Category Archives for Convenience Foods

Homemade Fish Fry Mix Recipe

Fried fish cooked to perfection using homemade fish fry mix, served with lemon and tartar sauce.

I have a confession to make. I don’t fry fish most of the year, even though it’s a family favorite, especially when I use this homemade fish fry mix recipe to make the coating. The problem is that I don’t like the smell in the house. It lingers, no matter how careful you are or […]

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Teriyaki Noodles – Easy Recipe

A plate of homemade teriyaki noodles with spring onion, a quick and tasty side dish.

Let’s talk about teriyaki noodles. I’ve been obsessed  with this simple Asian-inspired recipe lately. It’s a delicious and filling side dish, but also works for lunch on it’s own. It’s great to make leftovers stretch. For example, if you have a little chicken or pork left over from dinner the night before, make a batch […]

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Creamy Italian Dressing

Make up a batch of this creamy italian dressing and try it on your favorite salad or sandwich.

Have you tried making your own salad dressings from scratch? It’s so easy and the end result is much tastier than the bottled stuff. Today I want to share my recipe for creamy Italian dressing with you. It’s a favorite around here and goes well on a salad that accompanies a wide variety of dishes. […]

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Buttermilk Baking Mix

Baking Mix Recipe with Buttermilk to use instead of something like Bisquick.

I love making my own homemade convenience foods and this buttermilk baking mix is my favorite around the holidays. It makes whipping up a fresh batch of biscuits easy as pie. The same biscuit dough makes a great topping for pot pies made from leftovers and this mix makes the most amazing waffles and pancakes. […]

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Homemade Brown Sugar

Here's a quick recipe for making homemade brown sugar. Just two ingredients and it comes together quickly. Great for baking.

I don’t use brown sugar very often. Mostly in baking around the holidays. And without fail that bag of brown sugar I bought months ago turns into a hard brick by the time I get around to baking again. Wouldn’t it be nice if you could make your own brown sugar in the quantity you […]

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Poor Man’s Gravy

You don't need much to make this frugal white gravy from scratch.

This simple way to make a white gravy has been around for ages. You don’t need much to whip up a batch and it’s a nice topping for all sorts of savory dishes. In a pinch, it makes a filling breakfast served over toast or biscuits. For more simple recipes for homemade mixes and convenience […]

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How To Make Pumpkin Puree

Making your own pumpkin puree for baking pies, making soups and using in various recipes is easier than you think.

Have you tried making your own pumpkin puree? It’s a little bit of work, but well worth it. Use it to make a pie and you won’t believe the difference it makes. One of my favorite things about homemade pumpkin puree (aside from the taste), is that you can make and freeze a big batch […]

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