Tuesday, October 23, 2012

More homemade mixes

After a year pause of not giving cooking classes, I hosted this Saturday a group of ladies from LG to give my first of a series of cooking classes till the end of 2012. We had a blast today and made Dill bread stuffed with olives and cream cheese, 7-up fruit salad, apple crumble with vanilla ice cream, chicken spedinies, and stuffed mushrooms. All ladies went home with a share of what we made today...it was lovely to be back in my comfort zone again and to share what I love most with others. One of the ladies asked me "what makes my classes different." A good question, I thought, and the answer was ready " it's the tips and little tricks that I teach and not the recipes themselves". I am glad to say that they agreed with this by the end of class.

To stand by my word and list, here are some recipes of mixes I made which will save you money and time instead of buying them at the store and not to mention a granted freshness. But first let me share with you how to make waffles from the homemade bisquick mix (if you have the machine and it is fairly a great investment if you like waffles)

Waffles from homemade mix

Ingredients

2  cups of homemade mix
11/3 cups milk                                                                                                                                            1 egg                                                                                               
2 tablespoons vegetable oil        
 
Directions
Heat your waffle maker according to directions.
Mix all wet ingredients and add the two cups of homemade mix. Mix till its combined and don't over mix it otherwise you will end up with a tough waffle.
I use 1/3 cup of batter for each waffle. I made some plain then added some chocolate chips to the remaining batter for the kiddos. You can add cinnamon, blueberries, strawberries...etc to make a new flavor everytime.
 

Homemade taco seasoning mix


Ingredients:

  • 1 table spoon chili powder
  • 1 table spoon ground cumin
  • 1 table spoon garlic powder
  • 1 table sppon onion powder
  • 1/4 – 1/2 table spoon crushed red pepper (optional, I don't use it as my children don't like hot stuff)

Directions:

  1. Mix all the spices together and store in an airtight container or a well sealed spice jar. I use mine as directed by the recipe. You can always double and triple the recipe.                                 


Homemade Chili Powder mix

Ingredients:

1/4 cup all-purpose flour
4 teaspoons chili powder
1 tablespoon crushed red pepper
1 tablespoon dried minced onion
1 tablespoon dried, minced garlic
2 teaspoons white sugar
2 teaspoons dried parsley
2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon dried basil
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
2 teaspoons ground cumin
Directions:
Mix and save in a well closed container.


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