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What’s in Your Pantry for Winter?

Do you ever wish you had a quick, warm dessert for supper or to serve unexpected company? You’re in luck, this is exactly what I had in mind when creating the “What’s in Your Pantry?” series. Wouldn’t it be comforting to know you have the ingredients on hand to create a quick and easy recipe anytime? A warm fruit crisp is just the thing on a cold day. Homey and casual, it’s perfect for a family supper or to serve company. Below are two suggestions for crisp recipes you can whip up at the last minute. When making these suggestions, I try to keep in mind the ingredients you probably always have on hand. We loosely interpret pantry to include common refrigerated ingredients and those easily kept in the freezer.  For these recipes, I’m assuming you have oats, brown sugar, butter, maybe pecans or other nuts, dried cranberries or raisins, and of course a few packages of Martha White® muffin mix. If so, all you need is a couple of cans of pie filling and …

What’s in Your Pantry for Fall?

Providing a quick breakfast is a blessing on busy school day mornings. What if you could whip up a batch of delicious homemade pancakes in minutes?  Well, you can and all you need is an assortment of Martha White® Muffin Mixes, 2/3 cup of milk and an egg. It’s as easy as beating the egg in a bowl, adding milk and then the selected muffin mix flavor – you’re ready to go! Cook a couple of minutes on each side and you’ve got a steaming stack ready to serve. Most everything you need to know about making perfect pancakes is in the recipe. One tip: do not turn until the pancake is brown on first side. It’s OK to use your spatula to peek! From Banana Berry to Banana Split, you have a variety of flavors to choose from that can be easily paired with an assortment of toppings and fillings if you’re looking to stray from the classic butter and maple syrup.  Below are some other ideas your family would enjoy for a change, including …

What’s in Your Pantry?

The following post was written by our friend Mindy  from Cheater Chef. Linda’s Southern Pantry blog got me thinking about my own pantry. If you knew nothing about me and looked in my pantry, you’d know immediately that I’m a southern baker. Why? Those big bags of Martha White® Self-Rising Flour and Martha White® Self-Rising White Enriched Corn Meal Mix are an immediate giveaway that my kitchen is the domain of a cook who knows how to whip up a batch of biscuits and a skillet of cornbread. Let’s not stop with the two cornerstone breads of the South mentioned above. Those two handy bags with “Hot Rize” also say that I can probably rustle up pancakes, waffles, muffins, quick loaves, chicken and dumplings, corncakes, cornbread dressing, cornbread salads, hushpuppies, fried catfish, fried chicken, casseroles and coffee cakes with ease. Whew. I do appreciate the convenience a pouch provides, but, I like how self-rising products, with just the right amount of salt and leavening, have made the daily chore of baking a little bit easier for …

What’s in Your Pantry for Summer?

It is such a comforting feeling to know there are ingredients in the pantry for recipes you can make in the spur of the moment. Especially in the summer when the neighborhood kids gather at your house or when unexpected guests drop by. Here are four recipes that each use a Martha White® fruit-flavored muffin mix and require very few additional ingredients, assuming you have the basics: butter, milk, eggs, white and brown sugars. The only other essential ingredient you need is sour cream. Adding sour cream to the batter imparts a rich flavor and moist texture. If all you can find in your pantry is a muffin mix, the basic ingredients and sour cream, you can still make all these recipes work. The Strawberry-Vanilla Streusel Coffeecake requires the basic ingredients and sour cream. The same concept is true with Strawberry and Almond Cream Muffins with the exception of almond flavoring and almonds. You may substitute with a different flavoring and nut if you prefer or leave them out entirely. Blueberry Crumb Coffeecake Loaf calls …

What’s in Your Pantry: Fun Memorial Day Treats

Memorial Day signifies the beginning of summer to many, but we should never forget that Memorial Day is a day of observances for those who served our country in military service. For many, this remembrance includes a parade in their honor as a special thanks to all veterans. If you’re going to a Memorial Day parade or planning a picnic or party, some special treats are sure to be appreciated. Getting the kids involved in making these easy chocolate cookies is a good way to convey the true essence of Memorial Day. You may already have most of the ingredients you’ll need to make all of the chocolate treats listed below. All of these recipes begin with a Martha White® Chocolate Chip Flavored Muffin Mix in addition to ingredient staples like brown sugar, powdered sugar, vanilla extract, cocoa, eggs, butter and milk. In addition to these staple items, you’ll only need a few more ingredients – oats, pecans, marshmallows, a container of coconut pecan flavored frosting, butterscotch chips and chocolate chips. Chocolate Chip Whoopie Pies …

What’s in Your Pantry for Spring?

Do you love the feeling of being prepared to make a snack, dessert or quick treat at the last minute?  Our “What’s in Your Pantry?” series suggests easy recipes that can be made with ingredients you usually have on hand.  This month we’re going to take a look at some delicious pancake recipes you can make in a flash. To begin, we’re assuming you will have the basics – milk, eggs, butter and an assortment of Martha White® Muffin Mixes. A couple of the recipes below call for fruit which may be fresh or frozen. Fruit Muffin Mix Pancakes are the most basic of pancake recipes.  All you need is milk and eggs to make tasty pancakes every time. Top pancakes with butter and syrup or with your favorite topping. For something a little more creative, try Banana Berry Pancakes made with Martha White Banana Nut Flavored Muffin Mix. Top half of each pancake with yogurt and berries. Fold and sprinkle with powdered sugar as an option. Chocolate Chip Pancakes with Mixed Berry Sauce are …

What’s in Your Pantry?

If you had to go home tonight and make cupcakes for the office or school the next day, would you have the required ingredients in your pantry? You may be surprised at how easy it is to have a few items on hand that can be used to make snacks or desserts at the drop of a hat without making a trip to the grocery store. When I select easy recipes that have common ingredients, I’m assuming most people have basic ingredients on hand like butter, eggs, milk, oil, vanilla, powdered sugar, cinnamon and cocoa. If you do, add two packages of Martha White® Banana Nut Flavored Muffin Mix, a small can of crushed pineapple, cream cheese and bananas. With these ingredients, you will be able to make Hummingbird Cupcakes or Banana Nut Cupcakes with Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting any time.  Both recipes make moist and delicious cupcakes that no one will ever suspect you started with a convenient muffin mix. The Hummingbird Cupcakes are a variation on the now classic cake recipe that traditionally …