Easy Homemade Taco Seasoning Recipe – Get Your Tex-Mex On!

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Super Easy Homemade Taco Seasoning Recipe

I don’t know about you, but I like to save money by making my own homemade food like this Easy Homemade Taco Seasoning.  In this fast paced world we live in, it’s so easy to just live off of processed food. I am guilty of this from time to time myself. A few years ago, I decided to try to make some of my own seasonings. I was so surprised by how easy it is and how much more flavorful our food tastes! While it’s easy to buy taco seasoning mix in packets, from homemade taco seasoning mix from scratch tastes better, is less expensive and we have the ability to know just exactly what went into it.

My family absolutely loves any food that is Mexican or Tex-Mex. We could live off of tacos and be completely content. Okay, I would still need chocolate to survive, but we could almost survive off of tacos alone! The best part of most of the Mexican dishes I make is that they are inexpensive and I can use my own Homemade Taco Seasoning to save even more money. Most of the ingredients you probably already have in your cabinet, so this is an inexpensive recipe as well!

This seasoning is great because it doesn’t have all the sodium and you know exactly each of the ingredients that goes in it. You can add it to tacos, burritos, enchiladas or any other Mexican dish you can think of. It is also delicious if you add it to some ranch dressing for a little kick!  I would also recommend my sister’s Easy Beef Enchilada Recipe!  Just add 2 heaping tablespoons and 1 cup of water to the browned hamburger and simmer for 5 minutes.

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Easy Homemade Taco Seasoning Recipe

Ingredients

4 TBSP Chili Powder
3 TBSP plus 1 TSP Paprika
3 TBSP Ground Cumin
1 TBSP plus 2 TSP Onion Powder
1 TSP Garlic Powder
1/4 TSP Cayenne Pepper (or a little more if you prefer it hotter)

Instructions

Mix all ingredients together.
Store in airtight container or glass jar.
For use, add 2 heaping TBSP per 1 pound of meat with 1 cup water.

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I also love to decorate my kitchen with homemade spices and seasonings. The look of mason jars filled with different seasonings adds a special “homey” feeling and an inviting atmosphere. If you plan to use Mason Jars, you can add easy flip-top lids for quick access.

Another handy option is these glass spice bottles that have a shaker top built in. They are perfect for storing spices and they’re inexpensive too!

Spice Jars Shaker Tops

Easy Homemade Taco Seasoning Recipe

Ingredients

  • 4 TBSP Chili Powder
  • 3 TBSP plus 1 TSP Paprika
  • 3 TBSP Ground Cumin
  • 1 TBSP plus 2 TSP Onion Powder
  • 1 TSP Garlic Powder
  • 1/4 TSP Cayenne Pepper (or a little more if you prefer it hotter)

Instructions

  1. Mix all ingredients together.
  2. Store in airtight container or glass jar.
  3. For use, add 2 heaping TBSP per 1 pound of meat with 1 cup water.
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This Easy Homemade Taco Seasoning Recipe is inexpensive to make and tastes better than the packets!

Super Quick Salsa Bites Appetizer Recipe

The next time you have unexpected guests, or just need a quick and easy to make party appetizer, try this easy-to-make Salsa Bites Appetizer! They use only a few simple ingredients that are easy to keep on hand so you can always whip up a hot appetizer at only a moments notice.

While these salsa bites make the perfect appetizer, I also like to eat them for lunch! With the balance of the Triscuit cracker, the hearty beans and the yummy salsa and cheese on top it gives me everything I need to feel satisfied during the lunch hour. And, while these taste best if heated in the oven or toaster oven, they’re great out of the microwave too! Think of them as a fun lunch option to bring to work.

One other option you have with this recipe is to play around with the ingredients a bit. There are different flavors of Triscuit crackers and hundreds of different types of salsas! Without any further delay, let’s get to the recipe.

This Super Quick Salsa Bites Appetizer Recipe is perfect for parties, game day or anytime snacking.

Super Quick Salsa Bites Appetizer Recipe

Ingredients:

Triscuit Crackers
Refried Beans
Salsa
Shredded Mexican blend cheese
Cilantro (optional)

Directions:

Lay out the Triscuit in a single layer on a baking sheet. On each, place a dollop of refried beans, followed by a dab of salsa. (You don’t need much salsa since the crackers are so flavorful.) Top each with shredded cheese and a sprinkle of cilantro (optional). Place under broiler until cheese is melted.

See, isn’t that easy!! To make party time even simpler, you can assemble the bites ahead of time and keep in the fridge until your guests arrive. At that time, just take them out and pop in the oven!

