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    MYO Pasta Lovers Gift Basket<br/>

    Create your own Pasta Lovers basket, a combination of homemade seasonings, spices and goodies to make a delicious homemade authentic Italian meal. . .
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    Create your own inexpensive Gingerbread themed gift basket for under $20 this holiday season, here's what you'll need . . .
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    Carrabbas Italian Grill Bread Dip Mix is a savory blend of herbs and spices that can be prepared ahead of time & then tossed together in an instant for a fast decadent appetizer that will impress even the pickiest palette. This also makes a wonderful (affordable!) addition to a homemade Italian Gift Basket meal.
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    Create a Santa Pail from an empty paint can- Great Gift Idea from Budget101.com<br/>

    Duct tape has never been prettier! Create a unique container for gift giving this holiday season- a perfect choice for a "Secret Santa" gig!
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    Need a little chicken noodle soup for the soul? Here's a flavorful soup mix that can be made ahead of time and stored in the pantry or given as a thoughtful gift for someone who needs a little "pick-me-up".
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    This is a wonderful recipe for single people, college kids, after school snacks, etc. They make lovely gifts and are delicious.
    How to Make Cake in a Mug in tons of different flavor combinations


    You'll Need:
    1 cake mix any flavor (You can use Homemade Cake Mix if you prefer)
    1 ( 4 serving size) instant pudding mix , any flavor

    Blend ingredients well until completely mixed. Measure cup dry mix into sandwich bags, Makes 8-9) & tie it closed using ribbon.

    Flavor Ideas:


    • Lemon cake mix- lemon pudding
    • Yellow cake mix- vanilla pudding
    • Devils food cake mix- chocolate pudding
    • Pineapple cake mix- coconut pudding
    • Butterscotch cake mix- butterscotch pudding



    Glaze mix : In a separate bag combine the following ingredients:

    1/3 cup powdered sugar
    1 tsp dry flavoring

    ( ex. powdered lemonade mix, powdered orange breakfast drink mix, cocoa powder)
    In a large coffee mug place a Cake Mix & a glaze mix and attach a tag with the instructions for cooking. (You can also attach a small wire whisk using raffia or a ribbon, etc).


    To Use:


    Grease or spray coffee mug with cooking spray. Empty Cake Mix into mug and add 1 egg white, 1 T. Oil & 1 T water. Blend with fork until smooth. Place in microwave and cook on high for 2 minutes.

    While cake is cooking add 1 tsp water to glaze mix in baggie. Close and gently rub baggie until glaze is smooth. When cake is done, remove from microwave, cut a small hole in the corner of glaze packet and apply glaze to your mug cake.

    Eat while warm!

    Other options, pull the top half of the cake off, add a scoop of ice cream and a dollop of canned pie filling or hot fudge sauce, etc.


    Other Help Items:
    If you want to make the packets easier for the recipient add a couple teaspoons of Just Whites or any egg replacement powder to each individual packet or Cake "mix". & On directions tag add an additional 1 T water to recipe & omit egg white from recipe.

    For a great, inexpensive gift, grab a new mug from the dollar store, wrap 2-3 mixes in tissue paper and place them in the mug, top with a ribbon!


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    Everything and Anything in a Jar makes a fantastic gift idea year round, from Christmas, Winter Survival jars to Valentines day and even birthdays, these adorable jars are perfect inexpensive gifts . . .
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    Peanut Butter Squares

    Peanut Butter Squares
    25 peanut butter sandwich cookies, divided
    1/4 cup butter or margarine, melted
    8-oz pkg cream cheese, softened
    1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
    1 cup cold milk
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    Brown-Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

    Brown-Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies
    1 cup unsalted butter
    1 cup packed​ brown sugar
    1/3 cup granulated sugar
    1 egg
    1 egg yolk
    2 tbs light cream, evaporated milk, or milk
    2 tsp vanilla ...

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