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wildflower17
True Blue Farmgirl

3043 Posts

Judy
KY
USA
3043 Posts

Posted - Oct 22 2021 :  5:59:36 PM  Show Profile

Does anyone do food as gifts for Christmas? If so please share some of the things you make to give as Christmas gifts.

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Judy

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"Until one has loved an animal, a part of one's soul remains unawakened"...

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levisgrammy
True Blue Farmgirl

8670 Posts

Denise
Beavercreek Ohio
USA
8670 Posts

Posted - Oct 22 2021 :  6:29:35 PM  Show Profile
My daughter has done cookies and buckeyes as gifts. I never have other than a particular candy a family member enjoys. I would love to go to homemade gifts. Going to start working on quilts for my grands but they won't be for this Christmas.

~Denise
Sister #43~1/18/2007

"I am a bookaholic and I have no desire to be cured."

"Home is where we find comfort, security, memories, friendship, hospitality, and above all, family. It is the place that deserves our commitment and loyalty." William J. Bennett

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windypines
True Blue Farmgirl

3626 Posts

Michele
Bruce Wisconsin
USA
3626 Posts

Posted - Oct 23 2021 :  05:21:48 AM  Show Profile
Different canned goods works. Jellies and Jams always a favorite. I have done mixes in a pretty jar too. Maybe with a measuring spoon attached, Like pancake mix. Of course include the recipe. You could wrap the jars in a pretty kitchen towel, make a basket up. I have done dried herbs too. Start with a theme and build on it from there, for each person. Happy gifting!!

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Michele
FGOTM June2019

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YellowRose
True Blue Farmgirl

6212 Posts

Sara
Paris TX
USA
6212 Posts

Posted - Oct 23 2021 :  08:07:20 AM  Show Profile
Hot chocolate mix with a pretty mug for single gift or in a basket.

I used to have the recipe for Russian tea made with Tang. If anyone has that recipe I hope you will share it with us. Russian tea with pretty tea cup makes a tasty gift.

Hugs, Sara
FarmGirl Sister #6034 Aug 2014
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janamarieje
True Blue Farmgirl

1022 Posts

Jana
Southern California
USA
1022 Posts

Posted - Oct 23 2021 :  08:30:26 AM  Show Profile
I make cookies every year for the last thirty years, usually 10 or 12 different cookies and bars. Now that I am retired my list has shrunk, so I now make fabric boxes and bags to put the cookies in. I also make and add Christmas Jam to each bag.

Jana
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All I really need is love, but a little chocolate now and then doesn't hurt! ~Charles Schulz
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wildflower17
True Blue Farmgirl

3043 Posts

Judy
KY
USA
3043 Posts

Posted - Oct 23 2021 :  08:40:58 AM  Show Profile

Ladies these are great ideas!!! I have done fudge before, also a couple different kinds of bread and what is called "White Trash". People love homemade food gifts!!!

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Judy

God Has Been So Good To Me!!!

"Until one has loved an animal, a part of one's soul remains unawakened"...

"Country Girl at Heart...Blessed Beyond Measure"!!!

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Audra Rose
True Blue Farmgirl

1907 Posts

Vanessa
Brooksville KY
USA
1907 Posts

Posted - Oct 23 2021 :  6:49:45 PM  Show Profile
I've made caramel corn using a toffee recipe and baking the coated popcorn to dry it a bit.

Vanessa
Farmgirl Sister #6754
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wildflower17
True Blue Farmgirl

3043 Posts

Judy
KY
USA
3043 Posts

Posted - Oct 24 2021 :  07:32:53 AM  Show Profile

Vanessa that sounds so good!!! When you get time could you please give me the recipe and how you made it.

Hugs!

Judy

God Has Been So Good To Me!!!

"Until one has loved an animal, a part of one's soul remains unawakened"...

"Country Girl at Heart...Blessed Beyond Measure"!!!

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ddmashayekhi
True Blue Farmgirl

4560 Posts

Dawn
Naperville Illinois
USA
4560 Posts

Posted - Oct 24 2021 :  10:40:35 AM  Show Profile
I have given homemade cookies and fudge in decorative tins. I also did up scone recipes & the dried ingredients in glass storage jars from bachelor friends. As Michele said, make sure to include the recipe!

