Santa Claus is not the only one who makes a list and checks it twice. For me, there is a list for gift giving, most of which will come out of my kitchen.
Making something from the kitchen requires fitting the gift to the personality of the recipient. There are friends who love to nibble, there are friends who love to entertain, and there are friends who just want something extra to make their meal complete.
Think that sounds easy? Picture the friend for whom you've made something special, and you find she has changed her eating habits. Now what you thought she liked is something of the past. She might then assure you that the gift won't be given to the dogs.
At any rate, I try to wrap up treats from the kitchen and these recipes make wonderful gifts from the heart.
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Port Royal resident Ervena Faulkner is a retired educator who has always had an interest in food and nutrition. Email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.