Tuesday, December 3, 2013

REAL Food DIY Edible Gifts

Last year I shared a bunch of DIY Gifts @ Back to the Basics.  This year I have "tweaked" the recipes using "REAL Food" Ingredients.

DIY Hot Coco Mix 
2 1/2 cups organic non-fat dry milk powder
1/2 cups organic sugar

1 cup fair-trade, organic powdered sugar
1/2 cups organic, unsweetened cocoa

3/4 cup organic non-dairy creamer

Mix and store in tightly covered container in a cool-dry place. Makes 5 cups mix.
For one serving, place 1/4 cup dry mix in cup and add six ounces boiling water. Stir well.

Let's SPICE It Up!

The web has an abundance of DIY projects out there for just about everyone!  Today I'll share a few DIY Spice Mixes that are so easy you'll wonder why you're paying those ridiculous prices for store-bought  rubs and spice mixes.  I'm thinking about putting these in smaller jars to give as gifts,  I'll share a few more DIY jar crafts later in the series!

Making these yourself and packaging in recycled glass jars are a great way to save more and reduce waste.

Bulk spices saves a lots of $$
Basic Rub Mix
4 tablespoons paprika
1 ½ tablespoons cayenne
2 tablespoons freshly ground
black pepper
3 tablespoons garlic powder
3 tablespoons onion powder
3 tablespoons salt
1 ½ tablespoons oregano
1 ½ tablespoons thyme

Steak Fajita Spice blend
3 tablespoons non-GMO cornstarch
2 tablespoons chili powder
1 tablespoon kosher salt
1 tablespoon paprika (for more kick, use hot paprika)
1 teaspoon onion powder
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon sugar
1/2 teaspoon cumin
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper

Homemade Rajin’ Cajun Seasoning:
1/2 cup paprika
1/3 cup Himalayan Salt or sea salt
1/4 cup Garlic Powder
2 Tablespoons Black Pepper
2 Tablespoons Onion Powder
1 Tablespoon Cayenne Pepper (optional- won’t be spicy without this)
2 Tablespoons Oregano leaf
1 Tablespoon Thyme leaf
To Make: Mix all ingredients in jar or food processor and store in an airtight container.

Recipes adapted from mama and baby love.

Sharing HERE and Wildcrafting Wednesday.


  1. Great recipe for hot chocolate. thanks for sharing.

  2. I'll have to go on the hunt for some of those ingredients. Thanks for the recipe!

  3. I have pinned alot of homemade spices, but yet to make them, pinning this to my DIY board.

  4. Thank you for the hot chocolate recipe! We currently have a layer of snow on top of a layer of ice - a great day for hot chocolate! -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

  5. Those spice recipes look good! And I'm always up for a DIY. Thanks for linking to the In and Out of the Kitchen Link Party. Hope to see you next week.

  6. sounds awesome. Can't wait to try it. I'm visiting from Fluster's Creative Muster Link Party.


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