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Works like magic!!! NEW BAKING TRICK: When you need softened butter - grate the butter while it is still hard, then mix with other ingredients as normal. It will soften quickly and perfectly and give an even dispersal of butter throughout the dough..

Make your own cooking spray without the nasty additives! One part olive oil to five parts water. Shake before each use! Well now i just feel silly for ever using PAM. I really hope that this works!

A box of salt is all you need to keep eggs for as long as you want. And many more hints from years gone by.

1.Fake Betty Crocker Cookie Mixes from Fake It Frugal... 2.Homemade Bisquick Mix Recipe at Unsophisticook 3.Hamburger Helper Pantry Kits from Tip Garden 4.White Cake Mix from I Am Baker 5.Fake Jiffy Cornbread Mix at Fake It Frugal 6.Homemade Chocolate Syrup at Glorious Treats 7.DIY Yellow Cake Mix at Chicken in the Road 8.Homemade Vanilla Pudding Mix by The Creative Princess 9.Instant Oatmeal by Frugally Sustainable 10.Homemade Chocolate Snack Cake Mix from Restless Chipotle

How to make homemade butter in a stand mixer. I seriously cannot believe how easy this is! It costs less, tastes better, is fun to do with kids and it makes buttermilk too!

how to bake brown rice How to Bake Brown Rice in the Oven

Turns any veggie into spaghetti: zucchini, squash, carrots etc. has good reviews on amazon. Neat little kitchen gadget and great for lo carb living.

Make your own Mozzarella. It's the easiest cheese to make and tastes so wonderful when it's this fresh.

My Fridge Food: 10 Great Kitchen Tips!

Freeze avocados once they're ripe! Great for when they go on sale, or when you need an avocado and they're all too firm at the store. They keep for MONTHS this way! Who knew?

MAKE YOUR OWN EVAPORATED MILK- Makes 8oz. ( To make 12 oz. make 1 full + another 1/2 of this recipe). 2/3 c powdered milk,3/4c water,2 tbs. melted butter. Mix well. For fat free...eliminate butter.

Ranch Dressing Mix from scratch= a fraction of the cost of the packets in the store plus no icky chemicals/dyes/etc!

food storage - meals in a jar with a shelf life of 5 - 7 years. This site is awesome if you are interested in food storage.

Don't have eggs? For brownies use a banana instead... and all kinds of baking replacements. Good to know!!-- genius