Dec 21

Weekly Ad Recipe – Dill and Cheese Shrimp Appetizers

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These are the perfect appetizers to add to your next holiday cocktail party. If you can’t find the dill flavored Havarti cheese you can use the regular flavor and it will work just as good. Extremely easy to make and finished in less than 15 minutes. Enjoy….I did!

Jayne
Coborn’s Inc. Meat and Seafood Merchandiser

Dill and Cheese Shrimp Appetizers
Serves: 24
 
Ingredients
  • 24 Cocktail Bread Slices, pumpernickel
  • 3 T. Dijon Mustard
  • 1 T. Honey
  • 6 Havarti Cheese Slices, dill
  • 24 Medium or Large Fully Cooked Shrimp, thawed if frozen and tails removed
  • 2 T. Red Bell Pepper, finely chopped
  • 2 T. Fresh Dill Weed, chopped
Instructions
  1. Heat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Place bread slices in jelly roll pan.
  3. Bake 4 to 6 minutes or until crisp.
  4. Mix mustard and honey; spread over bread slices.
  5. Cut cheese into 2” squares.
  6. Top each bread slice with cheese, shrimp and bell pepper.
  7. Sprinkle with dill weed.
  8. Bake 3 to 5 minutes or until cheese is melted.
Notes
Suggested Wine Pairing 14 Hands Riesling

 

Dec 14

Weekly Ad Recipe – Glazed Carrots

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What a great side dish for any entree. Quick and very easy to make. The glaze puts a nice shine on the carrots and is very tasty. Enjoy….I did!

Jayne
Coborn’s Inc. Meat and Seafood Merchandiser

Glazed Carrots
Serves: 6
 
Ingredients
  • 1 Lb. Carrots, ready-to-eat, sliced
  • ⅓ Cup Brown Sugar, packed
  • 2 T. Butter or Margarine
  • ½ tsp. Salt
  • ½ tsp. Orange Peel, grated
Instructions
  1. In 2-quart saucepan, heat 1” water to boiling.
  2. Add carrots.
  3. Heat to boiling; reduce heat.
  4. Simmer uncovered 6 to 9 minutes or until crisp-tender; drain and set aside.
  5. In 12” skillet, cook remaining ingredients over medium heat, stirring constantly, until bubbly.
  6. Stir in carrots.
  7. Reduce heat to low.
  8. Cook about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until carrots are glazed and hot.

 

Dec 14

Weekly Ad Recipe – Slow Cooker BBQ Beef Sandwiches

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Unbelievably tender and moist! The flavor was fantastic and the best part was when I walked into my house at the end of a long day at work, my dinner was ready to eat in less than 30 minutes. You can’t beat that! Enjoy….I did!

Jayne,
Coborn’s Inc. Meat and Seafood Merchandiser

Slow Cooker BBQ Beef Sandwiches
Serves: 16
 
Ingredients
  • 4 Lbs. Beef Rump Roast, boneless
  • 2 cups Barbecue sauce
  • 1 cup Root Beer
  • Dash Salt and Pepper
  • 16 Sandwich Buns, split
Instructions
  1. In 4 qt. slow cooker, place beef.
  2. In large bowl, mix 1-1/2 cups of the barbecue sauce and the root beer; pour over the beef.
  3. Cover; cook on low heat setting for 8-10 hours.
  4. About 20 minutes before serving, remove beef from slow cooker; place on large plate.
  5. Pour juices from slow cooker in 12” skillet.
  6. Cook over medium heat about 15 minutes, stirring occasionally, until juices are thickened and reduced to about 3 cups.
  7. Meanwhile, shred beef with 2 forks; return to slow cooker.
  8. Stir in remaining ½ cup barbecue sauce into reduced juices in skillet; pour over shredded beef in slow cooker.
  9. Stir in salt and pepper to taste.
  10. Spoon about a ½ cup beef mixture into each bun.
Notes
Suggested Wine Pairing 14 Hands Hot to Trot Red

 

Dec 9

12 Days of Christmas

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The Coborn’s 12 days of Christmas have officially begun! This promotion is new to us this year and has already been a huge hit!

