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December 01, 2010 09:05 ET

Yummly Offers Tasty Inspiration for Holiday Gifts That Come Straight From the Hearth

Edible Gifts Are an Affordable and Delicious Way to Show You Care

PALO ALTO, CA--(Marketwire - December 1, 2010) - Is the tough economy giving you a case of the holiday gift-giving blues? Why not give a gift from your kitchen this holiday season? Yummly, the company that is pioneering semantic recipe search and recommendations, is a one-stop shop for delicious and unique edibles that make thoughtful and affordable gifts for everyone on the list.

With its unique semantic recipe search platform, Yummly enables users to find unique gift-able recipe ideas based on their recipients' likes and dislikes that can be tailored to meet their individual tastes and dietary preferences. In just a few clicks of a mouse and whips of a whisk, Yummly has everything needed to stir up some holiday cheer and bake your way to tasty yet tasteful gifts that are sure to warm hearts and please palates -- without breaking the bank.

Treating people's sweet tooth with holiday cookies, sweet or savory breads and confections has long been a simple, clever and heartfelt way to show someone you care. Yummly offers hundreds of recipe ideas for holiday indulgences, but ups the ante over other cooking sites by empowering users to adjust recipes according to their dietary needs and preferences. The site also offers helpful ingredient substitution recommendations combined with automatically recalculating nutritional information and cost-per-serving features to help holiday cooks keep an eye on calorie counts while being mindful of their budget.

For faraway friends for whom perishable items aren't on the menu, cooks might consider making homemade mixes, jams or jellies wrapped in unique jars and decorative containers, or a gourmet gift basket trimmed in ribbons, decked in bows and packed with the recipe, ingredients and accessories they need to cook it themselves and savor later. 

Here is just a taste of the endless possibilities for edible gifts you can make in your kitchen with Yummly:

Jellies and Jams
Herbed Jelly:
Claret Jelly:
Chunky Fruit Relish:
Hot Pepper:

Sauces and Dried Fruit Nibbles
Mocha Sauce:
Mesquite Hot Sauce:
Dried Fruit Compote:
Roasted Spiced Pears and Figs with Almonds:

Cookies and Confections
Almond Macaroon:
Holiday Cookie Pops:
Holiday Biscotti with Cranberries and Pistachios:
Butterscotch Brownies:
Toffee Bar Brownies:
Rocky Road Fudge:
Chocolate Truffles:
Buttermilk Pralines:
Peppermint Sticks:

Meat and Poultry Rubs
Memphis Rub:
Poultry Rub for the Holidays:
Texas Spice Rub:

Flavored and Infused Cooking Oils
Flavored Oils:
Five Flavor Oil:
Garlic Flavored Oil:

Pickles and Olives
Claussen Pickles:
Brined Garlic Dill Pickles:
Cauliflower Pickles:
Marinated Olives:

If you're looking to treat your family to a festive feast at the dinner table on your holiday celebration day, Yummly can help you there too. Whether you're singing a Yuletide carol or dancing for Diwali, lighting the Menorah or even a Kinara, Yummly search makes it simple and fun to find new and traditional holiday-specific recipes or plan merry dinner menus that will help make the season bright, regardless of how you prefer to celebrate it.

To learn more or to start finding delicious holiday meals and recipes based on your tastes, sign up for free at

About Yummly
Founded in 2009 by foodies on a mission to invent a better way to find, modify, share and store recipes, Yummly is the world's first semantic recipe search and recommendation platform and a premier destination for cooking enthusiasts of all skill levels. The site empowers individuals to find and customize recipes based on their personal taste, nutritional and dietary preferences. Yummly aggregates more than 500,000 of today's most popular recipes from leading cooking websites and is fully integrated with Facebook; its feature rich platform is free and simple to use, and is well suited to mobile computing devices like laptops and iPad. Headquartered in the heart of Silicon Valley, Yummly is backed by First Round Capital, Harrison Metal Capital, Intel Capital and angel investors.

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