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PostPosted: Wed Jul 05, 2006 6:17 pm    Post subject: ~ Recipes for homemade goodies in a Jar ~ Reply with quote

Simply layer these ingrediants into a jar, possibly add a coffee mug & a chocolate dipped spoon to the drink mixes & tie with a pretty ribbon - you've got a great gift!
Click here for a TON of awesome Mixes
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Bavarian Mint Coffee
• 2/3 cup instant coffee
• 1 cup sugar
• 1 tsp. dried mint leaves
• 2/3 cup non-dairy creamer

Cafe' Au Lait Coffee
• 1 11oz jar non-dairy creamer
• ½ cup packed brown sugar
• ½ cup instant coffee
• a dash of salt
Use 1/4 cup mix to 2/3 cup hot water

Cafe L'orange Coffee
• 2/3 cup instant coffee
• 1 cup sugar
• 1 tsp. dried crushed orange peel
• 1/4 tsp. cinnamon
CAFE' MOCHA
• 2/3 cup instant coffee
• 3 TBSP unsweetened cocoa
• 1 1/3 cups sugar
• 1 cup non-dairy creamer
• 1/4 cup nonfat dry milk

Cafe Vienna Coffee
• 1 cup instant coffee
• 1 1/3 cups sugar
• 1 1/3 cups nonfat dry milk
• 1 tsp. cinnamon

Cafe Orange Cappuccino Coffee
• 1 cup instant coffee
• 1 & ½ cups sugar
• 2 cups nonfat dry milk
• 1 tsp. dry orange peel

Cajun Spice Mix Recipe
1/4 pound kosher salt
½ cup chili powder
½ cup Spanish paprika
2 Tbsp onion powder
1/3 tsp cumin
3/4 tsp cayenne pepper
1 & ½ Tbsp dried thyme
2 Tbsp coarsely ground black pepper
2 Tbsp dried basil
2 Tbsp dried oregano
2 Tbsp ground coriander
½ tsp white pepper
Mix all ingredients together and place in a jar for storage. Store in a cool, dark place up to four months.

Caramel Popcorn Kit
1 can sweetened condensed milk
2 packages of microwave popcorn
1 cup sugar
1 cup brown sugar
Layer sugar and brown sugar in a one pint jar or zip-top bag.
* Attach the instructions for gift giving:
Caramel Popcorn
Pop the popcorn; remove un-popped kernels and set aside.
In a large saucepan, mix sugar from jar with 1/2 cup butter or margarine and the can of sweetened condensed milk. Heat stirring constantly while the mixture comes to a boil. Boil for one minute and remove from heat.
Working quickly, pour mixture over popped corn, coating as much as possible while pouring, then using a large wooden spoon, mix popped corn and caramel until all corn is well coated. Spread onto cookie sheets which have been prepared with nonstick cooking spray, or eat directly from bowl.

Chinese Five Spice Mix Blend
Yield: 3/4 cup
2 tablespoons anise seeds, crushed
2 tablespoons freshly ground pepper
2 tablespoons fennel seeds, crushed
2 tablespoons ground cloves
2 tablespoons ground cinnamon
1 & ½ tablespoons ground ginger
½ tablespoon ground allspice
Combine all ingredients; store in an airtight container.

Cinnamon & Spice Coffee
• 2/3 cup instant coffee
• 1 1/3 cup sugar
• ½ tsp. cinnamon
• ½ tsp. nutmeg
• ½ tsp. allspice

Greek Seasoning Spice Mix Blend
Yield: 3/4 cup
2 tablespoons salt (may omit or use lite salt)
2 tablespoons oregano
1 tablespoon whole dill weed
1 & ½ tablespoons onion powder
1 tablespoon garlic powder
1 tablespoon cornstarch
1 tablespoon pepper, ground, Optional
1 tablespoon beef-flavored, vegetable, or tomato flavored bouillon granules
1 tablespoon dried parsley flakes
1 teaspoon dried mint
½ tablespoon ground cinnamon
½ tablespoon ground nutmeg
1 tablespoon ground dried lemon peel
1 tablespoon whole or cracked sesame seeds, Optional
Combine all ingredients then store in an airtight container.

Herb & Garlic Spice Mix Blend
1 Tbs. dried basil
1 Tbs. dried marjoram
2 tsp. garlic powder
2 tsp. dried thyme
1 tsp. dried rosemary -- crushed
3/4 tsp. dried oregano
Combine all ingredients and store in airtight container. Shake before using.

