Remember a few posts back when I talked about us trying to get out of debt? Well, I thought I should give an update on some of the things we’ve been doing to get us closer to to our goal.
I’ve been making a lot of stuff from scratch. Pizza, breads of various kinds, cookies, etc. Instead of buying a bag of Chips Ahoy at the store, I’m making those suckers from scratch using stuff I’ve already got in the pantry. And so far, we’ve had mixed results.
Garlic Cheese Bread – Gag me with a dead Smurf! Never EVER again.
Banana Bread – Delish! This will be a repeat in our house.
Homemade Wheat Pizza – Barf in a bucket! We must get a new recipe for that using regular white flour.
Chocolate Chip Cookies – These were just okay, I’m on the hunt for a new recipe if anyone’s got a really good one. We like ours soft and chewy. And BIG!
Snickerdoodles – Excellento! You can get the fabulous recipe here.
Pancakes – Wonderful! Enough to make IHOP jealous and so easy. 🙂
Pumpkin Bread – Divine! This is my mom’s recipe and it is the best I’ve ever had. Nothing fancy in it, just wonderfully moist and delicious.
Taco Seasoning – this one is my favorite because we eat lots of mexican dishes and again, I was able to make this with stuff I already have.
You can get the recipes, if you’re interested, on the recipe tab at the top of the page.
I think that’s about it so far. We’ve saved a lot of money by making these things at home and they taste much better than store bought stuff. Oh and I can’t forget making my own laundry detergent and cleaning supplies. This has saved us a bunch too! I’ll keep you posted on anything else I try.