Inspired by Oprah's "Favorite Things" and the holiday season, I thought I'd do a series of posts with some of my favorite food and cooking-related gift items. Of course, I can't hand out free items like Oprah can, but hopefully I can inspire a few gifts for the foodies and entertainers in your life. Enjoy!
The Ball Canning Discovery Kit.
This neat little kit is under $20. It includes three jars, a plastic basket designed to lift jars in and out of a standard stock pot or pasta pot, instructions, and coupons for more jars. It's a great way to try it out to see if you like it--maybe produce a couple jars of homemade jam or some pickles. Plus, if you do become an avid canner, you'll have a ready-made "small batch" canning setup.
This kit makes a great Christmas gift for anyone who likes to cook and try out new things.