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Super Quick Salsa Bites Appetizer Recipe

Ingredients

  • Triscuit Crackers
  • Refried Beans
  • Salsa
  • Shredded Mexican blend cheese
  • Cilantro (optional)

Instructions

  1. Lay out the Triscuit in a single layer on a baking sheet. On each, place a dollop of refried beans, followed by a dab of salsa. (You don’t need much salsa since the crackers are so flavorful.) Top each with shredded cheese and a sprinkle of cilantro (optional). Place under broiler until cheese is melted.
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Here is My Super Easy Pecan Pie Recipe!

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Easy Pecan Pie

 

I love to make Pecan Pies! They are such a delicious creation and I love the ooey-gooey filling they have. To me no other pie can compare to the fabulous taste of a Pecan Pie :-)! I normally get asked to make my Pecan Pie for family gathering for Thanksgiving and Christmas. Everyone says how hard they are to make, and I am not sure if they have a hard recipe or what.. because I find they are simple to make!!

This recipe I have had for years, I can’t remember when I found it! I am pretty sure it was in one of my parent’s old recipe books! Their is no stove-top needed like some recipes call for! This is an easy pecan pie recipe, you pretty much dump all the ingredients in together, stir, then pour and pan and bake!! 




I am all about easy recipes that taste like they would take hours to bake!! This year for Thanksgiving I made two, one for us and then I gave one to my sister for her to take out and share with her husband’s side of the family dinner! She ended up texting that she loved the recipe!!!

So enough of this chitter-chatter and on to the recipe… shall we?!?

Pecan Pie

Super Easy Pecan Pie Recipe

Ingredients

  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 cup corn syrup (I use the light colored one)
  • 2 tbs melted butter
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 1/3 cup pecan halves
  • 1 deep dish pie crust (or you can choose to make own crust, just make sure it is a deep pan)

Instructions

  1. First off preheat your oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Then I tossed the eggs into my KitchenAid and turned on low, once they were somewhat beat I added in the sugar and the corn syrup.
  3. Once that is well incorporated add in the vanilla and salt and butter. Once that is well mixed I turn the mixer off. Toss in the nuts and stir with a spatula, so they don’t get too beat up from the blender.
  4. Pour the mix into your pie crust, and I always put aluminum foil around the crust, that way it doesn’t over-cook.
  5. Bake in the pre-heated oven for 15 minutes. Then you will want to reduce the heat to 350 degrees and bake for 35-40 minutes.
  6. You will want the pie to look nice golden brown and slightly puffy. Then cool on a cooling wrack and then wrap it up. I always put ours in the fridge until we are ready to eat it.

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As you can see from the recipe, it is truly easy. When you pour out the mix into the pie pan, the nuts spread themselves over the pie. I always thought you would have to hand place them, but they do it all themselves!!

Pecan Pie

 

If you’re lucky enough to have a source of fresh pecans still in the shell (like we did when my sister lived in Austin), you will still have to shell them, which can be hard work! A nut cracker can make that a lot easier and quicker. It protects you from beat-up fingers too. This is a pretty cool option from NewFrog:

Manual Heavy Duty Nut Cracker

What is your favorite pie? I would say for me Pecan Pie and Cherry are pretty close tied for first place!! Also if you choose to make this pie, I would love for you to come back and share your thoughts on the recipe!!

Happy Baking! 

This delicious and easy pecan pie recipe is so simple that even a beginner can bake it! It makes the perfect Thanksgiving dessert, or go-to pie for any time of year.

Super Easy Pecan Pie Recipe!

Ingredients

  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 cup corn syrup (I use the light colored one)
  • 2 tbs melted butter
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 1/3 cup pecan halves
  • 1 deep dish pie crust (or you can choose to make own crust, just make sure it is a deep pan)

Instructions

  1. First off preheat your oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Then I tossed the eggs into my KitchenAid and turned on low, once they were somewhat beat I added in the sugar and the corn syrup.
  3. Once that is well incorporated add in the vanilla and salt and butter. Once that is well mixed I turn the mixer off. Toss in the nuts and stir with a spatula, so they don't get too beat up from the blender.
  4. Pour the mix into your pie crust, and I always put aluminum foil around the crust, that way it doesn't over-cook.
  5. Bake in the pre-heated oven for 15 minutes. Then you will want to reduce the heat to 350 degrees and bake for 35-40 minutes.
  6. You will want the pie to look nice golden brown and slightly puffy. Then cool on a cooling wrack and then wrap it up. I always put ours in the fridge until we are ready to eat it.
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Easy Candy Corn Snack Mix Recipe – Make Candy Corn Even Better!

