Blends

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Winter Sore Throat "Tea"

2 lemons thoroughly cleaned and sliced
2 piece of ginger about inch thick sliced into thin pieces
Honey (about 1 cup-maybe more)

In a 12-16 oz. jar combine lemon slices and sliced ginger. Pour honey (organic is best) over it slowly.

This may take a little time to let the honey sink down and around the lemon and ginger slices.

Make sure when the honey has filled in all the voids, there is enough to cover the top of the lemon slices.

Close jar and put it in the fridge, it will form into a "jelly".

To serve: Spoon jelly into mug and pour boiling water over it.

Homemade Sweetened Condensed Milk

1 C. powdered milk
2/3 C. sugar
1/3 C. boiling water
3 T. margarine
2 T. white Karo® syrup

Combine all ingredients in a blender and mix until smooth.
Makes 1 1/4 cups, the same as one can sweetened condensed milk.

Apple Pie Spice Blend

1/4 cup ground cinnamon
1 tbsp ground allspice
2 tsp ground nutmeg*
2 tsp ground ginger
1/2 tsp ground cardamom (optional)

Combine all ingredients for desired mix and blend well. Store in a small, airtight container.
Feel free to experiment with amounts to get a blend that works for you.

*If using freshly ground nutmeg, you might want to cut back a little bit because the flavor can be quite strong. Since you’re going to be storing the
mix anyway, it is not crucial to use freshly ground here.

Pumpkin Pie Spice Blend

1/4 cup ground cinnamon
2 tbsp ground ginger
2 tsp ground cloves
1 tsp ground nutmeg*
1/2 tsp ground cardamom (optional)

Combine all ingredients for desired mix and blend well. Store in a small, airtight container.
Feel free to experiment with amounts to get a blend that works for you.

*If using freshly ground nutmeg, you might want to cut back a little bit because the flavor can be quite strong. Since you’re going to be storing the
mix anyway, it is not crucial to use freshly ground here

Root Beer Infused Vodka

14 root beer candies
4 ounces Smirnoff Fluffed Vodka

Crush candies in a food processor or in a resealable plastic bag using a
mallet.
Pour candies and vodka into a resealable glass jar.
Shake to combine.
Allow to dissolve.
After 1-2 hours candies should be dissolved into vodka.

Source : TheSlowRoastedItalian.com

How to Make Butter in Under 5 minutes

16 ounces of heavy cream, chilled
1/2 teaspoon salt

Pour cream and salt into bowl of stand mixer and mix on high. In essence,
you'll be making whipped cream....only you're going to whip the cream
beyond this point. About 3 minutes.
Soon it will deflate and start to look like scrambled eggs.

Keep beating a few more seconds. You'll notice water start to separated from the butter.
This is actually buttermilk and can be saved for future use.

Once buttermilk forms, remove bowl from stand mixer and fill bowl with cold, running water.

Cheese Sauce

4 oz cream cheese
4 oz sharp Cheddar cheese
1/2 cup water
1 tablespoon chopped cilantro
1/4 teaspoon onion powder
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
Fresh black pepper to taste

Blend cheeses together in a small nonstick saucepan. Heat on low to melt cheeses and stir constantly to prevent burning. Stir in water, cilantro and
spices until well blended.

Sauce will thicken as it cools.

Makes 24 tablespoons

Nutritional Info: (per tablespoon)
Calories: 36
Carbs: 0 grams
Protein: 1.5 gram
Fat: 3 grams

Pico de Cibollo

Pico de Cibollo

1/2 white onion, finely diced
4 spring onions, thinly sliced
2 jalapenos, seeded, finely diced
2 TBSP cilantro leaves
1/2 lime, juice only

Combine ingredients and serve as a condiment with fajitas.

Vidalia Onion Dip

3 lg chopped vidalia sweet onions
2 C water
1/2 C sugar
1/2 C. vinegar
1/3 C. to 1/2 cup mayonnaise
1 tsp. celery seed

Soak onions overnight in sugar, water and vinegar.
Drain well. Add mayonnaise and celery seed to spreading consistency.

Serve on crackers.

