Pottering around teh interwebs, I happened to come across this site.  And found some recipes that interested me from a make-your-own, thrifty kitchen perspective.

Instant Chai Tea Mix
1 14-ounce can unsweetened condensed milk (low-fat or nonfat, if desired)
1/2 teaspoon ground cardamon
1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
Blend all in a jar, shake well. Store in the fridge up to 2 weeks. To use, shake the mix & add 2 to 3 tablespoons directly into a cup of very strong, very hot black tea.

And one of my favourite things in the whole world:
Sweetened condensed milk
1 cup hot tap water
2 cups sugar
2 cups non-fat dry milk powder (instant powdered milk)
6 tablespoons melted margarine
Blender or electric beaters
Dump Hot water into a blender. Add the sugar, dry milk powder and melted margarine. Put the lid on the blender and whirl it around for a full minute. The mix starts out thin, but thickens within an hour. Makes (2) cans or about 3 cups. This recipe will work in all your sweetened condensed milk recipes.


3 Responses to “Food-ish”

  1. 1 Jenna Z Friday, January 18, 2008 at 12:51 am

    My mom used to make her own everything, Bisquick, egg noodles (dried tons of bags to save for later), cocoa mix, Ms. dash seasoning, taco seasoning, granola cereal. To be honest, I’m not sure how thrifty it actually is because I know *I* would probably never use enough taco seasoning to need larger than a couple of those paper packets each year.

  2. 2 lovestitches Sunday, January 20, 2008 at 2:56 pm

    ohhh thanks for the second recipe, I just bought some and it sounds just as easy to make somr.

  3. 3 nellbe Tuesday, January 22, 2008 at 10:48 am

    thanks for these and the site, I am heading into the kitchen more and more to make my own stuff these days so these are fantastic!

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