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Friday, November 28, 2014

Zesty Bacon Ranch Seasoned Crackers in a Jar

Bacon Ranch Crackers 2 gift in a jar

Buttermilk Bacon Ranch Crackers make a great gift in a jar. In my world bacon is like butter and it makes everything better. When you combine bacon with buttermilk ranch powdered dressing you have hit the trifecta of flavor. Excellent snack or appetizer to give as a gift for the food lover on your gift list.

Homemade Buttermilk Bacon Ranch Dressing Mix:

  • 2 Tbsp powdered buttermilk 
  • 2 Tbsp dried parsley 
  • 1 1/2 tsp dried dill 
  • 1 1/2 tsp garlic powder 
  • 1 tsp onion powder 
  • 1/2 tsp dried basil 
  • 1/4 tsp pepper 
  • 1/4 tsp lemon pepper 
  • 1/4 tsp bacon salt 
  • 1/4 teaspoon lemon pepper 
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil  
  • 1/4 tsp salt optional
  • 5 cups oyster crackers (a standard bag from the store) (equal to one packet of store bought)

Add each of the dried spices to a bowl and mix carefully. If you want to make the dressing mix in a double batch you can store the remainder in a canning jar or zip top bag.

Directions for Bacon Ranch Crackers Gift in a Jar:

  1. Preheat oven to 250 degrees F (120 degrees C).
  2. In a large bowl, combine the spices. Add oyster crackers and olive oil and toss to coat. Spread evenly on a baking sheet.
  3. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes in the preheated oven, stirring gently after 10 minutes. Remove from oven, and allow to cool before serving.

Materials for Pyrography Spoon:

  • Wood Spoons
  • Pattern Hot Stamp
  • Creative Versa-Tool
  • Twine
  • Button
  • scissors
Then I used a pattern Hot Stamp from the Creative Versa-Tool to add the circles on the back and the front of the spoon. wood burning spoons You can draw images or stamp images and the follow the lines with the wood burning tool draw pattern on spoon before wood burning

If you are interested in learning other ways to do a wood burn spoon you can check out this links to Pyrography Spoons

Thursday, August 21, 2014

15 Infused Water Recipes

Infused water recipes seem to be everywhere these days.  I have been experimenting and trying different versions.  I thought I would gather up some infused water recipes for y'all today.  Let me know any combinations that you enjoy in the comments.  


Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Make Coconut Oil Lotion

Make your own coconut oil lotion and add it to adorable jars.  Click here to get the full recipe and instructions for the jars from A Nest for All Seasons.  I love the decoration and I can imagine that the lotion smells amazing.

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Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Mason Jar Mosaic Backsplash

Broken jars?  No problem!  Save them and make a mason jar mosaic back splash.  This is an amazing idea and I just with I had somewhere in my home to do this.  Click here to get all of the instructions and see more pictures at Sawdust and Embryos.

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Monday, August 18, 2014

Play Dough Mason Jars

Add coordinating homemade playdough to fun painted topped jars.  You can get recipes for the playdough plus instructions on the jars from Living Chic on the Cheap.  This idea can be used for party favors, gifts, and more!

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Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Jar Lid Picture Magnets

Don't throw away those jar lids!  There are plenty of crafts to make with those as well.  These jar lid picture magnets are one example.  Let The 36th Avenue show you how to make these simple magnets for your home here.  Then add a ton of these to your fridge or give as gifts.

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