Gift Basket Goodies

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Gift Basket Mixes and Recipes
Gingerbread Cake, Pumpkin Spiced Apple Crisp, Apple Muffins, Potato Soup, Hard Caramels, Peppermint Bark, Tortilla Soup, Herbed Beer Bread, Bean Soup, and More.

Homemade Candies
Buttery Cashew Brittle, Cast Iron Pan Candy, Eggnog Fudge, Old-Fashioned Hard Tack Candy, Divinity, and More.

Jams, Jellies, Butters, and Preserves
Raspberry Pepper Jelly, Black Razzlecherry Jam, Peach Peel Jelly, Strawberry-Lemon Marmalade, and More.

Quick Breads
Cranberry Bread, Praline Apple Bread, Pineapple Macadamia Nut Loaf, Strawberry Bread, and More.

Yeast Breads
Belgium Raisin Bread, Hot Cross Buns, Christmas Morning Rolls, Cranberry Cheese Coffee Cakes, and More.

Cookies and Bars
Cinnamon Roll Cookies, Dutch Letters, Double Vanilla Delights, Merry Christmas Balls, Star Cookies, and More.

Gift Basket Ideas from the Blog:
Homemade Vanilla Extract
Dough Enhancer
Grandmother Bread
Homemade Baking Mix

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