Fall is a time for giving, and food is the best present you can give. Taking the time and effort to make something for friends or family will mean a lot more than a store-bought box. If you’re looking for savory gift foods and drinks to make, we’ve got the perfect list for you. All these foods are simple to create and will put a smile on anyone’s face.


This Hot Apple Cider with Rosemary is the perfect drink for the fall. Keep warm with your friends with a hot cup of cider. (via Cook the Story)


The sweet, creamy texture of pumpkin makes this Bourbon Pecan Pumpkin Cheesecake a delectable dessert. (via Kitchenette)buttery-dinner-rolls

You can’t have Thanksgiving without rolls.  These Buttery Make Ahead Dinner Rolls save you valuable prep time on the big day. (via The Baker Chick)


Cranberries give this Cranberry Mint Mojito a fun, tangy flavor. Your friends will love the gift of a good drink to wind down from holiday stress. (via Vegetarian Ventures)


Crunchy onions top this Green Bean Casserole. Made with fresh ingredients, this recipe puts a twist on a casserole classic. (via The Talking Kitchen)


Give the gift of a healthy meal with this Kale Salad with Delicata Squash. This recipe is easy enough to make for any occasion. (via Marin Mama Cooks)


Try this elegant Maple Cheesecake with Spiced Pecan Graham Cracker Crust. The beautiful brown crust and reddish maple syrup are perfect for the fall season. (via Alaska from Scratch)



Pecan Pie Bars are the perfect treat. These little squares of goodness are easy to pass around to friends and family. (via Amanda’s Cookin’)


Pie isn’t the only dessert for pumpkins. These Pumpkin Cupcakes with Brown Sugar Cream Cheese Frosting will have your friends smitten and asking for more. (via Sunny Side Up SD)


This Quinoa Stuffing is gluten-free, making it a great alternative to traditional stuffing. (via In Sonnet’s Kitchen)


This Roasted Acorn Squash with Crispy Parmesan Kale is easy to make, and your friends will be impressed by its appearance and delicious taste. (via A Sweet Simple Life)


Nothing goes better with turkey than a good cranberry sauce.  Make it from scratch with this Roasted Cranberry Sauce recipe. (via The Meaning of Pie)


If you’re looking for a simple, tasty side to bring to a Thanksgiving meal, these Rosemary Roasted Carrots are the perfect choice. (via Oh My Veggies)


Fall spices mix together in this Sage Cornbread Stuffing. It pairs perfectly with turkey. (via The Little Kitchen)


Sweet potatoes and goat cheese couple up in this Sweet Potato Galette, made with an onion and vinaigrette jam. Everyone will want a slice of this vegetarian dish. (via eat. live. travel. write)


The salty flavors of bacon bits and sage pesto combined with sweet potatoes make these Sweet Potato Skins an exceptionally tasty dish. (via Little Leopard Book)

Can you think of any other ways to make your Friendsgiving the tastiest holiday ever? Tell us in the comments!

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