Eat, Drink, Be Merry …and an Udi’s giveaway


What are your favorite ways to Eat, Drink, Be Merry this holiday season?

Amidst the hustle and bustle of the holidays, it can be hard to simply relax and savor the many joys of the season.  To that end, my friends at Udi’s are giving away 125 holiday prize packs and hundreds of free product coupons.  To enter, all you have to do is tell them your favorite ways to “Eat, Drink, & Be Merry” this holiday season.

To get things started, I am sharing a few of my favorite ways to do the same.  For those who have followed me over several holiday seasons, you know that I like to give the gift of food. It’s like giving a little piece of yourself, and these thoughtful gifts are easy, economical and won’t be relegated to a closet or out-of-the-way shelf!  For a mini gift guide, I have rounded up a handful of my favorite items–recipes that my family enjoys and that I’ve shared with friends and extended family over the years.

What are some of your favorite gifts to give this time of year?  After you contemplate the options, pop over to Udi’s Gluten Free and quickly tell them your favorite seasonal treats, drinks, and ways to celebrate the holidays for the chance to win some really great prizes.  (I know, I taste tested them!)



 Magical Reindeer Food — a fun gift for kids to make and give…and a must for Christmas Eve!

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Slow Cooker Spaghetti Sauce — easy, meaty and so satisfying…ladle into jars to give the much-appreciated gift of dinner


Chocolate Chip Cookies in a Jar  — a fun gift to give and receive, and the cookies taste amazing!

IMG_7472 Pancakes in a Jar — plus you can customize this DIY version of Bisquick to make it trans-fat and gluten-free.


Homemade Vanilla Extract — two ingredients are all you need for this welcome holiday or hostess gift.


Salted Hot Fudge Sauce — a family favorite that makes the rounds every year…serve over vanilla ice cream and a plate of Christmas cookies for an easy, crowd-pleasing dessert.


And for a little more merry, how about some holiday crafts?

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  1. Carolyn

    I make your salted hot fudge sauce every year for hostess, teacher gifts, and more. It is ALWAYS a major hit. And it adds a little more merry to my Christmas as it doesn’t take long to make and doesn’t cost an arm and a leg either!