If you create your own homemade mix recipes, you'll be saving money
as well as feeding your family healthier meals without the added
preservatives. It is a lot easier than you might think to stock your
kitchen with homemade condiments, here are several great recipes to
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In a very large bowl, stir together flour, baking powder, cream of
tartar, powdered milk, salt and sugar. Blend in shortening and break
shortening up with two forks or pastry blender. Store in an airtight
container and use within a month. You can cut this recipe in half if
you don't think you'll use that much in a month's time.
Homemade Brownie Mix
6 Cups flour
4 teaspoons baking powder
4 teaspoons salt
8 Cups sugar
8 oz. can unsweetened cocoa
In a very large bowl, add flour, baking powder, salt, sugar and
cocoa. Add in shortening breaking up into small pieces with two
forks or a pastry brush. Store in an airtight container and use
within 2-3 months.
Mix all the ingredients together vigorously with a whisk and/or fork
to bring out the aromas.
Put in a container with a tight seal like a canning jar and lid.
You may want to fill a salt shaker with this mixture and keep near
the stove for seasoning instead of salt. Put a few grains of rice in
if using in an unsealed container.
Homemade Taco Seasoning Mix Recipes
Taco Seasoning from Scratch
1/4 cup dried minced onion
4 teaspoons cornstarch
4 tablespoons chili powder
3 teaspoons cumin
1 1/2 teaspoons oregano
3 teaspoons garlic powder
2 teaspoons beef bouillon
3 teaspoons cayenne pepper
Mix all together and store in rubbermaid container or ziploc baggie.
When you're ready to use, 3 Tablespoons is equivalent to one
package of taco seasoning mix.