Monday Giveaway: Gifts from your Kitchen

Pin It

Gift mixes

Homemade gifts say you care.  Recipients of something homemade feel special because it was made just for them.  This lovely little book is filled with dozens of ideas to make homemade  mixes for your family and friends such as soup mixes, breads, cookies, beverages, and more.  Instructions are given for preparing the mix and creative packaging ideas.

For example, there is a gingerbread cookie mix where the flour and spices are mixed and wrapped in a cellophane bag, tied with ribbon and a cookie cutter attached.  They can be placed in a small basket with a jar of molasses and instructions how to make the cookies.  Salad dressing mixes are fun and easy to package.  Place the wrapped mix in a salad bowl with salad servers, a cruet, and you have a beautiful gift.  Mulled wine mixes and hot cider mixes are very popular.  Include the bottle of wine or cider and you have an instant party or just a warm cozy night.  Your creativity and care in making a homemade gift will long be remembered more than some little trinket that will be placed on a shelf and forgotten.

Here’s what you will win:

The Perfect Mix by Diane Phillips

How to enter the giveaway:

1)  Leave me a comment here on the blog and tell me your favorite homemade treat you love to make and give away for gifts.  That’s it!

2)  Winner is selected randomly using and is open to Continental USA only.  Enter now through this Saturday, November 29, 2014 at 11:59 pm CST.  Winner will be notified by Monday, December 1, 2014.

Good luck!  Congratulations to the winner of the “50 Best Stuffing and Dressings” cookbook, Cliff Counsell!


, , , , , ,

9 Responses to Monday Giveaway: Gifts from your Kitchen

  1. November 24, 2014 at 7:06 am #

    Banana Nut Bread – I have a nephew that loves it!

  2. November 24, 2014 at 7:24 am #

    Nuts of every kind baked and lovingly stirred to create sweet, spicy, seasoned, and/or covered in chocolate powdered deliciousness.

  3. November 24, 2014 at 7:49 am #

    I need new ideas! My standby is chocolate covered (and decorated) pretzel rods (the original sweet and salty in my mind).

  4. November 24, 2014 at 8:23 am #

    Chocolate covered pretzels!

  5. November 24, 2014 at 9:12 am #

    Homemade peanut butter and strawberry figgy preserves! 🙂 🙂 🙂

  6. November 24, 2014 at 9:29 am #


  7. November 24, 2014 at 2:24 pm #

    I make toffee and sometimes hot cocoa mix with marshmellows to families with little kids. I love the Private Collection Books too. Sure wish they had a new one. Happy I found your blog.

    I also like Diane Phillips. Last year I took the Holiday Divas cooking class with Diane Phillips and Phyllis Carey at Great News in San Diego. What a hoot those two are!

  8. November 25, 2014 at 5:14 am #

    Cookies, cookies and more cookies! My family each has their own special one which is only made at Christmas time. They are mostly Italian cookies. We still make pizzelle cookies with an antique iron over an open fire. It’s a family tradition and special time to get together. Happy Holidays!

  9. November 27, 2014 at 12:51 pm #

    I love making things and giving them away! I don’t have a favorite.I’ve made quick breads, cookies and candy!
    Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!

Leave a Reply