7 Gifts from the Stomach — er, Heart

These Homemade, Edible Gifts Will Make Anyone's Holidays Happy

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Homemade Pumpkin Puree

Canned pumpkin puree is a seasonal staple and a must-have for holiday favorites, such as pumpkin soup and pumpkin pie. But this year surprise friends and family with a homemade version they can use to whip up their traditional recipes.

Pumpkin Seed Brittle

Frosted with salt, this sweet and savory brittle is sure to please. Place in a pretty tin to give as a gift this holiday.

Pumpkin Seed Brittle recipe.

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Herb and Cheese Scones

Be a good holiday guest by bringing along these savory scones, which are delicious on their own, but can also be used to top stews and soups.

Apple Butter

Give a taste of autumn with a jar of sweet, homemade apple butter.

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Lemon Bread

This citrusy, sweet bread makes a great gift. Wrap in a pretty dishtowel, maybe one featuring a recipe or one that reminds the recipient of her hometown.

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Local Honey

We don't expect you to become beekeepers. If you don't have time to create a gift from scratch, pick up a jar of local honey, and include cards with these recipes:
Honey Cake
Honey Bars
Honey Pears with Rosemary

Then reap the rewards of your generosity.