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==== ====Hello from Amy Kinn,http://www.giftsjar.com==== ====Homemade jar recipes with beautifully layered ingredients topped with a flourish are a thoughtfuland economical way to treat friends, coworkers, neighbors or teachers to the flavors of theseason. And making them is easy and fun - especially if you get the kids involved.Jar recipes for everything from cookies to soups to hot drink mixes can be found on the internetand even in some cookbooks. In most jar recipes, youll simply measure dry ingredients into astandard one-quart canning jar, and then tie a card with the cooking instructions to the lid. You canalso adapt some of your own recipe favorites, but try a few jar recipes first to get the hang of theproportions.Here are three classic Recipe Gifts-in-a-Jar to get you started. Build your layers in a 1-qt canningjar in the order written. For the prettiest finish, pack each layer flat before adding the next - a smallladle or meat hammer works well - then secure the lid, add a decorative ribbon and attach thecooking instructions. A link to printable instructions/gift tag for these recipes is included below.Oatmeal Chippers Cookies Jar Mix Recipe1-1/3 C old-fashioned oats or quick-oats1/2 C granulated sugar3/4 C semi-sweet chocolate chips1/2 C brown sugar1/3 C chopped pecans1-1/3 C all-purpose flour1 tsp. baking powder1 tsp. baking soda1/4 tsp saltvariations: substitute chocolate chips for mini M&Ms, or cut pecans and add more chipsConfetti Soup Jar Mix Recipe1/3 C beef bullion granules1/4 C dried minced onion1/2 C dried split peas1/4 C barley1/2 C dried lentils1 tsp. dried thyme1/2 tsp. garlic salt1 tsp. dried basil1 dried bay leaf
1/3 C long-grain white rice1-1/2 C Tri-color spiral pasta (rotini)Cocoa Steamer Instant Hot Cocoa Jar Mix RecipeNote: this recipe yields about 5 quarts of mix. Its a way to make bulk gifts for teachers, neighborsand co-workers, and you can package it in just about anything, from canning jars, to cleanrecycled food jars, to food gift bags.1 Box Nonfat Instant Milk (8-qt yield size)1 1-lb. jug of dry nonfat dairy creamer1 large jar Nestle Quick, Ovaltine or another chocolate milk mix1 1-lb. box powdered sugar1 container Hersheys Powdered Cocoa (Dutch Processed is best)variations: add 1 jar instant coffee for Mocha Steamer mixBlend first 3 ingredients together in 1-2 large mixing bowls. Add powdered sugar and cocoapowder, sifting if lumpy. Blend mix thoroughly and spoon into jars, bags or store in airtightcontainer. Tie on instructions together with a candy cane or a small bag of mini-marshmallows fora holiday treat.Print cooking instructions and gift tags to include with your Recipe-in-a-Jar Gifts.Krista Fabregas founded KidSmartLiving.com in 1999 to help parents combine safety, livability andstyle in a home thats welcoming to family members of all ages. Find more KidSmart child safety,home decorating and living ideas at KidSmartLiving.com and on the KidSmartLiving @ Home BlogArticle Source:http://EzineArticles.com/?expert=Krista_Fabregas==== ====Hello from Amy Kinn,http://www.giftsjar.com==== ====