• Montreal Steak Seasoning
    Condiments & Sauces,  Vegan

    Montreal Steak Seasoning

    Montreal Steak Seasoning  Montreal steak seasoning is a staple spice blend in my household. Many times I start with that, in addition to salt and pepper whenever I am making a beef recipe. Being a prepper and a homemaker, I love learning to make staple spice mixes and condiments for myself.  Because oftentimes, I already have the spices in my pantry. Why pay someone else to put them together when I can do it myself?  This post contains affiliate links Montreal steak seasoning is said to have originated in a Montreal-based deli somewhere between 1940 and 1950, where an employee started experimenting with making his own blend of spice mixes. …

  • Everything Bagel Seasoning
    Condiments & Sauces,  Vegan

    Everything Bagel Seasoning

    Everything Bagel Seasoning  Everything Bagel Seasoning is my latest condiment that I’ve learned how to make myself. Being a prepper and a homemaker, I love learning to make things myself instead of buying them in the store, especially when I already have the ingredients in my pantry.  This post contains affiliate links What inspired me to make this was my everything bagel baked chicken recipe. It took several weeks to find the seasoning just for this chicken recipe. My husband, Nathan, went to several stores, and we even checked Amazon and they were out. I was excited when I finally found it in stock again.  But that begged the question,…

  • Bread and Butter Refrigerator Pickles
    Condiments & Sauces,  Vegan

    Bread and Butter Refrigerator Pickles

    Bread and Butter Refrigerator Pickles  Bread and butter refrigerator pickles are my latest and greatest recipe. They are easily one of my new favorite things to make!  This post contains affiliate links I will tell you that I’ve loved pickles for my entire life, but hadn’t ever tried making them myself. Why? Good question, but I think the most obvious answer is that they seemed impossible to do myself.  What Are Bread and Butter Pickles  Bread and butter pickles are a combination of sweet and sour. They are neither a sweet pickle, nor a dill pickle. Bread and butter pickles are like red velvet cake, a hybrid that can’t quite…

  • French Fry Seasoning
    Condiments & Sauces,  Vegan

    Homemade French Fry Seasoning

    Homemade French Fry Seasoning   Homemade french fry seasoning is my latest and greatest condiment recipe. If you know me, you know that with being a prepper, I love making things from scratch. Because I love knowing what is going into the food I’m consuming.  This post contains affiliate links I love, love, love me a great french fry! Who doesn’t love crispy fried potatoes? Bonus points if you enjoy yours extra crispy like I do. I like mine extra crispy and dipped in fry sauce or ranch dressing.  After developing this homemade french fry seasoning, I will never buy another premade spice mix from the store again for my fries.…

  • Apple Cider Vinaigrette
    Condiments & Sauces,  Vegan

    Apple Cider Vinaigrette

    Apple Cider Vinaigrette  Apple cider vinaigrette is my latest salad dressing recipe, and I’m a huge fan of it. Homemade salad dressing is rapidly becoming one of my favorite things to make from scratch, because it is so easy to do.  Have you tried this recipe yet? Let me teach you how to make apple cider vinaigrette! You’ll see how simple and delicious it really is for yourself.  This post contains affiliate links This recipe is amazing because of the taste, but also based on the simplicity of it. This is the kind of recipe that is literally impossible to screw up, and I love that fact. Apple cider vinaigrette…

  • Red Wine Vinaigrette
    Condiments & Sauces,  Vegan

    Red Wine Vinaigrette

    Red Wine Vinaigrette  Red wine vinaigrette is my latest salad dressing recipe! I must admit that I love how easy it is to make! This recipe is the most perfect way to impress dinner guests.  This post contains affiliate links Because this red wine vinaigrette has such limited ingredients, it is basically impossible to mess it up, and these are all items most of us have in our pantry, therefore it is easy to whip up a batch right before serving.  Being a prepper, I’m always inspired to make things from scratch, using limited ingredients, and using items I keep in my pantry at home already. Going back to the…

  • Peach Habanero Barbecue Sauce
    Condiments & Sauces,  Vegan

    Peach Habanero Barbecue Sauce

    Peach Habanero Barbecue Sauce  Peach Habanero Barbecue Sauce is my latest homemade sauce, and oh my, it is delicious!  This post contains affiliate links My sauce was hot! But in the best way possible. I know this peach habanero barbecue sauce is one that I’ll be making for years to come.  Recipe Inspiration  One of my favorite local restaurants specializes in chicken wings, with some wonderful sauces to go with it. These aren’t your average barbecue or ranch sauces, these are chef-driven flavorful sauces that take some time and effort to develop. That is what inspired me to look at ways to develop my own sauces.  The second inspiration for…

  • Homemade Brown Sugar
    Condiments & Sauces,  Vegan

    Homemade Brown Sugar

    Homemade Brown Sugar Homemade brown sugar. Did you know that you can make your own? The answer is yes, yes you can! It is incredibly simple to do. Homemade brown sugar is really easy to make and you’ll never have to worry about running out now that you can make it yourself!  This post contains affiliate links Homemade Brown Sugar Ingredients 1 cup white sugar 1 or 2 tablespoons molasses  Homemade Brown Sugar Directions Combine the sugar and molasses in a mixing bowl. Using a wooden spoon, mix until well-combined. Once it has a fluffy texture and golden brown color, it is mixed well. Store in an airtight container for…

  • Vegan Butter

    Vegan Butter

    Vegan Butter Vegan butter is my latest recipe. I was recently telling a friend of mine that I had made butter over the holidays because I was excited about it. This friend told me I should try making vegan butter, so I made vegan butter!  This post contains affiliate links What I appreciate about this vegan butter recipe is the simplicity of it. I am big on knowing where my food comes from and what is in it. I am not a fan of manipulation when it comes to vegan food, so this was a perfect recipe for me.  Because I’ve tried this recipe and experimented with it, I have…

  • Homemade Baking Powder
    Condiments & Sauces,  Vegan

    Homemade Baking Powder

    Homemade Baking Powder Homemade baking powder is my latest kitchen experiment. I ran out of baking powder making Una’s Apple Cake earlier in the week. This prompted me to look and see if I could make my own instead of making an extra trip to the store just for that because I was stuck mid-recipe.  This post contains affiliate links Never run out of baking powder again! There is nothing worse than running out of something in the middle of a baking project. It is one of my pet peeves when it comes to cooking or baking. Being able to make my own things like baking powder with pantry staples…

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