One week to go, people! Let's get inspired with some links.
50 homemade gift ideas: breadsticks, chocolate-covered orange peels, spice rubs, etc. [via the LA Times]
A host gift is always nice to bring along if someone else is cooking the holiday meal. [via Apartment Therapy]
Hanukkah menus from Gourmet. [via Gourmet]
Smitten Kitchen tackles the seven-layer cookie. I only wish I were as brave (and photographically talented) as Deb. [via Smitten Kitchen]
Something to help you get through the rest of this jam-packed month: Bon Appetit's Drink a Day Calendar. [via BA]
And something for the Flight of the Conchords fans out there, some very fun holiday party ideas from Mel (Kristen Schaal). Yis! [via NY Mag]
Also, one small, personal plug: I am a finalist in the Marx Foods holiday recipe contest. If you could take five seconds to vote for me by clicking the box below, I'd really appreciate it. I am listed under "Lisa: Sweet and Spicy Peanuts." Voting is open until Monday at 4 p.m. PST. Thanks, guys!