This article originally appeared on Food52.com. You've all heard the expression, "It's the thought that counts." It's probably what you told yourself after a dinner guest brought Franzia as a house gift or your great aunt gave you socks for your birthday ... again. While we do our best to be grateful for every gift that comes our way, we want to give gifts that are more than plain old thoughtful. Instead, we want to give gifts that leave our loved ones in awe of our great culinary prowess. Gift-giving isn't a competition, but if it were, these homemade treats would …
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Sarah Jampel is an editorial intern at Food52.
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