Weekend Cook and Tell: Homemade Holidays

Welcome to the Weekend Cook and Tell. Every Wednesday we scour the food sections of various national newspapers to create a weekend cooking project. We hope you will cook along with us and share your experiences, recipes, and photos here.

The holiday season is officially upon us and that means lots of searching for the perfect gifts for everyone on your list. Instead of braving those crowded mall parking lots, why not retreat into the comfort of your own kitchen to home-make some of your gifts.

This week the Los Angeles Times and the San Francisco Chronicle both offered tons of great ideas for made-from-scratch gift giving: jars of vanilla scented sugar, marinated cubes of feta, apple butter, and spicy chickpeas.

For this week's Weekend Cook and Tell Challenge we want to hear all about the homemade holiday gifts that you are going to be giving this year. Have you been giving away gifts from your kitchen for years? Is this going to be your first year forgoing the stores in favor of something more homey? If you have any recipes, we'd love to hear them.

Show us your photos on Photograzing (make sure to include "Cook and Tell" in your submission title) and tell us about your recipes here! If you'd like to blog the experience, please leave a link in the comments below. We'll post a round-up of your photos and recipes next Wednesday.


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