Barbie Hahn's 5 minutes gift ideas from the pantry

5- minute gifts from the pantry

From Barbie Hahn, Suburban Chef

Happy Season Seasoned Salt

1 cup kosher salt.

1 clove garlic, chopped fine.

1 Tablespoon fresh rosemary chopped fine.

1 Tablespoon dried Herbs de Provence.

Mix all ingredients together and put in jar with ribbon.

This seasoned salt is wonderful on steaks, pork or on chicken.

Here is a recipe you may want to attach to the salt.

London Broil with Seasoned Salt

Bring 2-3 pound London Broil or Flank Steak, to room temperature.

Season liberally with seasoned salt on both sides.

Heat grill or grill pan to high heat.

Sear meat on high heat for 4-5 minutes per side

Let rest 5-8 minutes then cut against the grain. Enjoy.

Vanillaicous Sugar

1 pound of Turbano (Raw) or white sugar.

1 vanilla bean, split.

Place sugar in glass jar and slide in spilt vanilla bean.

Let sit for 1 week to let vanilla flavor and aroma absorb into the sugar.

Place into decorative jars with ribbons.

You may want to attach a recipe card to the sugar of all the ways they can use it.

Morning coffee


Tea, hot or cold


Sprinkle of top of sugar cookies

Grano Italiano Dipping Oil

1 bottle of your favorite Olive Oil

Your favorite herbs




Crushed Red pepper

Coarse Black pepper

Coarse Salt

Chopped Garlic

Into a decorative bottle place 1 teaspoon of each of your favorite herbs into the bottle.

This makes a great hostess gift with a loaf of crusty bread for dipping

Invigorating Salt Exfoliating Scrub

Fill a decorative jar with salt

Cover with baby oil or Neutrogena bath oil

Put several drops of essential oil* in the jar to fragrance the scrub, if you desire.

Decorate with a ribbon

*Essential oils can be found at health food stores

Exfoliating is an important part of your beauty routine, especially in the winter. This scrub will make your skin baby soft and smooth.