I just love making kitchen gifts at Christmas time! You really don't have to read too much here to realize that. There's even a "kitchen gifts" label in the label cloud, and I hope that you will click the label and read further. So many good recipes and wonderful ideas!
This year's kitchen gift list is quite short, but I imagine it may be added to as the weeks go by, since it is still a "tentative" list.
Okay, here goes: the Cinnamon Pretzels are super easy and go nicely in pretty dollar store tins.
Christmas Granola is next in line, and it's so simple. I use my regular formula for Homemade Granola. After it's baked, while still warm, I stir in dried cranberries and shelled pistachios (red and green, get it?) to taste. Voila! Christmas Granola!
Hot Chocolate Mix is next, and this is my own recipe. It always seems to go over well, and sometimes people bring the jars back for a refill.
Bran Muffins sounds like a rather mundane Christmas gift, but I'll explain. Years ago I started giving my mother-in-law containers of Bran Muffin Batter at Christmas. (The first year, I gave her silicone muffin pans as well.) In more recent years, it's become more difficult for my mother-in-law to bake, so I just bake the muffins myself, using the same batter recipe, and give her a half dozen or so. I've also experimented a bit with cutting the sugar in the recipe by about 1/3.
Probably more kitchen gifts are going to make it onto the list. Just as I've been adding photos to this post, I've seen so many fun ideas that I've used in the past. Good thing the list is tentative!