Homemade Ranch Dressing Mix

This is my favorite of all our homemade dry mixes!
ranch dressing

Gather your supplies:
1/2 Cup dried Parsley
1 Tablespoon dried Dill
1 Tablespoon Garlic powder
1 Tablespoon dried Onion flakes
1/2 Tablespoon dried Basil
1/2 Tablespoon white Pepper
1/2 Tablespoon dried Chives

Mix 2 Tablespoons of mix with 1 Cup buttermilk** and 1 Cup of mayonnaise. This mix is great for seasoning potatoes, chicken and many other foods. Get creative and make it your own!

** Most people don’t keep buttermilk in their refrigerator, so if you need some for this recipe; simply add 1 Tablespoon of vinegar or lemon juice to 1 Cup of milk and allow to sit for 10-15 minutes. VOILA! You have buttermilk :D

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DIY Taco Seasoning Mix

This is another FAVE around our house. I love making my own taco seasoning, mainly because I know what’s in it and can tailor it to what we like in our house. I make two different versions of this; one for us and one for “him” LOL My husband loves spicier foods than the kids and I can tolerate. This is a wonderful recipe and very versatile. Have fun with it and make it your own. Don’t be afraid to experiment with different flavors.
taco seasoning

Gather your ingredients:

2T ~ Chili powder
1/2T ~ Garlic powder
1T ~ Ground Cumin
1/2T ~ dried Oregano
1/2T ~ Paprika
1/2T ~ Salt
1/2T ~ Black pepper
1/2T ~ Corn starch
1/2t ~ Cayenne pepper

Combine all of the ingredients in an air tight container and shake. Be sure to shake before using each time as the heavier ingredients will settle to the bottom. I use 1 tablespoon of this seasoning per 1# of meat. This is great for rubbing on meat for the grill or seasoning for tacos! Have fun with it and ENJOY!

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Cream of Anything Soup Mix

Many of you know that I love making my own mixes AND I love finding great uses for powdered milk!  Not only is powdered milk good for you, but it lasts a really long time on the shelf.  This mix is one I use often around my house.  I love using this mix in my chicken & dressing, but there are endless possibilities for a mix like this.  Of course, like all of my other dry mix recipes; you can tailor it to fit your taste.
cream of anything

Gather your ingredients:
2 C powdered milk
1 C corn starch
1/4 C chicken bouillon granules
1/4 C dried onion flakes
1 T Basil
1 T white pepper
2 T celery seed

Combine all of the ingredients in an air tight container. Use 1/3 cup dry mix with 1 1/4 cup warm water to equal 1-10 oz can of cream soup. ENJOY! [Read more...]

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Homemade Biscuit/Pancake Mix

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We love this recipe!  I used many different versions of this recipe before deciding that this version is the best!  You will pay a fraction of the price as other biscuit mixes and this one tastes much better.  You also have the peace of mind of knowing every ingredient in the food you are serving to your family.  You can find my FAVORITE biscuit recipe EVER over HERE.

Gather your ingredients:
6 cups all purpose flour
1 tablespoons sugar
3 tablespoons baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
2 teaspoons salt
2 tablespoons corn starch
1 1/2 sticks of butter or 1 1/2 cup shortening

Get to mixing:

Mix all dry ingredients together in a food processor.  Add the butter 1 tablespoon at a time until all is added.   Process mixture until it resembles  a course mixture.  Store in the refrigerator an air tight container up to one month or in the freezer up to 2 months. Use as an exact substitute for Bisquick in recipes.

Mix together 2 1/4 cups flour mixture and 3/4 cup milk. Bake at 400 degrees F for 8-10 minutes.
For drop biscuits, mix together 2 1/4 cups flour mixture and 1 cup milk. Bake at 400 degrees F for 8-10 minutes.

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