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is it cost effective to make pantry staples yourself?

Homemade Taco Mix :: an economical version of a pantry staple that I always have on hand. #homemademixes

For The Survival Pantry - Lost Arts Kitchen - Rendering Fats at Home Primer, Lesson One

rockMYroll: Dry Mix - Free Printable for your pantry

Free Kitchen Pantry Dry mixes - Printables from rockMYroll

Hoping to make your own seasoning mixes to save money and get the artificial ingredients out of your diet? This Easy Homemade Chili Powder Recipe is made with things you most likely have in your pantry - and tastes the best out of the blends we tested in our kitchen. Tastes great in chili (of course), but also on veggies, pasta, rice...I've even heard of folks putting it in hot chocolate!

The complete list of everything we keep in our pantry! SixSistersStuff.com #SixSistersStuff #PantryStaples

Homemade Instant Pancake Mix. Keep dry mix in pantry & add wet ingredients the morning you want to make pancakes.

Free Printable - Dry Mix Pantry Recipe ~ rockMYroll

The Frugal Pantry: Beef or Chicken Gravy Master Mix

Homemade dry mix for pantry

homemade ketchup

Mix It Up- Making Homemade Mixes to Save Money- links to lots of great recipes

Food Storage

Buy plastic animals from dollar store, cut in half, spray paint gold, and glue magnet on bottom.

DIY Cooking Spray...All you need is a spray bottle, which you can find at a dollar store or Wal-Mart, a bottle of vegetable, canola, or olive oil, and water. Fill the spray bottle halfway with oil, then top it off with water, and voila, nonstick cooking spray at a fraction of the cost

Lemon White Chocolate Cookie Mix in a Jar! ~ from TheFrugalGirls.com ~ this easy Gift in a Jar makes the BEST Lemon White Chocolate Cookies! #masonjars #thefrugalgirls

The best chocolate cake.

Banana Brown Sugar Jam