I like making small food gifts at this time of the year. Last year, I was all about the popcorn – Jennie's maple version and Molly's caramel and peanut stuff. Yum. This year I opted for gingerbread for friends and neighbors. I used Jen's recipe and it is super easy and super delicious. I made the labels in Illustrator and then used one of the Reprodepot designs on card stock as a band.
Fatty and I also exchange culinary gifts with my family. I put up pickles this summer and saved a jar for each of my brothers and my parents. Amisha's packaging was my inspiration for those jar lids, although hers are much better looking. Fatty read about Giada's orangecello in the newspaper and decided that he was going to make that. He did – yum. I can't find a link, but it's similar to limoncello, just with oranges instead. I also made some brioche because really, a jar of pickles isn't that difficult. I used the recipe from Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day. It looks delicious (no photos, though) – I'll report back after we taste it.
Do you cook or bake or make food gifts? What consumables are you giving this year?