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Monday, November 15, 2010

Favorite Homemade Christmas Gifts From the Kitchen


Its beginning to look alot like Christmas!!!

One of my most fav homeade Christmas gifts to make are homemade Kalua, and homemade Baileys to give out! Everyone just raves about getting them especially since in Cnada they are over 35$ a bottle to purchase!
Here are my 2 favorite recipes, but there are many to try over the internet!


Here is my handmade Kalua Recipe:
Simmer the following 3 items until it turns slightly syrupy about 20 minutes

 1 cup instant coffee(not decaf)
3 c.sugar
6 cups water
Remove from heat & Add:

 4 Tablespoons Real Vanilla
When cool stir in 750ml vodka

Pour into Sterile glass bottles for gift giving. I save real kalua bottles for reusing!
This recipe makes 3 bottles aprox, and is a large batch. You can cut in in half for less if you like.

 

Here is my Mock  Baileys Recipe:

The crazy part is its soooooooooooooooooo easy!!!!!
In a clean sterile blender, mix:

2 c. Creamo or Real whipping Cream(not light)
2 can condensed milk
2 tea instant coffee(not decaf)
4-5 T choclate syrup
2 1/2 tea real vanilla extract
2 tea almond extract
3 1/2 cups irish whisky
 Bleand on high for a about a minute and pour into dark bottles. Must be refrigerated. Lasts about 2 months in fridge.

Also love this great idea from Domino sugar:
Cake in a mug recipe & tags!



and tags:



http://www.dominosugar.com/giftideas/pdf/ChocCakeInMug-Gift-Tag.pdf


and they have other cute ideas:


like this pecan cookie mix in a jar!



And check out this easy microwave fudge from Taste of Home here:



Have fun!
xox


 


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