Vinegars flavored with fruits, sprigs of herbs, or fiery peppers are so beautiful—and add great taste and interest to entrées and salads. Forget those overpriced (and often synthetic) flavored vinegars. It’s incredibly easy to make your own—plus they make great gifts for the kitchen! See how easy it is to make flavored vinegars.
Even if you’ve never made candy before in your life, give this easy fudge recipe a try. True to its name (thanks to the presence of marshmallows), it won’t seize or crumble or make you tear your hair out. It’s a special treat once a year!
Traditional recipes use lots of sugar to bring out the the cranberry’s great flavor. In this recipe, however, exotic spices take the place of all that sweetness, without overwhelming the rest of the meal. It’s heavenly on a sandwich of leftover sliced turkey!
Need an easy gift idea? Make REAL hot chocolate. In a mason jar or similar clear container, layer the dry ingredients (cocoa powder, chopped chocolate, sugar and cinnamon) and top with mini-marshmallows.
15. Flavored Gins
Flavored gins using fruits, vegetables, herbs and spices make fantastic gifts for the holiday season, or any occasion for that matter. What better present than a tasty tipple you’ve made yourself! In the short video below, we’ll show you how to make two irresistible infused gins—Strawberry Gin and Cinnamon Bun Gin. See full instructions on making these amazing flavored gin recipes.
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Wishing you and yours joy (and a few treats!) this Christmas season.