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Even if you have only a few minutes to spare, you can likely whip up some delicious and useful homemade gifts with ingredients you already have in your kitchen. Here are a few quick, easy and frugal food gifts that are sure to be enjoyed!
Moroccan Spice Rub from Fine Cooking – Especially great on roasted carrots or sweet potatoes
Tuscan Herb Salt from The Splendid Table – Use on pork, beef, roasted potatoes, eggs, popcorn and more
Emeril’s Essence Creole Seasoning from The Food Network – For jambalaya, grilled chicken, scallops, and much more
Homemade granola is a great alternative to giving cookies. I recommend this recipe for Maple-Almond Granola from Epicurious.com. I have made it for years as a gift and have had family members ask for more! Its really easy to make and not too sweet so you may want to add some brown sugar if you prefer a sweeter granola.
Whole Grain Pancake Mix
I like to give some homemade whole grain pancake mix along with some blueberry syrup made from our own blueberry bushes.
Hope this helps you whip up an awesome last-minute gift right in your kitchen! If you need more inspiration here are some yummy homemade food gift ideas from Southern Living.