We partnered with a dozen of our very favorite vendors to deliver some holiday joy to our customers: Purina, Pan-O-Gold, Crystal Farms, Kemps, Simek’s, Crunchmaster, Sugardale, Food Club, Farmland, Wrigley, Mars and Gold’n Plump.

Then we invited our customers to register to win a cart full of groceries at www.coborns.com.

On each of the 12 Days of Christmas, our Coborn’s elves meet up with the vendor of the day and show up at a store, find someone with a nice, full cart, and surprise them with the gift of free groceries. After having our fun in the store, we come back to Santa’s workshop, draw a random winner from the online registration, and then post the fun on social media.

The first day of our Christmas promotion was super fun! We surprised a customer in Big Lake by paying for her groceries, and in the true Christmas spirit, she paid it forward and bought the groceries of the next two people in line behind her. You can watch the festivities on our YouTube channel.

12 Days of Christmas

If you haven’t yet entered for your chance to win free groceries through the 12 Days of Christmas, there are 10 days left – sign up at www.Coborns.com

Rebecca
Communications Manager

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Dec 9

Mini Baker Holiday Gift Idea

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Traditional Holiday Baking at its Best!

Well in my blog this past September I introduced you to the new Mini Baker and I thought that this month we could talk more about the Mini Bakers.  December is the time of year when you get together with family and friends you haven’t seen for a while to celebrate the holidays over dinner or even a cocktail party. Each year when I get an invitation to attend a party, I always bring a gift for the host or hostess to show my appreciation for the time spent to get their house ready and all the wonderful food that he or she has prepared for all of us to enjoy. Now that I have discovered these little Mini Bakers, I am going to make a variety of items that I can put into the Mini Baker and give out as hostess gifts. I want to share these recipes because they have been in my family for over 75 years.  I grew up enjoying these breads during Thanksgiving and Christmas and want to pass them on to you.  There is nothing like the smell of these old recipes baking in the oven that brings back all those wonderful memories of my mom and grandma in the kitchen.  I hope you enjoy these as much as I do.

Yesterday when I picked up more of these Mini Bakers I noticed that Crafts Direct now has serving trays to go with the Mini Baker and cute decals to add to the outside of the dish.  So I just had to try them.

Now all you have to do is attach a cute little decal on the side of the dish along with a bow on the top.  You have a perfect little hostess gift that can be enjoyed as a treat and the best part your host or hostess can keep the dish to enjoy other fun treats throughout the holidays.

Cranberry Orange Bread

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Cranberry Orange Bread
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Serves: 8
 
Ingredients
  • 2 Cups Flour
  • 1 Cup Sugar
  • 1½ tsp. Baking Powder
  • 1 tsp. Salt
  • ½ tsp. Soda
  • ¼ Cup Shortening
  • ¾ Cup Orange Juice
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 tsp. Orange Zest
  • 1 Cup Dried Cranberries, chopped
  • ½ Cup Chopped Walnuts or Pecans
Instructions
  1. Mix ingredients except for nuts and cranberries, just to moisten.
  2. Fold in the nuts and berries.
  3. Spray Mini Bakers with cooking spray and flour them.
  4. Pour batter into 4 Mini Bakers.
  5. Bake in a preheated 350° oven for 45 minutes.
Notes
Makes 4 individual loaves in the mini bakers.