Personally I think a homemade gift of any kind is the best gift of all! Enjoy making your own goodies as gifts.

Dawn in IL

"Every leaf speaks bliss to me, fluttering from the autumn tree." Emily Bronte
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wildflower17
True Blue Farmgirl

3043 Posts

Judy
KY
USA
3043 Posts

Posted - Oct 25 2021 :  2:55:40 PM  Show Profile

Great ideas Dawn!!! Thanks for sharing!!!

Hugs!

Judy

God Has Been So Good To Me!!!

"Until one has loved an animal, a part of one's soul remains unawakened"...

"Country Girl at Heart...Blessed Beyond Measure"!!!

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lovecatsandsunshine
True Blue Farmgirl

161 Posts

Tara
sands of time SC
USA
161 Posts

Posted - Oct 29 2021 :  07:26:37 AM  Show Profile
I like to make banana bread( I use a mix), jar of jam and some fruit.
I make 1 bread to enjoy on Christmas morning and one to freeze to eat in Jan

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MaryJanesNiece
True Blue Farmgirl

5577 Posts

Krista
Utah
USA
5577 Posts

Posted - Nov 01 2021 :  11:46:33 AM  Show Profile
I have only given cookies before. I make cranberry orange shortbread cookies. My family loves them and they are a hit with the neighbors.

Krista
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StitchinWitch
True Blue Farmgirl

1972 Posts

Judith
Galt CA
USA
1972 Posts

Posted - Nov 01 2021 :  1:51:21 PM  Show Profile
I've given a lot of food gifts. Cookies, fudge and divinity, jelly and jam, pickles, cake-mix-in-a-jar, and yes, fruitcake. There are still a few of us that love it.

Judith

7932 FGOTM 6/21
I'm old and I do wear purple
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StitchinWitch
True Blue Farmgirl

1972 Posts

Judith
Galt CA
USA
1972 Posts

Posted - Nov 01 2021 :  1:55:02 PM  Show Profile
The first few years after Mom passed I made Dad a big box full of plastic bags with various mixes with instructions: Biscuits, cornbread, cobbler, soups, etc. -- all things he could mix up easily.

Judith

7932 FGOTM 6/21
I'm old and I do wear purple
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wildflower17
True Blue Farmgirl

3043 Posts

Judy
KY
USA
3043 Posts

Posted - Nov 05 2021 :  10:54:12 AM  Show Profile

Judith I love fruitcake. One of my absolute favorites!!!

Hugs!

Judy

God Has Been So Good To Me!!!

"Until one has loved an animal, a part of one's soul remains unawakened"...

"Country Girl at Heart...Blessed Beyond Measure"!!!

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Red Tractor Girl
True Blue Farmgirl

5941 Posts

Winnie
Gainesville Fl
USA
5941 Posts

Posted - Nov 06 2021 :  08:58:14 AM  Show Profile
Sometimes I like to send jams that I made over the Summer. Also I send cookies to a couple of people as well. Every year seems different as we are aging and health issues make it hard for sugary treats anymore

Winnie #3109
Red Tractor Girl
Farm Sister of the Year 2014-2015
FGOTM- October 2018
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tigger9777
Schoolmarm / Chapter Leader & Guru / FG Guide

119 Posts

Candy
Oakley CA
USA
119 Posts

Posted - Nov 10 2021 :  11:33:24 PM  Show Profile
I make a special fudge recipe passed down from my Grandmother.
Her sister worked for Sees Candies in the 1920's and they don't make it anymore, we have the original recipe.
Every Christmas we make 50 pounds of fudge.
Since it is made only once a year, everyone craves it.
I also have done Jams & Jellies as gifts, or made cookie sample boxes.
Have fun*
Candy Hogan # 8283
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levisgrammy
True Blue Farmgirl

8670 Posts

Denise
Beavercreek Ohio
USA
8670 Posts

Posted - Nov 13 2021 :  05:34:41 AM  Show Profile
Wow Candy, that is a lot of work! I also like to do the gifts in a jar. They make things so easy for the recipient when its needed. I did a case of them and wrapped them back up in the canning jar box for my daughter for her wedding shower years ago. She loved it! She said her husband wanted to put them out for decoration because they looked so pretty. LOL.

