Monday, November 3, 2014

Saving Money Making Your Own Mix Recipes

There are many ways to save money making your own mixes. This does take time. However, once the mixes are made, you can just grab and use. Here are a few mixes that you can make. Many more can be found online. Back in the olden days, pre-internet, I was thrilled to find this thrifty cooking book at a garage sale, when recipes weren't at your fingertips.

Here is one for a brownie mix. I have also included a link to a recipe online for easy bookmarking:

You can make your own taco mix! For this, I would recommend buying the spices at a bulk food store. Bulk food stores usually sell spices very inexpensively. The price range on spices can be pretty big between regular stores and bulk food stores. You also know exactly what goes into your mix and can eliminate MSG (mono-sodium glutamate) and things like that.

Instant cocoa for those cold winter months! There are a lot of different recipes for this, some with powdered sugar and creamer and some not. You can experiment and see what you like best!

Biscuit mix!

There are so many money saving recipes at your fingertips! Anything you can thing up can simply be looked up online and it will likely be right there. I hope you have fun with these and save some money to boot!


  1. These are great! Thanks so much for sharing the recipes... I am going to try to print them out, and make them. I love making any and all things from scratch! I even made my own chicken bouillon seasoning a while ago, and it was awesome, much better flavor than most you buy at the store. Keep the great ideas coming!

    1. ~simplyfrugalynne~November 4, 2014 at 7:46 PM

      Can you share the bullion recipe? I assume no MSG?

    2. I found it in a Mennonite cookbook. I will look for it and email it to you. It uses brewers yeast and a host of herbs that you grind together in a blender, and it really has a great flavor. This reminds me that I need to make it again, lol!