I have the most AMAZING Pepper Jelly recipe. Sounds gross, I know – I promise it’s not! It’s the most delicious appetizer and so easy. Just open the jar and pour over a block of cream cheese and eat with Ritz crackers.
A couple of years ago I was trying to find a neighbor gift tradition for our family that wasn’t sweet. One time while making my pepper jelly I thought how it reminded me of Christmas because it has green and red peppers and I knew I had hit gold! Not only is it not sweet, but there are so many parties at Christmas time, so it could be a useful gift too! Even better it could be made well ahead of December! Pam and her Mom started giving it as neighbor gifts last year too! It’s perfect!
I grow my own peppers in the summer and collect jars whenever I see them on sale or even at thrift stores. (If you buy jars at a thrift stores be sure to rub your finger along the top edge to check that there are no cracks or chips). I figure each finished jar ends up costing me about $1. This year from 6 garden pepper plants I was able to can about 130 jars.
I had the gift, but I didn’t have a consistent presentation. This year I designed one up!
There have been so many cute jar gift ideas out there that I decided to make blank jar label to use for other gifts throughout the year.
Besides yummy canned goodies, check out these other fun gift ideas you can use these labels with!
Make your own Seasoningby Self-reliance by Jamie
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