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    Default Things I don't buy anymore.

    Yeah, I just make it myself.....
    salad dressings
    hot sauce
    broth or boullion
    jelly
    spice mixes
    marinades
    asian sauces
    ground beef
    sausages

    I've been cooking all beans from dry instead of buying canned. My goal is to move on to veg. but gardening in S. FLA. is full of fail. But I'll get there.
    What are you making?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrsfoamy View Post
    Yeah, I just make it myself.....
    salad dressings
    hot sauce
    broth or boullion
    jelly
    spice mixes
    marinades
    asian sauces
    ground beef
    sausages

    I've been cooking all beans from dry instead of buying canned. My goal is to move on to veg. but gardening in S. FLA. is full of fail. But I'll get there.
    What are you making?
    We make:

    Salad Dressing
    Chicken Nuggets
    Snacks for school
    Lunchables ( yup I do!)
    Flavored Seltzer.... I add juice
    Moisturizer ( plain old coconut oil!)
    Rice a roni
    Breads
    Pizza's
    Chocolate milk - and not from a bottle
    Frozen Pancakes and waffles


    and Hey I am from SW Fl also.... lee county!
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    Gourmet tea
    Fresh artichokes.
    Ground beef - I grind my own. No recalls,yet.
    Milk in bottles or cartons - I use powdered.
    Lunch meats.
    Coffee. We drink tea now. Much less expensive.
    Hair products.

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    how do you make your own hot sauce?
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    Quote Originally Posted by pat in east texas View Post
    Gourmet tea
    Fresh artichokes.
    Ground beef - I grind my own. No recalls,yet.
    Milk in bottles or cartons - I use powdered.
    Lunch meats.
    Coffee. We drink tea now. Much less expensive.
    Hair products.
    Pat where did you find your grinder?
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    Um, let me think
    Bread
    cookies
    Snack
    Napkins
    Salad dressing
    Yogurt
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    Coffee creamer, cream of " anything" soup, multi purpose cleaner, yogurt, seasonings

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nishu View Post
    how do you make your own hot sauce?
    Yeah, I would also like to know this.
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    I really would LOVE to know about the hot sauce too. As cheap as it is, especially after coupons, I'm still learning to love making things at home instead.

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    Theresa OOPS! Forgot to add my small, but growing list >>>

    Salad Dressing
    Most Desserts
    Household Cleaners
    Paper Napkins and Paper Towels
    Pasta Sauce (i've always made my own tho)
    Lunchables (make my own too, so easy and at least half the price)

    Things I want to learn >

    Bread making
    Facial Care Products (have used olive oil)
    Homemade Pudding
    Sausage
    Rootbeer
    Indoor Herb Garden
    there's more but i can't remember this second.

    And the only thing so far that I don't like from home-made, is the Laundry Detergent. Now, it's been a long time, and what I used was a free sample from a couple of gals launching their site to sell the stuff. But my results were not good at all. However, I do consider trying it from one of the recipes that float around, just to see if it really could match up to Tide or Gain. I don't put alot of hope in it though.....we'll see!

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    Mamamia, Go to ALLrecipes, they have some good homemade pudding recipes on there.

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    I don't buy, but make my own...

    granola bars
    waffles
    biscuits
    muffins
    honey mustard dressing
    chocolate/vanilla pudding
    cakes
    cookies
    pizzas
    trail mix
    household cleaners
    dishwasher detergent-first batch I made and can't wait to try it

    I have a long list of things I want to learn to make. bread being the first on the list.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KimZ View Post
    Pat where did you find your grinder?
    It's an attachment for my Kitchen Aid mixer. It really does a good job, whether I want my meat ground just once for burgers, or twice for meat loaf and meatballs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nishu View Post
    how do you make your own hot sauce?

    I have a recipe I use on my Ditching the grocery store thread.

    I also use these two for a version of franks hot sauce:

    1/2 pint of pepper mash
    1 TBS garlic powder (powder-not granulated)
    1/8 tsp garam masala or allspice powder
    1/8 tsp curry powder
    1/4 cup distilled water
    1/8 cup vinegar (or substitute fresh lime juice)

    Simmer over low heat until it reaches around 150(f)degrees(about 5-6 minutes)
    Then check the pH and taste.
    Add additional vinegar(lime juice)& salt to taste and to reach desired pH.
    (I target 3.8 to 4.0 pH. when the pH is higher than 4.0 I pressure can the sauce)
    When desired flavor is achieved,simmer until it reaches 180 degrees for 5 minutes and pour into sterilized bottles, and invert for 5-10 minutes
    (When pressure canning the sauce,I pour the 150 degree sauce into 1/4 pint sterilized jars and process 10 minutes)

    You can canner bath for 10 -12 minutes.


    Here is the other

    Hot Sauce ( this is one of my favorites also tends to taste like Franks)

    18 - 20 cayenne peppers

    3 cloves garlic

    2 cups vinegar

    1/2 teaspoon sea salt

    Wash cut peppers, put into stainless steel pan. Add vinegar, garlic , salt, bring to a boil. Let simmer. Put into a blender, or immersion blend.

    Refrigerate. Or if canning prepare for canning, put into sterilized jars, wipe lids, put 1/4 head space , canner bath for 10 minutes. Cool , listen for ping and cool and label.

    Hope that helps.
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    You can get handcrank meatgrinder from Northern tool for about $20. And yeah, most hotsauces are just sauteing hot peppers with other veg. Or fruit of you choice and adding vinegar.

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    I agree...I don't buy a lot of things either. I make my own...

    ~ pickles
    ~ jams & jellies
    ~ canned fruit
    ~ salsa
    ~ tortillas
    ~ muffins
    ~ candles
    ~ root beer (DH loves hm)
    ~ quilts
    ~ curtains
    ~ cushions
    ~ rugs
    ~ bagels
    ~ etc.

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