Make-Ahead Mix Day Now for Nook & Other eReaders

You’ve all waited so patiently…all of you who prefer the Nook, Kobo, Sony, or other eReaders over Kindle. And now your patience is being rewarded!

Make-Ahead Mix DayMake-Ahead Mix Day: Complete Instructions for On-Hand Homemade Quick Mixes is now available for the Nook and other popular eReaders! You can purchase now through Smashwords, and in the future on iTunes and other leading retailer’s sites (but it takes a bit for the book to show up in those places).

The best deal is now, though, through Smashwords where you can get my mason jar mix book for 20% off with this coupon code I’ve generated just for you loyal peeps!

Enter coupon code KL83E at checkout for 20% off until July 31st. That’s just about 2.39 for the book! My cup of coffee didn’t cost that much!

Feel free to spread the word and share the code – anyone is welcome to use it. Enjoy!

A Glimpse Inside the Make-Ahead Mix Day Companion PDF

Wondering what’s inside the Make-Ahead Mix Day Companion PDF that isn’t in the full-text PDF or Kindle version?

Labels, Labels, and More Labels!

Of course all the recipes are there ready to be printed, too, but the biggest advantage of the printable Companion PDF, and the sole reason it was designed and made available, is to deliver to you an easy-to-use set of labels for every homemade mix recipe in the book. When it comes time to actually use your mix and bake your goodies, you don’t want to have to go searching for the instructions.

Convenience is the first motivation behind the book, and convenience is what you have with your shelves stocked with wholesome, homemade baking mixes complete with labels and instructions. Here’s a glimpse of what you’ll get!

Label Sample Image

These labels couldn’t be easier to use – just print them on your printer, trim the circle with any old pair of scissors (old school!?) and they will fit between the lid and the ring on two-piece canning jar lids. No need to glue them, and they if you save them when you use your mix you can use the same labels again and again.

Ready to buy the PDF? You’ll find all the Make-Ahead Mix Day purchasing options here:

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Make-Ahead Mix Day Now Live on Amazon

Yes the blog’s been quiet – apologies! But with good reason…I’ve been working on getting all my homemade baking mixes, those that I keep stocked up on-hand for week-night baking and morning meals (and more), into a book! It is available now on Kindle, and in the future will be available on other platforms as well, but for now we’re here and that’s a start!

Make-Ahead Mix Day

This book is designed for ease-of-use and affordability. In it are 21 recipes for things like homemade cookie mixes (sugar, gingerbread, chocolate chip, peanut butter…), homemade brownie mix, instant oatmeal mix, muffin mixes, and homemade all purpose baking mix. Basically these are all the recipes I work up in an afternoon to stock up my pantry with preservative-free baking mixes for a month or more. Mason jars are my storage container of choice (they are the best!) and so the recipes are listed specifically for one- and two-quart mixes that come together quickly, store well, and taste great.

And A Bonus For You, Too!

Now here’s the deal – there is a printable companion PDF that is in the works and will be available for sale via my this site in the upcoming days. It is intended as an accompaniment to this book and a way to give you printable copies of the recipes and sets of labels to use when you prepare your jars that include the preparation (baking) instructions (very simple, no muss, no fuss).

 

BUT like I said, the PDF isn’t ready quite yet. So for your patience, if you download the full book before it is ready and follow the links at the end, you will be given a link that allows you to sign up for a FREE bonus copy of the PDF when it becomes available. Anyone on my subscription list before the PDF goes live will be emailed a copy of the PDF for free before I activate the sale module. After that time, it will be available for full price. So better to get while the getting’s good ;)

 

Homemade Bisquick Recipes: Classic Biscuits

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Classic Biscuit RecipeEarlier this week I gave you a Classic Pancake Recipe to use with your homemade baking mix. Today, to continue our list of reliable stand-by recipes, I give you another necessary, a homemade Bisquick (R) biscuit recipe. You’ll come back to this recipe again and again as a side for soups and stews, a base for biscuits and gravy, a topping for pot pies, a base for shortcakes, or just to enjoy with some butter, jam, honey, maple syrup….

 

…Obviously the possibilities and uses for classic biscuits are endless, but it all starts with a good, solid recipe!

