One of the challenges of prop styling for food photography is exploring different ways to present recipes. Consider using prop items outside of their intended purpose. I keep a stash of small glass jars in different designs and configurations, and have found them to be really versatile on set.
A vintage jelly jar evokes a feeling of simple comfort: put anything in it and it becomes "homemade". Use them for small desserts, yogurt, or as juice glasses. The lower ones are good options as a small scale bowl. Silver baby spoons make excellent condiment spoons...just the right length!
Jars with pressed glass designs add sparkle, and break up the tone of whatever goes inside.
Old Pyrex custard cups are great to have on hand, too.
And yes, you can still use a jar as a jar! Scrutinize your own pantry for ones to keep when empty. If you have something with great graphics or colors on the label it may be just the touch of color you need. I found the one above at a charity shop, and loved the aging in the paper label, and the faded design. It echoes the tones of the cinnamon crisps in the shot below, where it once again held apple jelly.
On Camera with photographer Annemarie Zelasko: Vintage Jar