Homemade Holiday Treats Giveaway

I’ve been busy…busy making all sorts of holiday treats to give away as gifts. And guess what? I set some goodies aside…and I’d like to send them to one of you! This is a “quickie” giveaway: if you leave a comment at the bottom of this post between now and 12 pm EST on 12/23/2011, … Read more

Homemade Bath Salts

herbal bath salts

The holidays are closing in fast at this point- Hanukkah begins tonight, in fact. I’ve got another simple, yet lovely, homemade gift idea for you, though…one you can throw together in a flash. Making your own bath salts to give away is fun and pretty inexpensive, and you can buy all the ingredients you need … Read more

A Hot Toddy (and a last minute Holiday Gift Guide)

hot toddy

I’ve always loved the idea of a hot toddy, but until last week I’d never had one. I first read about (and was intrigued by) Amanda Hesser’s Hot Toddy with Dried Cherries and Lime almost a year ago. It sounded so warming and delightful…I’ve no idea why I didn’t make it right away. When I … Read more

Thai-Inspired Cashew Brittle

A couple of months ago, the incredibly nice folks at Lark Crafts sent me a book called Sweet Confections: Beautiful Candy to Make at Home. In a card enclosed with the book, Nicole from Lark wrote “I know this seems like a stretch for your blog, but making candy at home using natural ingredients is … Read more

Spiced Pumpkin Granola with Cashews and Cranberries

Happy December, my friends! Throughout the coming month, I am going to be posting some homemade gift ideas…tasty treats (and maybe some diy body products) you can make in larger batches to give your friends and loved ones. I’m sharing these ideas because there’s no place I’d rather be during the holiday season than in … Read more