Here are a few ideas to get you started on your Christmas list:
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|Cookie photo by Jo Naylor|
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Here is a toffee recipe that I got from a co-worker, my family goes nuts over:
1/4 cup water
1 cup sugar
1 cup stick butter
1 bag semi-sweet chocolate chips
Bring first three ingredients to a rolling boil stirring constantly, reduce to medium heat but continue to bubble, stir constantly for 13 minutes. Spread sugar mixture (toffee) onto ungreased cookie sheet about 1/4 to 1/8 inch thick. Sprinkle chocolate chips over toffee, when the chips melt spread evenly over toffee.
Treats made of Meats is a great gift idea for the manly man on your list. Deer meat is in abundance this time of year and your local butcher/meat processing center will surely have plenty of deer sticks and sausages ready for Christmas. Accompany some jerky, meat sticks, and/or sausage logs with a knife, sharpening stone, cutting board, beer, or anything else you can think of that your manly man will want to have with a basket full of meat.
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Read about more ideas and find more links in my Suite 101 article Affordable Edible Christmas Ideas.
What great homemade gifts do you give?