Category:  Mason Jar Ideas

Make-Ahead Strawberry Rhubarb Breakfast Parfaits

In Breakfast Foods, Easy Meals, Gluten-Free Options, Healthy Options, Make/Prep-Ahead Recipes, Mason Jar Ideas, Snacks
by Ann on 16/05
Strawberry Rhubarb Breakfast Parfaits

Everyone in my family likes to eat a good breakfast, but no one is willing to sacrifice precious minutes of sleep to prepare one before heading out the… Read More »

Orange Vinegar (a “green” cleaner)

In Kitchen Basics, Mason Jar Ideas, The Gift of Food
by Ann on 04/04
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Household chores will likely be cast off in favor of egg hunts and family get-togethers this weekend, and that’s a good thing. Happy Easter! The arrival of spring,… Read More »

Pancakes in a Jar

In Breakfast Foods, Easy Meals, Gluten-Free Options, Holidays, Mason Jar Ideas, The Gift of Food
by Ann on 06/12
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Who doesn’t love to start a weekend morning with a tall stack of pancakes? In our rush to get out the door for Saturday morning sports practices or… Read More »

Homemade Vanilla Extract

In Crafts, Desserts, Holidays, Make/Prep-Ahead Recipes, Mason Jar Ideas, The Gift of Food
by Ann on 30/11
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Every year, I tell myself that I’m going to do my Christmas shopping early—and wrap the gifts, too.  In September, this seems like such a reasonable goal.  Then,… Read More »

Overnight Buckwheat Groats — a crunchy, delicious option to oats

In Breakfast Foods, Gluten-Free Options, Grains & Legumes, Healthy Options, Make/Prep-Ahead Recipes, Mason Jar Ideas, Vegetarian
by Ann on 04/11
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If you happen to be a fan of the ever-versatile, no-cook overnight oatmeal, you must try this novel twist.  (And if you haven’t ventured into the easy breakfast… Read More »

Homemade Bisquick Mix

In Breads & Muffins, Dips, Dressings, Sauces & Salsas, Gluten-Free Options, Kitchen Basics, Make/Prep-Ahead Recipes, Mason Jar Ideas
by Ann on 18/10
Homemade Bisquick -- a healthier version of a store-bought favorite...great gluten-free option

My husband loves to make pancakes, and he’s a Bisquick kind of a guy.  We really enjoy the 100% whole wheat and almond flour versions I often make,… Read More »

No-Sugar Homemade Jam (choose your favorite flavor–even use frozen fruit–in this easy, small batch recipe)

In Dips, Dressings, Sauces & Salsas, Fruits & Veggies, Healthy Options, Kitchen Basics, Mason Jar Ideas, The Gift of Food
by Ann on 06/09
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Healthy jam that tastes great…really?  The perks of this no-sugar recipe, however, extend beyond the obvious health benefits.  The flavor may be varied according to preference and what’s… Read More »

Small Batch Canned Peaches

In Fruits & Veggies, Kitchen Basics, Mason Jar Ideas
by Ann on 23/08
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“Putting up” food for the winter can seem like a daunting task.  I had the benefit of watching my grandmother preserve jams, pickles, applesauce and more, and I… Read More »

Seven-Day Pickles

In Dips, Dressings, Sauces & Salsas, Fruits & Veggies, Mason Jar Ideas, Side Dishes
by Ann on 15/08
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  Every summer, I look forward to making seven-day pickles.  Although the name implies a long, arduous process, the steps are quite simple and require just a few… Read More »

Old-Fashioned Horseradish Pickles

In Dips, Dressings, Sauces & Salsas, Kitchen Basics, Mason Jar Ideas, Snacks, The Gift of Food
by Ann on 05/08
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When I saw it in the pages of a feed store magazine, this recipe brought back an instant memory of a gallon jar of pickles on my grandmother’s… Read More »