Easy Oven Roasted Vegetables

oven roasted vegetables

These easy oven roasted vegetables use carrots, parsnips, potatoes, squash, and peppers for a colorful addition to your dinner table. Seasoned with only salt, pepper, and parsley the true flavor of the vegetables come through.

Serve them with fish, chicken, or beef for a healthy weeknight dinner idea. They are also economical and a great alternative to frozen vegetables.

roasted vegetables ready for the oven

roasted vegetables ready for the oven

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Easy Oven Roasted Vegetables Recipe

Easy Oven Roasted Vegetables
 
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These easy oven roasted vegetables use carrots, parsnips, potatoes, and peppers for a colorful addition to your dinner table.
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Recipe type: Vegetable
Cuisine: American
Serves: 8-10
Ingredients
  • 1 pound bag whole carrots, peeled or scrubbed
  • 2-3 whole parsnips, peeled
  • 2 whole uncooked potatoes, peeled
  • 1 small acorn squash, peeled
  • 1 green bell pepper
  • 1 red bell pepper
  • 2 Tablespoons Sea Salt
  • 2 Teaspoons fresh ground black pepper
  • 2 Tablespoons finely chopped fresh parsley.
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
  2. Peel and cut the carrots diagonally into 1 inch thick slices.
  3. Peel and cut the parsnips diagonally into 1 inch thick slices.
  4. Peel and cut the potatoes into 1 inch cubes.
  5. Peel, seed, and cut the squash into 1 inch cubes.
  6. Remove the seeds and pulp from the red and green bell peppers. Cut into 1 inch thick pieces.
  7. The vegetables will shrink during roasting so try to keep all of the vegetable pieces to a uniform size.
  8. Place on 2-3 baking sheet pans. Drizzle olive oil over all vegetables.
  9. Sprinkle salt and pepper over the vegetables.
  10. Toss and coat well with a large spoon.
  11. Roast for 20 minutes and check if fork tender. If not add another 10-20 minutes baking time.
  12. Sprinkle with parsley.
  13. Toss and serve warm.
 

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Egg Salad Sandwich Recipe

egg salad sandwich recipe

A tasty egg salad sandwich recipe that is simple and easy to make with hard cooked eggs, mayonnaise, and pepper. Serve egg salad on bread, croissants, or crackers for lunch, brunch, or an appetizer.

An egg salad sandwich is one of the most basic recipes for hard cooked eggs.

Since it can be ready to eat in about 10 minutes it can be packed for a nutritious high protein lunch.


Try changing the bread to something with a little more body, such as a French or Italian bread, rather than the standard store bought breads. It will make a much better tasting sandwich.

To serve egg salad on crackers for part of a brunch menu, use a quality cracker with a mild flavor such as butter, sesame, or wheat. Place a tablespoon of egg salad on each, top with 1 piece of sliced green olive and sprinkle with paprika. Place on a tray to serve for brunch or as a party appetizer.

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One of the things I like best about using an egg cooker is being able to peel the eggs while they are still warm. Often, when I have made hard cooked eggs I have had to refrigerate them for a few hours before they would peel well. Now I can cook the eggs in my egg cooker and peel them about 15 minutes after they are done. It is a great time saver and I find the shells peel much better. This is what I use at home and love it! You get consistent hard cooked eggs that peel easily.
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Egg Salad Sandwich Recipe

Egg Salad Sandwich Recipe
 
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A tasty egg salad recipe that is simple and easy to make with hard cooked eggs, mayonnaise, and pepper.
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Recipe type: Lunch
Cuisine: American
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 6 hard cooked eggs
  • ¼-1/2 cup Hellman's Real Mayonnaise
  • ½ to 1 teaspoon fresh ground pepper
  • 8 slices bread or 4 croissants (2 per serving)
Instructions
  1. Peel 6 hard cooked eggs and rinse if necessary to make sure there is no shell left on the egg. Pat dry.
  2. Place all in a medium sized mixing bowl and mash the eggs with a fork until they are relatively uniform in size.
  3. Add in ¼ cup mayonnaise to start. Add more mayonnaise if needed to make a paste-like consistency, up to ½ cup.
  4. Grind the fresh pepper to taste and mix in.
  5. Serve on a soft bread with a crusty shell.
Notes
Makes 4 sandwiches.

Note: You may also add salt if desired, but I feel the mayonnaise adds enough flavor on its own that you do not need any extra salt. If you choose to add salt, do so sparingly in small increments.

To serve egg salad on crackers for part of a brunch menu, use a quality cracker with a mild flavor such as butter, sesame, or wheat. Place a tablespoon of egg salad on each, top with 1 piece of sliced green olive and sprinkle with paprika. Place on a tray to serve for brunch or as a party appetizer.
 

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Cheddar Cheese Scones

cheddar cheese scones

These savory cheddar cheese scones are made with sharp cheddar cheese and flavored with basil. Serve scones for breakfast or brunch with quiche, eggs, or a breakfast casserole.