Herb Salt Substitute Spice Mix
1 Tbsp ground cayenne pepper
1 Tbsp garlic powder
1 Tbsp onion powder
1 tsp dried basil
1 tsp dried oregano
1 tsp dried thyme
1 tsp dried parsley flakes
1 tsp dried savory
1 tsp ground mace
1 tsp freshly ground black pepper
1 tsp dried sage
1 tsp dried marjoram
1 tsp ground dried grated lemon peel
Combine dried herbs and spices and mix well. Place in a glass airtight container and store in a cool, dark place up to four months. Use on all types of savory foods.

Homemade Bisquick Mix
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 & ½ teaspoon Sugar
1 & 1/8 cup Flour
2 & ½ tablespoons Canola Oil
Sift together the powder and sugar into the flour.
Sift together twice into large mixing bowl.
Slowly add oil, cutting in with pastry blender (or 2 knives), until mix is consistency of corn meal.
Store in tightly covered container at room temperature or may be refrigerated. Spoon lightly into cup and level with spatula.

Hot Cocoa Mix
1 (eight-qt) box of instant Powdered Milk
1 (16oz) jar of Non-dairy Creamer
1 (2lb) box of Nestle’s Quik®
1 (1lb) box of Confectioners' Sugar
Sift sugar and mix together. Add 2 cups miniature marshmallows, if desired.
To use, fill a mug half full of mix & add to boiling water.

Hush Puppy Mix
1 & 1/2 cups yellow corn meal
3/4 cup all purpose flour
3 tablespoons dried minced onion
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper
In a large bowl, combine all ingredients and mix well. Store in a pretty jar. Makes 2 1/4 cups mix.
* Attach this to the Jar:
Hush Puppy Mix
In a deep skillet, heat 1 1/2 inches of vegetable oil to 350F. In a medium bowl, combine mix with 1 1/2 cups buttermilk and 1 beaten egg. Stir until well blended. Drop mixture by spoonfuls into hot oil. Fry until golden brown and thoroughly cooked through. Drain on paper towels and serve

Lone Star Dry Rub Spice Mix
3/4 cup paprika
1/4 cup ground black pepper
1/4 cup chili powder (like Gebhard's or homemade)
1/4 cup salt
1/4 cup sugar
2 tablespoons garlic powder
2 tablespoons onion powder
1 tablespoon cayenne, ground

Seasoned Salt Spice Mix
2 Tbsp salt
½ Tbsp sugar
½ Tbsp paprika
½ tsp mace
½ tsp celery salt
½ tsp nutmeg
½ tsp curry powder (recipe for curry powder)
½ tsp garlic powder
½ tsp onion powder
½ tsp mustard powder

Spaghetti Herb Spice Mix
1 package Mix & Eat Cream of Wheat -- or
3 tablespoons Quick-cooking Cream of Wheat
½ teaspoon Black pepper
2 tablespoons Seasoned salt
2 teaspoons Onion powder
2 teaspoons Garlic salt
2 teaspoons Sugar
1 tablespoon Dehydrated celery leaves
1 tablespoon Dry oregano
1 teaspoon Dry minced onion
SAUCE
1 Can tomato paste (6 ounces)
12 ounces Water
2 tablespoons Herb Mix
2 tablespoons Margarine
Mix all but minced onions in a blender on high about 2 minutes. Then add onion and blend just a few seconds. Store at room temperature to use in 3 months.
To use the mix:
Combine tomato paste, herb mix and butter. Heat on
medium heat, stirring constantly until piping hot. Good for eight ounces of pasta.

Sugar and Spice Mix
5 tablespoons sugar
½ - 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
½ teaspoon ground ginger
½ teaspoon ground cardamom
½ teaspoon ground coriander

Swiss Mocha Coffee
• 1 cup instant coffee
• 1 cup sugar
• 2 cups nonfat dry milk
• 4 tsp. cocoa powder

Taco Seasoning Spice Mix
1 tablespoon minced dried onion
2 teaspoons Mild Chili Powder
1 & ½ teaspoons salt
½ - 1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon cornstarch
1 teaspoon ground cumin
½ teaspoon oregano
½ - 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper or hot paprika
1/4 teaspoon sugar (optional, used in the commercial mixes)
Put the onions in a small bowl or cup. Add the spices one at a time, stirring well. Stir to blend.

