Category Archives: Frugal Living

Homemade Onion Soup Mix

Onion soup mix is rarely used for onion soup around here.  It makes a great dip mix, roast potato topping, roast beef seasoning….There are a ton of recipes calling for this stuff.  To save money, buy your dried onions in bulk. Onion Soup Mix 2/3 cup dried, minced onion 3 tsp parsley flakes 2 tsp […]
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Homemade Alfredo Sauce Mix

Alfredo sauce is mostly cream and butter with a touch of garlic and maybe some white wine.  This recipe is a lot lighter than that, but still gives the creamy texture and mouthful of flavor that you’re hoping for.  The original mix I created has pasta already in it for a fast skillet in 1 […]
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Homemade Pizza Crust Mix & Pizza Sauce Mix Too!

This pizza crust recipe started as the commercial recipe for the pizza shop in Lamoni, Iowa that fed the college students at Graceland. It was a local favorite and I was elated when the recipe made it’s way into my hands. It has been reduced in size to make 2 large pizzas (13-15 inches each) and then […]
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Homemade Ranch Dressing Mix

Ranch dressing is the ultimate in comfort foods.  It’s makes raw veggies party food.  Unfortunately the secret ingredient in most bottles of ranch is MSG.  That stuff tastes really good and brings along with it a side affect of massive headaches (and mouth rash for my kids.) So here’s a yummy recipe for you that […]
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Homemade Italian Dressing Mix

Italian dressing is the perfect condiment for a romantic date night at home.   It also makes a good chicken marinade and a bread dip. Here are 3 varieties to choose from: Italian Vinaigrette; Creamy Italian, and an Olive Garden variety which is partway between the two.  Here’s mixes for all 3 types for you! Italian […]
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Spaghetti Sauce Mix

Mmmmm, Spaghetti!  A crowd pleaser for sure. All of these recipes work really well in the slow cooker for hands off cooking that will fill your house with a delicious fragrance.  If you have them on hand, and time to chop, add sautéed veggies too!  Traditional veggies include bell pepper, onion, and mushrooms.  Garden variety […]
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Enchilada Sauce Mix

I love food with Southwest flair.  I could eat it every day of the week and not get tired of it.  Enchilada sauce is not just good on enchiladas.  It’s also yummy over eggs and in casseroles.  Each batch yields about the same as a 20 ounce can of sauce. One Batch Enchilada Sauce Mix 1 Tbs  chili powder […]
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Instant Pesto Mix

With pesto a little goes a long way for a delicious fresh flavor. It’s nice to have a jar of this mix on hand as a pantry staple, especially if you use Pesto a lot. 2 cups dried basil 1 cup chopped pine nuts 1 cup parmesan cheese (from the can if you want to […]
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Smart Tiles Installation and Review

Mix month is still going strong and I have a big line up for you next week!  But for the weekend I wanted to show you some progress I’m making in the girl’s bathroom. In July, I’ll have a whole month of house projects and frugal nesting ideas for you–this is just a sneak peek […]
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Cinnamon Syrup Mix

Syrup solutions usually call for 2 parts sugar to 1 part water boiled together for 1 minute.  My husband’s mother used 2 cups brown sugar and 1 cup water.  After we married I got the secret recipe and added 1/2 tsp of real maple extract to it to make it my own.  Then I learned by adding […]
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