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November 28, 2016  | Everyday Recipes
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Today's Recipes - Jar Mix Beverage and Soup Gift Recipes
Sharon's Jar Mix Gift Recipes  (8 Recipes) | Cinnamon Apple Spice Drink Recipe | Orange Spiced Almonds Recipe | Cinnamon Ornaments Recipe | Peppermint Cocoa Recipe

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Nancy, this is a very good sauce for turkey or ham. This recipe appeared a few years ago and I still use it.

Cranberry Sauce (to die for)

1 (15 oz.) can Cranberry Sauce (the one with berries, NOT THE JELLY KIND)
1 (15 oz.) can crushed pineapple, drained well
1 (12 oz.) can Mandarin oranges, drained, cut them in pieces

You need to stir the cranberry sauce to break it up some. Then combine the other 2 ingredients and mix well. Refrigerate it for one day.

Everyone have a great week. Nancy and 4 legged associates stay safe, stay warm, comfortable.
Susie Indy
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Robbie posted a recipe for these Reese Cup Fudge, there was no mention if these were the miniatures? Or the regular sized PB cups? Posted on 11/28/or 26? Sorry, I missed a few days. Thank you

Nancy, I have been with you all those many years. Many of my favorite recipes came from fellow followers. Did you also have a site Annie's Recipes for a while in the late '90s ?

Thanks for , all your efforts in making this a quality site.

Give little critters an extra treat too. Their antics always bring a smile to my face.
Anita in Camarillo

Yes, I did have Annie's Recipes and Alicia's Recipes.  I sold them 8 or 9 years ago.  They are still online.  Some very nice people purchased the sites. I used the money earned from the sale of the sites to put a down payment on the house where I now live.

It is good that Thanksgiving is more than "pigging out" at the table as many of us take time to reflect on our blessings. I am sure that I speak for most of your readers who want to say that we are grateful for you and the newsletter. Each time I receive it in my mailbox I eagerly open it and often save a recipe or more. I sit with my morning coffee and read comments from all and the antics of your babies. I wish you continued success with the newsletter and many more happy years with your family and friends.
Nana in SE Ohio

Cinnamon Apple Spice Drink Recipe

3 teaspoons grated orange peel
3 cinnamon sticks, crushed
3 teaspoons whole cloves
1 whole nutmeg, crushed
3 cup apple juice
6 cinnamon sticks

Combine orange peel, 3 crushed cinnamon sticks, cloves and nutmeg in a small bowl. Tie dry ingredients in a double thickness of cheesecloth to make a sachet, or secure in a large tea-straining ball. In a medium pan, simmer apple juice with spices for at least 20 minutes. Ladle into mugs and garnish each with a cinnamon stick.
Serves 6.
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Orange Spiced Almonds Recipe

1 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon allspice
1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
1/4 cup orange juice
2 cup whole unblanched almonds

Line cookie sheet with foil; grease. In medium saucepan, combine all ingredients except almonds. Cook over medium heat until candy thermometer reaches soft ball stage (234?F.). Remove from heat. Add almonds; toss until well glazed. Spread in single layer on greased foil-lined cookie sheet; cool completely. Break apart, if necessary.
Makes 3 cups
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Cinnamon Ornaments Recipe

3/4 to 1 cup applesauce
4-1/8 oz Bottle ground cinnamon

Mix 3/4-1 C applesauce with 4.12-oz bottle ground cinnamon to form stiff dough. Roll to 1/4". Cut with cookie cutters. Make hole for ribbon. Let dry several days, turning occasionally.
Ornaments are not edible.
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Peppermint Cocoa Recipe

3 (4-1/2") peppermint sticks
1 cup confectioners' sugar
1 cup powdered nondairy creamer
3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa

Place peppermint sticks in a airtight bag, beat to a powder with a mallet. Combine peppermint with sugar, creamer and cocoa. Add 1/4 cup mix to 3/4 cup boiling water for each serving. Store remaining mix in a jar or airtight bag.
Serves 8
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Sharon's Jar Mix Gift Recipes  (8 Recipes)
Here are a few of the Christmas Jar Gifts I have used in the past. I have many more of them but the ones listed below are my favorite ones. I give these as gifts (mostly beverages and soups) to neighbors and shut ins at church. I have many more recipes if anyone would like them. I have mostly soup, seasoning and cookie recipes.

