Gifts from the Kitchen

This terrifically flavorful, colorful bark is ideal for holiday gift giving. You can break it into shards and place in small boxes between layers of parchment paper or wax paper, or pack them in plastic bags and tie the top with a ribbon.

These moist and delicious loaves make terrific gifts. If you like, you can stir 2/3 cup of your favorite chopped nuts into the batter, or try one of our flavorful variations. You can also bake the batter in muffin tins if you like, decreasing the baking time to 25 to 30 minutes. It will yield 12 to 14 muffins.

This healthful, colorful trail mix is ideal for gift giving. You can use raw green pumpkin seeds (also known as pepitas) or choose roasted salted nuts for a lightly salty note for your mix.

For the best results, reshape the dried figs a bit with your hands to bring back their natural teardrop shape before dipping them in chocolate.

These make a terrific food-themed gift, but make a batch for your own tree, too. All manner of citrus fruits work well, including clementines, meyer lemons and tangerines, so use whatever you have on hand.

An excellent gift from the kitchen, this is a spicy, snappy mix for deliciously simple homemade cookies. Package this cookie mix for gift giving with our ...

Brush roasted or grilled chicken, beef, pork or vegetables with this tangy-sweet barbeque sauce or use as a sandwich spread on hot winter sandwiches or grilled cheese.

Scone mix makes an easy and fun holiday gift from the kitchen. The whole batch (dry ingredients only) fits perfectly in a 1-quart mason jar.

If you don't have raw sugar on hand for sprinkling over the graham crackers before baking, substitute regular cane sugar. Serve these sweet treats with mugs of hot chocolate or tea or use to make old-fashioned s'mores.

Spread this mustard on warm turkey sandwiches, whisk into salad dressings or serve as a dip with pretzels. Package for gift giving with our downloadable gift...

Make this simple seasonal jam in minutes and gift to friends and family in small jars. Since this is a quick jam, it's not meant for long-term storage but rather for immediate enjoyment.

There's nothing better on a winter morning than hot-off-the-griddle pancakes. This mix comes together in minutes and adds a special touch to a breakfast-themed gift basket. Package mix in a jar with a decorative ribbon.

Cook an extra sweet potato so you'll have it ready to make these easy gifts for your favorite pooches. Kids can help!

A hint of smoky chipotle pepper gives this festive mix a spicy kick. It tastes like caramel corn but doesn't use corn syrup and can be made without any special tools.

Bright colors and fragrant spice make these cookies a particularly delicious gift. Layer the dry ingredients in a jar then use a ribbon to attach the simple instructions for finishing the dough and baking the cookies.