Sunday, May 22, 2011

How To Make Your Own Groceries

Today I want to talk to you about making your own groceries.

There are many times when it is super easy to make your own groceries. This can in many instances save you money, sometimes quite a bit of money. More importantly, when you make your own groceries, you know you are getting the freshest ingredients without any additives or preservatives. That is a wonderful thing! You can make everything from baby food to dog treats and everything in between. Knowing how to make your own groceries can get you out of a pinch and possibly save you an extra trip to the supermarket.

I would like to share a few homemade grocery recipes with you today. What I'm focusing on are seasonings and spices. These recipes can be easily doubled or tripled. If you are invited to a barbecue or other party this summer, consider giving a jar of one of the seasonings as a hostess gift. They look so pretty when you tie a raffia ribbon around the lid of the jar and attach a label with the contents of the jar. Your hostess will really appreciate it.

Barbecue Rub

1/2 cup chili powder
1/4 cup salt
3 tablespoons onion powder
2 tablespoons ground cumin
1 tablespoon paprika
1 tablespoon garlic powder
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/2 teaspoon dry mustard

Combine all ingredients. Rub into chicken, steaks or hamburgers before grilling.

Italian Seasoning

1/2 cup dried oregano
1/3 cup dried basil
2 tablespoons garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1 bay leaf crumbled

Combine ingredients and pulse briefly in a food processor. Use in tomato sauces, salads, meat loaves, and meatballs.

1 comment:

Tanya said...

Homemade mixes and rubs tend to taste better than their store-bought companions. Thanks for the recipes.


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