The Mason Jar Soup-to-Nuts Cookbook

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The Mason Jar Soup-to-Nuts Cookbook
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09/01/2003
Square One Publishers

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7.5 X 7.5 in
144 pg



COOKING / General
CRAFTS & HOBBIES / General
9780757001291
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The Mason Jar Soup-to-Nuts Cookbook

By  Lonnette Parks

Description

The popularity of Mason jar mixes is taking the country by storm! These beautifully decorated jars are filled with attractive layers of ingredients for making a variety of scrumptious kitchen creations. Topped with an eye-catching square of fabric that is tied on with decorative twine or ribbon, these jars are a pleasure to give and a joy to receive.

If you’ve ever wanted to create beautiful Mason gift jars in your own home, or try your hand at making the recipes yourself, here’s the good news: You don’t have to be a craft expert to assemble the containers, nor do you have to be a culinary school graduate to prepare the recipes in your own kitchen. Best-selling writer Lonnette Parks shows you just how easy it is. In her first book, The Mason Jar Cookie Cookbook, Lonnette shares fifty of her favorite cookie recipes. In her second book, The Mason Jar Soup-to-Nuts Cookbook, she presents fifty fantastic recipes for soups, muffins, breads, beverages, cakes, and more. Finally, in The Mason Jar Dessert Cookbook, Lonnette offers fifty delectable dessert recipes guaranteed to put a smile on your face. Just like the other books in the series, this one is designed for both the cook and the crafter. Each recipe includes easy-to-follow directions for creating the jarred mix. You’ll learn what size jar to use and how to make neat ingredient layers. Then Lonnette will show you how to add those finishing touches that turn the jar into a beautiful gift.

Whether you want to prepare the Mason jar recipes yourself or create impressive gift jars for family and friends, The Mason Jar Cookbook Series is all you need. Enjoy the experience! 

Reviews

"Demonstrates that a cook can prepare personalized combinations of ingredients at home and thus enjoy the mixes' advantages without their drawbacks." Booklist


Author Biography

Lonnette Parks has been cooking and baking since she was seven years old, and is an awardwinning pie maker and cake decorator. She is constantly honing her craft and adding to

her repertoire of Mason jar treats. Ms. Parks currently resides with her family in Charlottesville, Virginia, where she is a highly

sought-after speaker and cooking demonstrator at local clubs, schools, and organizations.

Table of contents

Contents

Acknowledgments     vi

Introduction        

The Basics        

Breakfast Fare

       Apple-Cinnamon Pancakes           

       Buckwheat Pancakes           

       Chocolate Chip Pancakes           

       Averi’s Apple Oatmeal           

       Light ’n Fluffy Buttermilk

Waffles           

       Granola Crunch           

       Old World Muesli           

Muffins    Scones    and Breads

       Apricot-Walnut Muffins           

       Ginger Spice Muffins           

          Golden Pecan Muffins           

          Raisin Bran Muffins           

          Blueberry Scones           

          Cinnamon-Raisin Scones           

          Butter Pecan Bread           

          Chocolate Chip Banana Bread           

          Chocolate Chip Raisin Bread           

          Golden Cornbread           

          Mom’s Blueberry Bread           

          Nutty Cranberry Bread           

Cookies and Cakes

          Chocolate Biscotti           

          Oatmeal Raisin Cookies           

          Scottish Shortbread           

          Toffee Chip Cookies           

          YuMMy Bars           

          “Good-Dog” Treats           

          Carrot Cake           

          Funnel Cakes           

          Lemon Poppy Seed Cake           

          Low-Fat Spice Cake           

          My Favorite Chocolate

Cake           

          Peach Cobbler           

          Spiced Apple Cake           

Soups and Stews

          Barley Rice Stew           

          Beefy Bean Soup              

          Beefy Chili Soup              

          Beefy Mac Soup              

          Dewing’s Hearty Vegetable

Beef Stew              

          Gobble-Up Turkey Noodle

Soup              

          Hearty Potato-Bean Soup              

          Multi-Bean Soup              

          Potato Soup              

          Very Veggie Tortellini Soup              

Beverages

          Bavarian Mint Coffee              

          Café Mocha              

          Orange and Spice

Coffee              

          Toffee Coffee              

          Viennese Coffee              

          Hot Spiced Tea              

          Southern Peach Tea              

          Café Vanilla Smoothies              

          Mexican Hot Chocolate              

Metric Conversion Tables              

Index              

 

Introduction or preface

Introduction

The popularity of Mason jar mixes is taking the country by storm! These beautifully decorated jars are filled with attractive layers of ingredients for making a variety of kitchen creations. Topped with an eye-catching square of fabric that is tied on with decorative twine or ribbon, these jars are a pleasure to give and a joy to receive.

            If you have ever wanted to create beautiful Mason gift jars in your own home, or try your hand at making the recipes yourself, here’s the good news: You don’t have to be a craft expert to assemble the containers, nor do you have to be a culinary school graduate to make the recipes in your own kitchen. The Mason Jar Soup-to-Nuts Cookbook will show you just how easy it is. Within its pages, you’ll find recipes for satisfying soups and stews, delicious hot and cold beverages, and a sensational array of blue-ribbon baked goods. (Just for fun, it even includes a recipe for making “doggie” treats for your favorite four-legged friend!)

            The book begins with a chapter called “The Basics.” The first part of this chapter guides you in buying the best ingredients and equipment for your cooking adventures, and provides tips for successful recipe results. It then covers all the ins and outs of creating the jars, including what size jar to use, how to make neat, even ingredient layers, and how to add those finishing touches that turn the jar into a beautiful gift.

            Next, you’ll find over fifty kitchen-tested recipes that fall into the following categories: Breakfast Fare; Muffins, Scones, and Breads; Cookies and Cakes; Soups and Stews; and Beverages. There are heavenly baked treats like Apricot-Walnut Muffins and Blueberry Scones, breakfast dishes like Old World Muesli and Apple-Cinnamon Pancakes, and a tasty assortment of cookies including Toffee Chip and buttery Scottish Shortbread. You can also kick back and relax with a steaming mug of Café Mocha, or cool down with a frosty glass of Southern Peach Tea. And if it’s heartier fare you’re after, you can choose from an array of nourishing soups and stews, from Hearty Potato-Bean to Gobble-Up Turkey Noodle.

            Because this book is designed for both the cook and the crafter, each recipe contains both instructions for making the recipe itself, and directions for creating the jarred mix—either to display in your own home or to present as gifts. A helpful diagram shows you how to layer the ingredients for attractive results, and a box neatly displays the recipe preparation instructions to include on your gift tag. All you have to do is pour the contents of the jar into a bowl or pot, add a few basic ingredients like butter and eggs, and follow a handful of easy instructions.

            Whether you want to prepare the Mason jar recipes for your personal eating pleasure, or you’d like to create impressive gift jars for family and friends, The Mason Jar Soup-to-Nuts Cookbook is all you need. Enjoy the experience!