31 Days of DIY Convenience

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Like convenience foods but wish they were healthier and/or cheaper? Well, read on because DIY Convenience Foods are in your reach.

31 Days of DIY Convenience Foods | Good Cheap Eats

Whew! 31 Days flew by. What happened to the month of October? Well, we ate well around here. Putting together the DIY Convenience Foods series was a blast for me, as well as for my family. They got to eat a lot of yummy grub.

In case you missed one of the posts, I thought I’d share the links here for you. If there was a recipe or idea that you particularly liked, please pin the post or share it with your friends. The more folks making their own yummy grub, the better.

Here’s the month’s lineup:

DIY Convenience Foods

  1. Flavored Cream Cheese
  2. Fried Chicken Sandwich
  3. Easy Cheese & Chicken Flautas
  4. Chicken, Bean, and Cheese Burritos
  5. Nut-Free Monkey Munch Trail Mix
  6. Three Things You Should Never Buy in a Bottle
  7. Flaky Buttermilk Biscuits
  8. 3 Recipes that Beat the Box
  9. Triple Chocolate Donuts
  10. Basic Vinaigrette
  11. 5 Great Pizzas to Make Yourself
  12. Cheese and Garlic Croutons
  13. Pumpkin Spice Biscotti
  14. Homemade White Whole Wheat Sub Rolls
  15. 6 Great Dips to Make Yourself
  16. Carrot Juice Plus
  17. Hot Italian Beef Sandwiches
  18. Stone Soup (Hot to Make Soup with What You Have)
  19. Three Mall Favorites You Can Do Better Yourself (Soft Pretzels, Fudge, and Smoothies)
  20. Lemon Lime Sports Ade
  21. Homemade Onion Soup Mix
  22. Seasoned Rice Pilaf (or Rice-a-Roni without the Box)
  23. Strawberry Mango Smoothie with Banana
  24. 5 Seasoning Mixes You Can Make Yourself
  25. Fill the Freezer with DIY Convenience
  26. Honey Syrup
  27. Homemade Cranberry Soda
  28. DIY Baking Mixes
  29. Make Cookies More Convenient
  30. 3 Ethnic Foods You Can Make Yourself
  31. Easy Chicken Strips
About Jessica Fisher

I believe great meals don't have to be complicated or expensive. There's a better way, and it won't take all afternoon.

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  1. Jackie says:

    I love your lists and this one looks gret too. It was a good way to see how to save some money and make things a little healthier too. Thanks!

  2. Kim says:

    Was so interested in checking out the recipe for number 13…Pumpkin Spice Biscotti…but I must be doing something wrong…I get the recipe for the dinner rolls or the croutons each time. (they both look delish…but really would love the biscotti) Help 🙂


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