Lazy J Bar C

Lazy J Bar C

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Sharing Recipes for Extras

I really enjoy cooking from scratch and that includes making my own seasonings, sauces and such. It is comforting to know exactly what we are eating, right down to the extras, so I thought it might be nice to share links to some of my recent favorite finds.

Grace at Queen of the Red Doublewide has a great recipe for homemade Seasoned Salt that I use all the time. She also has a recipe for Homemade Seasoning for Breakfast Sausage that even works well with ground beef.

Since I shared a recipe for Seasoned Salt, how about the one I use for Seasoned Pepper? I have been using this recipe for so long that I don't even remember where I got it, I think from a magazine years ago.

We really like this recipe for Ragu Style Pizza/Pasta Sauce from Strangers and Pilgrims on Earth. I took her suggestion and made extra for the freezer. :)

I recently went searching online for a recipe for homemade enchilada sauce and found a truly wonderful recipe for Red Enchilada Sauce at gimme some OVEN. I can't believe how expensive canned enchilada sauce is, especially after learning how easy it is to make! Make sure to use chile powder and not chili powder in this recipe. Also, I used a milder chile powder (Tampico brand ground California chile pepper found at Walmart) for my second batch, the first was so hot we could hardly eat it.

Speaking of Chili Powder, I found a really nice recipe at The Kitchn awhile back. I left out the cayenne and coriander and reduced the chipotle powder to one teaspoon.

I have even tried a couple of homemade syrup recipes recently. This Molasses-Cinnamon Syrup from Simple Bites is heavenly and there are a couple of more yummy sounding recipes included in the link.

Two of my favorites that I have shared before are Homemade Flavored Coffee Creamer and Spreadable Butter. They are indispensable around here!

Do you like to make your own "extras" for cooking and baking?

Sharing with Farmgirl Friday and What I Am Eating.


Kristina said...

I just made my first homemade seasoned salt this year. I will have to check these out. They look great. This year I made maple-walnut butter and other powders.

Buttons said...

Oh Candy I feel so inept of a cook beside you I don't do any of this but I am going to check out the homemade coffee creamer and the Molasses-Cinnamon Syrup. You are such a good adventurous cook. I am off to make boring met loaf:) Hug B

Anonymous said...

I have made a few of my own seasonings, but the Rancher was not impressed.

I like to make my own sauces too. I like the process and homemade flavor.

Thanks for the recipe ideas. I will check them out soon.

Liz said...

Glad you passed these along! I want to get a bunch of these made up this winter. Thanks!

trishie said...

Love the idea of making my own seasoned salt and pepper. Totally trying this! I make flavoured butters - great for steaks and chicken.

Michelle said...

I have been looking for a good enchilada recipe. Thank you so much for sharing.

Nancy Claeys said...

Big fan of making my own "stuff" for cooking -- thanks for the links Candy!

NoDak Herefords said...

I haven't heard from you in a while so decided I had better stop by to make sure all is well. Perfect timing on my part, I've been looking for a homemade Enchilada Sauce. ChilE, not Chili. I would not have known about such a thing. *going to write ChilE on my grocery list - that should make hubby wonder!! *