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Seafood Seasoning Mix

Seafood Seasoning Mix

Serve Seafood Seasoning Mix with your next Shrimp Boil, or over any seafood. In my years of baking and cooking, I have made many DIY seasonings and mixes. You can usually count on two things when you make your own: it will be less expensive 

Homemade Chai Spice Madeleines

Homemade Chai Spice Madeleines

Homemade Chai Spice Madeleines are a great treat for your fall or winter tea party. Seasoned with a homemade chai mix and either glazed or dusted with powdered sugar for a classic look on your holiday table.

Fruit and Nut Mincemeat

Fruit and Nut Mincemeat

Last year I made homemade Fruit and Nut Mincemeat with dried fruit and nuts (minus the traditional meat), and it turned out so good that it has earned a place in my Old World Christmas Recipes. This is the base recipe for many holiday desserts such as tarts, pies, breads, scones, or even cookies. Continue reading Fruit and Nut Mincemeat

Homemade French Dressing

Homemade French Dressing

I’m a fan of Ott’s Dressing, and this Homemade French Dressing is a very close substitute if you don’t have any in your cupboard. It’s quick and easy to put together and is made with common ingredients.

Baked Homemade Granola

Baked Homemade Granola

Baked Homemade Granola makes a delicious breakfast cereal served with milk, or use it to top your favorite yogurt with fruit. Made from old-fashioned oats, wheat germ, coconut, sunflower seeds, almonds, and honey it’s sure to please even the pickiest eater.

Roasted Red Pepper Tapenade

Roasted Red Pepper Tapenade

Roasted red peppers, artichokes, and capers make this homemade tapenade fabulous paired with cheese, meats, and crackers on your next charcuterie board. Click to Tweet

I love to include condiments when I serve a charcuterie board or cheese plate and this Roasted Red Pepper Tapenade is so delicious paired with cheese, meats, and crackers. Continue reading Roasted Red Pepper Tapenade

Homemade Chili Sauce

Homemade Chili Sauce

I use this recipe for Homemade Chili Sauce when I don’t have any of this condiment in my pantry. It’s very easy to make and most people will have these ingredients on hand.

Homemade Teriyaki Sauce

Homemade Teriyaki Sauce

Here’s an easy recipe for Homemade Teriyaki Sauce when you don’t have any in your pantry.  It only takes a few minutes to make. Store in your refrigerator in a covered container or jar. Makes 3/4 cups. See more DIY Food Projects Here.  See more 

Homemade Hoisin Sauce

Homemade Hoisin Sauce

I use Hoisin Sauce when I make Orange Chicken. But I don’t always have the product in my pantry. For those times, here’s my recipe for Homemade Hoisin Sauce. It works very well and is easy to make.

For those who might not know, Hoisin Sauce is a sweet-spicy condiment used in Asian dishes. But you could also use it as a dipping sauce for spring rolls or for my Egg Roll Recipe. 

Most of the ingredients are basics that I keep in my pantry. Two of the less used items are rice vinegar and peanut oil. The rest are pretty common to most households.

 

Ingredients Needed to Make Homemade Hoisin Sauce

(See the full recipe at the bottom of this post.)

  • soy sauce
  • creamy peanut butter
  • honey
  • rice vinegar
  • peanut oil
  • hot sauce
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • garlic powder

 

Instructions for Making This Recipe

Gather all your ingredients so that you have everything close at hand on the counter or table.

Place all ingredients in a blender dish. Blend for 30-40 seconds until thoroughly combined.

Use as directed in recipe. You may store unused sauce for up to 7 days in the refrigerator.

This recipe will make 1/2 cup.

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Homemade Hoisin Sauce

I use this sauce for my Orange Chicken recipe. But I don't always have the sauce in my pantry. For those times, here's a recipe I use in its place.
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Course: Sauces
Cuisine: Asian
Keyword: Asian Ingredients, Chinese Food, DIY
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 6 servings

Ingredients  

  • 4 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons creamy peanut butter
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 2 teaspoons rice vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons peanut oil
  • 3 drops hot sauce
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder

Instructions

  • Place all ingredients in blender dish. Blend for 30-40 seconds until thoroughly combined. Use as directed in recipe. Makes 1/2 cup.

Nutrition

Calories: 62kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 708mg | Potassium: 64mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 1IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 5mg | Iron: 1mg
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Easy Homemade Playdough

Easy Homemade Playdough

My grandma always made playdough when I visited her house. Here is a recipe I enjoyed making for my daughters–and now my grandchildren! The recipe my grandma used relied heavily on salt. This one actually came from a babysitter I hired many moons ago. We’ve