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    I am thinking of making little gift baskets for Christmas presents for my grown kids.....with HM stuff they dont get often, lol! Any quick, yummy recipes would be so helpful!!!!!!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by CarrieAnne
    I am thinking of making little gift baskets for Christmas presents for my grown kids.....with HM stuff they dont get often, lol! Any quick, yummy recipes would be so helpful!!!!!!!!!
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    Start with what their favourites were that you have made for them over the years!

    Also, take a look at all the Recipes in a Jar ... lots of options there. It lets you prepare the ingredients, (like a box mix) and then they make it when they wish, with minimal add ins.

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    Good idea! I know I am doing "puppy chow" YUM!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CarrieAnne
    Good idea! I know I am doing "puppy chow" YUM!
    I have a feelng this is USA-speak for something other than what it first appears to be! :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltE
    Quote Originally Posted by CarrieAnne
    Good idea! I know I am doing "puppy chow" YUM!
    I have a feelng this is USA-speak for something other than what it first appears to be! :)
    hehehe....it is also known as WHITE trash...another US term I am sure!

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    You had my curiosity, so I went looking for the recipe!

    http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/puppy-chow/detail.aspx

    woof! woof!! :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by jaciqltznok
    Have you made any from any of these links?
    Or just googling around?

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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltE

    Have you made any from any of these links?
    Or just googling around?

    From this link http://www.christmas-cookies.com/rec...iftsinjar.html

    I made the Cranberry biscotti and oatmeal raisin cookies last year!

    From the other site I did the Spiced tea and hot chocolate last year.

    I also did a bean soup, and the cobbler mix from another site!
    and I did RUBS for the men folk using recipes I found in a magazine!

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    This sounds like a good idea, maybe a pot holder or two. There is also a recipe on here for single serving pie in a jar and a "recipe" for making hand lotion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Patched
    This sounds like a good idea, maybe a pot holder or two. There is also a recipe on here for single serving pie in a jar and a "recipe" for making hand lotion.
    I do the apple pie in a jar..it is sooooo good!
    This year I am not doing the apple, since there was NO local fruit, but going with the cobbler mix instead.

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    Wonderful ideas

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    I haven't tried any of the jars, might need to :-)

    I always make a macaroon recipe from an old neighbor.

    Teresa's Walnut Joys

    2 large eggs, beaten
    1/8 t salt
    3/4 c sugar (I use Splenda)
    1/2 c flour
    1 t vanilla
    1 T melted butter
    2 c coconut
    1 c choc chips (I use dark)
    1 c chopped walnuts


    Mix well. I use a small ice cream/cookie scoop for these. Bake on greased cookie sheet (I use parchment paper)for approx 12 minutes at 325. Cool completely, store airtight for up to a week. Not that they last that long :-)

    I double the recipe, kind of. Basically dump the bags of coconut, choc chips and walnuts in. Neighbors/friends love them. Me too. And made with Splenda they aren't toooo bad!

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    ooops

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    Thanks for all the links and the recipes. I cant wait to try them!
    "Puppy Chow" has been a favorite in our family since my oldest brought some home in Kindergarden, and gave it to her little brothers. Of course they wanted more, Puppy chow, lol, so we had to get the recipe!

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    Will have to try the Walnut Joys recipe. We use Splenda in all baking and highly recommend it. Thanks for sharing!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CarrieAnne
    I am thinking of making little gift baskets for Christmas presents for my grown kids.....with HM stuff they dont get often, lol! Any quick, yummy recipes would be so helpful!!!!!!!!!
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    Are you a candy maker? Fudge, peanut brittle?

    This reminds me of years ago when DD was in high school. She wanted to 'borrow' monies to get presents for 20 :shock: of her friends. Even if it was just $5 per person that is $100 :? I suggested that she make candies. She and GF purchased sugar, chocolate chips and some of the other 'main' ingredients. I supervised, they did the work and made 20 cute and sweet presents. Later I found out that most of the 'friends' were guys . . . they loved the sweet present. The next Christmas I had 4 girls in my kitchen making sweet presents for their friends. ;-)

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    What a great story Grammy Dywnn! And yes, fudge HAS to get made at Christmas here, we all love it!

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    i make chocolat mints they go over realy well

    1/2 cup salt free butter
    1 1/2 -2 cups icing sugar
    1 tsp peermint oil

    mix together shape into flatend balls refrigerate to harden dip into melted dark chocolate they are so GOOD my family loves them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ssgramma
    I haven't tried any of the jars, might need to :-)

    I always make a macaroon recipe from an old neighbor.

    Teresa's Walnut Joys

    2 large eggs, beaten
    1/8 t salt
    3/4 c sugar (I use Splenda)
    1/2 c flour
    1 t vanilla
    1 T melted butter
    2 c coconut
    1 c choc chips (I use dark)
    1 c chopped walnuts


    Mix well. I use a small ice cream/cookie scoop for these. Bake on greased cookie sheet (I use parchment paper)for approx 12 minutes at 325. Cool completely, store airtight for up to a week. Not that they last that long :-)

    I double the recipe, kind of. Basically dump the bags of coconut, choc chips and walnuts in. Neighbors/friends love them. Me too. And made with Splenda they aren't toooo bad!
    I really LOVE macaroons....sadly I can no longer eat them..but I do love to make them!

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    Quote Originally Posted by grammy Dwynn
    Quote Originally Posted by CarrieAnne
    I am thinking of making little gift baskets for Christmas presents for my grown kids.....with HM stuff they dont get often, lol! Any quick, yummy recipes would be so helpful!!!!!!!!!
    Hugs!
    Are you a candy maker? Fudge, peanut brittle?

    This reminds me of years ago when DD was in high school. She wanted to 'borrow' monies to get presents for 20 :shock: of her friends. Even if it was just $5 per person that is $100 :? I suggested that she make candies. She and GF purchased sugar, chocolate chips and some of the other 'main' ingredients. I supervised, they did the work and made 20 cute and sweet presents. Later I found out that most of the 'friends' were guys . . . they loved the sweet present. The next Christmas I had 4 girls in my kitchen making sweet presents for their friends. ;-)
    awesome..these gifts are always the BEST!!!

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    This is a recipe for MICROWAVE PEANUT BRITTLE
    In a glass pan with handle, combine:
    1 cup granulated sugar (that's plain white sugar)
    1 cup raw peanuts
    1/2 cup white syrup
    dash salt
    Stir with table knife.
    Cook on high for 4 minutes in microwave.
    Stir with a kinfe and add: 1 TBsp margarine and
    one tsp. vanilla.
    Cook on high another 4 minutes. Again, stir with knife.
    Cook another 2 minutes. and stir with knife.
    Add 1 tsp. baking soda ..quickly stir and pour immediately
    onto a greased cookie sheet and let cool.
    After mixture has cooled completely and is hard, break
    into pieces.
    Store in airtight container. Makes about one pound.

    You must pour very quickly as it will start hardening in
    the pan in a matter of a few seconds. I have never had it
    fail. Make sure your peanuts are raw..Here, I can only find
    them in the produce department of the grocery store, and only during the holidays. It is so quick and easy to make.
    The knife is a table knife. Everybody we know loves it!

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    LOL I hope so and I'm in the USA

    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltE
    Quote Originally Posted by CarrieAnne
    Good idea! I know I am doing "puppy chow" YUM!
    I have a feelng this is USA-speak for something other than what it first appears to be! :)

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    OMG the only apple pie in a jar I know of is moonshine!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Patched
    This sounds like a good idea, maybe a pot holder or two. There is also a recipe on here for single serving pie in a jar and a "recipe" for making hand lotion.

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