When I saw a lady from a local cake shop demonstrate how to make edible shot glasses on the local morning show, I knew I had to try them. We're not big drinkers, but the mold works great as an edible serving cup, too. Fill a cookie shot glass with eggnog, ice cream or pudding. Make finger gelatin in a gelatin cup. Sprinkle some nutmeg on an eggnog whip cream filled gingerbread cup. The only limit is your imagination! (Click here to purchases the shot glass mold that I use.)
Since I brew my own kombucha, I'm always experimenting with different ideas for how to flavor it. In this post, I share some fun ideas for holiday kombucha flavors for a unique seasonal brew.
For those who've never sampled kombucha, as my grandmother used to say, “Try it, you might like it!” Fermented foods (and drinks) are wonderful for helping digestion – especially this time of year when we may be eating a little less healthy at holiday parties.
Chocolate and coffee are always popular, so why not combine them into chocolate coffee cookies? Around the holiday season, I do a fair amount of baking – for gifts, parties and family. Cookies are always part of the plan, and we have a wide mix of family favorites from over the years. These coffee flavored cookies include cocoa in the dough, combined with semi sweet or dark chocolate coating. You can use chips, chunks or a broken up chocolate bar – your choice.
It doesn't have to be difficult to bake bread at home, and this French bread recipe is one of my “must have” recipes. I use it for making bread bowls for soup, such as Wisconsin Cheese Soup, French bread pizza, garlic bread, or accompanying soup, salad, or stew. French bread, not surprisingly, is great for French toast. Because it has a sturdier crust, it holds up well even when soaked with egg batter – so you don't end up with your bread falling apart before you get it to the pan.
Many of the gardening gifts I've seen in other guides aren't a great fit for me, so I decided to put together a list who like some functional mixed in with their fun. I don't know about you, but I enjoy gifts that I use on a daily basis, since each time I use them it reminds me of the gift giver. Here are some of our favorite unique gift ideas for the green thumbs on your list, to take them from planting to harvest.