Make Your Own Mixes | Dirt Cheap Homemade Mixes from Budget101.com Pumpkin Pie Spice mix is a blend of cinnamon, allspice, cloves, ginger and nutmeg brought together to bring out the wonderful flavor of pumpkin in all it's autumn glory. Unfortunately, it's not available everywhere, but don't fret, you can make it at home, here are a couple recipes for making your own. ... Fake Betty Crocker Cookie Mixes Ever have one of those "Ah-ha!" moments? I happened to me yesterday when I was lamenting the price of those very convenient Betty Crocker Cookie Mixes. I remember when they used to only cost $1.00 each in Walmart and now they're $2.50 each! Anyway, I usually just tell myself that I can make cookies from scratch anytime with the plentiful ingredients of my pantry, but then it came to me...Why can't I make cookie pre-mixes and keep them in ziplock bags for use at my convenience? So, I've come up with recipes for four of my family's favorite Betty Crocker Cookie Mixes. Fake Betty Crocker Chocolate Chip Cookies: 1 Cup Flour 1/4 Cup White Sugar 1/2 Cup Brown Sugar 1/2 teaspoon Baking Soda 1/2 teaspoon Salt 3/4 Cup Chocolate Chips Mix together and store in a quart size ziplock bag. Fake Betty Crocker Sugar Cookies: 1 1/2 Cups Flour 3/4 Cup White Sugar 1/2 teaspoon Baking Powder 1/2 teaspoon Baking Soda 1/2 teaspoon Salt Mix together and store in a quart size ziplock bag.
Brown Sugar Oatmeal Coconut Chewies | The Dough Will Rise Again So, now that we’ve got you all set up with your oven thermometer and your silpat liners, let’s bake something! As I’ve mentioned a million times, I really love to bake. Cookies are my favorite things to bake, and I have quite a number of recipes that are in my regular rotation. If you are looking for a true measure of my baking-related insanity, I will tell you that I personally baked all of the favors that were distributed at my wedding. I’m sure you’ll be shocked to hear this… but I really like taking cookie recipes and tweaking them to suit my personal preferences. These cookies are a recipe that I came across (on Pinterest, duh) sometime last fall. Anywho, since the Southern belle herself will be flying in to visit me this evening (kindly refrain from reminding her that it’s SNOWING here, as this news has already sent her into a fit of rage), I did some baking to welcome her. 1.) 2.) 3.) 4.) 5.) 6.) 7.) 8.) These honestly might be my favorite cookie ever. Like this: Like Loading...
M&M Cookie Pie I wish I could say that I was away on some terrific adventure, or that I have been so inspired to create magical dishes that I have been too busy in the kitchen with a knife in one hand and a spatula in the other to blog anything.... but, no. I have been just busy with life-things. Adult things, really. Like going to work and being super busy everyday, apartment hunting (which may be as much fun as bra shopping- ack), and thinking a lot about packing, cleaning, and making a giant Goodwill donation trip- but not actually doing any of it.Oh, I'm getting stressed just thinking about it.Cookie pie, anyone? Part of my birthday package from my mother last month included a large stack of mail, and a container of M&M's shaped like the great state of Texas.Awesome.I wanted to make cookies, but I didn't want to make cookies. Preheat oven to 325* Cream butter and sugar. *FAQ's*- "No white sugar?"