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Homemade Bisquick Recipes: Classic Biscuits
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Recipe type: Side
Cuisine: American
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Serves: 12 Large
 
A good old-fashioned, classic biscuit for use with homemade All Purpose Baking Mix (homemade Bisquick).
Ingredients
  • 5 Cups Homemade All Purpose Baking Mix
  • 1½ Cups Milk (or buttermilk)
Instructions
  1. Simply mix the 2 ingredients together to form a soft dough without over-stirring (just until mixed through).
  2. Turn onto floured surface and knead about 8 times.
  3. Pat or roll to ¾ inch thickness.
  4. Cut and place on ungreased cookies sheet.
  5. Bake at 400 for 12 minutes or until golden brown.

 

What other Bisquick recipes or recipes for use with your all-purpose baking mix would you like to see? Contact me or leave a comment below and I’ll see what else is lying in my box!

Bisquick Recipes: Beer Batter Chicken Nuggets

One of my family’s favorite Bisquick recipes that I make with my homemade all-purpose baking mix is this one for Beer Batter Chicken Nuggets. I made it as a weekend treat one Saturday and it’s become a fast favorite. I was actually surprised by that because my husband is no fan of fried foods, but this one he loves. So it’s got to be good, right?

Beer Batter Chicken Nuggets Bisquick RecipeAThis recipe can be pretty quick to prepare (although the deep frying takes some time, I won’t lie). The batter itself is extremely easy to make with the homemade bisquick mix recipe here on this site (see link above). If you buy boneless chicken breasts and cut them to size it’ll be fairly short work. Here on the homestead, though, we try to use as much of our own home-grown meat as possible. We process and freeze between 60 and 80 meat birds every year so when I make these I bone out and chunk up the meat from some of my own. When I do this I use the whole bird – light and dark meat all goes into the mix and comes out delicious.

You, of course, should use whatever you prefer. Even if you do not have your own home-grown chicken on hand, buying a roaster and boning/cutting off the meat will still save you a lot of money and will give you a big batch for much less. Don’t worry about making too much, either. I’ve never had leftovers go past the next day, they reheat easily and deliciously in the oven, and once cooked they would be great to freeze and reheat later, too…a great make-ahead convenience treat!

So now, on to the recipe!

Homemade Beer Batter Chicken Nuggets

Bisquick Recipes: Beer Batter Chicken Nuggets
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Recipe type: Bisquick Recipe, Poultry
Cuisine: Comfort and Convenience Foods
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Serves: 4
 
A sure family favorite that will leave you shunning freezer-aisle chicken nuggets.
Ingredients
  • 2 to 3 pounds Chicken, cut into approx 1½ inch cubes (or approximate shapes)
  • 1 Cup Homemade All Purpose Baking Mix or Bisquick
  • 1 Egg
  • ½ Cup Beer
  • ¼ to ½ tsp Garlic Powder (to taste)
  • Salt and Pepper to Taste
Instructions
  1. Beat egg slightly, then add beer.
  2. Add egg and beer mixture to measured baking mix.
  3. Stir to combine, until most of the lumps are gone.
  4. Cut chicken to desired size and add to wet batter mixture as you go.
  5. Let chicken chunks stay in the batter until you are ready to fry.
  6. Heat shortening, lard, or cooking oil in a deep frying pan or dutch oven.
  7. When oil is ready, add chicken chunks and fry until golden brown, turning when the first side is browned (about 3 minutes in 365 degree fat).

 

Bisquick Beer Batter Chicken NuggetsI generally do a lot of nuggets when I do make these, and I usually triple or even quadruple the batch. If you are planning to bone a roaster, plan for one recipe of batter for each whole bird you bone out (so if I bone 3 of my birds, I triple the batter batch). If the chickens you bone are large, you may need a triple batch of batter for every 2 birds. (No worries, though, it’s simple to mix up a bit more batter if you think you need more–takes just a minute!).

These chicken nuggets are also an excellent base for sauces either for dipping (we like honey mustard barbecue sauce) or to coat with for things like Buffalo Chicken Nuggets or Chinese foods like Sweet and Sour Chicken or General’s Chicken (just add sauce & accompaniments & toss).

As always, I hope you do enjoy!

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