5 Ways to Up Your Food Gift Game

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Chocolate bark is yummy and roasted pecans are nice, but maybe it’s time to kick things up a notch. This year, we challenge you to try something (maybe even FIVE things!) that are deliciously new for the holidays.

Onions, yes, onions

Braised onions might not be the first idea that pops into your head at holiday time. But pack 'em up with gruyere cheese, chicken stock and a crusty loaf of bread, and you've got the ultimate DIY French Onion Soup Kit. That means the people you love can be literally 15 minutes away from hot, cheesy soup nirvana whenever the wind blows cold.

It's your jam

This crazy-easy jam is lazy in the best possible way. But it's also incredibly creative, thanks to cool variations like Plum Spice and Strawberry Pinot Noir (yum!!!). All your friends need to add is toast!

An instant cranberry classic!

This isn’t your run-of-the-mill cranberry sauce — it's an all-out flavor fest loaded with cinnamon, hazelnuts, pears and more. In other words, this recipe is is about to change your whole outlook on the traditional holiday staple.

Nutella, only better (for real)

Everybody loves Nutella, but what if we told you this recipe will put the store-bought spread to shame? Incredible, but true. Which means all the Nutella love can now be officially directed toward YOU.

Score one for the caramel-crazed

This caramel sauce is all grown up thanks to flavorful infusions of espresso, dark chocolate, bourbon and more. Or you can keep it classic with nothing but a dash of sea salt! This versatile recipe easily goes wherever you want it to go.

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