Help cut your gift-giving budget with these inexpensive, handmade gifts from your kitchen. More than 50 tasty recipes like Orange Spice Cappuccino Mix, Cranberry Cornbread Muffin Mix, Chicken Tortilla Soup Mix and Chocolate-Cinnamon Popcorn Spice. You’ll find something for everyone on your list. Also includes a helpful guide for assembling gift baskets and creative ideas for packaging. Try some of the recipes on this blog.
Orange Spice Cappuccino Mix From: Quick Gifts From the Kitchen--No Cooking Required
1/2 cup non-dairy powdered coffee creamer 1/2 cup granulated sugar 1/4 cup instant coffee granules 2 teaspoons dried, ground orange peel 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
In a small bowl, combine all ingredients until well blended. Recipe makes about 2-1/4 cups of mix. Divide mix evenly into two separate small zipper-type plastic bags.
Place each bag in the center of a 14” square of homespun or print fabric, or use a fabric napkin. Gather the fabric around the mix and tie with ribbon, jute or raffia. Attach cooking instruction tag. Place mix inside a mug. Or place mix in a decorative tin or canister with an airtight lid.
To Serve: Place 2 teaspoons mix into a mug. Add 2/3 cup of boiling water. Stir until well blended.
For a gift basket idea: Place the mug and the fabric bundle of drink mix inside a basket along with a fabric gift bag filled with scone mix (recipe in the book).