What do you get the person who has just about anything. You make them their own favorite dish right in a mason jar. Just put non perishable ingredients in the jar, attach a pretty tag with the directions how to cook, and Viola! You've got a great gift in a jar personalized for that hard to buy person. .
HOMEMADE GIFTS INSIDE A MASON JAR!
Great for Any occassion'
.Instructions before you buy the recipe.
The first recipe is the one you make and put into the jar. The second recipe should be printed out in a nice font, maybe with a nice border around it, and attached to the jar. A simple circle of cloth placed between the seal and the ring (of a two-part canning lid) makes a pretty effect and you could also add a ribbon around the ring.
Many of the recipes are designed to fit in a standard 1-quart canning jar. Read them carefully before starting to see if they will fit.
If the total ingredients measure about 4 cups, it will fit in a quart jar (you can fit a little more than 4 cups if one of the ingredients is brown sugar, because you can compact the brown sugar quite a bit). Some of the recipes make too much or too little to go in a quart jar.
Many ask how long these will keep. I have kept some in my pantry for several months with no problem other than the brown sugar turning rock-hard and having to be ice-picked out. Dry ingredients will not mold if the jars are closed--no need to keep them refrigerated. However, most cookbooks say you should use within three months, and I think that is a good rule of thumb even if there is no shortening in the mix.
You will get Several of each category :
Baked in the Jar Recipes (yes, they are baked in a wide mouth PINT canning jar)