Category Archives for Convenience Foods

Homemade Baked Tortilla Chips

Bowl of homemade corn chips - so quick and easy to make from corn tortillas. Just cut and bake

I’ve been trying to replace more and more “convenience” foods in our house with homemade versions. It doesn’t always save money, but I like the fact that I know what we’re eating and what’s in the food I’m making. As an added bonus, most homemade food just plain tastes better. Something very easy to do […]

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Creamy Queso Dip

Since the last two recipes were so well received, I thought I’d share another one from the “My Best Dip Recipes” cookbook with you. This one is always a big hit at potlucks and of course when you have a bunch of people over to watch the ballgame. It’s a delicious and flavorful cheese dip. Cheese, […]

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Homemade Pumpkin Pie Spice Mix

It’s September and that means Fall’s almost here and it’s time for all thinks pumpkin and pumpkin spice flavored. I don’t know what it is about the end of summer, but even though it’s still hot outside, I’m in the mood for that fall flavor. I can’t wait to have my first pumpkin spice latte […]

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Homemade Pizza Bread

We’ve had pizza bread for dinner around here for as long as I can remember. We’ve made it with toast, English Muffins, tortilla pizza etc. My  personal favorite though is French Bread Pizza. My friend Christine – The Menu Mom was kind enough to share this recipe with us.   French Bread Pizza Prep time: […]

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Onion Ring Recipe

I love fall. It’s getting cooler and of course there’s football. I’m not the worlds biggest fan, but it’s nice to curl up on the couch with my husband to watch the game. A few weeks ago he mentioned that he missed hanging out with a beer and an order of onion rings to watch […]

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Sweet Hot Dog Relish

Is there anything better than a nice hot dog fresh of the grill? It’s one of my favorite cookout things. Plus it’s frugal and easy to make. To me though what makes the dog is the toppings. You need some good mustard, a little ketchup and of course some relish. While the stuff from the […]

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Homemade Seasoning Salt

I love using a seasoning salt like what’s sold in stores as Lawry’s Seasoned salt, but I prefer to make my own. Not only is it more frugal, it also allows me to control all ingredients. That means that I know exactly what it is I’m sprinkling on my family’s food and I can control […]

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