This Is the Best Mason Jar Hack We’ve Found

This so-easy mason jar hack will blow your mind!

Last week, when I got to the office, my co-worker couldn’t wait to tell me about a trick she’d found on Pinterest. I could hardly believe it when Jamie showed me the pictures she’d pinned. It was hard to believe:

Could you use a Parmesan shaker top on a mason jar?

That night, I knew I had to try it straightaway. So I grabbed the mason jar I usually use for my morning shake-and-go smoothies and the lid from my Parmesan-Romano cheese shaker. I screwed on the lid, and to my amazement, it fit!

Your Parmesan shaker lid will fit on any small-mouth mason jar.

What can you do with your smart-top mason jar?

Head to your pantry and fridge to gather the goods. Then see what they can do!

Smoothie Sipper

Filling breakfast smoothies in mason jars; Shutterstock ID 499759339; Job (TFH, TOH, RD, BNB, CWM, CM): Taste of HomeSigne Leth/ShutterstockFill it with your favorite smoothie recipe or any refreshing beverage. You now have a handy way to transport it, plus a hole for your straw. Brilliant!

Mix Master

Parm Cheese Lid on Mason Jar DryTaste of Home

Use the jars to store and measure out homemade mixes, such as chai tea mix or hot cocoa mix. Heck, you could even make your own shredded Italian cheese blend!

Spice Keeper

Cardamom, star anise, cinnamon, clove, coriander seed spices and dried bay leaves, parsley, thyme, rosemary herbs in mason jars over white background; Shutterstock ID 293429393; Job (TFH, TOH, RD, BNB, CWM, CM): Taste of HomeMAHATHIR MOHD YASIN/ShutterstockYou can even use it for your own homemade spice blends and gravy mixes.

While you’re here, check out our favorite recipes made in a mason jar.

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Christine Rukavena
Christine loves to read, curate, sample and develop new recipes as a senior book editor at Taste of Home. A CIA alumna with honors, she creates cookbooks and food-related content. A favorite part of the job is taste-testing dishes. Previous positions include pastry chef at a AAA Five Diamond property. Christine moonlights at a boutique wine shop, where she edits marketing pieces and samples wine far higher than her pay grade.