 

Almond Tea Bread

Almond Tea Bread
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Serves: 8
 
Ingredients
  • Bread
  • 2¼ Cups Sugar
  • 3 Eggs
  • 1 Cup Oil
  • 3 Cups Flour
  • 1½ tsp. Salt
  • 1½ tsp. Baking Powder
  • 1½ Cups Milk
  • 1½ T. Poppy Seed
  • 1½ tsp. Almond Extract
  • 1½ tsp. Butter Extract
  • 1½ tsp. Vanilla Extract
  • Glaze
  • 3.4 Cup Sugar
  • ¼ Cup Orange Juice
  • ½ tsp. Almond Extract
  • ½ tsp. Butter Extract
  • ½ tsp. Vanilla Extract
Instructions
  1. Mix together the sugar, egg, and oil.
  2. Add dry ingredients alternately with milk.
  3. Beat for approximately 2 minutes.
  4. Spray Mini Bakers with cooking spray and flour them.
  5. Pour batter into 4 Mini Bakers.
  6. Bake in a preheated 350° oven for 45 minutes.
  7. Stir all glaze ingredients together.
  8. Paint with pastry brush over bread while bread is still warm.
Notes
Makes 4 individual loaves in the mini bakers.

Aloha Banana Bread

Aloha Banana Bread
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Serves: 8
 
Ingredients
  • 2 Cups Flour
  • 1 tsp. Baking Soda
  • ½ tsp. Salt
  • ½ Cup Butter
  • 1 Cup Sugar
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 Cup Ripe Bananas, mashed
  • 1 T. Orange Zest
  • ¼ Cup Milk
  • 1 tsp. Vanilla Extract
  • ½ tsp. Almond Extract
  • 1 Cup Flaked Coconut
  • ½ Cup Chopped Macadamia Nuts or Walnuts
Instructions
  1. Mix all ingredients together.
  2. Spray Mini Bakers with cooking spray and flour them.
  3. Pour batter into 4 Mini Bakers.
  4. Bake in a preheated 350° oven for 45 minutes.
Notes
Makes 4 individual loaves in the mini bakers.

 

Have a Safe Happy Holiday. And enjoy… I will!

Jayne
Coborn’s Inc. Meat and Seafood Merchandiser

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Dec 7

Weekly Ad Recipe – Maple Roasted Pork Chops and Squash

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This is one of my favorite pork recipes because it is so easy to make, and the flavor of sage, garlic and maple mixed together with the pork make your tastebuds do a “happy dance”! Let’s not forget the squash either. Yummy! Enjoy….I did!

Jayne,
Coborns Inc. Meat and Seafood Merchandiser

Weekly Ad Recipe – Maple Roasted Pork Chops & Squash
Serves: 4
 
Ingredients
  • 4 Pork Chops, boneless, ½” thick
  • 1 med. Buttercup Squash, unpeeled, cut into 4 wedges
  • ½ tsp. Seasoned Salt
  • ½ tsp. Sage Leaves, dried
  • ¼ tsp. Garlic Powder
  • ¼ cup Syrup, real or maple-flavored
  • 2 T. Butter or Margarine, melted
Instructions
  1. Heat oven to 425 degrees.
  2. Spray 9×12 inch glass pan with cooking spray.
  3. Place pork chops and squash in pan.
  4. Sprinkle squash and both sides of pork chops with seasoned salt, sage and garlic powder; rub with fingers to distribute evenly.
  5. In small bowl, mix maple syrup and butter.
  6. Brush about half of mixture over pork and squash.
  7. Cover pan with foil.
  8. Bake 40 minutes.
  9. Turn pork chops over.
  10. Brush pork and squash with maple mixture.
  11. Bake uncovered 10 minutes longer until the internal temperature of the pork reaches at least 145 degrees and the squash is tender.
Notes
Suggested Wine Pairing 14 Hands Chardonnay

 

 

Dec 7

Cheese Of The Month – December

JrlsbrgChsDpJarlsberg Cheese Dip is a great addition to any gathering. You can cook this in the oven or in a small crock pot. Jarlsberg blends well with onion and mayonnaise. Serve this dip with baguette bread, pita chips or bagel chips.

