This year, I am prepared for just such situations. My friend Julie and I whipped up a double batch of marmalade. We had enough to make 17 half-pints that we canned and plenty left for both of us to use as jam and as filling for cookies and treats.
We used Ina Garten's easy marmalade recipe from Food Network's site. Not only is it delicious, but it's really gorgeous.
If your gift-giving taste runs to the sweet, rather than the slightly tart, you can give cut-out cookies or yummy peppermint chocolates in a festive tin or bag.
Giving the gift of welcoming treats is a great way to share the holiday spirit!
Happy Cooking and Happy Holidays!
Kim and Megan