Country Recipes

Howdy, come on in and see what’s cookin in my country kitchen. If your looking for some easy money saving recipes you have came to the right place. I have some homemade recipes that you can make instead of spending extra money on store bought. With this unstable economy I feel we should try to help each other. That is why I am starting this recipe blog. I hope this can be a place that we can share frugal recipes with each other. Remember in the good old days when neighbor helped neighbor?  Well I have a lot of frugal recipes to share with you so let do this together. Put your recipes on here and share them with us.

Why buy syrup when you can make it at home for less? 

Maple Syrup (homemade)
1-cup water                                                                                                                         2 cups sugar
1/4 tsp. maple flavoring
Pour into pot and stir, bringing to boil. Let simmer 2-3 mins. Cool and pour into container. Make about 1 cup of syrup.

Brown Sugar Syrup
1 cup brown sugar, packed
1/2 cup water
1/4 tsp. vanilla
Stir all ingredients together. Bring to a boil.
Simmer for 2-3 minutes, and let cool.
Pour into serving container. Makes 1 cup.

Flavored Syrup
2 cups water
1 cup sugar
1pkg. unsweetened drink mix (like strawberry)
2 tbsp.cornstarch
Mix all ingredients together and bring to a boil, stirring constantly.
 Boil several minutes to thicken. Serve hot, makes 2 cups.

Okay now that we have the syrup lets make pancakes

Pancake Mix
2 eggs
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 cup sugar
2 cups milk or buttermilk
1/2 tsp. soda
1-1/2 tsp. baking powder
2 cups flour

Mix together first 3 ingredients in bowl. Stir soda in to milk and add to bowl. Lightly stir in baking powder and flour, do not over stir mixture should be thick and lumpy. Cook on Med. hot griddle or pan. Flip when bubbles break on top. Makes 18-20 med. pancakes.

Easy Pie Crust

3 cups Flour
½ tsp. salt
2 Tbsp, sugar
1-¼ cups, shortening cold
1 egg, cold
1 Tbsp. Vinegar, cold
5 Tbsp water, cold
Sugar
Mix, flour., salt & sugar in bowl. Cut in cold shortening. Add egg, vinegar and 3 tablespoons water. Mix lightly with hands. Don’t over mix. Mix just until dough sticks together. Divide into thirds. Roll out on floored area, to make 3 crusts. When using a crust on top sprinkle with sugar. Crust can be frozen in balls & then defrosted and rolled out when you are ready to use. Makes 3 crusts.

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