Cranberry Lemon Curd + Holiday Food Gifts Roundup

Cranberry Lemon Curd |

While I love giving gifts from my kitchen all year round, I’m still not organized enough to make everything in advance. A few weeks into December (and I’ve already missed the start of Hanukkah – ack) reality kicks in and I need to put away my dream gift projects that take weeks/months (a.k.a. limoncello – funny how I haven’t made that since I had a kid) and get serious.

In prepping for this post, I pulled it together to at least make this awesome Cranberry Lemon Curd from the December issue of Cooking Light magazine. If there’s anyone on your gift list who likes lemon curd, they will adore this. While a tart fruit curd traditionally goes with scones & tea, I’ve been spooning it into yogurt, spreading on toast and swirling into oatmeal – divine. (Note: ironically here I was TOO organized as this delicious spread is good for about a week so it won’t last until Christmas. More like an early gift for me!)

So, whether you have already finished your holiday shopping or you haven’t even started to think about it (or you are somewhere in between) hopefully these Teaspoon of Spice favorites can help with that gift list or give you a treat for yourself. Also, check out these 24 Foodie Gifts that Give Back – a list I compiled last year – all gifts are tied to charities.

Cooking Light’s Cranberry Lemon Curd

Cranberry Lemon Curd |

Vanilla Spice Gift Set

Vanilla Spice Set |

Rich Hot Cocoa Mix

Rich Hot Cocoa Mix |

Rosemary & Thyme Shortbread

Rosemary Thyme Shortbread |

Curried Pecans

Curried Pecans |

Peppermint Popcorn Balls

Peppermint Popcorn Balls |

Peanut Butter Popcorn Crunch (leave out for Santa instead of cookies!)

Popcorn Peanut Butter Crunch |

Gift of Panettone

Gift of Panettone |

Do you have a favorite homemade food gift for the holidays? 



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  1. What a delicious looking collection of gifts! If I may, I’d like to invite you to submit your photos to the new YumGoggle, a photo sharing site with the philosophy that if you worked hard to cook it and photograph it, we should show it off! Hope to see you there soon!

  2. I made jars of vanilla-scented sugar this year for gifts! They look gorgeous, smell divine and were so easy for this not-so-crafty girl!

  3. Such fabulous ideas and beautiful photography!! Tweeting about the Cranberry lemon Curd now

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