Wednesday, December 18, 2013

2013 Coombs Family Christmas Neighbor Gifts.


How can you NOT love the movie "ELF"?
I mean for reals.
Best. Christmas movie. Ever.
{Ok so it's tied with "Christmas Vacation" and "A Christmas Story"}
But it's a classic.
And so are ALL of the lines in the movie.

I just KNEW we had to incorporate it somehow to our neighbor gifts this year and so my idea was born:


HOMEMADE MAPLE SYRUP!
{Think waffles & pancakes}


Don't worry - - I'm sharing the recipe too!



Aren't those labels PERFECT?
Michelle at Tipsy Graphics makes my labels each year, 
and she never disappoints!
I always just tell her the idea I have and she's able to whip up something fabulous.

If you'd like to try out the syrup for yourself {which I highly recommend!} here is the recipe {adapted from THIS one.}

3/4 cup brown sugar
3/4 cup white sugar
1 cup water
1 cup corn syrup
1/4 tsp maple flavoring
3/4 tsp vanilla flavoring

Boil sugars and water together.
Add corn syrup and flavorings. Bring back to a boil for one more minute and then take off of heat. 

*Side note: I used pint sized jars for these and one recipe made up 1 1/2 jars. If you're making a lot of these, I would suggest quadrupling the recipe.

*Double Side Note: I LOVE this recipe because it DOES NOT need to be refrigerated.  It can be kept in your pantry. AND...it's super easy to make.  AND....it's super tasty.

4 comments:

  1. Marcy, Love Love Love your neighbor gifts. I went onto the website where you got your labels but I don't see them on there. Do I need to email her and ask for them? Thanks, April Lewis

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    1. Hey April! Yup just ask for the same tags you saw on my blog and she'll be able to help you! Thanks so much for your sweet comments! xoxo

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  2. Yum, I am going to use this recipe up in Pine Top this weekend!

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  3. I look forward to your ideas every year!! Thanks for choosing my shop!
    Michelle MTipsy.etsy.com

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