|Five Spice Blends to give for a Christmas Gift.|
Through the years I've discovered some favorite spice and herb blends that I like to mix up in large batches and give as Christmas gifts. When I manage to plan ahead, I order small glass jars to put the spice mix in, but I've also given them in mini zip-top bags with the recipe stapled on. If you're looking for easy ideas for a food-related gift, here are five of my favorites, starting with the Rosemary and Garlic Herb Rub above that's delicious on pork, chicken, or salmon.
If you have steak-lovers on your Christmas list, this homemade Montreal Steak Seasoning can make a very popular gift.
One of my favorite spice blends is a Moroccan Spice Mix I discovered in Fine Cooking Magazine. Through the years I've used this mix on Crispy Roasted Chickpeas, Roasted Carrots, and Roasted Butternut Squash.
One of the first herb blends I made and shared on the blog was this Rosemary Salt, my own version of a rosemary salt blend I purchased at the Ferry Building Farmer's Market in San Francisco.
And finally, I'm guessing the most popular spice mix I've ever given as a gift would be the Spicy Sweet Potato Fries Spice Mix. This spice mix can also be used to make Spicy Crockpot Sweet Potatoes.
More Ideas for Homemade Christmas Gifts from the Kitchen:
Ten Great Homemade Food Gifts, and No Cooking Required for Some from BlogHer.com
Spice Up Your Christmas Gift Giving with Ten Ideas for Homemade Spice Mixes from BlogHer.com
Homemade Food Gift Ideas from Brown-Eyed Baker
40 Homemade Gifts from The Kitchn
Homemade Gift Ideas from Eliza Domestica
What's Your Favorite Homemade Christmas Food Gift?
Let us know in the comments about what would be your favorite homemade food gift to give or receive at Christmas time.