Homemade Instant Oatmeal Mix

For a healthier and less expensive alternative to instant oatmeal packets, try this homemade instant oatmeal mix. Adapt the spices and add-ins to suit your taste and leave the jar on the counter for a quick and easy breakfast that beats cereal.

Homemade Biscuit Mix

We have a biscuit mix recipe that requires shortening and must be stored in the freezer, but if you have access to dehydrated butter and dehydrated whole eggs, this mix is a better choice. It can be stored at room temperature and makes wonderful biscuits when mixed with buttermilk.

Taco Seasoning Mix

Making your own spice mixes is cost effective and easy, and you know exactly what is in them. You can make this Taco Seasoning Mix and use part of it to season several pounds of cooked ground beef for the freezer, giving you a head start on dinner.

Cream of Something Soup

This cream soup substitute is from One Orange Giraffe and makes a great staple for your pantry. It can be adapted to your tastes and what you have on hand. 1/3 cup mix plus 1-1/3 cups water cooked together over medium heat until thick equals 1 can cream soup. This mix should be substituted for […]

Healthier Biscuit Mix

If you like the convenience of dry biscuit mixes but not the ingredients, you can make your own with this healthier alternative.

Cream Soup Substitute

If you prefer not to use cream soups in recipes that call for undiluted “cream of” soups, try this substitution instead. Another delicious option is Cream of Something Soup which requires just a few minutes of cooking but is a great substitute as well.

Chili Spice Blend

There is no need for expensive chili spice packets with this homemade chili spice blend. Just mix and store. Chili powder keeps its flavor the best if stored in the refrigerator, so this spice blend is best stored in the refrigerator due to the high chili powder content.

Adobo Seasoning

Adobo is a Filipino spice that is mostly made up of garlic salt. If you need a substitution, garlic salt is the best one although I would use less. Adobo is inexpensive (less than $2 for a large bottle) and can be found with the Latino foods at most grocery stores. If you can’t find […]

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