Who has time to cook? You do! That’s because unlike your friends, who think cooking is a chore, you enjoy preparing food and make time to do it daily. The holidays are a perfect time to spread the wealth. Bake some cookies for your co-workers or whip up a casserole for your brother. Treat those non-cooking friends and loved ones with the gift of homemade deliciousness. Here are some recipes and tips to get you started.
White Chocolate and Raspberry-Glazed Sugar Cookies: Take those standard sugar cookies up a notch with a white chocolate and raspberry glaze. Pack the cookies in holiday themed baggies or other festive containers.
Healthy Eggnog: There may be no other drink more synonymous with Christmas than eggnog. This recipe puts a healthier twist on the seasonal drink by using almond milx. Package it up in canning jars and keep refrigerated until it’s time for the gift exchange.
Mini Shepherd’s Pie with Christmas Tree Taters: Shepherds pie is one of those comfort foods that evoke memories of Sunday dinners. Whip up a batch of these mini shepherds pies, freeze them and then present them to your little brother as a cure for his homesickness.
Applewood Bacon & Chocolate Hazelnut Spread Cinnamon Rolls: For that person who’s always on the go and never seems to have time for breakfast, give the gift of homemade cinnamon rolls. Wrap individually in waxed paper and refrigerate or freeze.
S’mores Bacon Bark: This treat is a mix of sweet and savory and makes a great snack for holiday movie viewing. Cut the bark into triangles and place in a small tin or box.
For more holiday food ideas, check out the Christmas Cooking cookbook on Cookmore.