These delightful cheese scones are somewhat similar to a biscuit and will make a nice alternative bread selection for your next breakfast or brunch.

Serve this scone recipe warm with plain or herb flavored butter for a special treat your family will love.


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Cheddar Cheese Scones Recipe

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These savory cheddar cheese scones are made with sharp cheddar cheese and flavored with basil. Serve scones for breakfast or brunch with quiche, eggs, or a breakfast casserole.
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Recipe type: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Serves: 8
Ingredients
  • 2 Cups of all-purpose flour
  • 2 Tablespoons of sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon of baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • ¼ teaspoon of baking soda
  • 1 Tablespoon of dried, crushed basil
  • 1-1/2 Cups (6 ounces) of shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1 egg
  • ½ Cup of sour cream
  • ¼ Cup of vegetable oil
  • 3 Tablespoons of milk
Instructions
  1. Preheat your oven to 425 degrees.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, salt and baking soda and basil. Stir in the sharp shredded cheese and stir to coat the cheese.
  3. In a separate bowl, combine egg, sour cream, oil and milk.
  4. Stir the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix with a wooden spoon or spatula just until incorporated.
  5. Turn out the dough onto a floured surface and knead gently until mixture forms together into a soft ball. Do not knead any longer than you have to in order for dough to stick together and be incorporated.
  6. Gently pat the dough out to approximately 12" round and about a ¼" thickness.
  7. Cut into 8 wedges if you are using a scone pan. You can also cut into 8-12 slices.
  8. Using a pie server or square spatula, remove and place the scones on a greased baking sheet or in a scone pan.
  9. Bake at 425 degrees for 15-20 minutes or until the scones are golden brown.
Notes
Makes 8-12 large scones. Serve warm with butter.

***If you don't want to knead the dough, you can make drop scones by scooping large spoonfuls of the dough onto a greased baking sheet. They will turn out looking a little bit more like biscuits, but will still retain their wonderful flavor.
 

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Apricot Scones Recipe

apricot scone recipe

An apricot scones recipe made with dried apricots, sour cream, milk, sugar, and butter. Try this flavorful scone recipe with your favorite jam for breakfast, brunch, or an afternoon tea. Sour cream in the recipe makes these scones light, moist, and delicious.

These scones are pretty good on their own, but if you want to, try apricot jam or preserves on top along with some Devonshire cream for a special breakfast treat.

If you want to try something besides muffins or toast for breakfast, scones are a fun alternative. They are much less sweet than a muffin, and a bit more substantial than a slice of toast. They can be served with other brunch foods or just on their own with a cup of tea or coffee. Try them with a breakfast smoothie or any of these fresh fruit recipes.


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Apricot Scones Recipe

Apricot Scones Recipe
 
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An apricot scones recipe made with dried apricots, sour cream, milk, sugar, and butter. Try this flavorful scone recipe with your favorite jam for breakfast, brunch, or an afternoon tea.
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Recipe type: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Serves: 8
Ingredients
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 3 Tablespoons sugar
  • ⅓ cup butter, very cold
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • ⅔ cup dried apricots, chopped fine
  • 2 teaspoons milk
  • 1 Tablespoon sugar
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Lightly grease baking sheet or scone pan with cooking spray.
  2. In a medium mixing bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and sugar. Cut in the cold butter with a pastry blender or fork until the mixture is crumbly.
  3. Add the sour cream and egg, stirring just until dry ingredients are moistened. Stir in dried apricots that have been chopped fine.
  4. Turn out dough onto a lightly floured surface, and knead lightly 4 to 5 times, folding over each time.
  5. Gently pat dough to an 8" circle on a greased baking sheet or into a mini-scone pan.
  6. Brush top with milk and sprinkle with 1 Tablespoon sugar.
  7. Cut circle into 8 wedges using a sharp knife, separate wedges slightly.
  8. Bake at 400 degrees for 14 to 16 minutes or until lightly browned.
Notes
Serve these scones warm with butter and jam, jelly or preserves.

Makes 8 large apricot scones.

Other dried fruit may be used instead of apricots.
 

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Traditional Cream Scone Recipe

traditional cream scone recipe

A traditional cream scone recipe made with flour, butter, milk, and sugar. Scones are light and flaky and are best served with homemade fruit jam or preserves for breakfast, brunch or afternoon tea.

They are also delicious served with Devonshire cream, butter, honey, marmalade, or whipped cream.

These homemade cream scones are brushed with milk before baking. Milk gives the scones a light golden brown color.


They are lightly sweetened with just a bit of sugar and the milk in the recipe gives the scones a nice richness.

Scones are fairly similar to an American biscuit, but are just a bit sweeter and make a good pastry for breakfast or brunch or the traditional afternoon tea.

You might also like this recipe for cranberry scones with vanilla glaze.