HAMBURGER HELPER SEASONING MIX + Recipes
Yield: 5 1/2 cup servings
• 1 1/4 teaspoons black pepper
• 1 tablespoon garlic powder
• 2 tablespoons dried parsley
• 1/3 cup instant onion
• 3 tablespoons onion powder
• 1 tablespoon salt
• 1 & 2/3 cups nonfat dry milk powder
• 3 & 1/2 tablespoons beef bouillon granules
Mix all your ingrediants together.

-CHEESEBURGER CASSEROLE:
Brown one pound hamburger, drain fat. Add 1 cup water, 1 cup uncooked macaroni, one 16-oz. can chopped tomatoes, and 1/2 cup seasoning mix.
Simmer covered 20 minutes or until macaroni is tender. Remove from heat, add 1/2 cup grated cheese.

-CHILI TOMATO MACARONI:
Brown one pound hamburger; drain off fat. Add one cup water, one cup uncooked macaroni, one 16-ounce can chopped tomatoes, one Tbsp. chili powder and 1/2 cup seasoning mix. Simmer covered 20 minutes or until macaroni is tender.

-POTATO CASSEROLE:
Brown one pound hamburger, drain off fat. Add 3/4 cup water, 6 peeled and thinly sliced potatoes, 2/3 cup seasoning mix. Simmer covered 20-30 minutes or until potatoes are tender. Stir. Uncover and cook until excess water is evaporated.

Toffee Coffee
• 1 cup instant coffee
• 1 cup non-dairy creamer
• 1 cup brown sugar

Cake in a Mug
• 1 cake mix...any flavor
• 1 (4-serving-size) Instant pudding mix, any flavor/not sugar free though
Place dry cake mix and dry pudding into a large bowl and blend well with a whisk. This will be about 4 to 4½ cups dry mix and will make 8-9 coffee cup cake mixes. Place ½ cup dry mix into a sandwich bag. Place mix into a corner of the bag and tie it there with a twist tie. Continue making packets until all your dry mix is used.
Flavor ideas:
Butterscotch cake mix-butterscotch pudding
Devils food cake mix-chocolate pudding
Lemon Cake Mix-lemon pudding
Pineapple cake mix-coconut pudding
Yellow or White cake mix-Banana pudding

Placing into a large coffee cup
Check to make sure it holds 1½ cups of water. It can't have any metallic paint on it because it will be used in the microwave.
Glaze Mix
1/3 cup powdered sugar
1½ tsp. dry flavoring (such as powdered lemonade mix, powdered orange breakfast drink mix. cocoa powder)
Select the flavoring appropriate to the cake you are making. For the pineapple coconut cake include flaked coconut in a separate bag with instructions to sprinkle it over the frosted cake. Place the glaze mix ingredients into a sandwich bag and tie into corner of bag. Label this bag "glaze mix" and attach it to the other bag with a twist tie. Place one baggie cake mix and one baggie glaze mix in each coffee cup. Now attach the instructions.
Attach this to the Cup
Bake a cake in a coffee cup. Generously spray inside of coffee cup with cooking spray. Empty contents of large packet into cup. Add 1 egg white, 1 Tbsp. oil, 1 Tbsp. water to dry mix. Mix 15 seconds, carefully mixing in all the dry mix. Microwave on full power 1 minute (you may not get the satisfactory results in a low wattage small microwave). While cake is cooking, place ingredients from "Glaze Mix" into a very small container and add 1½ tsp. water. Mix well. When cake is done, pour glaze over cake in cup. Enjoy while warm.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 10, 2006 12:05 pm    Post subject: Quick Tip for a superb Hot Chocolate(aka Cocoa) Reply with quote

Finding many candy canes on after Christmas sales???
Stick one in your cup of Hot Chocolate!
It makes a wonderful treat & the kids feel like they're getting something with that "added touch".
We used Mint Chocolate Candy Canes that we found for .25¢ at Family Dollar after during their Christmas sales.

*NOTE: You should be able to store your discounted candy canes year round if kept in a cool area.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 10, 2006 12:08 pm    Post subject: CENTRAL PARK CAPPUCCINO Reply with quote

The perfect cappuccino that's easy to throw together.

