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Recipes for Food Gifts

Nice to give to those friends who have been there when you needed them.


Chocolate Covered Pretzels

Is Chocolate One of the Basic Food Groups?

Melt Hershey bar, chocolate chips and shortening in the top of a double boiler until completely melted. After melted, dip pretzels in chocolate, using tongs and tap lightly. Place pretzels on waxed paper. If chocolate mixture gets thick while it's melting, add a little vegetable oil.

Shelley Cafferty

Friendship Soup

Just to say Thanks!

Layer all ingredients in canning jar. When You Have the white rice in the jar, put a large square of white net in jar, and then fill with Pasta Shapes. Decorate jar with a bow and give to a friend with these instructions.

In large pan, brown 1 pound ground meat in a little oil. Remove the large pasta shapes from top of jar and set aside. Add the rest of the jar contents to the pan with 12 cups water. Bring to a boil and simmer 45 minutes. Add pasta and simmer 15 minutes more.

Jeri Moore

Gourmet Cocoa Mix  

Snuggle Up in Winter and Have a Soothing cup of Cocoa!

Mix all ingredients together and place in airtight jars. Decorate jar and give to friends.

Place 3 Tablespoons of mix in a cup and add 8 ounces of boiling water.

Mindi Moore

Orange Slice Cookie in a Jar

Exciting way to combine cookies and candy!

Mix together flour, baking powder and baking soda. Set aside. Layer the rest in order given in a quart sized "wide mouth" canning jar. Press each layer firmly in place. Then add flour mix. Add the orange candies last.

Directions: Put cookie mix into large mixing bowl. Use your hands to thoroughly blend mix with 1/2 cup soft margarine. Add 1 egg slightly beaten and 1 teaspoon vanilla. Shape into large sized balls and place 2 inches apart on sprayed baking sheets. Bake at 375 degrees for 12 to 14 minutes until edges are lightly browned. Cool 5 minutes on baking sheet. Remove cookies to racks to finish cooling. Makes 2 1/2 dozen cookies.

Randi Moore

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