Thursday, August 28, 2008

Frugal Friday . . . Make It Yourself Recipe Roundup

As I have said before, I am trying lots of new recipes in an effort to make things myself. This week I have tried quite a few things. I have taken pictures of some. I am only going to list the ones that turned out well, my family liked and that I would recommend. I am still working on more recipes and trying out several. I am hoping to try Tammy's pizza sauce recipe tomorrow with the tomatoes from my garden.

First off, Italian Cheese Bread from Tammy's recipes was so good. It was pretty easy. I made it to go along with my chicken Alfredo pasta and my canned green beans (which were also good by the way). I HIGHLY recommend this recipe.

I made 50's Housewife's Homestead Biscuits. They were pretty much a hit.

I have been searching and searching for bread recipes and I have finally found a white sandwich bread recipe that looks and tastes a lot like store bought, but it is a white bread recipe so I will use it, I just prefer a whole wheat recipe. But I am still working on it so I won't share the recipe yet. If anyone has a bread recipe that looks and tastes like store bought (for my husband), please share! Here is one I am going to try next.

Now, drum roll please, I finally did it. I have been wanting to do it for months - I made my own yogurt and cream cheese!!!! I have researched and researched recipes - online, in books - everywhere. I found Laura's recipe over at Heavenly Homemakers. It truly is as easy as she says. And it really does work. I followed her recipe exactly as she said to. The yogurt smelled and tasted like the yogurt starter that I used (Stoneyfield cream on top yogurt). The cream cheese was really good and also tasted like cream cheese.

Laura's Applesauce Bread was delicious. I tried her Mudball recipe and it didn't turn out for me, but I think I know what I did wrong.

Here is the yogurt, and below would be the cream cheese.

And now, I am going to make my family some popcorn and we are going to watch, um, I am trying to clear my throat, the rest of the Democratic Convention.

Have a blessed and wonderful Labor Day weekend. Be safe and love on your families.

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  1. LOL to tonight's "entertainment".

    Why, oh why, do you torture yourself? :) For once in my life, I'm GLAD I was shopping!

  2. Yum! Thanks for all the great links! I love making our own breads and such. Here are two bread recipes that we use: and

  3. Heidi,

    How I love to torture myself. I just need to know who is going to save me from myself come November. I didn't realize there was so much that I just couldn't do myself. I so need the government to tell me what to do and how to do it (was that dripping with too much sarcasm?).

  4. and here i was proud of my homemade taco seasonings! :P

  5. Brooke,

    Do be proud of your taco seasoning. I haven't made that yet. Anyway, it is just doing a little bit at a time. You are doing great!

  6. You are one hot frugal mama! Look at you go! Thanks for entering my writer's magazine giveaway, I think you are well on your way, you are a great writer, just look at this blog. If you have some specific questions, I'd be happy to help. Just email me!

  7. Thanks for all the cool links! It's a lot of fun to do 'homemade,' isn't it?
    I hope you are alive to read the comments here. If I was eating popcorn while watching that convention, I'd choke to death. Either that, or I'd die laughing.

  8. These recipes all look delicious. I definitely wnat to try the homemade yogurt!

  9. EOL,
    Bless your heart...I had to stop the torture for just got to be too much!:-)But for those who need a savior, I understand, but I already have One!;-)

    Have U tried Tammy's Amish Bread????

    It's fabulous! and U can make it either white or wheat or half and half! (My family LOVES it, especially half and half. It's so good it could pass for the store-bought 'white wheat'!)


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