By Karin Calloway

Karin Calloway is a working mom living in Augusta, Ga., with multiple freelance jobs and a ton of dirty dishes.

Gifts of Food

It's been said that "happiness is homemade", and the adage is definitely true around the holidays, especially when it's a homemade gift prepared in your kitchen. With just a little bit of time you can make delicious holiday gifts for neighbors, teachers and friends with these three delicious recipes to cook up in your Viking kitchen.

Whip up a Feta Cheese Ball in minutes with the help of your Viking food processor. Add a sleeve crackers and a bottle of wine for a wonderful hostess gift. Bake up some luscious Buttermilk Cinnamon Loaves. Give these mini loaves to friends or neighbors to serve with coffee while opening presents on Christmas morning. And, a package of Red Hot Nuts and Bolts is a perfect cocktail nibble throughout the holiday season.

Recipes:

Red Wine Braised Short Ribs
An interesting twist on traditional holiday fare.
Buttermilk Cinnamon Loaves
The smell of cinnamon will fill your home and the taste of these yummy mini loaves will delight your friends and family.
Feta Cheese Ball
When many "foodies" hear the term "cheese ball" they instantly turn up their noses, envisioning a store bought, nut coated, port wine laced concoction from the supermarket. But all cheese balls are not created equally.