Ras el Hanout ( "top of the shop" ) is a spice mixture from Morocco that can contain anywhere from 10-100 different spices. After checking cookbooks & searching online I decided on this combination for this spice mix.
I use this breading mix for everything from chicken, fish, vegs, etc. It is simple to make with only a few ingredients but it adds a great flavor to fried foods. The final result is also crisper than just using flour.
I love this marinade because its so versatile. You can make several batches of the base, store that in the fridge & add the seasonings when you decide on your entree. It is very tasty and a terrific tenderizer for those "economy cuts".
Quite a while back, I was visiting my friend Katy, and started flipping through pages of her Kenmore microwave book. At that time I was "playing" with all kinds of Chinese recipes, so I copied this recipe for hoisin sauce. I've had a request to post it here on Zaar.
This is a delicious all-purpose dry seasoning that is good in spaghetti sauce, chicken and dumplings, in pasta salads, or sprinkled on fresh, ripe sliced tomatoes. It also makes a good Italian Salad Dressing for salads or marinade. Omit salt if you like.
I found this on ochef.com. According to them, recipes using dried (powdered) milk approximate the texture but not the flavor of true sweetened condensed milk, and the following recipe tastes much better. It is not as thick as regular condensed milk, but it works fine as an ingredient in bar cookie recipes. SOURCE: www.ochef.com
I see all these cool recipes using cake mixes and I usually don't have any on hand. I found this recipe on Recipelink.com, where it is credited as being from Make Your Own Groceries. I've used it, and it does the job! There is another cake mix recipe on this site (#182515), but I thought I'd go ahead and post this one since it is slightly different (it's made with shortening, so it can be made ahead and stored in a plastic bag) and it also includes notes for variations. I'm posting a recipe for a chocolate cake mix as well.
I can't believe this isn't already posted. This is a super easy way to make cornbread fast. Keep this in your pantry and all you will need to add is some water, oil and an egg for cornbread. The recipe is from Make-A-Mix Cookery. I usually use 1/2 whole wheat flour and 1/2 all-purpose flour.
Emeril Lagasse's bam recipe for kids. He tells the fearless "bammers" to kick it up a notch by adding 1/4 teaspoon cayenne (or more to taste) to the mix. You can sprinkle this on lots of dishes or add it to recipes.