Estimated Times
Preparation Time: 5 min
Serving Size: 1

Ingredients
1/2 cup 2% milk, heated*
1/3 cup hot water
3 to 4 teaspoons NESCAFÉ TASTER'S CHOICE 100% Pure Instant Coffee Granules
Granulated sugar to sweeten

Directions
COMBINE milk, water and coffee granules in coffee mug; stir until coffee is dissolved. Add sugar, if desired.

*NOTE: To make milk with foam - Heat milk in microwave-safe container on HIGH (100%) power for 45 seconds or until milk just starts to boil. Pour into blender; cover. Blend for 20 seconds or until frothy. Or, beat with handheld mixer or vigorously with a wire whisk until frothy. Top coffee with frothed milk.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 16, 2006 9:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Scottish Shortbread Mix

1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
3/4 cup powdered sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt

In a medium bowl, combine all the ingredients, blending well. Store in an airtight container decorated with a pretty ribbon.

Attach this to the Jar:

Scottish Shortbread
Makes 16 pieces

1 cup butter, softened
1 package Scottish Shortbread Mix

Preheat the oven to 300F. Knead the butter into the shortbread mix and press the mixture firmly into an 8 inch pie plate, or shortbread mold. Bake for 1 hour. The shortbread should be pale in color, not browned. Cut into wedges while still warm.

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 16, 2006 9:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dreamsicle Cookie Mix

1/2 cup Tang instant breakfast drink powder
3/4 cup sugar
1 1/2 cups vanilla chips
1 3/4 cups flour mixed with 1/2 teaspoon baking soda and 1/2 teaspoon baking powder

Layer ingredients in jar in order given. Press each layer firmly in place before adding next ingredient.

Attach this to the jar:

Dreamsicle Cookie Mix

Makes 2 1/2 dozen
Empty cookie mix in a large mixing bowl; stir to combine.
Add 1/2 cup softened butter, 1 egg slightly beaten and 1 teaspoon vanilla; mix until completely blended.
Roll heaping tablespoonfuls into balls.
Place 2 inches apart on a lightly greased baking sheet.
Bake at 375F for 12 to 14 minutes or until tops are very lightly browned.
Cool 5 minutes on cookie sheet.
Remove to wire racks to cool completely.

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 16, 2006 9:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pizza Dough Mix

2 3/4 cups bread flour
1 package; 1 tablespoon active dry yeast
2 teaspoons salt

In a medium bowl, combine all the ingredients. Place the mix in an airtight container tied with a pretty ribbon.

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Pizza
Makes 2 12 inch pizzas

1 package Pizza Dough Mix
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 cup warm water
1 cup tomato sauce
1/2 cup grated mozzarella cheese
1/3 cup freshly grated Parmesan
1 teaspoon crushed oregano

Place the Pizza Dough Mix in a large bowl & add the oil and water.
Beat with a wooden spoon or dough hook until mixture forms a ball.
Turn out onto a floured board and knead for 5 minutes.
Transfer to a greased bowl and let the dough rise for 90 minutes.
Divide the dough in half and pat into two 12 inch circles.
For thin crust, fill and bake the pizzas now.
For thicker crust, let pizzas rise 30 to 45 minutes.
Top the pizza dough with tomato sauce, cheeses of your choice, crushed oregano and olive oil drizzled over the pizzas.
Preheat the oven and bake at 425F for 20 to 25 minutes.
Let stand 5 minutes.

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 16, 2006 9:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

M&M Cookie Jar
Yield: 2 dozen

3/4 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 cup white sugar
1 1/2 cups mini baking M&M's
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt

Directions:
Combine the flour with baking soda and salt.

In a clean 1 liter sized canning jar layer the ingredients in the order given, starting with the brown sugar and ending with the flour mixture.

Attach this to the jar:

M & M Cookies
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
Line one baking sheet with parchment paper.
Empty the contents of the jar into a large bowl and mix until all the ingredients are well combined.
Using your hands work in 3/4 cup softened butter or margarine.
Beat 1 egg with 1 teaspoon vanilla extract.
Work this into the flour mixture until well combined.
Shape dough into 1 inch sized balls and place 2 inches apart on the prepared baking sheet.
Slightly flatten the balls with the palm of your hand.
Bake at 350 degrees F for 10 to 14 minutes or until the edges are lightly browned.
Remove cookies to a rack to cool.
Makes about 2 dozen cookies.

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