Raisin Oatmeal Mix (Instant Bulk Mix)

6 cups quick cooking oats
1/2 cup of raisins
1/2 cup chopped dried apples or dried banana chips
1/2 cup chopped nuts (almonds, pecans etc)
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup brown sugar
3 teaspons of ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon of salt
additional ingredient when preparing..
3/4 cup water or milk

Directions
In a bowl combine first 8 ingredients Divide into 2 batches. Store in air tight containers in a cool dry place for up to 1 month

Yeilds 7 cups of mix!

Vidalia Onion Dip

3 lg chopped vidalia sweet onions
2 C. water
1/2 C. sugar
1/2 C. vinegar
1/3 C. to 1/2 cup mayonnaise
1 tsp. celery seed
Soak onions overnight in sugar, water and vinegar. Drain well. Add mayonnaise and celery seed to spreading consistency.

Serve on crackers or with chips or veggies

Barbecue Sauce

1 C. ketchup
1/3 C. light molasses
2 tbsp. cider vinegar
1 tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
Garlic powder
Onion powder or salt
Finely chopped onions

Combine ingredients. Tastes even better if made several hours before using.

Kansas City Rib Rub

1/2 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup paprika
1 tablespoon black pepper
1 tablespoon salt
1 tablespoon chili powder
3/4 tablespoon garlic powder
3/4 tablespoon onion powder
1 teaspoon cayenne

Mix all ingredients together and store in an air tight container.

Cheesecake Dip For Strawberries

8 ounces cream cheese -- softened
1/3 cup sugar
1 each egg -- beaten
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 quart Strawberries -- fresh

Mix the cream cheese and the sugar well. Add the beaten egg and the vanilla; mix well. Microwave for 1 minute and stir.
Microwave another minute and stir again. Repeat this step until the dip reaches the desired consistency.
Be sure to scrape the sides of the bowl when you beat.
This dip can be served warm or cold.
You may spoon the dip over sliced strawberries or dip whole berries in.

Self Rising Flour

Combine:
1-1/2 C. all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp. salt
1-1/2 tsp. baking powder

Mix well.

Store in an airtight container.

Ancho Chile Marinade for Meat Recipe-Chipotle Mexican Grill

1 (2 ounce) package dried ancho chiles
1 teaspoon black pepper
2 teaspoons cumin powder
2 tablespoons fresh oregano, chopped
6 cloves garlic
1/2 red onion, quartered
1/4 cup vegetable oil
4 chicken breasts or meat of choice

Soak dry chiles in water overnight or until soft. Remove seeds. Add all ingredients except chicken in food processor.
Puree until smooth.
Spread mixture over chicken breasts and refrigerate at least one hour, up to 24 hours.

Low Fat Sweet Yogurt Dressing

1 cup Plain, nonfat yogurt
1/4 cup Raisins -- (golden are nice)
1/4 cup Chopped nuts; (walnuts -- pecans, or other)
1 1/2 tablespoons Honey

Mix all ingredients, and chill overnight. Serve cold.

Makes about 1.5 cups.
Note: Fresh chopped fruit becomes a special salad or a light dessert with this dressing.

Wild Berry Breezy

1 cup orange juice
1/4 cup pineapple juice
2 pineapple slices
6 fresh strawberries
15 frozen raspberries
10 frozen blackberries
15 frozen blueberries
3 oz. favorite berry yogurt (optional)
ice cubes

Place all ingredients in a blender; blend until smooth.
Pour into chilled glass and serve.

Zucchini Pesto

3 medium zucchini, chopped and steamed
1 clove garlic, minced
1/2 C. basil leaves, chopped
2 tbsp. fresh parsley, chopped
2 tbsp. Parmesan cheese, grated
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 teaspoons olive oil

Process all ingredients in a food processor until smooth.

Pumpkin Pie Spice

1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
2 teaspoons ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
1/2 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
big pinch of cardamom (or you can substitute mace)

Blend all spices together, working out any lumps that might occur. Store in an old spice jar.

Makes about 2 tablespoons

Peanut Butter

Pinch sugar (Splenda)
1 cup roasted unsalted peanuts
1 tblsp. peanut oil
Pinch salt
Add the peanuts, oil, salt, and sugar to a food processor fitted with the steel blade attachment or chop and mix by hand.Process the peanut butter until a smooth paste is formed.

