Homemade syrups are great for gift giving, and I found a few in my travels around the net this week.
There are recipes for eggnog, toffee, peppermint, gingerbread, vanilla, raspberry, caramel, and coconut flavors here. They all sound great. They can be mixed in to make those fancy coffees that cost so much money. Since I don't drink coffee, I would use them to top things like pancakes, waffles, bread puddings, and ice cream.
Talking Dollars and Cents
Maple is one of my favorite flavors. (And you all know that I have many.) This is a great little no-cook candy that could be whipped up at the last minute. If you didn't want to bother with the dipping in chocolate, I'll be they would be wonderful rolled in toasted, finely chopped walnuts.
Chef-in-Training has a list of 15 wonderful-looking fudge recipes here. Some of these I had not seen. I am personally going after this one. The three layers look so pretty, and chocolate and cherry is a great flavor combo.
At Second Street
Making Memories with Your Kids
If you like the chocolate covered orange and raspberry jelly candy that can be purchased commercially, you will love these. The candy takes common grocery store ingredients except for the raspberry extract which may take a little tracking down. Substitute orange extract for the raspberry, and you have orange jellies. Orange extract is easily found at the grocery store. The candies do not have to be dipped in the chocolate if you don't want to. This are many wonderful ideas on this blog, so if you visit, look around some.
Perhaps there are some ideas for last minute food gifts for Christmas here.
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Linking up to Friday Favorite Finds at Finding Joy in My Kitchen. I can't wait to see what everyone else has found on their travels around the net this week.