Posts in Treats & Baked Goods
Quick & Easy Gifts from the Kitchen

Need a last minute gift for friends, teachers or neighbors? I’ve pulled together over ten of my favorite homemade food gifts that are not only YUMMY and EASY to make, but also pretty much FAIL-PROOF.  Whether you’re looking for something sweet or savory, a baked good, or a mix in a jar, you’re guaranteed to find the recipe you need for holiday gifts. 

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Strawberry Wine Sorbet

Summer nights just got a whole lot better thanks to this refreshing treat. Fresh strawberries give it a sweet foundation, yet the white wine and lime juice enhance the sorbet and ensure the final product doesn't turn out too sweet. This "grown-up" treat is perfect to serve at your next get together. 

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Lemon Sorbet

I'm a sucker for all things citrus. Lemon, lime, grapefruit, orange - I can't pick a favorite. I go through phases - that's for sure - and right now I am really loving lemon. Add hot and humid summer days in Alabama with my love for lemons and I couldn't resist but add a Lemon Sorbet to my recipe box. 

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Fruit Salsa with Cinnamon Tortilla Chips

Have you ever looked in your fridge and on your counter and wondered, "How are we ever going to finish all of this fruit in time?" Like most of you, I HATE throwing away food - especially when it is delicious fruit I know my family would eat. Instead of wasting it or letting it get too ripe, I like to chop it up and mix it together to make one of my family's favorite treat - Fruit Salsa. You can do just about any combination of fruit and it will always taste great! 

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Dole Whip Popsicles

If you are a fan of Disney's Dole Whips, you will LOVE this healthy popsicle treat! It has all the flavor you love from your original Dole Whip, but with a healthy twist, of course! If that wasn't enough to peak your interest, it is also naturally sweetened and only three ingredients! SO simple, and SO delicious!

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Mango Sorbet

Mangoes perfectly sweet and delicious, they also are rich in fiber and many vitamins, minerals and antioxidants.  Take this tasty fruit and add honey and a hint of lemon juice, toss in a blender, puree and freeze, and you have yourself a healthy and delightful treat.

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