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    Welcome to our extensive Recipe Collection! Currently we offer a number of varying categories to help you locate exactly what you need:



    Canning & Preserving :

    One of the best ways to save money is to make your own groceries. Home canning and preserving is easy to learn. Check out this selection of recipes complete with Step by Step photo directions.

    Copycat & Clone Recipes
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    Do you wish you could eat out every night, but find that with your current budget you can't afford to eat out once a month?! Now you can enjoy the taste of your favorite restaurant dish in your own dining room. These are not the actual recipes, but the taste is so close your taste buds won't know the difference!

    Condiment Recipes

    Recipes to Make your own common (& some not so common!) condiments such as ketchup, relish, mustards and much more

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    Cheap Recipes

    This section is a selection of really inexpensive recipes that are delicious. They're perfect when you're trying to stretch your grocery dollar until the next paycheck!

    Dump Recipes

    Dump recipes are super easy recipes that require only a moment to prepare- simply dump them into your crockpot, let them cook while you go about your busy life and enjoy delicious meals and desserts.

    Ethnic Inexpensively
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    Ethnic foods are delicious! Who doesn't love running to their favorite restaurant for lunch, but can you afford to? Here are some delicious recipes you can make at home- Ethnic Taste without the Restaurant price.
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    Make Your Own
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    These are recipes of items that you often purchase at the store (for lots of money) that can be made at home for just pennies. Sometimes the MYO items are things that you are out of but need in order to complete a recipe. These are all Tried-n-True (tnt).

    OAMC
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    The concept of Once a Month Cooking is to prepare larger batches of food at one time, freezing for later consumption. Here is a selection of our favorite OAMC recipes

    Ramen Noodle Recipes
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    Nearly every college student, at one time or another, has lived off Ramen Noodles. Perhaps you weren't in college; Perhaps you just got your first apartment and had to make every penny count. Here are several recipes to add flavor, zest & variety into a super fast, extra cheap dinner.



    Mix Recipes

    Beverage Mixes
    A collection of Do it Yourself/ Make Your own Coffee blends, Teas, Cocoa & Hot Chocolate mixes, as well as flavored creamer mixes

    Bread Mixes
    A collection of over 60 bread Mix recipes including Yeast Breads, Bread Machine Mixes and Quick Bread mixes

    Breakfast Mixes
    Forget about eating cold cereal for breakfast, check out these delicious make ahead breakfast mixes

    Cake in a Mug
    This is a wonderful recipe for single people, college kids, afterschool snacks, etc. They make lovely gifts and are delicious.

    Cake Mixes
    Create your own Cake Mixes- choose from 20+ flavors

    Cone Mixes
    Another Unique gift from the kitchen idea that is simple to make

    Convenience Mixes
    Welcome, these particular recipes are designed for gift giving, families, single persons, and everyday use to cut down on your grocery bill.

    Cookie & Bar Mixes
    Looking for a Cookie Mix (in a jar) recipe? Choose from 70+ tried and true cookie & bar recipes

    Dip Mixes
    Choose sweet, savory or tangy to delight your tastebuds with these simple do it yourself Dip Mix Recipes for all occasions.

    Dressing Mixes
    Make your own Salad Dressing mixes for easy cooking and thoughtful gift giving

    Diabetic Mixes
    finding inexpensive mixes for those with varying health issues can be difficult! Here is a collection of delicious recipes for those with health concerns

    Dehydrated - Dried Food Mixes
    Make your own delicious dried food mixes such as Sun Dried tomatoes, healthy fruit leathers and much more

    Easy Bake Oven Mixes
    Tired of paying for those Pricey packets for your childs' toy oven? Delight him/her with this large collection of Kids Oven recipes

    Gift Basket Meal Mixes
    Easy, Inexpensive Gift Ideas for Entire Families

    Gluten Free Mixes
    By popular demand, we have gone to great lengths to find some wheat free & gluten free mixes to help those with a budget in mind....

    Jar Gift Mixes
    Creative, delicious and practical gift ideas for individuals, families, friends, neighbors and more

    Muffin Mixes
    Choose from over 60+ Delicious Tried and true Recipes and create your own delicious Muffin Mixes to have on hand, or as a lovely addition to care packages, gift baskets, housewarming gifts and more.

    Mug & Cup Mixes
    These particular recipes are designed for Individuals, single servings, Mug Gifts for all ages, College Students, After-School Snacks, etc. They're great for all occasions and make a lovely addition to gift baskets, meal baskets & get well baskets & Fundraisers!

    Popcorn Mixes
    Make your own Gourmet Popcorn, choose from 84 delicious Gourmet Popcorn Recipes

    Pudding Mixes
    Create your own delicious Pudding Mixes in Various flavors to keep on hand. These flavorful tried and true recipes are loaded with flavor, not colorants and fillers.

    Sauce Mixes 45+
    Create your own easy Sauce mixes to have on hand for a money saving last minute addition to a meal, or as an addition to a gift basket or care package.

    Seasoning & Spice Mixes 178+
    These recipes make lovely gifts in personalized spice jar bottles, or in baggies with cute toppers.

    Side Dish Mixes - 34+
    Purchasing those "convenient" individual side dish mixes at your local grocery store can take a large chunk out of your monthly grocery budget. Here is a selection of do it yourself Side Dish Mixes that you can throw together and keep on hand. They also make lovely additions to gift baskets, care packages and meal baskets.

    Soup Mixes - Choose from 58+
    Create your own Soup Mix Recipes- Choose from a variety of nearly 60 soup blends for any occasion. Whether for home use or for additions to gift baskets and care packages, these tried and true recipes are sure to please any palate.
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    Recently we've received numerous requests to provide Nutritional Data on all of the recipes that we share . . . You asked and we listened!
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    Gomasio (sometimes spelled Gomashio) is a sesame seed based seasoning salt used most often in macrobiotic diets in Japan and Korea. A lovely addition to stews, soups, rice dishes and vegetables this simple seasoning offers a burst of flavor whilst remaining low in sodium. ...
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    homemade beef gravy mix recipe from scratch

    Make your own beef gravy mix to have on hand for fast, easy, last minute preparation any time. This ready gravy mix needs only a bit of water to bring all the seasonings together in a rich, hearty gravy perfect for burgers, Salisbury steak, pot pies, mashed potatoes and more...
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    Did you know you can Make your Own Microwave Popcorn in under 4 minutes? Store bought Microwave popcorn is convenient, but it happens to be loaded with fats/oils/sodium, etc. You can make your own healthier, dirt cheap microwave popcorn, complete with various flavors of seasoning in under 4 minutes.
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    This is a family favorite, it's simple to prepare, loaded with flavors, can be tossed into the crockpot and makes a great tailgating dish too.
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    Chocolate Waffles are a favorite in our family, they're wonderful with fresh sliced berries as a breakfast or a dessert. ...
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    Cocktail sauce (also known as Marie Rose sauce) is cold condiment served with seafood, most notably, cocktail shrimp.
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    MYO: Microwave Popcorn
    MYO: Microwave Popcorn


    Did you know you Make your Own Microwave Popcorn in under 4 minutes? Store bought Microwave popcorn is convenient, but it happens to be loaded with fats/oils/sodium, etc. You can make your own healthier, dirt cheap microwave popcorn, complete with various flavors of seasoning in under 4 minutes.


    Taco Soup
    Taco Soup


    Simple Award Winning Taco soup recipe that can easily be doubled or extended to serve a crowd


    Cocktail Sauce
    Cocktail Sauce


    This zesty Cocktail Sauce recipe is a cinch to prepare & makes a wonderful accompaniment to chilled cooked shrimp or fried seafood