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

Homemade Granola Bars from The Barefoot Contessa and tea are my idea of a great gift

capability mom fills these 1/2 lb coffee bags with delicious treats for holiday gifts like granola bar (homemade, of course) and assorted teas.\ Barefoot Contessa Granola Bars an dTeas from TAZO are particular favorites.

…because that is how I roll. Here’s the scoop – Pragmatic Mom and I brainstormed (translation – got all sugared and hopped up on coffee at L’Aroma) the other day and decided to help out with the 12 Days of Shopping for those hard to find/fit/figure out people on your list – pretty much everyone and you are welcome! It started out as five days . . . → Read More: Homemade Granola Bars from The Barefoot Contessa and tea are my idea of a great gift