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         I'M NOT MARTHA - Tuesday, December 11, 2007

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Hi! I'm Lizzy!!  and I'm not Martha!!!

Every year I get asked for more Gift in a Jar Mix recipes. 
Love it!  These are terrific gifts for teachers, cardplaying 
pals, or all the angels you know.

For those that haven't ever made these tasty treat gifts I 
have some general tips for you.

Most of the following recipes require a quart jar, large or 
small mouth opening. I find though a large mouth works easier 
to get the ingredients in.

Besides a quart jar with lids, you will need a large rubber 
band. A piece of material 8x8 square. Ribbon to decorate. 
After filling the jars, place the material on the lid and 
put the rubber band around it to secure it in place. Tie 
with decorative ribbon and tie the recipe card to the ribbon 
for the directions on how to bake the ingredients. If you 
have a printer, print out the tag onto a colorful piece of 
paper or onto adhesive paper.

When putting in the ingredients, make sure to pack them down 
tightly. If you have loose ingredients like nuts, M&M, 
raisins...etc. make sure they are the next ingredient on 
top of packed brown sugar. If the next layer is to be white 
sugar or flour, the white sugar or flour will seep through 
the nuts, M&M...etc some what.

Also when using coco, wipe inside of jar before adding 
another ingredient to keep jar looking nice.

Have fun....it's a nice thing to do with your children for 
their gifts.  They get to feel the pride of having made the 

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Layer snacks into a wide mouth quart canning jar. Select 4 
or 5 diferent salty type small snacks of different colors. 
Put in even amounts of each kind. As an example, layer in 
this order.

Sunflower seeds
Salted peanuts
Fish crackers
Small pretzel nuggets or twists


1/2 cup dry split peas
1/3 cup beef bouillon granules
1/4 cup pearl barley
1/2 cup lentils
1/4 cup dried minced onions
2 tsp. Italian seasoning
1/2 cup uncooked long grain rice
1/2 cup alphabet macaroni or other small macaroni (put in 
a plastic sandwich bag)

In a pint jar, layer the first eight ingredients in the 
order given. 

Seal tightly

Attach recipe below, to jar:


Christmas Soup Mix

You will need the following additional ingredients: 

1 pound ground beef or stew meat - 3 quarts of water
1 can (28 oz.) tomatoes, undrained.
Remove macaroni and set aside. In a large saucepan
brown beef and drain. Add the water, tomatoes and
soup mix; bring to a boil, reduce heat.
Cover and simmer for 45 min. Add macaroni and simmer
for 20 min. more



1 3/4 cups flour
2 Tbsp. sugar
3 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp. ground nutmeg
1/4 tsp. ground ginger
1/4 tsp. ground cloves
1/2 tsp. salt

Combine all the ingredients in a medium bowl. Store the 
mixture in an airtight container.

Attach this to the Jar

Ginger Spice Muffins
Makes 1 dozen
1 pkg. Ginger Spice Muffin Mix
1/4 cup butter or margarine, melted
1 egg
1 tsp. vanilla
1 cup milk

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F, and grease 12 muffin 
tins. In a large bowl, combine the muffin mix with the 
butter, egg, vanilla and milk Stir the mixture until the 
ingredients are blended. Do not overmix. The batter will 
be lumpy. Fill muffin tins 2/3 full, and bake for 15 

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1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 cup white sugar
3/4 cup wheat germ
1 cup quick cooking oats
1/2 cup dried cherries
1/2 cup raisins
2/3 cup packed flaked coconut
1 cup flour mixed with 1/2 tsp. baking soda and 1/2 tsp. 

Layer ingredients in order given in a quart jar.

Attach recipe below, to jar:


Oatmeal Fruit Cookies

Empty the contents of the jar into a large bowl. Blend 
mixture well before adding: 1/2 cup of softened butter
or margarine. Mix until mixture resembles coarse
crumbs. Beat 1 egg with 1 tsp. vanilla and 1/4 cup
milk. Blend egg mixture into the dough until well
combined. Bake on greased cookie sheet at
350* for 10-14 min. Makes 1- 1 1/2 dozen cookies


2 & 1/2 cup Tang
1 & 1/2 cup white sugar
1 - 12 oz of instant lemonade mix w/o sugar
2 tsp. cloves
1 & 1/2 cup instant Lemon flavored tea
2 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. nutmeg

Measure out all ingrediants first into separate bowls. 
Layer the tang, sugar, lemonade and tea into jar as little 
or as much as you like. Repeat the layers often to make a 
pretty layered looking sand art type look. Add the cloves, 
cinnamon & nutmeg last. This is a very sweet drink.

Attach recipe below, to jar:


Russian Tea

Mix dry ingrediants well and replace
into your jar for storage. Add 2 Tbls. into
coffee cup and add hot water.

Stir well - Get a good book - relax!


And for friends who everything especially your love....


1 cup of greetings
1 cup of love
1/2 cup of smiles
1 tsp. sympathy
1 large handshake
2 cups hospitality
Cream greetings and smiles thoroughly. Add
handshake separately.  Slowly stir
in love.  Sift sympathy and hospitality and fold in 

Bake in warm heart. Serve Often!

I feel pretty swell being part of your Christmas giving. 
What fun.  I like being part of your holiday!


Questions...Comments...? email Lizzy


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