|Five Amazing Spice Blends that your friends and co-workers will love!|
(Updated December 2013 with more ideas for gifts from the kitchen.) 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.
I love to make this Rosemary and Garlic Herb Rub 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.
Ten More Ideas for Homemade Christmas Gifts from the Kitchen:
Kalyn's Herb Blend from Kalyn's Kitchen
Garlic Confit for a Christmas Gift from Kalyn's Kitchen
Kalyn's Taco Seasoning Mix from Kalyn's Kitchen
Ten Great Homemade Food Gifts, and No Cooking Required for Some from BlogHer.com
Make Your Own Italian Seasoning, Curry Powder, and Poultry Seasoning from The Yummy Life
Spice Up Your Christmas Gift Giving with Ten Ideas for Homemade Spice Mixes from BlogHer.com
Round-Up of Homemade Spice Blends from Simple Bites
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 your favorite homemade food gift to give or receive at Christmas time.