Tag Archives: gifts from the kitchen

Gift #6: Maple-Honey Pumpkin Butter

For me, nothing evokes living in the country quite like fruit butters. A warm, soft biscuit fresh from the oven burnished with apple butter, and immediately I’m curled up in the kitchen of a farmhouse like a cat in the … Continue reading

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Gift #5: Crack Granola

I have struggled for years to find a nut-free granola that I like. Both my husband and I suffer nut allergies, and as a friend once volunteered: it kind of takes the fun out of it if you need to … Continue reading

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Gift #4: Chipotle Spice Rub and Spicy Roasted Sweet Potatoes

For those who might be new to my blog, I’m doing a series of Gifts From the Kitchen as we all ramp up for the holidays. These are gifts you can use for a gift exchange with family or friends, … Continue reading

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Gift #2: Pear-Rosemary Pate de Fruit Jewels

This past weekend, a group of 20+ of us gathered for a potluck at the lovely home of Lynda of TasteFood to celebrate the release of a cookbook featuring a number of us with our winning recipes. We’ve all competed against each … Continue reading

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Gift #1: Rosemary Olive Oil (with Smashed Potatoes)

For the next month, since the holidays (unbelievably) are upon us, I’ll be adding some easy (and not-so-easy-but-worth-it) recipes for gifts from the kitchen. There are few things more personal than receiving a gift that was painstakingly created by someone … Continue reading

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