Melissa Clark on Delicious, Quick, Homemade Gifts

Friday, December 20, 2013

Melissa Clark talks about delicious, homemade, last-minute Christmas gifts. She's New York Times Dining Section columnist and cookbook writer, and her most recent cookbook is Cook This Now: 120 Easy and Delectable Dishes You Can't Wait to Make.


Melissa Clark

Comments [7]

Susan from NYC

A great place to look for simple, sophisticated food packaging inspiration is pinterest. If you go to the search bar, and type in food packaging, you'll come up with some cool ideas if you need ideas.

or, try diy food packaging.

Dec. 20 2013 01:13 PM
Bryony from Brooklyn

Quick gingerbread house making tip: right when you take the pieces out of the oven, put your templates back onto the baked cookies and trim the edges. That will make it easier to put it back together.

Dec. 20 2013 01:12 PM
Brendan from Hudson Valley

Small jars of homemade pickles or salsa are another great christmas gift!

Dec. 20 2013 01:11 PM

What does Melissa think about using Silpat instead of parchment paper?

Dec. 20 2013 01:00 PM
antonio from baySide

I have seen an explosion of extracts this season...besides vanilla I've seen orange, brandy, ainse, almond.

Melissa Clarke and Leonard are a xmas gift IMHO!

Dec. 20 2013 12:57 PM
Courtney from Brooklyn

Roasted nuts are the most fantastic and simple edible holiday gift. Quickly roast a mix of nuts and pour into a combination of chopped rosemary, brown sugar, kosher salt, cayenne and a little melted butter. Delicious!

Dec. 20 2013 12:53 PM
Donna from NJ

I haven't cried while chopping an onion in 10 years! Just don't cut off the root end!!

Dec. 20 2013 12:26 PM

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