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(Copy Cat) Betty Crocker Brownies

26 Oct

I found this recipe on Pinterest. I love finding ways to prepare pre-packaged things at home. I didn’t calculate how much it cost to make these, but the recipe says its only 30 cents per mix! We all enjoyed these. They were rich, delicious, and better than store bought. I loved how easy they were to make, with normal pantry ingredients. I made up a few mixes to have on hand in my pantry. To change the recipe up, you can add in peanut butter chips, nuts, or chocolate chips.

Copy Cat Betty Crocker Brownies
source: Fake It Frugal

1 cup sugar
1/2 cup flour
1/3 cup cocoa
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon baking powder

Mix all dry ingredients together with a whisk and dump into a zip lock bag. On the bag, add the following instructions:

Add: 2 eggs, 1/2 cup vegetable oil, 1 teaspoon vanilla. Pour into a greased 9×9 inch pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes.

copy cat betty crocker brownies

Homemade Brown Sugar

18 Apr

I love finding recipes for making things from scratch! Did you know you can make brown sugar in as little as 10 minutes, with 2 ingredients? Molasses + granulated sugar= brown sugar, it’s as simple as that! So the next time you need brown sugar, don’t run to the store, make your own!

Homemade Brown Sugar

Source: Cooking with Chrissy, originally from Noble Pig

For light brown sugar add 1 Tablespoon molasses to 1 cup granulated sugar.  Combine with an electric mixer, starting on a low speed, gradually increasing the speed to high until all the little molasses balls are incorporated, it will take about 5-8 minutes.  To make dark brown sugar, add 2 Tablespoons molasses to every 1 cup granulated sugar and follow the same mixing instructions. Store in an airtight container.

Sweet and Spicy Sugar Scrub

17 Dec

I love using any kind of body scrub in the winter, especially on my hands. I wash my hands constantly at work and in the winter they always become cracked and painful. I really try to use a good scrub and moisturizing lotion several times a week to prevent this. I came across this recipe and thought it sounded good enough to eat. It does smell really good, and it makes your skin very soft. I packaged it in a mason jar and I plan on using it for a few gifts this season.

Sweet and Spicy Sugar Scrub

Source: Our Best Bites


1/4 cup brown sugar

1/4 cup white sugar

1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon ground ginger

1/2 teaspoon ground cloves

Oil: olive oil, almond oil, grape seed oil, etc

Optional: A few drops of essential oil, such as cinnamon

Combine everything except for the oil in a bowl then add in oil and stir well to combine. I suggest starting with just part of the oil and adding it until it’s the consistency you want. Store in a container with a lid. If you have leftovers store in the fridge.