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1 sheri grennille August 14, 2012 at 6:24 pm

do you have a pancake mix recipe? this sounds like a no brainer, but i would like to just be able to add milk and possibly an egg and have breakfast in 10 minutes.


2 Merissa August 14, 2012 at 8:15 pm
3 Sarah July 21, 2015 at 8:58 pm

I found one that is great it is a copycat of bisquick, I make this a lot because my boys love pancakes.
6 c. flour
2 tbsp. powder sugar
3 tbsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
3/4 tsp baking soda
1/2 cup plus 1 tbsp. oil
put all dry ingredients in kitchen aide, or bowl with stand mixer. Set on low and drizzle in the oil. Don’t need to mix long just until incorporated.
Add 2 cups mix, 2 eggs, 1 c. milk, mix and that’s it. I also use this recipe for waffles. This is a very versatile mix anything you find bisquik used in a recipe you can use making this mix.


4 Amanda April 25, 2013 at 10:27 pm

The instant oatmeal recipe link and taco seasoning link appear to be, well, linked. I’m looking for the oatmeal recipe for my kiddos. I want to know where it comes from, so thank you for posting. 🙂


5 Merissa April 26, 2013 at 7:40 am

Sorry, it does that sometimes! Here’s the right link for Homemade Oatmeal Packets.


6 Amanda October 14, 2013 at 8:31 am

I’m looking for mixes to replace dry soup mixes that are often used in pot roast and meatloaf. My daughter has to eat gluten-free, but all mixes for gravy, onion soup, etc. contain gluten, of course, and GF mixes are hard to find and outrageously expensive. I just need a mix that I can modify with cornstarch or GF flour. Anything you can offer would be great, thanks.


7 Merissa October 14, 2013 at 1:16 pm

I’m actually working on a recipe for Onion Soup Mix now so keep your eye out!


8 Joanne December 3, 2013 at 7:16 pm

Amanda –
Its hard to find any corn products today that are non-GMO so maybe you should look for something with arrowroot as a thickener.
I know the issue was gluten but I like to help steer people away from things with GMO ingredients whenever I can.


9 Melanie November 19, 2013 at 11:55 am

Hey, do you have a recipe for spiced cider/Mullen spices? I make one that is all liquid, but I want one where I can have a dry mix and just add to apple juice or tea by the glass.


10 Merissa November 19, 2013 at 12:00 pm

I don’t have a mix version but I do have this recipe for Mulled Apple Cider and you could just put together the dry ingredients.


11 Jackie Brabham January 9, 2014 at 3:47 pm

Hi, My name is Jackie. My family and I have recently moved to West Texas. We have moved from a little two bed room home to a 24 foot long camper. That’s a big difference! lol We are hoping to start building a cabin in the next few months. We would like to be more self sufficient. It just takes a lot of money and hard work to do this but we enjoy every minute! Yet it has been very challenging but rewarding. I have enjoyed reading your blog and would like to know if you have any more homemade mixes. I wish you luck in your journey and hope to hear from you!

thanks, Jackie


12 Merissa January 9, 2014 at 6:53 pm

This is all we have posted right now but I have more post ideas for mix recipes 🙂


13 Cheryl Shelton June 10, 2014 at 8:58 am

Do you have a mix recipe for italian dressing? I use those packets a lot in cooking but would like a healthier choice for my hubby with high blood pressure. I love your web site.
Thank you,
Cheryl Shelton


14 Merissa June 10, 2014 at 9:29 am

Not yet, it’s something I’m working on 🙂


15 Marie T August 19, 2014 at 7:49 pm

DO you have a recipe for cake mixes aka Betty Crocker, Pillsbury etc??


16 Merissa August 19, 2014 at 8:24 pm

Not yet Marie 🙂


17 Jeanetta September 2, 2015 at 7:28 am
18 Patricia August 25, 2014 at 8:41 pm

Do you have a recipe for a country gravy mix. Sometimes I’m in a hurry and I use the just add water mix. It’s okay, but would like to make my own.


19 Merissa August 27, 2014 at 8:14 am

I don’t yet, I will have to work on it!


20 Joyce August 11, 2016 at 12:48 am

RE: Country gravy mix

I found one 🙂

1 cup all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons garlic salt
1 teaspoon paprika
1 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/4 teaspoon poultry seasoning
1/2 teaspoon salt

Mix all ingredients well and store in a tightly sealed container. TO MAKE GRAVY: Discard all but 2 tablespoons of the oil used to fry the chicken (or melt 2 tablespoons unsalted butter) in the skillet. Over low heat, mix in 2 tablespoons of the Country Gravy Mix. Stirring constantly, cook about 2 minutes. Whisk in 1 cup chicken broth, scraping browned bits off bottom of skillet. Stir in 1 cup milk and bring all to a boil over high heat, stirring constantly. Reduce heat to low and simmer for about 5 minutes. Serve immediately with chicken, mashed potatoes or biscuits. Yield: About 1 cup of mix for 2 cups gravy.


21 Sherrie Boehm January 15, 2015 at 5:15 pm

I love making my own seasoning mixes. I have looking for a fajita seasoning mix. But the link isn’t working. 🙁
thanks Sherrie


22 Teri Calvery July 29, 2015 at 9:51 am

I get SSI and food stamps.. i need to learn how to eat on 21 per week and be healthy… any ideas how to stretch it that far? i am also learning to go from all processed food to from scratch but leaning to vegan….


23 Chris Ballard March 4, 2016 at 10:38 pm

Do you have a recipe for Scallop Potatoes. We love them but have to but the box mix. I have looked for a mix I can keep on hand but haven’t found anything yet. Thanks, Chris


24 marLo April 10, 2016 at 5:55 pm

I would like to thank you for all the recipes that you have posted. It is such a life saver for me and makes life easier.


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