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CookieChica

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Savory Holiday Giveaways
« on: December 05, 2013, 11:11:00 PM »
We do a (very voluntary/low pressure) themed Secret Santa at work. Next week is homemade/handmade. I'm a good baker and decent cook so i was going to go that route but My person is more of a savory snack person.

Any holiday food gift ideas that are less sweet? I'm going to do some salted caramels for a sweet and savory thing but would like something else too.

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Re: Savory Holiday Giveaways
« Reply #1 on: December 06, 2013, 03:23:29 AM »
Does it have to be non-refrigerated? Cheese straws, herbed focaccia (I have a good recipe if you need one), some other type of bread, pickles of some sort, oil and a homemade herb blend for dipping bread?

If you can refrigerate, maybe your own pub cheese spread?

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Re: Savory Holiday Giveaways
« Reply #2 on: December 06, 2013, 04:37:22 AM »
I recently made some absolutely amazing seedy crackers -- the recipe uses gluten-free flour, and they were fantastic, but I imagine it would work find with regular flour too.  Oats, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, etc. It was a horrible sticky dough to work with, but very yummy.

http://www.precioussister.com/blog/gluten-free-crisp-bread
   

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Re: Savory Holiday Giveaways
« Reply #3 on: December 06, 2013, 08:21:08 AM »
We give out packets of namak pare in my family for a salty holiday snack.  Here is one recipe for a spicy version:  http://www.indiankhana.net/2013/10/spicy-namak-para-diamonds-cuts-diwali-snacks-recipes.html  My family doesn't put the chili/turmeric in ours, just salt and a hint of carom (more common version) and we use all-purpose flour, so there should be less spicy, easier to make version out there on the internet.     

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Re: Savory Holiday Giveaways
« Reply #4 on: December 06, 2013, 08:28:09 AM »
Chex mix? It's sort of a holiday cliche, but a lot of people like it.
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Re: Savory Holiday Giveaways
« Reply #6 on: December 06, 2013, 10:34:35 AM »
We do a (very voluntary/low pressure) themed Secret Santa at work. Next week is homemade/handmade. I'm a good baker and decent cook so i was going to go that route but My person is more of a savory snack person.

Any holiday food gift ideas that are less sweet? I'm going to do some salted caramels for a sweet and savory thing but would like something else too.
How about:
Spice mixes
Tea and spice mixes
Tomato sauce for pizza
Guacamole, salsa and home made pita chips or tortilla chips
Homemade humus, fresh veggies, pita dippers
Homemade cream cheese/cheese balls with crackers ( roll each ball in a different topping e.g., granulated garlic, chopped dill, paprika etc)
Savory brioche or muffins ( e.g., with cheese and herbs instead of sweet)

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Re: Savory Holiday Giveaways
« Reply #7 on: December 07, 2013, 12:54:18 AM »
Here is my Gorgonzola Cheese Coins recipe: http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art44359.asp

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Re: Savory Holiday Giveaways
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Re: Savory Holiday Giveaways
« Reply #9 on: December 07, 2013, 09:02:57 PM »
What about dukkah? I'm making that for Christmas presents, and it's really quick and delicious! This is the recipe I'm using http://m.goodfood.com.au/good-food/cook/recipe/dukkah-20131129-2yfve.html

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Re: Savory Holiday Giveaways
« Reply #10 on: December 08, 2013, 02:52:53 AM »
Here is my Gorgonzola Cheese Coins recipe: http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art44359.asp

those sound yummy!

Thanks, super easy to make too. 

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Re: Savory Holiday Giveaways
« Reply #11 on: December 08, 2013, 09:10:39 AM »
I make a kick butt savory cookie that is essentially flour, cheddar cheese and butter with a bit of cayenne.

Here is a recipe similar to mine that I found online:

http://www.food.com/recipe/cheddar-cheese-cookies-155389

The prep time is longer (for me at least) since I'm totally bad at rolling out dough.
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Re: Savory Holiday Giveaways
« Reply #12 on: December 08, 2013, 05:03:31 PM »
http://www.handletheheat.com/2010/10/pumpkin-garlic-knots.html

Someone posted these in another thread and they sound really, really good.  I may have to try these myself, after Christmas.
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Re: Savory Holiday Giveaways
« Reply #13 on: December 16, 2013, 04:49:03 PM »
I love prepared dip mixes for this type of thing.  Just put in a plastic little jar with instructions.  Here's one of my favorites - it's a very yummy ranch dip that can also be made into ranch dressing.

Here's the one I love: http://allrecipes.com/recipe/dry-ranch-style-seasoning-for-dip-or-dressing/

I've also done this with dill dip.  It's great for holiday gifts because people are in entertainment mode/.