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Making Your Own Mixes

Last post Tue, Nov 13 2012 7:18 AM by OnMyWay. 12 replies.
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  • Wed, Nov 7 2012 5:52 PM

    • Brandy
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    Making Your Own Mixes

    Do you make your own mixes for baking, cooking and substituting homemade for convenience items?

    What are your favorite mixes?

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  • Sat, Nov 10 2012 8:33 AM In reply to

    • rolo
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    Re: Making Your Own Mixes

     When our nest was full, we made a lot of mixes--using the Make a Mix cookbook.  Now, it's just the 2 of us. Party!!!

    Now: pankcake mix, brownies, muffins/sweet breads, cakes mostly. 

    Lorrie

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  • Sat, Nov 10 2012 10:07 AM In reply to

    Re: Making Your Own Mixes

    Not really.  I did used to make the Bisquick mix when my kids were little but since I used very few convenience foods, I really had no need for them.

    Susan
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  • Sat, Nov 10 2012 11:25 AM In reply to

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    Re: Making Your Own Mixes

    I make them up all the time  this weekend my SIl and DIl are making a bunch of mixex

    VNW gaive me  make a mix booke and i have brought several of them now we use them all the time .                                                                                       

    Gayla

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  • Sat, Nov 10 2012 1:08 PM In reply to

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    Re: Making Your Own Mixes

     I keep a home-made Bisquick mix and a sweet-bread mix on hand.  I also make my own pumpkin pie spice and cinnamon sugar.  I keep already cooked hamburger with onions, celery, and green peppers in the freezer.  It's not exactly a mix -- but a recipe found in the Make-a-Mix cookbook. When we had kids around, I would make my own slice and bake cookies and store them in the freezer.  I also used to keep a big bowl of the Raisin Bran Muffin batter and the Angel Biscuit batter in my fridge.  But with our household down to only 2, there's no value in making these in such large quantities.

     

    Update -- I added links to the recipes for the Raisin Bran Muffin mix and Angel Biscuits.

  • Sun, Nov 11 2012 9:02 AM In reply to

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    Re: Making Your Own Mixes

    rolo:
    made a lot of mixes--using the Make a Mix cookbook.

    I still don't have that book. Is it really worth getting?

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  • Sun, Nov 11 2012 11:16 AM In reply to

    • bug
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    Re: Making Your Own Mixes

    Now that I think about it, I guess I do make several mixes. I always have the "cream of something" mix on hand. I make cream of mushroom soup from scratch and freeze it, but nice to have the mix too. I make mixes for a lot of seasonings, but mostly Italian salad dressing, taco seasoning, onion soup mix, gravy mix and things like that.
  • Sun, Nov 11 2012 4:17 PM In reply to

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    Brandy, I have both the "make a mix cookbook" and the second one  "more make a mix cookbbook".  some of the recipes are real duds for me, but overall they are well worth the money they cost.  have had them both for ages, and the first one is about worn out from use, the pages are beginning to fall out, so that tells you how often i use them.  Maybe your library would have a copy you could look at before deciding to buy one.

  • Mon, Nov 12 2012 9:29 AM In reply to

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    Re: Making Your Own Mixes

    mtviolet:
    some of the recipes are real duds for me, but overall they are well worth the money they cost.

    I feel the same way for the Top Recipe Secrets books I have. I only use a couple of recipes but the price was beyond worth it to have them. I have saved so much over the years with making some delicious food at home from scratch.

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  • Mon, Nov 12 2012 9:33 AM In reply to

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    Re: Making Your Own Mixes

     I "think" that you can google around and find all the mixes/recipes to use mixes on the internet.  I was fortunate and found a used copy for a couple of dollars at a rummage sale. 

    Lorrie

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