Thursday, December 13, 2007

New to the game

Well..... where do i begin on this new adventure???
My hope with this blog is to share a bit of myself, my business, friends, and fun things i find along the way. With Christmas right around the corner i'm always looking for new ways to save money, but give my friends and family wonderful memories.... and maybe a few nice gifts mixed in there too. Thankfully most of the women i know have asked for hand made gifts.... and ofcourse i have barely even started... UGH! I am probably the worst procrastinator ever.
Here's one thing i did a couple years ago to save money.... and they were a HUGE hit!!

Mason Jar Recipes..... great for people who love to cook but might not have the time to put things together. There are many sites based around this idea..... with some unique recipes. Just Google "Jar Recipes" and see what you can find.
Here's one recipe I found that looks delicious..... and would be very pretty and festive in the jar. I might just have to make these up for myself.... YUM!

Chocolate Cranberry Cookies Mix in a Jar recipe

Layer the following ingredients in order in a 1-quart wide mouth canning jar:

3/4 cup granulated sugar
1/3 cup cocoa powder (clean inside of jar with tissue after this layer)
1/2 cup brown sugar, packed firmly
1 1/2 cups dried cranberries
1 cup chocolate chips
1 3/4 cups flour plus 1 teaspoon baking powder plus

1/2 teaspoon baking soda (mixed)

Remember to press firmly between each layer. Place lid and ring onto jar.

Attach the following recipe on a gift tag:

Chocolate Cranberry Cookies:

Empty jar of cookie mix into large mixing bowl. Add 1 1/2 sticks butter or margarine, 1 egg and 1 teaspoon vanilla extract. Mix until completely blended. Shape into balls and place 2 inches apart on sprayed baking sheets. Bake at 375 degrees F for 13-15 minutes.

Makes 2 1/2 dozen cookies.


Lea of Farmhouse Blessings said...

Andra, your new blog is just delightful. Love the recipe and look so forward to learning more about you and seeing more of your beautiful work!


Mammy's Stitches said...

Love your blog and the recipe thanks so much for sharring it. Dolls are Gorgeous!
Peace and Blessings
Cheryl.....Snatch Joy