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Sprinkle Robust Pizza Seasoning onto a plain jane pizza for more flavor, season ground meat with for a quick homemade sausage.
  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 was, and still is all about convenience. Drop a few...
It has been a while since I have shared a recipe for a homemade mix.  I really feel like it is time to get back into stocking my pantry with homemade mixes and seasonings, most of my mixes have been...
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 is a quick and easy way to add flavor...
Oh my gosh, this cinnamon roll filling is it, guys! I love cinnamon rolls, but I could never figure out how to get the consistency of the filling right. some fillings turned out too dry and baked right into the...
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 pizza, it is an inexpensive alternative to visiting our local pizza...
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 to keeping the grocery budget under control. Homemade Ranch Dressing...
 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. Last week my laptop died. It was a miserable...
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. My husband is a fan of stews during the winter....
  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 of the dried milk, so I contacted Cookie and she...
Need a simple homemade Christmas gift?  Use this Gingerbread Cookie Mix in a Jar recipe and your recipient can mix up delicious cookies whenever the mood strikes. This is Cookie in a Jar mix the perfect holiday gift for teachers, neighbors,...
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 probably out soaking up what may have been the...
Old Bay Seasoning is a seasoning mix I have always  used sparingly, a pinch in tuna salad, a dash on fish fillets, that's about it. When I recently discovered my tin can of Old Bay Seasoning seemed to be...
Last year my husband got a deer, and why not there are a ton of them wandering around the farm acting like it is their own personal buffet. The extra meat is handy to have in the freezer, but cooking...
There was a time when anything even slightly Mexican that was cooked in my kitchen involved a fluorescent colored spice mix packet. At the time I just assumed it was more convenient. I will admit the packets maybe marginally more...
Why pay a premium just for the "convenience" of buying all the stuff I already have in my pantry? Use this to make pancakes, waffles, biscuits and much more.
Daylight savings time is doing me in this year, it really doesn't help that I have a horrible head cold, I am literally sick and tired. So I am going to keep this quick, which is exactly how this Homemade...

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 to create a pizza sauce to go with it,...
Today I was mixing up a cake for my mother's birthday that called for cake flour, I didn't happen to have cake flour on hand so  I made up a quick batch  using this  Cake Flour Substitute Recipe. This...
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 sprinkles, and ridiculous amounts of oatmeal and rice ....
Hi! I’m Jennifer – a work at home, farmer's wife, mom to 3, living life in Upstate New York! I love sharing tasty recipes, easy do it yourself projects, and little stories of life on a farm in the Finger Lakes.

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