Cheese Of The Month Recipe – Jarlsberg Cheese Dip
Cuisine: Dip
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Serves: 20
 
Ingredients
  • 2 Cups Shredded Jarlsberg Cheese
  • 2 Cups Grated Onion
  • 2 Cups Mayonnaise
Instructions
  1. Mix all ingredients together.
  2. Spread evenly in baking dish.
  3. Bake at 375 degrees uncovered for 20 minutes or until bubbly or light brown.
  4. Serve with baguette bread.
Notes
Suggested Beer Pairing Widmer Hefeweizen

JrlsbrgQchNext time you are planning a brunch, serve this impressive quiche. The Jarlsberg cheese pulls all the flavors together well. The crust is very simple but tastes divine. This dish is certain to be a new favorite.

Cheese Of The Month Recipe – Jarlsberg Quiche – Pie Dough
Cuisine: Breakfast
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Ingredients
  • ¾ Cup Butter
  • 1 Cup White Flour
  • 2 Tbsp. Water
Instructions
  1. Mix the butter and flour in a food processor or by hand until the mixture has a granular consistency.
  2. Add the water and knead into the dough.
  3. Let it chill for 30 minutes.
  4. Roll dough and fit into 10 inch pie pan.
  5. Make a few holes with a fork in the dough and blind bake in the oven at (400º F) for 15 minutes.
Cheese Of The Month Recipe – Jarlsberg Quiche – Filling
Cuisine: Breakfast
Prep time: 
Cook time: 
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Serves: 6-8
 
Ingredients
  • 1 Cup Fresh Spinach
  • 1 Red Onion, cut into rings
  • 1 Cup Milk
  • 4 Eggs
  • Salt & Pepper, to taste
  • ½ Cup Sundried Tomatoes
  • ¼ Cup Olives
  • 1 Cup Shredded Jarlsberg
Instructions
  1. In a frying pan, fry onion and spinach with butter.
  2. Scoop the mixture into the baked pie crust.
  3. Whisk together the eggs, milk, salt and pepper and pour over spinach and onion.
  4. Top with olives, sliced sundried tomatoes and the Jarlsberg cheese.
  5. Bake 350º F for 35-40 minutes.
  6. Serve with salad.
Notes
Suggested Wine Pairing Cupcake Prosecco

JrlsbrgSsgSldrsJarlsberg Spiced Sausage Sliders have a little slice of apple to sweeten your palette and take the edge off of the spicy sausage. This is a full flavor creation that is sure to please.

Cheese Of The Month Recipe – Jarlsberg Spiced Sausage Sliders
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Cuisine: Sandwich
Prep time: 
Cook time: 
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Serves: 8
 
Ingredients
  • 12 Inch Skinny Baguette Or 6 Slider Rolls
  • To Taste Honey Mustard
  • To Taste Relish (Sweet India Or Dill Pickle Style)
  • ½ Lb. Thin Sliced, Roasted, Spicy Sausage (Chorizo, Italian Or Kielbasa)
  • 1 Large Fuji Or Gala Apple, Cored & Sliced Thin
  • 6 Slices Jarlsberg Cheese
Instructions
  1. Slice bread or rolls horizontally to open.
  2. Place on foil-lined baking sheet and toast.
  3. Spread layer of mustard and relish on top and bottom halves.
  4. Arrange sausage, apple and Jarlsberg on bottom half.
  5. With roll (or baguette) tops to the side, broil 3-5 minutes until cheese begins to melt.
  6. Cover with tops (slice into 2 inch sliders if baguette) and serve.
Notes
Suggested Wine Pairing Smoking Loon Syrah

Tip: To roast sausage, preheat oven to 425. Spray a roasting pan with olive oil, and cook sausage until well browned, about 25 minutes.