Mix recipes Having everyday and convenience food mixes on hand are a great way to save time (no running to the store for something to serve last minute guests) and money (brownies for $.50 instead of $1.50 or more) in the kitchen. Not to mention, making your own mixes allows you to control the quality and the ingredients making them adaptable to special diets or allergies. So where do you start if you want to stock your pantry with quick and easy mixes? Next, decide how you want to package your mixes. Now the fun part, making all the mixes! Buy your frequently used ingredients in bulk (flour, sugar, baking powder, etc.....) Using a large, shallow bowl will make mixing your ingredients much easier. A whisk makes quick work of dry ingredients. When cutting in shortening, especially into a large batch, I have found the best tool is--my hands. Making your own mixes allows you to control the ingredients. Mixes are great for sharing with other families. Mixes are great for camping! Brownie Mix To Make:
My FAVORITE Chocolate Chip Cookie I have experimented with countless recipes searching for that perfect chocolate chip cookie. The characteristics of the perfect cookie are a very personal matter, and here are my preferences: texture: chewy w. medium thickness --- everyone has their preference, and this is mine! chocolate to cookie ratio: 50/50 --- I really enjoy having a lot of chocolate in every bite chips vs. chunks: chunks --- I like sizeable pieces of chocolate in my cookie. type of chocolate: bittersweet --- I like using Valrhona 61% extra bitter nuts or other add-ins: NONE!! With the above criteria in mind, this recipe is the closest I've come to experiencing CCC perfection. - Don't substitute the pastry and bread flours w. - Hand chopped chocolate chunks, NOT premade chips - I will purchase a hunk of the best bittersweet chocolate that I can afford and hand cut them into chunks. - Chill the cookie dough at least 24 hours (I let my dough sit anywhere from 2-3 days) before baking.
Blueberry Yogurt Cookies with Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting Recipe Blueberry yogurt cookies with lemon cream cheese frosting—soft, moist cookies with juicy blueberries topped with a cream cheese frosting make a fun after-school treat! “Labor Day is a glorious holiday because your child will be going back to school the next day. It would have been called Independence Day, but that name was already taken.” –Bill Dodds Yesterday Squirrel asked me several times to explain what holiday it was and why we were celebrating “labor.” I meant to share this with you last week, for the August edition of Lucy Eats! Lucy Eats! To celebrate the back-to-school excitement, we decided that little Lucy and the Fujilings needed a special after-school treat, so I dreamed up these blueberry yogurt cookies and topped them with a lemon cream cheese frosting. These cookies don’t have any butter or oil in them, so they’re healthier than the normal cookie. Having to do homework doesn’t seem so bad when you’ve got cookies to help get you through it, right? Makes about 48 cookies 1.
Oreo Cream Cheese Cookies Oh my sweet sweet goodness, how long was I going to stay away? So sorry! Let's just jump back into it though, shall we? So I finally did it. I bought a new camera. It's a real grown-up lady type camera too. But let's move onto more important things. For serious. My pictures are still a little rough. Oreo Cream Cheese Cookies(makes about 3-4 dozen, adapted from Brown Eyed Baker) 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened6 oz cream cheese, room temperature2 cups granulated sugar2 tsp vanilla2 cups all-purpose flour1 cup mini dark chocolate chips2 cups Oreo crumblesPreheat oven to 375, line a cookie sheet with parchment.
How to Make Mason Jar Meals: Part 1 Last week I placed the following photo on Big Red Kitchen’s FaceBook Page and received an overwhelming amount of requests on how I made these Mason Jar Meals. I aim to please… How many of you have poured over the web looking at this photo or that wishing it was your house, or pantry, or wardrobe, or garden? I do it all the time. It is so easy to click through Pinterest and say, “I wish I had that.” Then I realize, I can have all that by working within my means using what I already have, add a dash of contentment, a splash of money, and a pinch of time. I have always wanted my refrigerator to look like that photo up there because I was tired of… 1. With a little work I made it happen. I have done those once a month cooking marathons in the past and hated it. What was different this time? Ready to start? Purchase and lay out all the food you are going to prepare, and wash and dry your jars and lids. Next, start cooking. Tips on Cooking 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. Hints on Filling the Jars 1. 2. 3. 4.