Chocolate Pudding Mix Recipe

2 1/2 cups instant nonfat dry milk
5 cups sugar
3 cups cornstarch
1 teaspoon salt
2 1/2 cups unsweeteened cocoa

Mix all ingredients together until they are well blended. Store in a large airtight pretty jar.

Attach this to the Jar:

Chocolate Pudding Mix

To Make Pudding:
Make sure you stir mix before using. Then measure out 2/3 cup of mix in a medium saucepan. Add 2 cups milk, one teaspoon vanilla and one tablespoon butter and cook over low heat stirring constantly until mixture comes to a boil. Continue cooking and stirring for one minute. Remove from heat; cool. May be placed in individual serving bowls then cooled.


Instant Spiced Tea Recipe

2 cups powdered orange breakfast drink
1 1/2 cups sugar
3/4 cup instant tea
2 packages unsweetened lemonade mix
1 teaspoon ground cloves
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Mix the ingredients and put them into a glass jar. Label the mix "Spiced Tea. Add 2 heaping teaspoons to 1 cup boiling water.


Toffee Coffee Mix

2/3 cup instant coffee
1 cup nondairy creamer
1 cup brown sugar

Combine all ingredients well in a bowl. Place in airtight jars.

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Toffee Coffee
To serve, place 2 to 3 teaspoons of mix in a mug and add boiling water.


Russian Tea

2 1/2 cups Tang
1 1/2 cups white sugar
1 12 ounce of instant lemonade mix
2 teaspoon cloves
1 1/2 cups instant lemon flavored tea
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1 teaspoon nutmeg

Measure out all ingrediants first into separate bowls. Layer the Tang, sugar, lemonade and tea into jar as little or as much as you like. Repeat the layers often to make a pretty layered looking sand art type look. Add the cloves, cinnamon & nutmeg last. This is a very sweet drink.

Attach this to the Jar:

Russian Tea
Mix dry ingredients well. Add 2 tablespoons into coffee cup and add hot water.


French Vanilla Cocoa Mix

10 1/2 cups nonfat dry milk
4 cup confectioner's sugar
2 8 ounce jars of French vanilla flavored nondairy powdered creamer
3 1/2 cups Nestle's Quick
2 3/4 cup nondairy powdered creamer
1/2 teaspoon salt

Combine all ingredients and store in an airtight jar. This recipe will yield approximately 8 pint size gift jars.

Attach this to the Jar:

French Vanilla Cocoa Mix
Combine 3 heaping tablespoons of cocoa mix into hot water or milk. Stir.


Viennese Flavored Coffee

1/4 cup powdered creamer
1/3 cup sugar
1/4 cup instant coffee
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

Process in a blender on liquify until well blended. Store in an air tight container.

Attach this to Jar:

Viennese Flavored Coffee
Use by tablespoonfuls according to taste. Spoon in cup and add hot water.


Potato Soup Mix

1 3/4 cups instant mashed potatoes
1 1/2 cups dry milk
2 tablespoons instant chicken bullion
2 teaspoons dried minced onion
1 teaspoon dried parsley
1/4 teaspoon ground white pepper
1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
1/8 teaspoon turmeric
1 1/2 teaspoons seasoning salt

Combine all ingredients in a bowl and mix. Makes 6 servings. Place in 1 quart canning jars to store.

Attach this to the Jar:

Potato Soup
Place 1/2 cup mix in soup bowl and add 1 cup boiling water. Stir until smooth.


Hot Chocolate Mix

3 cups powdered milk
1/2 cup cocoa
3/4 cup sugar
dash of salt

Sift the ingredients into a large bowl. Pack the mix into an airtight jar decorated with a pretty ribbon.

Attach this to the Jar:

Hot Chocolate
Serves 1

4 tablespoons Hot Chocolate Mix
8 ounces boiling water
marshmallows or whipped cream

Place the Hot Chocolate Mix into a mug. Pour in the boiling water. Stir until the Chocolate mix is dissolved. Garnish with marshmallows or whipped cream.
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