Keep in a covered container for up to 2 weeks in the refrigerator.

Let the peanut butter come to room temp.

Stir well before spreading on bread, crackers, pancakes or etc.

For Spicier peanut Butter---Add 1/2 tsp chili powder to the ingredients.

Makes 9 Servings

Bleu Cheese and Onion Dip

Ingredients:
3 ounce package of cream cheese
3 ounces of bleu cheese, crumbled
3/4 cup mayonnaise
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon dried minced onion (or fresh chopped fine)
dash of garlic powder
dash of black pepper

In a medium bowl, mix the cream cheese and bleu cheese together.
Stir in the remaining ingredients. Mix well. Cover and let chill in the refrigerator for about an hour.
This dip is good with crackers, raw vegetables, and potato chips.

Delilah's Easy Chicken Marinade

8 pieces legs and/or thighs
1/4 cup lemon juice
1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
Several cloves of garlic, smashed with the side of a knife
Seasoning salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper corns

Put all ingredients into a plastic zipper bag and throw in the fridge for a few hours.
Drizzle Newman's Own Italian dressing over chicken as it cooks on the grill.

Source: Delilah Daily

Cajun Blackening Spices

5 teaspoons paprika
1 teaspoon ground dried oregano
1 teaspoon ground dried thyme
1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/2 teaspoon finely ground black pepper
1/2 teaspoon finely ground white pepper
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

Mix together and store in an air−tight container.

Aple Pie Spice

Ingredients
1/4 cup cinnamon
2 tsp.nutmeg
1 teaspoon allspice
1 teaspoon ground ginger

Procedure
Fresh grind your own nutmeg. Once you grind the nutmeg, it should be used in about a month.
Mix together and store in spice container.

Recipe from recipezaar

All Season Blend

Ingredients
1 1/2 C nutritional yeast flakes
3 T salt
1 T onion granules
1 T paprika
2 tsp dried parsley flakes
1/2 tsp. turmeric
1/4 tsp.dried thyme leaves
1/4 tsp. dried marjoram leaves
1/4 tsp. ground dill seed

Procedure
Place all the ingredients in a blender or food processor and process until finely ground. Store in a covered container at room temperature.

Per 1 T serving: Calories -30, Protein - 4 gm., Carbohydrates - 4 gm., Fat - 0 gm.

Onion Soup Mix

Ingredients
3/4 C. instant minced onion (buy an inexpensive bottle)
4 tsp. onion powder
1/3 cup beef-flavored bouillon powder (inexpensive bottle is fine)
1/4 tsp. celery seed (crushed fine is best)
1/4 tsp. sugar

Procedure
Mix up and store in a jar.  When you need "one envelope of onion soup mix," use 1/4 cup of this mix.

Sometimes 2 T. of mix is enough to flavor a meat dish.

Recipe from jersey gal on Taste Of Home Magazine

Onion Soup Dip Mix

Ingredients
1 tablespoon minced dried onion
1 teaspoon beef bouillon granules
1 dash pepper and paprika

Procedure
Blend with sour cream for dip.

Coating Mix For Oven Fried Chicken

Ingredients
2 cups dry bread crumbs
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1 1/2 teaspoons paprika
1 teaspoon celery salt
1 teaspoon onion salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 teaspoon poultry seasoning (optional)
1/4 cup vegetable oil

Procedure
Mix together well. Keeps unrefrigerated in tightly covered container.

Baking instructions:
Put 1/2 cup coating mix in paper or plastic bag. Moisten chicken with water or milk, and shake, one piece at a time, in the bag.

Bay Seafood Seasoning Blend

Ingredients
1  tablespoon ground bay leaves
2 1/2  teaspoons celery salt
1 1/2  teaspoons dry mustard
1 1/2  teaspoons black pepper
3/4  teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/2  teaspoon ground cloves
1/2  teaspoon ground ginger
1/2  teaspoon  paprika
1/2  teaspoon  red pepper
1/4  teaspoon ground mace -- (optional)
1/4  teaspoon ground cardamom -- (opt.)

Procedure
Combine all ingredients; store in an airtight container.
Use with seafood or chicken.

Yield: 1/4 cup.