3 Ideas for Gratitude Gifts

Let’s be real. Everyone won’t make the Christmas list. ESPECIALLY if you have a large family, or kids, there may not be enough in the budget to buy gifts for everyone who has helped you along the way this year. You can still thank those people in style: 1. Homemade I love a homemade gift. It not only says “I thought of you,” but also “I made time for you.” All you need is a basket and or some mason jars. For a person who always works late, throw together a basket of snacks that they can leave in their office. – You can grab everything at the Dollar Store or Home Goods (don’t sleep on their snack section). Bonus points if you make your own snacks, like my candied pecans. For the person with a hectic life – a spa pack with homemade sugar or salt scrubs in a […]

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Spicy Candied Pecans

1 cup Pecans (Walnuts also work, and I imagine cashews would too, but I’ve never tried it) 1 Egg White 1 tsp honey or agave 1/2 tsp vanilla 1/4 cup “regular” sugar (whatever you regular is – I like cane sugar, but white is fine too) 1/4 cup brown sugar 1 tsp cinnamon 1/2 tsp nutmeg 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper sea salt In one bowl, beat the egg white with honey (or agave) and vanilla. In another bowl, combine sugars, cinnamon, nutmeg, and cayenne pepper. Toss nuts in the egg white mixture, then into the sugar mixture. Keep any left over sugar mixture. (If you have no sugar mixture remaining, just throw together another smaller batch and set aside) Bake on 400, turning every 5 mins. Once they start to harden, toss them with the remaining sugar mixture and put them back in the oven. Keep turning them every 5 […]

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