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14 Genius Ways To Cook With Mason Jars You'll Actually Want To Try

From making ice cream to baking a cake to cooking eggs.

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1. Use the lids to make perfectly baked eggs.

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http://www.smartschoolhouse.com/easy-recipe/bake-eggs-mason-jar-lid

Just line up the lids on a sheet tray, coat them in nonstick spray, and crack your eggs right into them. Learn how to do it here.

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2. Make smoothies directly in the jar.

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If you're feeling adventurous, most blender blades perfectly screw onto a mason jar. Just blend your smoothie and pop the lid back on for a perfect on-the-go breakfast. Learn how to do it here.

3. Use the lids as mini tart shells.

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Instead of buying mini tart shells, save yourself some money and use mason jar lids as the perfect alternative. Learn how to do it here.

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4. Whip cream in them without a whisk.

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Combine heavy cream, powdered sugar, and vanilla in a mason jar and pop it in the freezer for 15 minutes. Then, just take it out, shake it up, and watch it transform into perfectly whipped cream. Learn how to do it here.

5. Make mason jar omelettes...

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These omelettes are baked directly in the jar for minimal clean up. Just pop the lid on and take them to work for a protein-packed breakfast on the go. Get the recipe here.

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6. ...or coddle eggs in them.

http://kirbiecravings.com/2015/01/coddled-eggs-with-mashed-potatoes-and-cooking-with-top-chef-brooke.html
http://kirbiecravings.com/2015/01/coddled-eggs-with-mashed-potatoes-and-cooking-with-top-chef-brooke.html

Usually people buy containers specifically for coddling eggs, but mason jars work just as good (and are a heck of a lot cuter, too). Get the recipe here.

7. Fill them with fish and veggies and "cook" them in the dishwasher for a dinner that practically makes itself.

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It sounds crazy, but several people claim that you really can cook in the dishwasher! See the full video here.

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8. Peel garlic in them with ease.

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Instead of peeling cloves one by one, add a handful to a mason jar, screw the lid on, and give it a good shake. The skins will fall right off, leaving you with ready-to-use garlic! Learn how to do it here.

9. Make individual (and adorable) baked goods in them.

http://www.intimateweddings.com/blog/banana-bread-in-a-jar-diy-favors/
http://www.intimateweddings.com/blog/banana-bread-in-a-jar-diy-favors/

Instead of baking cupcakes and individual desserts in disposable liners, try making them in mason jars for the cutest party favor. Get the recipe for these mini banana breads here.

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10. Make butter in them.

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Making butter in a mason jar takes some serious shaking, but it's totally doable. Just like with the whipped cream, shake heavy cream in a mason jar, only this time don't stop until you hear sloshing (this is the buttermilk separating from the butter). See how to do it here.

11. Make salad dressing in it without a whisk or blender.

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Simply place all your ingredients in the jar, screw on the lid, and give it a shake. The dressing will become creamy and emulsified, no whisk needed! Get the recipe here.

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12. No muffin tin? Use mason jar lids!

http://www.thekitchn.com/tip-turn-mason-jar-bands-into-muffin-tins-tips-from-the-kitchn-207593
http://www.thekitchn.com/tip-turn-mason-jar-bands-into-muffin-tins-tips-from-the-kitchn-207593

Mason jar lids are perfect for propping up cupcake liners on a sheet tray with. Just line them up and insert the liners, no muffin tin needed! Learn how to do it here.

13. Make ice cream in them.

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Although this is a bit of a project, it is possible to make ice cream in a mason jar. The process will involve a good amount of shaking, so get ready for a workout! See the full video here.

14. Make homemade mayonnaise in them.

tasteslovely.com

Place an egg, lemon juice, olive oil, and salt in a mason jar and give it a whirl with an immersion blender for instant homemade mayonnaise. Learn how to do it here.

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