So I've been searching for recipes to make my own mixes instead of buying them pre-made. Here are a few that I've found:
Alton Brown's Hot Chocolate Mix: This is simply amazing - SOOO much better than the little packets you buy in the store! And very simple to make! I did find it was actually too rich for me - so I use about 1/2 of the mix that he suggests.
Taco Seasoning: I haven't tried this one yet since I have a few packets still in my cupboard - but I'm excited about trying it!
Macaroni & Cheese: This is FABULOUS!! SOO yummy! Much better than the boxed version! (next I'll need to start making my own pasta!)
Fruit Snacks : Can I tell you I'm addicted to fruit snacks - 100% addicted. I LOVE them. But I know they aren't the best thing for me - so I went searching for a recipe and low and behold they look SO simple to make! I'm excited to try these at some point!
Crackers: Here is a basic cracker recipe - I haven't tried it yet. I've heard good and bad things about making your own crackers so I'm a little scared ;)
Cream of Chicken Soup: Another recipe I haven't tried yet. I am wondering if I were to make a HUGE batch of this - do you think I could can it, and use as needed?
Condensed Cream of ________ Soups: I am so excited to try this recipe - because I have been trying to get away from buying canned soups - the sodium content is SO high - plus I know EXACTLY what I'm putting in the soup!
Yogurt & Pudding: I Never even THOUGHT to make these by myself - crazy, they both look pretty easy!
Ranch Dressing : This one will be a hard switch since my husband and I ADORE Hidden Valley Ranch Dressing - anyone have a recipe that tastes the same as Hidden Valley?
Mustard, Ketchup & Mayonnaise (I wonder if I could exchange the safflower oil for coconut oil in the mayo??)
Hamburger or Hot dog buns - anyone have a recipe that is light & fluffy like the store bought ones?
Evaporated Milk & Sweetend Condensed milk : - I didn't know I COULD make my own!
I know I could go on and on with this list - but I'll stop here. I'd love to hear what types of things you have stopped buying pre-made! Please share your recipes!!