Friday, January 10, 2014

HOMEMADE TACO SEASONING AND HOT COCOA MIX

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In my latest post FUNCTIONING AGAIN I promised the recipes for Taco Seasoning and Hot cocoa Mix.
I have not compared store bought price with homemade, but for me it is knowing what ingredients I am putting in my food for family and friends.

I also make a Diabetic Hot Cocoa Mix.  Since I am a diabetic I cannot have the Hot Cocoa Mix below.  I love my Diabetic Hot cocoa Mix and look forward to it in the mornings and on snowy days as a treat.  Will post it at another time for those who need diabetic cocoa mix.

The taco sauce I got some years ago from BUDGET 101.  They have several mixes and copy cat recipes and lots more.


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TACO SEASONING


6 teaspoon chili powder
4 1/2 teaspoon cumin
5 teaspoon paprika
3 teaspoon onion powder
2 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
Combine all ingredients and store in an air tight container.  Seven teaspoons is equal to one 1.25 oz. store bought package.

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The Hot Cocoa Mix is one I got from the Tight Wad Gazette book years ago.  I tweaked it a little for my honey's and grand kids taste.


HOT COCOA MIX
10 1/2 cups non fat dry milk powder
3/4 cup non dairy creamer
3 cups instant chocolate drink (similar to Nestle's Quik)
1/2 cup powdered sugar
Combine all ingredients.  Stir well.  Store in an air tight container.  To use 1/4 to 1/3 cup (depending on cup size) of mix with boiling hot water.