Holiday Recipes

Here you will find over 100 Holiday recipes and food gift ideas for everyone in your life. From Christmas Cookies to Homemade Nutella and Homemade Fudge Sauce to Oreo Peppermint Bark and Hot Cocoa Mix. If you want to give a holiday food gift from your kitchen, you'll find a recipe for whatever you want to give.

Texas Pecan Butter Cookies

pecan sandies aka pecan snowballs

A Texas Staple; these easy and delicious buttery, pecan filled, powdered sugar coated cookies are the perfect Christmas cookie swap recipe.  Thank you Fisher Nuts for sponsoring this recipe    Bring these Pecan Sandies to your next Christmas party or cookie swap, and you’re guaranteed to be invited back! They’re buttery, sugary, crunchy, powdered sugar coated… 

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30 days of Gifts from The Heart

handmade holidays

30 days of Handmade Holiday Gifts from your Kitchen. 30 delicious recipes, tutorials and ideas to give gifts from the heart, and home. From Homemade Biscotti to Mexican Hot Chocolate to Candied Pecans and Spiced Rum Cakes with Apple Cider Caramel Glaze. There are two weeks left until Christmas, and if you’re anything like me;… 

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Feta and Olive Cheese Straws


Feta Olive Cheese Straws~ Tickled Red Hello, y’all I’m Shari known to some as Red and I am thoroughly honored to be rounding out Rachel’s month of amazing Handmade Holiday treats. I write over at Tickled Red about my impromptu surf life with my three guys. We are always up to something be it globetrotting,… 

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Sweet and Spicy Snack Mix

sweet and spicy snack mix

Hiya – I’m Julianne, aka The Ninja, and I’m thrilled to be helping Rachel wrap up this year’s Handmade Holiday series. I blog at Yankee Kitchen Ninja about what I call “stealthy homemaking” – reasonably healthy recipes that are also easy, gardening and tips and the occasional DIY project. Today I have a total winner… 

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Homemade Candied Pecans

candied pecans

Happy Thanksgiving!!!!! Hello! This is Jessica Erin from Stuck on Sweet! It’s so nice to meet you. I am super excited to be a part of Handmade Holidays: Bake, Craft & Sew – thank you Rachel!! Homemade gifts are the way to go! It’s not only a fun way to use your creative side, but… 

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Great Grandma’s Fruit Salad

grandma's fruit salad

One of my first holiday memories is of my great grandmother’s fruit salad. Known to some as ambrosia or 5 cup salad, it was always “grandma’s fruit salad” at my family get-togethers. It’s always meant the holidays to me.  This year I’ll be making it again, along with other traditional goodies, but it’s this recipe… 

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Salted Cashew Caramel Bark

salted cashew caramel bark

Hi, everyone! I’m Courtney from Cook Like A Champion and I’m super excited to be here sharing a recipe today! I love baking and crafting (and sewing…sometimes), so clearly I was meant to join in on Handmade Holidays: Bake, Craft, Sew. This time of year can be hectic, even for those of us that try… 

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Chai Chocolate Cupcake Mix Recipe

chai chocolate cupcake mix

Hey everybody! I’m so excited to be a part of this year’s Bake, Craft, Sew. Blogging is relatively new for me, but being in the kitchen has been a part of my life since the beginning. Believe it or not, this is my first guest recipe post ever! What a great place to start, huh?… 

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Homemade Cherry Syrup

Cherry Syrup with Champagne

I adore giving food as gifts.  Too many of us have too much “stuff” as it is, but something yummy and homemade?  That always goes over well.  I try to do something different each year, though I have my favorites.  This year, I decided to go seasonal in my colors.  Instead of my usual chocolate… 

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Easy Homemade Hot Cocoa Mix

homemade hot cocoa gift set

Christmas is in the air and I know I’m not the only one thinking about what to give all the people that I love. We just moved to the tiny town that my husband grew up in. Tiny town life means two things 1) we know and are friends with nearly everyone or 2) we… 

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