You can make a mean jam and a fine peck of pickles, but you get flustered when it's time to tart up the bottle.
No fear. A new kit from food editor Tara Duggan will help you channel your inner Martha Stewart, letting you transform your jars of homemade jams, relishes and pickles into gift-worthy items.
The kit includes a booklet with recipes and decorating ideas, cellophane bags, fabric jar toppers and numerous attractive gift tags, stickers and strings. It's everything you'll need to make your canned goods look as good as they taste. Tara Duggan's "Pretty Pantry Gifts" kit is available for $19.95 from www.chroniclebooks.com