Originally Posted by velochic
I always enjoy these threads.
I have a very large jar of sundried tomatoes (from costco) that I am going to use to make a sundried tomato bread dipping sauce. I cook with wine occasionally, so I buy these little 4-packs of wine with the cute little bottles. I've cleaned and sterilized the bottles and will use those to give the dipping sauce. It will have to be refrigerated, so I'll have to make it not long before assembling gifts.
I have a friend who is going to finally give up her toffee recipe and I'll give that a whirl.
And always the biggest hit... I make baklava. The recipe is how my MIL, passed on now, made it and it has been passed on to me from my dh's sister, who rarely makes it (because she still lives in Turkey and you can buy excellent baklava on any street corner) but has coached me through it. It is different than the way the Greeks make it because it has no honey in it.
I'm looking for other ideas, though, so will watch this thread carefully.
Let's share recipes!!! I would love the sundried tomato recipe please!
I was going to make truffles, but on the frugality thread it was brought to my attention that some people really aren't thrilled with sweets as gifts... and then a friend of mine asked all of us to NOT give her any cookies/treats this year, as she's really trying to lose weight!
I'm thinking of doing some nice vinegrettes. So far I'm thinking a pomegranete one and a citrus one, with little tags suggesting that they are more than salad dressing, they could be used to marinade with, to glaze etc.
Once I test them I will share my final recipe!