Gifts from the kitchen
Gifts from the kitchen are an excellent way to share something of yourself. They need not be elaborate or contain costly ingredients. They should be a bit out of the ordinary and be something the recipient is not likely to make or already have.
Here are a couple of recipe suggestions:
Spiced & Fruity Tea Mix
This flavorful tea is good hot or cold.
- 1 (15 oz.) jar orange powdered drink mix
- 1 cup instant tea powder (unsweetened)
- 1/2 cup lemonade powder (sweetened)
- 1 packet unsweetened cherry drink mix
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 2 teaspoons cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon nutmeg
Mix all ingredients thoroughly. Store tightly sealed.
Follow above recipe, except substitute different flavors for the cherry drink mix such as: strawberry or orange.
Directions for gift card: To serve, stir 2 tablespoons Spiced & Fruity Tea Mix into 8 oz. hot or cold water.
These are very easy, delicious, and take only about 10 minutes to make.
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 2 teaspoons unsweetened cocoa
- pinch of salt
- 1/4 cup water
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 3 cups pecan halves
Boil all ingredients 3 to 5 minutes, tossing and stirring. Spread on wax paper to cool. Store in airtight container.
Cynthia Fauser, MS, RD, LD