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Give Spice Mixes as Gifts

Food gifts don’t need to be complicated, expensive, or commercial. They don’t even have to be baked! Package a variety of homemade spice blends for an easy and economical gift. I’ve always been of the DIY mind when it came to gifts. Not only does it give you the opportunity of adding a special touch, […]

Homemade Chipotle Taco Seasoning Mix

Avoid expensive, packaged seasoning mixes. Make your own for less! One of my favorite ways to save money but still eat incredibly tasty food is to make my own spice mixes. I buy spices in bulk from Costco and then make all kinds of blends myself at home. You’ll be pleasantly surprised at the different […]

Homemade Spice Mixes (Recipe: FishMama Spice)

Add a little spice to your life with homemade seasoning blends. You’ll save money by buying spice in bulk and save time by having a multi-purpose seasoning at the ready. This post does include affiliate links. If you make a purchase through those links, I am paid a small amount in way of advertising fees. […]

DIY Baking Mixes

I think it’s probably a common American experience, to grow up thinking that all baked goods come from a box, from the freezer section, or the bakery aisle of the grocery store. Perhaps it’s just us folks in our late 30’s and 40’s, but all the kids I grew up with had the same experience. […]

5 Seasoning Mixes You Can Make Yourself

This is Day 24 of the DIY Convenience Series. I hope that you’re learning to cook lots of things yourself! It’s been years since I bought a packaged seasoning mix. Years. I can’t even remember why I would do such a thing. It’s easier and cheaper to make myself. You see, since we cook a […]

Homemade Onion Soup Mix

Make your own homemade onion soup mix to keep on hand to flavor dips and main dish recipes. Sour Cream and Onion Dip is one of my weaknesses. And even though not all my people love sour cream as a topping, they go wild for the dip. I’ve developed a couple different recipes for sour […]

Jamie’s Spice Mix

A simple and easy way to save money on groceries can be found right in your spice cupboard. Mix up your own spice blends to add flavor and save money. This recipe for Jamie’s Spice Mix will add zest to any meal. One of the ways that I dramatically cut grocery costs years ago was […]

Malted Hot Cocoa Mix

You’ve heard the saying before: necessity is the mother of invention. It is so true. And necessity spurned this hot cocoa recipe. Not only were we out of traditional cocoa mix, but I also did not have enough powdered milk to follow this Alton Brown recipe exactly. So, I improvised. That’s code for: I used […]

Make Your Own Baking Mixes

Home baking is a great way to save money and eat well. Make your own baking mixes for your favorite recipes for brownies, muffins, pancakes, waffles, and more.

Mix and Match Muffins

This easy muffin recipe allows you to make big bakery-style muffins that can be flavored any way you like. Make several batches of mix and bake all kinds of muffins. Homebaked muffins are hard to beat. Unless you add more sugar and call them cupcakes. Muffins are easily portable and have no need for utensils or even […]