Cornmeal Tortillas

Plate of homemade corn tortillas

  3/4 cup cornmeal 1-1/4 cups flour 1 teaspoon salt 2 tablespoons vegetable shortening or oil 1 cup boiling water Waxed paper In a bowl, combine the cornmeal, flour and salt. Stir it up while the water is coming to a boil. Use a metal measuring cup to measure the water, if possible. Plastic melts, […]

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American Indian Fry-Bread

2 cups whole wheat flour or white flour, or 1 cup of each 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 teaspoon salt 1 tablespoon oil 3/4 cup tap water vegetable oil for frying In a large bowl combine the flour, baking powder and salt. Add the oil and tap water. Combine everything together and mix it with […]

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Chai Tea Mix or Spiced Milk Tea

1/2 cup instant tea 1/2 cup nonfat dry milk 1/4 cup powdered coffee creamer 1/2 cup white or (better) brown sugar 1 tablespoon instant vanilla pudding mix 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon ginger 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves 1/4 teaspoon ground cardamom 1/8 teaspoon black pepper In a resealable container combine all of […]

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Instant Cafe Au Lait

1-1/2 teaspoons instant coffee 1-1/2 teaspoons powdered creamer 1-1/2 teaspoons sugar 2 tablespoons dry milk Measure all of the ingredients into a coffee cup. Add hot water and stir to dissolve. Savor the flavor of savings. 1-1/2 teaspoons is the same as 1/2 a tablespoon or 1 very heaping teaspoon. Every time you drink this […]

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Fruit Smoothie

Fruit, any kind Juice, any kind Milk or yogurt, optional Ice cubes, optional Sweetener to taste (optional) This is more a method than a single recipe. You do need a blender to make smoothies. Food processors won’t blend the fruit finely enough to make a good beverage. After you have a blender you need fruit. […]

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Cafe Vienna Coffee Mix

1/2 cup instant coffee 2/3 cup sugar 1/2 cup instant nonfat dry milk powder 1/4 cup powdered coffee creamer 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1/4 cup store bought instant butterscotch or vanilla flavored pudding mix (optional) Measure all of the ingredients into a clean, dry bowl. Use a fork to combine everything evenly. If you are ambitious, […]

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Cafe Latte Mix

1/2 cup instant coffee 1/3 cup sugar 1 cup instant non-fat dry milk powder 1/2 cup powdered coffee creamer 2 teaspoon vanilla This recipe has to be powdered in a blender. The vanilla makes things clumpy because it is a liquid, and the heaviness of the sugar makes it sink to the bottom while the […]

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Slushies

2 cups ice water 1 packet fruit-flavored drink mix (use your favorite flavor) 2/3 cup sugar 4 cups or 1 full tray of ice cubes You need a blender to prepare this recipe. Put all of the ingredients into your blender. It will be about 2/3 to 3/4’s full. Put the lid on. Process the […]

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Orange Nutmeg Coffee Mix

1/2 cup instant coffee 2/3 cup sugar 1 cup instant non-fat dry milk powder 1/4 cup powdered coffee creamer 1 to 2 teaspoons dry orange peel 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg Measure all of the ingredients into a clean, dry bowl. Use a fork to combine everything evenly. If you are ambitious, you can powder everything in […]

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Bavarian Mint Coffee Mix

1/3 cup instant coffee 1 cup instant dry milk powder 1/2 cup powdered coffee creamer 1/2 cup sugar 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa 1/4 cup store-bought instant chocolate pudding mix 6 to 8 red & white candy mints, crushed Measure all of the ingredients (even the crushed candies) into a blender container. Put the lid on. […]

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Toffee Coffee Mix

1/2 cup instant coffee 1 cup instant non-fat dry milk powder 1/2 cup powdered coffee creamer 1/2 cup brown sugar 1 teaspoon dry fat-free butter flakes, like Butter Buds (optional, but good) Pinch salt 1/4 cup store-bought butterscotch flavored instant pudding mix (optional, but good) Measure all of the ingredients into a clean, dry bowl. […]

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Mocha Espresso Coffee Mix

1/2 cup instant coffee 1/2 cup sugar 2 cups instant dry milk powder 1/2 cup powdered coffee creamer 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon (optional) 1/4 cup instant vanilla or chocolate flavored pudding mix (optional) Measure all of the ingredients into a clean, dry bowl. Use a fork to combine everything evenly. If you […]

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Rich Vanilla Coffee Mix

Most mornings I drink my coffee black, but every once in a while I’m in the mood for a “fancy” coffee drink. This isn’t quite as strong as a vanilla latte at your favorite coffee house. If that’s your drink, use some instant espresso powder instead. This reminds me of the little containers of instant […]

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Swiss Mocha Coffee Mix

1/2 cup instant coffee 1 cup sugar 1 cup instant dry milk powder 1/4 cup powdered coffee creamer 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa 1/4 cup vanilla flavored instant pudding mix (optional, but very good) Measure all of the ingredients into a clean, dry bowl. Use a fork to combine everything evenly. If you are ambitious, you […]

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English Breakfast Tea

1/3 cup plain instant tea 1/4 cup powdered coffee creamer 1/2 cup instant nonfat dry milk powder 2 – 3 tablespoons sugar 1 pinch black pepper (do not omit) Dash salt In a resealable container combine all of the ingredients and stir with a fork or a whisk to distribute everything evenly. Store on the […]

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