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When fall and Halloween rolls around, it’s always nice to have a party treat that super easy to put together. That’s exactly what you get with this candy corn snack mix recipe. Know the best part of it? It takes less than 5 minutes to make, but you end up with something a bit unique that’s a step above bringing a pre-bagged mix. What’s better than a “homemade” treat that isn’t much harder than opening a few packages?!?!

In all seriousness, the fun and easy thing about this snack mix recipe is that it can be used for Halloween or any autumn occasion and you can get a bit creative to add in some of your favorite treats to the mix. Our standard mix is made with candy corn, peanuts and M&M’s, but that is just a starting point! Just a few of the things you can add are marshmallows, chocolate chips, pretzels, chocolate covered pretzels, variety flavors of M&M’s like peanut butter or pumpkin spice flavors, peanut butter chips, candy pumpkins, cashews, almonds, popcorn or really anything else you like to munch on!

This flexible party mix is great for office, school or daycare parties – as long as you are allowed to bring products with peanuts in them. If not, you can easily omit the peanuts and replace them with another crunchy option (see our list above!)

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To serve the snack mix, you can put it in a big bowl or in smaller “dip size” bowls to place around the room or spread out on a table.  I love this pumpkin themed bowl above. Or, if you would like to use the mix as a party favor, you can put small amounts in clear cellophane bags and tie them with pretty autumn or halloween  themed ribbons. Now, let’s get to the recipe!

Easy Candy Corn Snack Mix Recipe

Ingredients:

Bag of M&M candies (16 oz)
Jar of Dry Roasted Peanuts (16 oz)
2 Bags of Candy Corn (6 oz)

Instructions:

Mix all ingredients in plastic container with a lid. Store in airtight container.

Easy Frozen Yogurt Bark Recipe with Fruity Cereal

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Easy Frozen Yogurt Bark Recipe with Fruity Cereal

 If you are looking for a quick and easy frozen yogurt bark recipe with fruity cereal, you have stopped in at the right time! I have a delicious treat for you today, that I think you will be wanting more of!

This Easy Frozen Yogurt Bark Recipe with Fruity Cereal is a great breakfast idea for those days you are busy and want to have a tasty breakfast for when you are in a time crunch! Just make it ahead of time, and have it ready for when you need it! Plus it is such a versatile recipe, you can use any flavor yogurt, for the recipe I used vanilla. You can also add any cereal you want on top, granola is another great one! I have even tossed some nuts mixed in with granola, and it tasted delicious!

Easy Frozen Yogurt Bark Recipe with Fruity Cereal

I did half Fruit Loops and half Fruity Pebbles so that we had options for what we wanted for breakfast. If you are feeling lucky, mix the two together and add even more fruity goodness to this mix. There is something about frozen yogurt, it really adds a different flavor to the yogurt, and reminds me of eating something I should feel guilty about!

Easy Frozen Yogurt Bark Recipe with Fruity Cereal

What makes this recipe even better, only 3 ingredients! You use yogurt and then the toppings you want, in this recipe I did two different kinds of cereal! You simply spread the yogurt onto parchment paper on a sheet pan, and then sprinkle your toppings evenly over the top! Toss in the freezer for two hours, and then break it into pieces and you have a delicious snack or breakfast for you and your family!

Easy Frozen Yogurt Bark Recipe with Fruity Cereal

Ingredients:

2 Cups Vanilla Yogurt (You can use whatever flavor you want – strawberry or even Greek yogurt too!)
1/2 Cup of Fruity Pebbles
1/2 Cup of Fruit Loops

Directions:

Place a piece of parchment paper on a baking sheet.
Pour 2 cups of yogurt on the parchment paper. Use a knife to smooth it out.
Sprinkle the Fruity Pebbles and Fruit Loops on top of the yogurt evenly.
Freeze for 2 hours or more.

Easy Frozen Yogurt Bark Recipe with Fruity Cereal

As you can see this is so quick to prep, and within a few hours, you have a tasty treat or breakfast for the next day! Have fun and play around with different flavors of yogurt and cereal to find what fits you and your family the best. Greek yogurt works great for this as well if you prefer Greek over regular yogurt!

What would be your favorite flavor combo you think?

Easy Frozen Yogurt Bark Recipe with Fruity Cereal

Ingredients

  • 2 Cups Vanilla Yogurt (You can use whatever flavor you want - strawberry or even Greek yogurt too!)
  • 1/2 Cup of Fruity Pebbles
  • 1/2 Cup of Fruit Loops

Instructions

  1. Place a piece of parchment paper on a baking sheet.
  2. Pour 2 cups of yogurt on the parchment paper. Use a knife to smooth it out.
  3. Sprinkle the Fruity Pebbles and Fruit Loops on top of the yogurt evenly.
  4. Freeze for 2 hours or more.
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