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Chef Kelli's gifts from the kitchen

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Peppermint Infused Vodka
 Air tight glass container
 Peppermint Candy Canes
 Plain Vodka

Directions:Put candy canes into the glass container, pour vodka over, seal.  Let ingredients infuse for at least a week before gift giving.

Utensil Filled Oven Mitt
 Oven Mitt
 Kitchen Utensils
Directions: Think of your kitchen mitt sort  as a vase, arrange your kitchen utensils as you'd like and secure with a ribbon tied nicely around the body of the kitchen mitt.

Chalkboard Platter
 White Platter with a flat surface, 8x12 inches or more
 Chalkboard paint
 Painters tape (optional)
Directions: Paint your ordinary platter with some chalkboard paint and let dry overnight.  Using chalk write whatever goodies you are displaying or serving.

Ice Cream Toppings
 Paint Can
 Any color Spray Paints or cut outs
 Tissue Paper
 Ribbon or twine
 Assorted Candies
 Homemade or local Syrups (butterscotch, chocolate)
Directions: Spray paint in one color, and then add any cut outs, or stickers you'd like to make it more festive.
To package the toppings any jars or plastic bags will work.  You can seal with ribbons or tape.  For the jars of sauces you can seal in small jars with labels on top. 

What's For Dinner?
 Home Made or Local Pasta Sauce
 Local Cheeses
 Bottle of wine
 Ribbon or Twine
Directions: In the strainer assort all of the products like a bouquet any way you think looks pleasant. You can wrap all of the items in festive wrapping (optional) or tie one big bow around the strainer and voila!

Sugar and Spice Muffin Mix 
Place in a cute Mason jar with recipe tag and name
 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
 ½ cup quick oats
 1/2 cup sugar
 1 tablespoon baking powder
 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
 1 teaspoon vanilla powder
 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
 1 teaspoon ground ginger
 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
 1/4 teaspoon salt
1. Stir together all ingredients in a bowl; place in an airtight container. Attach instructions.
2. Instructions:
Combine muffin mix with 1/2 cup melted butter, one egg and one cup milk; stir just until moistened. Fill greased or paper-lined muffin cups 2/3 full with batter; bake at 400° for 15 minutes.

  Holiday breads, wrapped in clear cellophane with festive ribbons
 Assorted cookies in Chinese holiday Containers with a tag

If you don't want to make anything, purchase the most wonderful foodie products of artisan Michigan manufactures; Give the Gift of Michigan!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Ornaments, Grand Rapids
Frans Girls

Honey, Sault St. Marie/ Royal Oak
Stakich Incorporated

Nut Butter, Brighton
 The Granola Tree

Fruit Jam, Grosse Pointe Woods
Slow Jams, available at Eastern MKT and Royal Oak MKT

Sauce, Royal Oak
The Street Eatzz

Gift Cards, Ann Arbor
Alisa Bobzien

Bags, Kalamazoo
2 Acre Studios by Marc A. Shade

Balsamic Vinegar, Ann Arbor/Holland/Mackinaw/Petoskey/Traverse City

Tea, Detroit

Joseph Wesley Black Tea

Coffee, Ferndale
Chazzano Coffee

Nuts, Kalamazoo
Lush Gourmet Foods

Seasoning, Fenton

Wild Seasons

Paleo Mix

Happy Belly Bakeries


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