Friday, May 15, 2009


The remaining recipes I said I would share with you.

Since they take quite a while to type up I thought I would scan them to share with you. They also have beautiful pictures to go with them that show you what they look like when done. The recipes are from Best Recipes published by Publications Int'l Ltd. They are those small 5 X 7 recipe books you see at the checkout at the grocery store. If you cick on the pics it will open up a new screen for you to view the recipe and the picture up close.

Once you click on the Mystical Bars pic to the left you will be able to see the recipe, but more importantly, you will be able to see how pretty it looks layered up in the mason jar.

Next up is pancake mix. This is best recipe I have ever used. It is from a Gooseberry Patch Publication. Get Togethers with Gooseberry Patch

This isn't a mix that you have to put together, but just your basic buttermilk baking mix you can purchase at the store. How easy is that?

Chocolate Chip Pancakes

2 C. buttermilk baking mix
1/4 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 C. mini semisweet chocolate chips

In a large bowl, measure out the above ingredients and use a whisk to stir up. Use a funnel to put this mixture in the mason jar. In a separate bag, place 1/2 C. of the semi sweet chocolate chips. Put the lid on and you are done. You could also do this without the chocolate chips and have a nice bottle of maple syrup to complement it. What makes this the best pancake mix ever is the rest of the ingredients.

On your recipe card that you attach to the jar you will have the directions.
2 eggs, beaten
1 C. buttermilk

Combine buttermik, eggs, pancake mix from mason jar and stir until moistened. Fold in chocolate chips being sure to not overblend. Drop by 1/4 cupfuls onto a hot greased griddle; flip when you see bubbles appear around the edges.

Makes 12-16 pancakes.

They are truly delish. There is nothing like buttermilk pancakes. They house smells so good. This would be a nice gift if you are visiting family or friends for a weekend.

Lastly, my sweet tea recipe isn't for a mason jar, but tastes great just the same. So, if you are from the south you will know that a good cup of sweet tea with any meal is a must.

Here ya go!

Sweet Tea
8 C. cold water
1 family size teabag
1//2 to 3/4 C. sugar
Optional: for garnish lemon slices, fresh mint sprigs

Bring 3 C. cold water to a boil in a saucepan. Turn off heat; add teabag and steep 5 minutes. Discard teabag. Pour warm tea over sugar in a large pitcher and stir until dissolved. Add remaining water and stir until well mixed. Let cool. Serve over ice, garnished with lemon slices and mint.

Makes 2 quarts.

If you use any of these recipes let me know.

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1 comment:

Nicole said...

I love these ideas, they look so pretty in the jars, I think I might have a hard time using them!