Festive Food Gifts

Festive Food Gifts

The best gifts come from the heart…and straight out of your kitchen. If you have a recipe that makes for a merry Christmas, enter Country Woman's "Festive Food Gifts" contest.

We're looking for favorites that are always in good taste, including homemade jams, jellies and canned foods, dry mixes, cakes and candy, baked goods, nut and snack mixes and more.

Whip up a batch or two of peppermint pinwheel cookies, creamy caramels or candy cane saltwater taffy. Or tie a bow on a bakery box filled with Grandma's German stollen, cherry almond braid or red velvet cupcakes.

Do friends top their wish lists with your cranberry jelly, caramel apple jam or sweet cinnamon pickles? Or perhaps there's a demand for your packaged mixes for holiday hot chocolate, pecan sticky buns or apple oatmeal pancakes.

Of course, the sumptuous season wouldn't be complete without Santa-worthy nibbles, such as orange spiced walnuts, molasses caramel corn and crunchy Christmas snack mix. And anyone on a health kick would welcome a jolly jar of pumpkin spice granola or dried fruit and honey topping.

So make your list, check it twice and send your recipes for gifts from the kitchen by the contest deadline, April 1, 2013. We'll announce the winners in the December/January 2014 issue of Country Woman.

You Could Win Cash!

Each of the winners in the Country Woman "Festive Food Gifts" contest receives a wonderful prize:

  • GRAND PRIZE: $500
  • 2nd Prize: $300
  • 3rd Prize: $200
  • Runners-Up: A free year of Country Woman for themselves or a friend.

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Contest Rules

You may enter more than one recipe. If you email or mail your recipe, be sure to print the name of the contest as well as your full name, street address and phone number, including area code, with each entry. Be specific with measurements, directions and the size of cans, packages and pans so others can successfully make your recipe. Include a few words about the origin of your recipe. Share any compliments it's received, plus any variations you recommend. If any duplicates are received, the entries with the earliest postmarks will be considered.