DIY Seasoning Mixes

 

Do you make your own seasoning mixes from scratch? If you think about how much pre made mixes are costing you, you may reconsider, and make your own. You can put together the following seasoning mixes in bulk and store in Mason jars, or spice tins.

Egg Roll In A Bowl

 Have you ever had Egg Roll In A Bowl, or deconstructed egg roll? Any meal like this, served in a bowl, is a winner in our house. Cooked in one skillet, for easier clean up as well!

This is my version of an Egg Roll in a bowl. I used dark soy sauce, so

Cake Mix Cookies

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Did you know that you can make many types of very quick and easy cookies with Cake Mix?
I have compiled a list of some of my favourites and ones that I would like to try (they all sound so yummy).

You can be creative. Using the cake mix as the base for your cookies, try different combos of add ins, or the flavours of cake. Red Velvet cake and M&M candies, Confetti Cake and white chocolate chips, Chocolate cake with nuts, chocolate chips and marshmallows! The possibilities are endless.
If you have tried any of these, please share your favourites in the comments. Do you have any to share? Let me know your recipe and I will make it to feature here on the site!

Enjoy, and Happy Baking.

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Yellow Cake Batter Cookies
From Anna Monette Roberts, POPSUGAR Food

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Easy Snickerdoodle Recipe
From Skip To My Lou.org

 

The recipes BELOW were all found on AllRecipes.com, submitted by various users.

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Lemon Snowflake Cookies:
These are a very soft cookie with lemon flavour. Cake mix and Cool Whip!

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Basic Cake Mix Cookie (with variations)
"A twist on plain old cake or cookies. Great combos of the optional ingredients - toffee bits, walnuts, peanut butter chips - make this recipe everyone's personal favorite."

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Chocolate Oatmeal Drop Cookies
This recipes produces a soft and chewy Oatmeal Chocolate Chip cookie.

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Easy Chocolate Chip Cookies:
If you like chocolate chip cookies, these are a quick version. They are soft and sound be chewy in the middle. Not your classic Chocolate Chip Cookie flavour, but a very easy version that would be fun to make with the kids.

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Chocolate Snowdrops:
Here is another version of a Cake mix and Cool Whip cookie. Soft chocolaty goodness.

Homemade Oatmeal Mix

My Favourite Instant Oatmeal Mix 
 
 
Ingredients (approx. 14 Servings):
  • 6 cups quick-cooking oats
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 3 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup dried fruit or nuts, if desired 
In a large bowl, combine all of the above ingredients. Then store in airtight container in a cool dry place for up to 1 month.  Makes 14 half cup servings.
Preparation of Oatmeal:
1. Place 1/2 cup of mix in a deep microwave-safe bowl.  
2. Add 3/4 cup water to the mix and microwave, uncovered, on high for 45 seconds.
3. Stir and cook 25-40 seconds more (40 seconds worked for me) or until bubbly. Let stand for 1-2 minutes.
4. Serve with milk and fresh fruit if desired.  
Yield: 1 serving