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					                  Mixes in a Jar
                              Chicken Soup Starter Mix
1.   ¼ cup rice
2.   ¼ cup parsley
3.   2 tablespoons chicken bouillon (granules look nicer)
4.   ⅛ cup minced onion
5.   ¼ cup rice
6.   1 tsp. salt
7.   ¼ tsp. pepper
8.   Fill to top with egg noodles
     Place mix in a pint jar.

                               Chicken Soup Recipe Card
In a large pan, bring 3 pints of water to a boil. Add contents of pint jar, stir well,
reduce heat and simmer covered 1 – 2 hours. The following optional ingredients can
also be added to the boiling water. Stir well.
       2 stalks chopped celery                       2 chopped carrots
       1 lb. cut up pieces cooked chicken
Cover, turn to low heat and simmer until vegetables are tender (approx. 1½ hour.)
Add water and stir as needed.
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                                      Brownie Mix
     1.   1/3 cup cocoa
     2.   2/3 cup sugar
     3.   ½ cup chocolate chips
     4.   1¼ cup flour
     5.   ½ cup M & M’s
     6.   2/3 cup brown sugar
     7.   ½ tsp. salt
     8.   1 tsp. baking powder
          Place mix in a quart jar.

                                Brownie Recipe Card
Preheat oven to 350º. Add contents of jar along with 1 tsp. vanilla, 2/3 cup oil, and
3 eggs. Stir well. Pour into a 9” x 9” greased pan and bake for 30 – 35 minutes.
                               Hot Chocolate Mix

3½ cup powdered instant dry milk             1 cup powdered coffee creamer
2 cup sifted powdered sugar                  ½ cup unsweetened cocoa
                                             Dash of salt
In a large bowl, combine the above ingredients and stir until the mixture is well
blended. Place mix in a wide-mouth one-quart jar.

                             Hot Chocolate Recipe Card
For one serving:
      5 T. hot chocolate mix                  mini marshmallows, optional
      6 oz. (3/4 cup) boiling water

Place the hot chocolate mix in a mug. Pour boiling water over the mixture. Stir
until completed dissolved. Garnish with mini marshmallows.

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                                   Raspberry Tea Mix

2 large boxes raspberry gelatin               2 tsp. ginger
1¼ c. sugar                                   1¼ c. unsweetened instant tea

Combine the above ingredients in a large bowl and stir until the mixture is blended
well. Placed mix in a wide-mouth one-quart jar.

                                      Raspberry Tea Card
To make one serving:
     2 T. raspberry tea mix                 8 oz. (1 cup) boiling water or
                                               cold water
Place the raspberry tea mix in a mug. To make hot tea, pour boiling water over the
mixture. To make ice tea, pour cold water over the mixture and add ice cubes.
Stir until the mix is completely dissolved.

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              Attach a gift tag with the directions on how to prepare your mix in
              a jar. You can cut a square of cloth (4” square) that goes between
           the canning lid and the piece that twists on. Then you tie the Recipe
     Card which you punch a hole in, on it with ribbon or jute. You can also add a
wooden spoon tied in with the ribbon or jute.
                                 Cappuccino Mix

1¼ cup powdered coffee creamer
1¼ cup powdered chocolate flavored drink mix
1 cup plus 2 T. instant coffee granules
2/3 cup sugar
½ tsp. plus 1/8 tsp. ground cinnamon
¼ tsp. plus 1/8 tsp. ground nutmeg

Combine the above ingredients in a large bowl. Stir until well blended. Place mix in
a wide-mouth one-quart jar.

                             Cappuccino Recipe Card
To make one serving:
     2 T. cappuccino mix                     whipped cream, optional
     6 oz. (3/4 cup) boiling water           shaved chocolate, optional

Place the cappuccino mix in a mug. Pour boiling water over the mixture. Stir until
the mix is completely dissolved. If desired, garnish with whipped cream and
shaved chocolate.
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                              M & M’s Cookie Mix

1¼ cup sugar                             2 cups flour mixed with
1¼ cups M & M’s candies                      ½ tsp. baking soda &
                                             ½ tsp. baking powder

Layer ingredients in order given in a one-quart wide-mouthed jar. Press each layer
firmly in place before adding the next ingredient. It will be a tight fit!

                               M & M Cookies Recipe Card
Empty jar of cookie mix into a large mixing bowl. Blend the mix thoroughly with
your hands.
Add: 1 stick butter or margarine (not diet), softened
      1 egg, slightly beaten
      1 tsp. vanilla, optional
Mix until completely blended. You will need to finish mixing with your hands.
Shape into balls the size of walnuts. Place 2-inches apart on sprayed baking
sheets. Bake at 375º for 12 to 14 minutes until edges are lightly browned. Cool 5
minutes on baking sheet. Remove cookies to racks to finish cooling. Makes 2½
dozen cookies.
                         Cinnamon Sugar Muffin Mix
2/3 cup sugar mixed with:
   1 T. cinnamon
   2 T. buttermilk powder (or else leave this and water out and use milk instead)
2/3 cup lightly packed brown sugar
2½ cups flour mixed with:
   2 tsp. baking powder
   ½ tsp. baking soda
Sprinkle mix:
   2 T. sugar
   1 tsp. cinnamon
Layer ingredients in order given in a one-quart wide-mouth jar. Press each layer
firmly in place. Use ball of aluminum foil to tightly fill space at top of jar. Press
very firmly to get all ingredients to fit. Put sprinkle ingredients into a sandwich bag
and label it “sprinkle”. Place this into jar last, pressing in well. Use large ball of
aluminum foil to tightly fill space at top of jar.

                        Cinnamon Sugar Muffins Recipe Card
Remove “sprinkle” packet from jar and set aside. Empty jar into a large mixing
bowl. Blend dry ingredients thoroughly.
Add: ½ cup oil
       ½ cup water
       2 eggs
Mix until just blended. Don’t overmix. Fill 15 standard sized muffin cups ¾ full.
(Use liners or spray with cooking spray.) Sprinkle cinnamon sugar from reserved
packet over batter. Bake at 350º for 20 to 23 minutes.
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                                 Chex Snack Mix
½ cup mixed salted nuts                         1 cup Rice Chex cereal
½ cup broken small pretzels                     ½ tsp. seasoned salt
1 cup Wheat Chex cereal                         ½ tsp. garlic powder
1 cup Corn Chex cereal
Layer ingredients in order given in a one-quart wide-mouth jar. Press each layer
firmly in place. Sprinkle seasonings into jar on top of the mix.
                             Chex Snack Mix Recipe Card
Empty jar into a large micro safe dish. Melt 2 T. butter or margarine in microwave.
Pour butter over mix. Mix well to coat cereals evenly with butter. Microwave on
High 2 minutes. Stir well. Microwave 1 additional minute, stir well, and then
microwave 1 more minute. Spread mixture on paper towels in a 9” x 13” pan. Allow
to cool. Store in airtight container until serving. Can put servings into Ziploc bags
– add bows and give as little gifts. Instead of using the microwave – bake these in
a 250º oven (in a 9” x 13” pan) for 1 hour (stirring well every 15 minutes).

				
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