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Old 01-09-2016, 04:44 PM   #1
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How do you "make it your own?"

There was a time when there were recipes all over the place to make it your own. Get yourself a wide mouth gallon jar and you could make your own Bisquick Mix. Buy unflavored gelatin and add your own fruit juice with food coloring and you had your own Jello.

I thought the Bisquick was a great idea. The only problem was I wasn't able to get my hands on that gallon jar. I used Bisquick all the time for dumplings.

So can you think of any other knock-off products that you use on a regular basis? I do make the KFC Cole Slaw on a regular basis. But since I have very little appetite and do very little cooking anymore, I see no sense for me to go that route.
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Old 01-09-2016, 04:54 PM   #2
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granola and adobo seasoning...all I can think of right now but there must be more.


Never did like the idea of bisquick. I keep several kinds of flour in stock and in easy reach for pancakes and biscuits, which I have been making quite often lately.
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Old 01-09-2016, 05:07 PM   #3
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Taco seasoning, apple pie seasoning, pumpkin pie seasoning
BBQ sauce, ketchup, salad dressings
seasoned bread crumbs (gluten free)
sausage meat, broth, etc.
...and a lot more along these lines as they need to be natural and everything-free!
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Old 01-09-2016, 05:19 PM   #4
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Salad dressings and seasoning mixes are about it for me.

I cook for one and I use such small amounts of things it is not worth it to create my own master mixes. I'm at the point where it is actually better for me to buy a box or pouch of cookie mix, cake mix etc... than it is to maintain a pantry.

I do combine various odds and ends that I find in the refrigerator or cupboard, multiple jars of pickles, mustard, coffee, etc... If people notice I tell them it's the "house blend".
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I make up a batch of curry powder every now and again. I get nauseous at the smell of the commercial stuff.
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Old 01-09-2016, 09:52 PM   #6
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I have a little Soda Stream and make different flavored soda pops (except for Coke, the real thing tastes better.)
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Old 01-09-2016, 10:27 PM   #7
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I make up a batch of curry powder every now and again. I get nauseous at the smell of the commercial stuff.
Spike and Pirate both learned to love any curry dish from their father. I can't stand the smell of it cooking at any price. Let them go out to a restaurant to eat it.
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Spike and Pirate both learned to love any curry dish from their father. I can't stand the smell of it cooking at any price. Let them go out to a restaurant to eat it.
Curry dishes don't usually have curry powder.
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Curry dishes don't usually have curry powder.
tl, I don't have the slightest idea of what goes into a curry dish. Whatever seasoning are used, are not to my liking or that of my nose. Anytime my husband made it, I went out for the day with the two other kids.
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tl, I don't have the slightest idea of what goes into a curry dish. Whatever seasoning are used, are not to my liking or that of my nose. Anytime my husband made it, I went out for the day with the two other kids.
There are many different types of curry dishes with many different combinations of ingredients. Saying you don't like curry is like saying you don't like soup.
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