~Denise
Sister #43~1/18/2007

"I am a bookaholic and I have no desire to be cured."

"Home is where we find comfort, security, memories, friendship, hospitality, and above all, family. It is the place that deserves our commitment and loyalty." William J. Bennett

"Thy Word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path." Psalm 119:105

http://www.ladybugsandlilacs.blogspot.com/
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wildflower17
True Blue Farmgirl

3043 Posts

Judy
KY
USA
3043 Posts

Posted - Nov 19 2021 :  4:57:34 PM  Show Profile

Ladies those are great ideas!!!

Hugs!

Judy

God Has Been So Good To Me!!!

"Until one has loved an animal, a part of one's soul remains unawakened"...

"Country Girl at Heart...Blessed Beyond Measure"!!!

Farm Girl #5440
Farm Girl of The Month September 2013 and
September 2021
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AussieChick
Sharpshooter

206 Posts

Cindy
Bend Oregon
USA
206 Posts

Posted - Nov 21 2021 :  5:07:12 PM  Show Profile
I am planning to bake some cookies for Christmas gifts this year. Choc-chip cookies, Orange & White Chocolate, and Raisin & Oatmeal. Homemade jams and preserves are also a nice idea with a pretty fabric cover tied over the lids!

Farmgirl #6058
Farmgirl Sister of the Year 2021

"The happiest people don't have the best of everything, they just make the best of everything they have".
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katmom
True Blue Farmgirl

16128 Posts

Grace
WACAL Gal WashCalif.
USA
16128 Posts

Posted - Aug 31 2022 :  12:47:12 PM  Show Profile
Sara-yellowtose, if I recall, the recipe called for Tang and instant powered tea..
I will have to google it.. I use to Make it in batches, and store in small canning jars, to which I used
my computer to print out cut labels.

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katmom
True Blue Farmgirl

16128 Posts

Grace
WACAL Gal WashCalif.
USA
16128 Posts

Posted - Aug 31 2022 :  1:01:28 PM  Show Profile
here ya go, Sara,,
RECIPE
Russian Tea:
2 cups White Sugar
2 cups Orange-Flavored Drink Mix (e.g. Tang)
1 cup Instant Tea Powder
1 (3 ounce) package Powdered Lemonade Mix
2 teaspoons Ground Cinnamon
½ teaspoon Ground Cloves

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katmom
True Blue Farmgirl

16128 Posts

Grace
WACAL Gal WashCalif.
USA
16128 Posts

Posted - Aug 31 2022 :  1:03:39 PM  Show Profile
Here is the one I used to make,
Hot Spiced Tea:
1 1/2c Tang
1/2c sugar
1/2c inst tea
1tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp cloves
mix together and store in canning jars.
I think I used 2tsp per 8oz of hot water.

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windypines
True Blue Farmgirl

3626 Posts

Michele
Bruce Wisconsin
USA
3626 Posts

Posted - Sep 01 2022 :  03:29:31 AM  Show Profile
We would mix this up too. I remember drinking it when we had a cold. It would feel so good.

Farming in WI

Michele
FGOTM June2019

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Jokamartell
True Blue Farmgirl

536 Posts

Karen
Kennewick WA
USA
536 Posts

Posted - Sep 06 2022 :  11:53:41 AM  Show Profile
I’ve done lots of cookies-in-a-jar gifts. Pinterest is full of good recipes. Something else that is fun to do and the recipients love is bread in a jar. Take canning jars and fill 2/3s full. Bake and then once cooled, seal the jar. Add fabric and ribbon to lid and done! :) I’ll look for the recipe and post it. :)

Karen :)

To quote one of my past preschoolers “Not one of those Karens, but a good Karen”! Haha
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Dreamer42
True Blue Farmgirl

2354 Posts

April
Central Oregon
USA
2354 Posts

Posted - Oct 13 2022 :  2:45:41 PM  Show Profile
Ooohhh, Karen, I love the bread in a jar idea. Would be cute in a little basket with cheese spread or jam and a cutting board... or, maybe even with all the trimmings for a charceteurie board in a basket gift? Would any bread recipe work?

Dreamer42
Farmgirl Sister #7038
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