I think everyone agrees there’s no better deal than getting things for free. My husband works in the food industry and because of that he gets lots of samples from suppliers. We also get very cheap food items with the company he works for. But last week, his company decided to push back a project and because of that they now had pounds and pounds of pecan/dry cranberries they had no use for. They couldn’t even donate them to the food bank because of liability issues. I got him to get me about 40 lbs of this mix that I intend to use to make holiday presents. I have gathered recipes for biscotti cookies, pralines, turtles, brittle and pecan bars. You will see the recipes featured here in the blog during the month of November as part of a series of posts that I intend to put together to give you ideas of homemade gifts.