10. Iced Tea

Iced Tea Mixes

Pass by the jugs of iced tea in your local supermarket and make iced tea at home. Allrecipes has a recipe for Iced Tea II using orange pekoe tea bags, sugar, lemon juice, and water. According to Simply Recipes, you can make Sun Tea by dropping four tea bags into a two-quart glass container of water and placing it out in the sun for three to five hours.

9. Jarred Marinara Sauce

Pasta Sauce

You may associate spaghetti sauce with hours of simmering. If so, you will be happy to realize that you can make your own tasty marinara sauce in less than half an hour. Sabrina at Dinner Then Dessert has a recipe for Quick and Easy Marinara Sauce that she says can be made in 15 minutes. However, allowing it 40 minutes cooks it to perfection. This recipe utilizes onion, garlic, crushed tomatoes, and spices. Double the recipe and freeze a batch to pull out for future meals.

8. Pancake Mix

Pancakes

Given the number of pancake mixes lining grocery store shelves, you would think homemade pancakes are difficult to prepare. However, you can whip up fluffy, delicious pancakes in minutes using flour, baking powder, eggs, milk, butter, salt, and sugar. All of these ingredients probably reside in your kitchen pantry and refrigerator. Make your pancakes extra special by mixing in ingredients like mashed banana, pumpkin puree, fresh blueberries, or chocolate chips.


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