 

Nov 29

Weekly Ad Recipe – Cheddar Stuffed Mushrooms

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What a perfect appetizer for your next dinner party or cocktail party during the upcoming holidays. I love making these because they are so easy and you can stuff the mushrooms a day ahead of time. Just cover and refrigerate until ready to bake. You can also use other cheeses besides cheddar, like Swiss, Blue Cheese Crumbles or Feta. Enjoy….I did!

Jayne,
Coborn’s Inc. Meat and Seafood Merchandiser

Cheddar Stuffed Mushrooms
Serves: 36
 
Ingredients
  • Two 8 Oz. Pkgs. Fresh Whole White Mushrooms, cleaned
  • ¾ Cup 10-Minute Original or Herb Flavored Stuffing Mix, prepared
  • ½ Cup Cheddar Cheese, shredded
  • ¼ Cup Butter, melted
  • 2 T. Onion, finely chopped
Instructions
  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Remove stems from mushrooms; reserve caps.
  3. Finely chop half of the stems; discard remaining stems.
  4. In small bowl, combine chopped mushroom stems, prepared stuffing mix, cheese, butter and onion; mix well.
  5. Spoon about 1 teaspoon mushroom mixture into each mushroom cap.
  6. Place on ungreased cookie sheet.
  7. Bake at 350 degrees for 10 to 12 minutes or until thoroughly heated.
  8. Serve warm.
Notes
Suggested Wine Pairing Sebastiani Pinot Noir

 

Nov 29

Weekly Ad Recipe – Tuna and Pear Salsa

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This recipe is very versatile. The flavor of the fruits really pop out at you when paired with fresh tuna. I have made this recipe several times. You can really change things by changing the type of fish to either swordfish or halibut, both work perfect in this recipe. You can also change the fruit around by using either peaches or plums. I love this salsa recipe so much I have also added it to pork chops or chicken. Enjoy…I did!

Jayne,
Coborn’s Inc. Meat and Seafood Merchandiser

Tuna and Pear Salsa
Serves: 6
 
Ingredients
  • 1½ Cups Unpeeled Pear, chopped
  • 2 T. Medium Hot or Mild Yellow Chile, chopped
  • 2 T. Green Onions, chopped
  • 2 T. Fresh Cilantro, chopped
  • 2 tsp. Lemon Peel, grated
  • 2 tsp. Lemon Juice
  • ½ tsp. Salt
  • 6 Yellowfin Tuna Fillets (1-1/2 lbs.)
Instructions
  1. In small glass bowl, mix all salsa ingredients.
  2. Cover; refrigerate at least 1 hour to blend flavors, but no longer than 24 hours.
  3. Set oven control to broil.
  4. Spray broiler pan rack with cooking spray.
  5. Place fish on rack in broiler pan.
  6. Broil with tops about 4 inches from heat about 5 minutes and until internal temperature of fish reaches at least 145 degrees.
  7. Serve tuna topped with salsa.
Notes
Suggested Wine Pairing 14 Hands Chardonnay

 

Nov 27

3 Mason Jar Gift Ideas for the Holidays

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Lynell

Last year I wrote a blog featuring Seven Festive Ways to Use a Mason Jar. I received a lot of positive feedback so I wanted to blog about a few more fun ways to use a mason jar for the holidays. These ideas are simple, fun and make great gifts. Don’t forget that you can get most, if not all of the items to make these gifts at your local Coborn’s!

Mint Cocoa Cocktail

First let’s start with a fun “Adult” gift, The Mint Cocoa Cocktail. A little mint a little cocoa and a little liquor make for a great way to unwind from a long winter day. Click Here to print the Free Printable Gift Tags that include the directions on how to make this Christmas-y Cocktail.

