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It's that time of year again, the warm blankets are out and the candles are lit. It's winter in the Northeast! It's a cozy time of year to become a homebody and dig into warm comfort foods.
Today I'm sharing a curated selection of pantry items you can make yourself, including a few tips for making them at home and gifting them! Trust me, you'll want to brave the supermarket one last time to pick up the ingredients to make these special cozy treats.
Cozy treats happen to make perfect last-minute holiday gifts as well, so for those looking to impress friends and relatives, here are some ideas to get you started.
Tips for making cozy treats at home
1 / The longer the shelf life, the better: Especially when you're giving cozy treats as gifts you want to make sure they're shelf-stable or can be refrigerated. Spice mixes are a safe bet, but make sure you read up on canning best practices when giving jams or nut butters!
2 / Think versatile: Create a treat that can be used multiple ways, not just for one use. If you're giving a homemade item to someone as a gift, include recipes so they'll use your gift right up.
3 / Enjoyed warm: It's cold out, so consider making treats that compliment drinks and dishes that can be enjoyed warm! Think hot chocolate mixes, curry pastes, and spice mix-ins for a hot toddy.