Homemade Holiday Gifts 2013

Hubby and I are working our way through our holiday gift list. I like to make homemade gifts for friends. I’m going to ruin the surprise by telling you guys my plans for gifts this year. Sorry to everyone who is getting these gifts. They’ll be just as tasty even if it’s not a surprise.

Spicy Guinness Mustard – this mustard is so simple to make and the flavor is just right for the mustard lover on your list.

Spiced Tomato Jam – Hubby and I could not get enough of this chunky fancy ketchup this year. It goes great on anything from a breakfast sandwich to grilled chicken.

Candied Vanilla Pecans – the smell that comes from your oven while baking these pecans is worth the effort alone. They’re salty and sweet with enough vanilla to taste it.

I’ll probably bake up some cookies too, but I haven’t decided which ones yet. For other holiday gift ideas, check out my Gift Ideas Tag.

Do you make homemade holiday gifts? What’s on your list this year?

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    Shannon — December 19, 2013 at 4:28 pm

    this sounds delicious and looks absolutely amazing! that swirl on top- so professional, how’d you do it?!

    • beantownbaker — December 20th, 2013 @ 9:19 am

      Thanks. I have a rotating cake thingy for decorating cakes. They’re like $10 from Michaels. SO worth it for frosting layer cakes. Anyways, I spread the mousse on, then I just hold the knife and rotate the plate so it spins. Slowly pull the knife in towards the middle while it’s spinning and voila – a nice swirl! And it’s fun to do 🙂

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    Nutmeg Nanny — December 23, 2013 at 10:14 pm

    This looks so beautiful! Would be a gorgeous cake to bring to christmas dinner, I love it 🙂

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