Gifting Granola – Day 1 of the 12 Days of Shopping

From my place in a chocolate centered universe, I considered that some people might mind that this gift is (gasp!) chocolate free, but I have learned that not everyone likes chocolate. Really, it’s true. So while either of these granola recipes stand on their own, if you really feel you must, oh, I don’t know, put lipstick on a pig, feel free to add chocolate kisses or Lindt truffles or chocolate coins (coins pictured are from Trader Joe’s – they have a great selection of holiday candy) to ease your mind. I package these treats in a variety of ways, tins, cello bags, parchment paper, waxed paper bags – get creative, use what you have on hand and top it with some rick rack or ribbon and a card. Add tea, coffee or hot chocolate and you have a lovely gift. . . . → Read More: Gifting Granola – Day 1 of the 12 Days of Shopping

12 Days of Shopping – Day 1 – Homemade and Personal

plain coffee bags from the container store favorites of capability mom blog

So what is a great homemade gift? Well, my default is food for pretty much everything so that is where I start. I can bake and have a few tried and true recipes that I will post below. What if you can’t bake? No time? You hate it? Not a problem. Grab some nice chocolates or favorite candy (you cannot swing a cat without hitting some in almost ny store from Trader Joe’s to T.J. Max – I know – I was there this morning) and repackage it. Fill a nice container with them and a hand written note. No one will care that you did not bake. Seriously, relax. . . . → Read More: 12 Days of Shopping – Day 1 – Homemade and Personal