Homemade recipes for frequently bought convenience condiments, seasoning mixes, and spice blends.

Buffalo Chicken Wing Sauce

Buffalo Chicken Wings, they are found at nearly every super bowl party, pizza shop, and sports bar. This messy finger food is an upstate New York original. Tracing its roots…

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Homemade Shake and Bake

  My mother denies this now, but growing shake and bake pork chops were always on the weekly menu rotation. And, in my mother's defense why not? Shake & Bake…

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Chicken Seasoning Blend

Today I am sharing another homemade mix recipe, that I absolutely love. Chicken Seasoning Blend is a savory dry rub that really adds a unique delicious flavor to chicken. Chicken seasoning blend…

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Homemade Pizza Seasoning

Traditional Italian Herbs are combined with onion flakes, garlic powder, thyme, rosemary and red pepper flakes in this spice mix to take your pizza to the next level. I love making homemade…

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Homemade Ranch Dressing Mix

I have been playing around more and more with homemade substitutions for packaged convenience foods, it is something I have actually enjoyed doing and it is really helpful when it comes…

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Homemade Brownie Mix

 Keep Homemade Brownie Mix on hand to mix up whenever a chocolate craving strikes. It has all the convenience of a boxed mix made with a made from scratch taste.…

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Beef Stew Seasoning Mix

Season your stew meat with Beef Stew Seasoning Mix before you brown it. The blend of herbs and spices adds flavor and the flour will thicken your favorite beef stew recipe.…

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Homemade Hot Cocoa Mix

  Cookie Moll left this recipe in the comments of my Homemade Baking Mix post, and it sounds amazing! There have been a few questions about the actual pouch size…

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Pumpkin Pie Spice Mix

In typical Upstate New York style the weather has been a bit bi-polar lately. Yesterday it was 90 degrees out, and today it is 65.  Now I realize many were…

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Pizza Sauce

I feel like this post is ridiculously overdue. My most popular post here on Home in the Finger Lakes is without a doubt Homemade Pizza Seasoning. It seemed only natural…

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Homemade Apple Pie Spice

About twice a year I usually take a trip to Sauder's in Seneca Falls to stock up on baking supplies.  I buy large containers of cinnamon, ginger, and nutmeg, pounds of…

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Homemade Sazón

I love mixing up all my own seasonings and spice blends. Why buy a mix of spices I often already have individually in my cupboard? Just like Homemade Pizza Seasoning is a…

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