake mix, brownies, dressing mix, and others.

White Chocolate Chunk Brownies - Mix in a Jar
Blonde Brownies in a Jar
Brownie Pie Mix in a Jar
Kentucky Chocolate - Nut Pie Mix in a Jar
Blueberry Muffin Mix in a Jar
Chocolate Chip Cookie Mix
Cookie Mix with Candies or Chocolate Chips
Shortbread Cookie Mix
Snickerdoodle Cookie Mix
Amaretto Coffee Creamer
Butterscotch Sauce
Cinnamon-Oatmeal Pancake Mix
Cinnamon Graham Popcorn
Holiday Brownie Mix
Instant Cocoa Mix with Marshmallows
Mocha Coffee Gift Mix
Pina Colada Jar Cakes
Poppy Seed Dressing
Praline Syrup
Ranch Dressing/Dip Mix
Ranch Party Mix
Raspberry Vinegar
Swiss Chocolate Sundae Sauce
Vanilla Sugar

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