Cookbook giveaway – Food Gift Love

Food Gift LoveIn Food Gift Love, Maggie Battista, a food-gift guru and rising star of the blog world, celebrates her expertise in and enthusiasm for small-batch, hand-crafted foods. The book includes memorable, edible gifts for any occasion with simple, delicious recipes, detailed wrapping instructions, and stunning photography.

You can learn more about the book in our author Q&A with Maggie, and be sure to check out the World Calendar of Cookbook Events to find details on her book tour. We’re delighted to offer 2 copies of Food Gift Love to EYB Members in the US only. One of the entry options is to answer the following question in the comments section to this blog post:

What homemade food gift that you have given or received meant the most to you?

Please note that you must be signed into the Rafflecopter contest before posting the comment or your entry won’t be counted. Entries from Members outside the US will be discarded. If you are not already a Member, you can join at no cost. The contest ends November 13, 2015.

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  • cecrofts  on  October 16, 2015

    Albacore tuna that my husband caught and we pressure-canned together – everyone loved it!

  • t.t  on  October 16, 2015

    homemade strawberry jam

  • erzsebet3  on  October 16, 2015

    Homemade granola, with also homemade raspberry jam, apricot leaver, and plum leak are.

  • lisachile  on  October 16, 2015

    My mother's Christmas cookies

  • Siegal  on  October 17, 2015

    Someone put so much effort into making a homemade gingerbread house for our family. It was so beautiful i couldn't eat it

  • ladibyrd  on  October 17, 2015

    We made vanilla, lemon, and orange extracts as gifts a few years ago, and gave cinnamon-scented pound cake last year.

  • Waderu  on  October 18, 2015

    I made the made the Double Maple-coated Pecans from Bryant Terry's Vegan Soul Kitchen They are amazing.

  • matag  on  October 18, 2015

    Got a cookbook from a little ten year old friend. I made the apple butter recipe and sent her some.

  • trudys_person  on  October 18, 2015

    Homemade caramel, butterscotch or fudge sauce – most people seem to think they come from the supermarket, and are very appreciative when they receive and taste the homemade versions. The bonus is that they are easy to make!

  • pandapotamus  on  October 18, 2015

    salted caramels!

  • jaburg  on  October 18, 2015

    Decorated cookies!

  • vickster  on  October 19, 2015

    Homemade fig jam from my sister in law

  • nancyjnow  on  October 19, 2015

    Thanks for the chance! My neighbor made homemade vanilla extract and vanilla sugar with beans she brought back from a major work trip to Madagascar.

  • ravensfan  on  October 20, 2015

    Homemade jams

  • Clove  on  October 21, 2015

    I once made fig & Ginger jam for someone who was recovering from a stroke because she loved it and could no longer make it herself.

  • kb_mw  on  October 23, 2015

    Christmas cookies for our elderly neighbors.

  • Mariarosa  on  October 23, 2015

    homemade black pepper almonds

  • Nancith  on  October 24, 2015

    A big batch of holiday cookies from a friend

  • kalex426  on  October 24, 2015

    I received a jar of the most delicious bread and butter pickles from my sister one year. I still think about them and wish I hadn't eaten the jar so quickly.

  • horselady57  on  October 26, 2015

    pickled everything from a family friend; always appreciate home-made!

  • ballen  on  October 27, 2015


  • Twistie  on  October 30, 2015

    When my mother was dying, a friend came and cooked dinner for me and my father three nights running. i couldn't tell you a single dish I ate in that time, but the love is something I still feel twenty-five years later.

  • ravensfan  on  October 30, 2015


  • gbc3304  on  October 30, 2015

    Received? – homemade shortbread (then I top with lightly sweetened mascarpone, homemade caramel and pomegranite = oh my!!).
    Give? – Reindeer mix (because my daughter helps me make it and swears it's not Christmas without it) and homemade hot mustard (family tradition)

  • Imalinata  on  October 30, 2015

    Homemade jam

  • rlmiller  on  October 30, 2015

    Tomato jam!

  • sgump  on  October 30, 2015

    homemade applesauce . . . amazingly simple, but made with love

  • cjzplace  on  October 30, 2015

    My daughter and her family were moving and stopped by to visit us on the way to their new digs. I decided to make her favorite pie filling as a jam…peachy strawberry rhubarb. It turned out great and she was so happy she cried.

  • JanScholl  on  October 31, 2015

    sugarless peanut brittle. This way everyone could enjoy it including diabetics.

  • earthnfire  on  October 31, 2015

    spicy pickled peppers

  • mikejunew  on  October 31, 2015


  • infotrop  on  October 31, 2015

    When a dear pal was going through chemo, I would come by once a week or so and leave some homemade soup — she loves soup. We pretended the little gifts were left by the "soup fairy." (She pulled through and is doing great.)

  • lauriesk  on  October 31, 2015

    I love any homemade treats.

  • lindaeatsherbooks  on  November 1, 2015

    I make cookies for friends for Christmas.

  • rchesser  on  November 1, 2015

    I've made homemade marshmallows for gifts.

  • DFed  on  November 2, 2015

    A very busy co-worker of mine takes the time every year to make an individual treat for everyone in the office for Christmas, which is so nice!

  • TheSpicedLife  on  November 2, 2015

    Homemade marshmallows. Hands down.

  • Blhanners  on  November 3, 2015

    Christmas Cookies made by a friend's children delivered to my door.

  • mfl  on  November 3, 2015

    Every year I make a ginger bread house that I bring to a party we are invited to.

  • love2chow  on  November 5, 2015

    Cinnamon twirl bread with caramelized crusty cinnamon-sugar-butter on top

  • monique.potel  on  November 7, 2015

    I love giving away my home made vinegars wine cider and beer aromatised with my garden herbs or the wild herbs gathered in the country

  • contest718  on  November 11, 2015

    Homemade hot coco or caramel is probably my biggest hits. My husband seems to think you can only buy these type of things in the store and it always amazes him that you can actually make this stuff at home. I just asked him the other day, how else does he think food gets cook!!

  • lovelily1001  on  November 13, 2015

    best food gift has to be the vermont maple oat cake my dear extravagant friend made for me. it had such a great flavor, with all that maple and the granola like mixture on the sides. still my favorite cake.

  • sweetchefgirl  on  November 13, 2015

    Homemade jams are the best!

  • kimtrev  on  November 13, 2015

    homemade hot cocoa paired with homemade marshmallows

  • robinorig  on  November 13, 2015

    So hard to chose one. I've been making homemade granola, jams, pickles, candied citrus, etc. Of course people love the baked goods the best! Cookies, cakes, popovers…

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