Ginger Tea Mix

1-1/2 cup plain instant tea 1 teaspoon ground ginger 1/2 cup sugar 1 cup instant powdered milk 1/4 cup powdered coffee creamer In a resealable container combine all of the ingredients and stir with a fork or a whisk to distribute everything evenly. Store on the pantry shelf. To Prepare: Combine 2 tablespoons Ginger Tea […]

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Perfect Ice Tea

Homemade Iced Tea 6 to 8 tea bags 1 quart hot water (4 cups) 1 quart cold water (4 cups) 1/2 cup sugar or 1/4 cup honey, optional Iced tea is one of those delicious flavors that just makes the summer time seem worth while. It has all of the caffeine of soda pop, but […]

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Hot Cocoa Mix

  4 cups instant nonfat dry milk powder 1-1/2 to 2 cups sugar 1 cup powdered non-dairy creamer (coffee lightener like Creamora) 2/3 cup unsweetened cocoa 1 package of instant store-bought chocolate OR vanilla pudding mix (optional, but very good) Measure all of the ingredients into a dry clean bowl. Use a whisk to sort […]

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Creamy Rich Hot Cocoa Mix

2 cups powdered milk 1/2 cup powder for making chocolate milk (like Nestle, only I used a store brand) 1/2 cup powdered coffee creamer 1/2 cup sugar 1/8 teaspoon salt Combine all of the ingredients in a bowl. Stir so that everything is evenly distributed. Transfer the mixture to a quart-sized storage container. Store on […]

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Rich Hot Cocoa or Carob

12 ounce can evaporated milk 1-1/2 cups hot tap water 1/4 to 1/3 cup sugar 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa or carob powder Dash Salt 1/2 teaspoon vanilla Measure the water into a 2-quart sauce pan. Add the sugar, cocoa and salt. Heat the water over a medium flame. Stir the mixture until the cocoa dissolves […]

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Homemade Spiced Tea

2 to 3 cups of sugar (depending on your sweet tooth) 2 packets orange kool-aid mix 1 or 2 packets lemon kool-aid mix (depending on your sour tooth) 1/2 cup instant tea 1 or 2 teaspoons cinnamon 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves Get out a large dry bowl. Measure the sugar into the bowl. Open up […]

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Switchel

1/2 cup apple cider vinegar (yes vinegar) 1/4 cup molasses 1/2 cup sugar or honey 1 1/2 teaspoons ground ginger 1/2 cup oatmeal (optional) tap water to make 2 quarts This is a very old recipe, imported from our Yankee neighbors to the north, and before that, from Nova Scotia. Did you ever wonder what […]

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Tomato Juice from Tomato Paste

1 can tomato paste 4 cans of tap water Use any size can of tomato paste. Usually they come in 12-oz or 6-oz sizes. Open the can and scrape the thick concentrated tomato paste into a large jar or juice pitcher. Fill the can with water 4 times, and pour the water in with the […]

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Orange Jubilee

3/4 cup frozen orange juice concentrate (about half of a 12 oz can) 2 cups milk 1 medium egg (optional) 1 teaspoon vanilla 1/2 cup sugar 12 ice cubes a strong blender In a blender container, combine the orange juice concentrate, milk, egg (if you are using it), vanilla and sugar. Put the lid on […]

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Lemonade

2 cups of lemon juice 2 cups of sugar Tap water to make 1 gallon (about 3-1/2 quarts) Gallon sized pitcher In a large gallon-sized pitcher combine the lemon juice and sugar. Stir and stir to dissolve the sugar. If necessary, add a little hot tap water to help the process along. A cup or […]

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Fruit Juice Soda Pop

12 ounce can fruit juice concentrate, either frozen or canned 1 liter Club Soda Pitcher, Ice & stirring stick If the fruit juice concentrate is frozen, then allow it to melt before preparing this recipe. You may use any flavor of juice you like. Purple Grape juice is especially good prepared this way. Pour the […]

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Chickpea Tacos

2 cups or 1 can chickpeas, drained 2 cups salad greens 1/2 cup organic sour cream 1 avocado, chopped fresh cilantro to taste 1 cup salsa juice of one lime one clove garlic corn taco shells Place avocado in bowl and mash. Add chickpeas, cilantro, garlic and lime juice. Add sea salt, cumin and pepper […]

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