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Mint Cocoa Cocktail Mason Jar Gift
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Ingredients
  • Mason Jar
  • Handful Peppermint Candies
  • 2 Small Bottles Peppermint Schnapps
  • 2 Packets Hot Cocoa Mix
  • 2 Peppermint Candy Canes
  • One 8″ Round Piece of Material (peppermint pattern)
  • 4.5′ Twine
  • Four 1″ Bulbs (I used 4 different colors)
  • Free Printable Tag
Instructions
  1. Place peppermint candies in the bottom of the jar.
  2. Place 2 hot cocoa packets in the back of the jar.
  3. Place 2 bottles of peppermint schnapps in the jar in front of the cocoa packets.
  4. Add 2 candy canes in the jar for stir sticks.
  5. Screw the lid on the jar.
  6. Place the material on top of the lid.
  7. Wrap the twine twice around the lid to secure the material on the top of the jar.
  8. Attach free printable tag with twine.
  9. Tie the bulbs to the end of the twine.
  10. Stir with candy canes and enjoy!

 

Cinnamon Popcorn Santa

My next mason jar gift idea is a tasty treat that anyone on your list will love!

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Cinnamon Popcorn Santa Mason Jar Gift
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Ingredients
  • Mason Jar Supplies
  • Large Mason jar
  • Little Santa hat
  • 1 Foot 1″ Black Ribbon (or paper)
  • 2″ x 2″ Sparkly Silver Paper
  • Cinnamon Candy Popcorn
  • Hot Glue
  • Cinnamon Popcorn Ingredients
  • 8 Quarts Popped Popcorn
  • 1 Cup Butter, cubed
  • ½ Cup Light Corn Syrup
  • 9 Oz. Red Hot Candies
Instructions
  1. Mason Jar Instructions
  2. Hot glue the Santa hat on the lid.
  3. Hot glue the black band around the middle of the jar.
  4. Hot glue the silver buckle on the black band.
  5. Fill the jar with Cinnamon Candy Popcorn.
  6. Cinnamon Popcorn Directions
  7. Place popcorn in a large bowl; set aside.
  8. In a large saucepan, combine the butter, corn syrup and candies; bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring frequently for 5 minutes.
  9. Pour sauce over popcorn and toss to coat.
  10. Transfer popcorn to two greased 15″ x 10″ x1″ baking pans.
  11. Bake at 250°F for 1 hour, stirring every 15 minutes.
  12. Dump popcorn onto waxed paper to cool.
  13. Break apart; store in airtight containers.

 

Edible Play Dough Snowman

My last mason jar gift idea is an edible play dough snowman. This is a great gift for the kids on your list. It is not a tasty treat, but if it is consumed, it is at least made with all edible ingredients! Not to mention it is pretty adorable as well.

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Edible Play Dough Snowman Mason Jar Gift
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Ingredients
  • Mason Jar Snowman Supplies
  • Mason Jar
  • White Spray Paint
  • Two ¾ -1″ Black Buttons
  • Four ½” Black Buttons
  • Small Piece Orange Felt
  • 16″ Square Piece of Material
  • Styrofoam ball – 3″ Round and 1 ½” high
  • Scissors
  • Hot Glue Gun & Glue
  • Edible Play Dough Ingredients
  • 1 Box White Cake Mix
  • 1 Stick Butter, softened
  • Water
Instructions
  1. Spray paint the Mason jar white.
  2. Cut orange felt into a triangle to create a nose.
  3. Hot glue button eyes, button mouth and felt nose onto jar.
  4. Lay material right side down and place jar lid on top.
  5. Cut Styrofoam ball to fit on top of the jar (use a steak knife).
  6. Pull material up around the lid and ball and tie it, cutting off any excess.
  7. Make Edible Play Dough by combining cake mix, stick of softened butter and water. Add water as needed to create desired consistency.
  8. Push play dough in the jar and seal it with the lid.
Notes
The white spray paint is optional. You will still get the white color of the snowman by placing the white play dough inside the mason jar.

 

I hope you enjoy making these fun and festive mason jar gifts for your friends and family this holiday. For more fun gift ideas using mason jars Click Here and start following us on Pinterest today!

Lynell
Coborn’s, Inc. Graphic Designer

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