Seems like you can pretty much purchase anything that grocery stores these days. However many pre-packaged foods contain preservatives to make them last longer on the shelf, in the refrigerator, or in the freezer. A little time and effort can help you save a little money and cut out many of the preservatives. Plus homemade food usually tastes way better anyways. Here are some great recipes for pre-packeged grocery store items that you can make in your own kitchen.
Dry Goods/Canned Goods/Condiments
These are simple ways to make pre-canned, bottled, or packaged items made for cooking. I can't tell you how many times I have been in the middle of cooking and realized I ran out of pancake syrup. Once I was cooking the taco meat and I realized the seasoning packets were gone. Well, problem solved!
- 10 Homemade Seasonings Recipes
- 10 Homemade BBQ Sauce Recipes
- Homemade Spaghetti Sauce
- Homemade Condensed Cream of Chicken and Cream of Mushroom Soup
- Homemade Pancake/Waffle Syrup
- Homemade French Vanilla Creamer
Try these snack and treat recipes and you will never be able to go back to the store-bought kind again!
- Easy Chewy Caramel Corn
- Homemade Kettle Corn
- Homemade Cheese Crackers
- Homemade Fruit Roll-Ups
- Homemade Fruit Snacks
- Homemade Strawberry Poptarts
- Homemade Granola Bars (4 Ingredients)
- Homemade Protein Bars
- Fruit Dip
- Homemade Chocolate Pudding
- Homemade Chocolate Syrup
- Easy Homemade Strawberry Ice Cream Topping
- Homemade Ice Cream Sandwiches
- Homemade Marshmallows
- Homemade Soft Pretzels
- Homemade Hummus
Meals (Freezer Meals)
The frozen food aisle is a great convenience when you need a meal in a pinch. However if you plan ahead, you can make some of these recipes in bulk and freezer them. Again, they taste much better than their pre-packaged counterparts. *bread items are freezer-friendly too.
- Copycat “Perdue Shortcuts”
- Homemade Meatballs
- Homemade Pizza
- Homemade Pizza Rolls
- Homemade Hot Pockets
- Homemade Pierogies with Meat Filling
- Homemade English Muffins
- Homemade Pita Bread
- Homemade Tortillas
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