Category Archives: homemade gift

Make Your Own Pressed Sugar Decorations

Pressed sugar decorations you can make yourself! It’s really quite easy once you know how and your possibilities are endless! I went with snowflakes only this time around, but you  can go with any shape your like. Use candy molds … Continue reading

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Personalized Christmas Morning Pajamas

A few month ago I came across some very early and therefore very cheap red and green stripy children’s pajamas.   I know a lot of people do the matching pajama thing for Christmas morning, but so far we never … Continue reading

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Gluten- Free Pumpkin Bread

I adapted this recipe from this Bobby Flay recipe. Pumpkin Bread: 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened, plus more for greasing 1 cup Bisquick Gluten-Free Baking Mix 3/4 cup finely ground almonds 1/2 tsp guar gum or xanthan gum (optional but … Continue reading

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Christmas Stocking

Initially I wanted to make a version of a pillow inspired by this one:   but then I thought that it might look really cute in a simpler form on a stocking!   For the stocking material I used Painter’s … Continue reading

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German Sand Cookies (Heidesand)

These are absolutely divine! They have a really unique taste which comes from caramelizing the butter solids prior to creaming the butter. So, no, these cannot be done with margarine. It NEEDS TO BE BUTTER. That’s the only way to … Continue reading

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Pomegranate Molasses and a Gift Idea

Pomegranate Molasses is hardly new. It has been a popular ingredient in the Middle East for a long time. However, it is relatively new to western cuisine and I see it appear in more and more recipes. It is also … Continue reading

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Sugar Almonds (Gebrannte Mandeln)

There are many things I associated with Advent/Christmas time growing up in Germany. But none more than the deliciously enticing smell of fresh “burnt” almonds walking through a Christkindlmarkt (German Christmas markets). They are actually quite easy to make at … Continue reading

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