By Hadas Kuznits
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — It’s the holiday gift giving season! A local canning expert and author offers advice on some edible gifts you can make and package at home.READ MORE: Jonathan Ramos, Brandon Moore Charged For Deadly 5-Car Crash On Tacony-Palmyra Bridge
Author Marisa McClellan believes there’s no better gift than something homemade you can eat.
“It’s such a nice gift because we live in a world where people have enough stuff, but we all have to eat; and so when you give an edible gift, you’re not adding to the clutter in someone’s home, you are simply giving a really great experience.”
She says one great recipe for beginners is caramel popcorn.
“It’s really easy. Essentially, you’re boiling together some butter and sugar, you’re adding a little baking soda, maybe some salt, and you’re making popcorn — and you can even use microwave popcorn!”
She says people love homemade candy.
“Because these days, people don’t make a lot of candy at home. It’s really fun to have a homemade candy tradition around the holidays.”
Marisa divulges a number of recipes:
- Pear Vanilla Drizzle
- Salted Maple Walnut Granola
- Roasted Chex Mix
- Rosemary Maple Glazed Nuts
- Oven Toasted Caramel Corn
- Apple Cranberry Jam
- Burnt Sugar Toffee
- Homemade Pancake Mix
Her advice for novices:READ MORE: Wells Fargo Center Allowing Fans Back Sunday As Philadelphia Eases COVID-19 Events Restrictions
“Do it and don’t be scared and it’s okay if it’s not perfect, because it’ll still be delicious!”
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