Monday, May 12, 2008

Homemade Brown Sugar

I haven't tried this one yet, but ran across it on another blog. I don't know that I would use it all the time, but it's good to know that there's an option if I need brown sugar in a pinch.

Mix together 1 cup white sugar and 1to 2 tablespoons molasses. Use 1 tablespoon molasses for light brown sugar and 2 tablespoons for dark brown sugar.

Homemade Seasoned Salt

3/4 cup salt
1/4 cup garlic salt
1 teaspoon pepper
1/2 teaspoon oregano
1 teaspoon paprika
1/8 teaspoon celery seed
1/4 teaspoon white pepper
1/4 teaspoon dry mustard

Mix and store in airtight container.

Monday, May 5, 2008

Homemade Instant Stuffing Mix

This recipe can be used to make your own mixes for use at home or as put in a quart jar, decorated and given as a gift.

3 1/2 cups unseasoned bread crumbs
3 tablespoons dried celery flakes
1 tablespoon dried parsley flakes
2 teaspoons dried minced onion
2 teaspoons chicken boullion granules
1/4 teaspoon poultry seasoning
1/4 teaspoon sage

For home use combine all ingredients in ziplock bag or airtight container and store.

Go give as gift, put bread cubes in quart jar. Combine seasonings well and place in small ziplock bag. Seal and decorate jar. Attach seasoning packed and instructions with a ribbon.

To use: Place 1 cup water, 2 tablespoons butter and seasonings. Mix in pan and bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover and simmer for 8 to 10 minutes, then toss with fork. Serve.

Homemade Shake & Bake for Pork

1 cup bread crumbs
1 cup flour
4 teaspoons dried minced onion
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1/2 teaspoon sage
1/2 teaspoon thyme
4 pork chops

Mix dry ingedients together in large ziplock bag. Add pork chops and shake to coat. Bake covered at 400 degrees for 40 minutes. Uncover and bake another 15 minutes.

Great Icing Recipe for Sugar Cookies

I found a simple recipe for Sugar Cookie Icing on this blog:

I drizzled it over the top of some Amish Sugar Cookies and it was delicious!