Gooseberry Patch cookbook giveaway with Best-Ever Cookies Cookbook Review & Recipes These are the Best Ever Cookies on Pinterest! Make these Soft Brown Sugar Cookies and they will become a family favorite recipe in no time! It is an easy recipe, too! (One of the top pins on Pinterest!) Here we go again! Another brand-new up and coming cookbook release from Gooseberry Patch! Let's make this clear right up front, this cookbook isn't just about cookies! Hot Vanilla Nightcap 1 c. low-fat milk 1 t. vanilla extract 1 t. sugar, 1/4 t. cinnamon, divided Garnish: whipped topping Directions: Pour milk into a microwave-safe mug; stir in sugar, vanilla and 1/8 t. cinnamon. Soft Brown Sugar Cookies-these will MELT in your mouth! Ingredients: 2/3 c. butter, softened 1-1/2 c. brown sugar, packed 2 eggs 1 t. vanilla extract 2-1/2 c. all-purpose flour 1/2 t. baking powder 1 t. baking soda 1/2 t. salt 1 c. sour cream Directions: Blend together butter and brown sugar. Browned Butter Frosting 1/4 c. butter 1-1/2 c. powdered sugar 2 T.
Bisquick Chocolate Chip Cookies A few weeks ago I was going through my hundreds of cookbooks in the kitchen and rediscovered my Bisquick cookbook. I started looking through it and found a lot of really good recipes. We loved the Impossible Taco Pie we had for dinner recently, so I wanted to try another recipe from the cookbook. Bisquick Chocolate Chip Cookies(Printable Recipe) 1/2 cup butter, softened 1 cup brown sugar, packed 2 teaspoons vanilla 1 egg 2 3/4 cups Bisquick baking mix 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips (6 oz) 1/2 cup nuts, chopped, if desired (optional) Heat oven to 375°F. Rolo Stuffed Snickerdoodles What is it about the simple deliciousness of snickerdoodles? Snickerdoodles = childhood. A caramel center is the perfect remix to this classic cookie. Rolo Stuffed SnickerdoodlesMakes 32 cookies 1 batch perfect snickerdoodles 32 rolo candies Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Roll dough around Rolo candy to form a 1 inch ball. Bake for 14 minutes. 1 batch perfect snickerdoodles 32 rolo candies Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
Tis the Seasonings. . . In the back of my mind, I have wanted to do this for a while. And, I finally did! I made my own taco seasoning, dry onion soup mix, and dry ranch mix. Taco Seasoning: 1/2 cup chili powder1/4 cup onion powder1/8 cup ground cumin1 tablespoon garlic powder1 tablespoon paprika1 tablespoon sea salt Put ingredients into a jar and shake. Dry Onion Soup Mix: 2/3 cup dried, minced onion 3 teaspoons parsley flakes 2 teaspoons onion powder 2 teaspoons turmeric 1 teaspoon celery salt 1 teaspoon sea salt 1 teaspoon sugar 1/2 teaspoon ground pepper Mix all ingredients in a jar, then give the jar a good shake. Use 4 tablespoons in a recipe in place of 1 packet of onion soup mix. Ranch: 5 tablespoons dried minced onions 7 teaspoons parsley flakes 4 teaspoons salt 1 teaspoon garlic powder Mix together and store in an air tight container. For dressing: Mix 2 tablespoons dry mix with 1 cup mayonnaise and 1 cup buttermilk or sour cream. For dip: Mix 2 tablespoons dry mix with 2 cups sour cream.
Grand Cayman & No Bake Cookies and Cream Bars Grand Cayman & No Bake Cookies and Cream Bars Yesterday we arrived on the third leg of our June trip. After traveling from Miami to Key West to Cape Cod, we are now enjoying eight days of laying on the beach, scuba diving and great food in Grand Cayman. I love this place! I walked down the aisle to the sound of a steel drum band. The wedding ceremony was incredible and we couldn’t have asked for a better setting. After the reception we had cocktails and dinner at the beachside restaurant Hemingways. Last night we celebrated our third wedding anniversary at the Grand Old House, a 103 year old plantation house right on the water’s edge over looking the Caribbean Sea. Now onto a wonderful and super quick recipe for a crowd pleasing dessert. No Bake Cookies and Cream Bars These No Bake Cookies and Cream Bars are a twist on the classic rice krispies treats. Ingredients: One 16 oz package of Oreo Cookies 5 cups large marshmallows 4 tablespoons butter Directions: Butter an 8X8 inch baking pan.