Posts tagged Baking Soda

Homemade Baking Powder Recipe

Baking Powder

1 t Baking Soda

1 t Corn Starch

2 t Cream of Tartar

Mix thoroughly and store in air tight container.

What’s the reason for making your own baking powder? Whether you’re in a pinch or wanting to control what’s in your food, having this recipe on hand in convenient and easy. Some commercial baking POWDERS contain aluminum which can be detrimental to your health, particularly your brain. You can buy aluminum free versions, but it’s not uncommon for them to cost more. Check out your local prices on aluminum free baking powder and cream of tartar. If you can’t find a good, cheap source for cream of tartar it may be best, financially speaking, to buy aluminum free baking powder.

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Ten Tips for Tuesday: Baking Soda

Ten Uses for Baking Soda

1. Make your own baking powder. Combine the following:

  • 1 t baking soda
  • 2 t cream of tartar
  • 1 t corn starch
  • Mix well

2. Smother a fire. Whether it be a grease fire, flambe’ gone wrong, something fell in the burner, or whatever else may flame you, baking soda is your friend when trying to put flames out on the fly. Of course, if the fire is out of control or spreading quickly, GET OUT!!! But if your instincts say you’ve got time to smother your flames grab the baking soda. It will prevent oxygen from reaching the flames and will put it out almost immediately. Keep several boxes in the kitchen, bathroom, and wherever a fire could spark.

3. Turn that $2 bag of litter into a $10 bag of litter for a $1. Expensive litter that’s extra absorbent of both liquids and odors can easily cost an arm and a leg. Go ahead and save yourself and your wallet the heartache and grab that cheap bag of litter. Before you leave the store head to the baking aisle and grab a box of baking soda. Put a thin layer of baking soda on the bottom before you add the litter and it will work just as hard as the teeny tiny box of $10 litter. You can also stretch your buck even further by freshening your litter up for an extra day or two by adding a sprinkle to the top of your box. Read the rest of this entry »

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