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Traditional Cream Scone Recipe

Traditional Cream Scone Recipe
 
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A traditional cream scone recipe made with flour, butter, milk, and sugar. Serve with homemade fruit jam or preserves for breakfast, brunch, or afternoon tea.
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Recipe type: Brunch
Cuisine: American
Serves: 12
Ingredients
  • 3 cups self-rising flour*
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 6 Tablespoons butter, cut into ¼" cubes
  • 1 cup milk
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Arrange the oven rack so that is in the top third of your oven.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, sift together the flour, salt, and sugar.
  3. Cut in the butter with a pastry cutter until crumbled evenly.
  4. Add milk a little at a time to make a soft dough.
  5. Knead the dough lightly on a floured surface, then pat into a rectangle about ¾ of an inch thick.
  6. Cut into squares or wedges or use a biscuit cutter for circles.
  7. Arrange the pieces on a lightly greased baking sheet or use a scone pan.
  8. Brush each piece with milk to glaze.
  9. Bake the scones for 12-15 minutes, or until nicely risen and golden brown.
Notes
*If you do not have self-rising flour, you may substitute the following:
3 cups all-purpose flour, 3-3/4 teaspoons baking powder, and ¼ teaspoon salt. (Self-rising flour already has the leavening agents in it.)
 

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Cranberry Bread Recipe

cranberry bread recipe

A homemade cranberry bread recipe made with fresh cranberries, orange juice, and chopped nuts. Serve for breakfast, brunch, or a holiday dessert.

This cranberry bread is full of flavor because of the fresh orange juice and grated orange rind.

Sweet-tart cranberries make a delicious quick bread to serve for breakfast, brunch, part of a special Thanksgiving or Christmas brunch menu.


Serve warm or cold with a pat of butter or softened cream cheese spread on top.

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Homemade Cranberry Bread Recipe

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A homemade cranberry bread recipe made with fresh cranberries, orange juice, and chopped nuts. Serve for breakfast, brunch, or a holiday dessert.
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Recipe type: Brunch
Cuisine: American
Serves: 6-8
Ingredients
  • juice and grated rind of 1 medium orange
  • 2 Tablespoons butter
  • boiling water
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1-1/2 cups fresh or thawed frozen cranberries, coarsely chopped
  • ½ cup chopped walnuts or pecans
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Grease and flour a 8" x 4" x 3" metal loaf baking pan and set aside.
  3. In a measuring cup, place the juice of 1 orange and its grated rind. Add 2 Tablespoons of butter and enough boiling water to make ¾ cup. Pour into a medium mixing bowl.
  4. Whisk one egg, slightly beaten into the orange juice mixture.
  5. In a separate large mixing bowl, measure the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  6. Make a well in the center of the flour and pour the liquid into it. Stir to combine, just until moistened.
  7. Fold in the cranberries and chopped nuts.
  8. Pour into a greased and floured loaf baking pan. Let stand 20 minutes before baking. During this time preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
  9. Bake for 1 hour at 350 degrees or until a toothpick inserted in the center of the bread comes out clean.
  10. Cool slightly in the baking pan and then turn out onto a wooden or wire rack and finish cooling.
Notes
This cranberry bread serves about 6-8.
 

Homemade Apple Bread Recipe

homemade apple bread recipe

A moist homemade apple bread recipe made with chopped apples, sugar, butter, and chopped walnuts. Serve for breakfast, brunch or dessert. A touch of sour cream and chunks of delicious fall apples makes this bread moist and delicious.

I will have to say that this certainly reminds me of fall and I personally like it warm with butter on top. Although it is great for breakfast or served at brunch, I think I just prefer it as a quick afternoon snack. It can also be served for a week night dessert.

This is made with chopped walnuts but you can also use chopped pecans for a nice flavor as well. Of course, you can leave out the nuts altogether if you prefer. Also try spreading this quick bread with butter or cream cheese spread for a quick snack.


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Homemade Apple Bread Recipe

This recipe is from my grandmother’s recipe box collection.

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A moist apple bread recipe made with chopped apples, sugar, butter, and chopped walnuts. Serve for breakfast, brunch or dessert.
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Recipe type: Brunch
Cuisine: American
Serves: 12
Ingredients
  • ½ cup butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 Tablespoons sour cream
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup chopped apples (about 2 medium apples)
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts (optional)
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Grease and flour a 9" x 5" x 3" loaf baking pan.
  3. In a medium bowl, cream butter and sugar.
  4. Add eggs and vanilla, and sour cream and mix well.
  5. In a separate bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
  6. Add flour mixture, a small amount at a time, to the wet mixture and stir until combined.
  7. Stir in chopped apples and nuts, if desired. Batter will be thick.
  8. Pour into a greased baking pan and bake for 50-60 minutes until done.
Notes
**To test for doneness, insert a toothpick into the center of the loaf 5 minutes before baking time is over. When a toothpick comes out clean, the bread is done.

You can also visually check if it is done by looking for a nice medium brown color and also checking that the bread has pulled away from the edges of the baking pan.
 

Homemade Wassail Recipe

homemade wassail recipe

A homemade wassail recipe made from tea, juices of apple, orange, pineapple, and lemon along with cinnamon, cloves, and allspice. Serve this hot spiced mulled cider on those cold fall and winter days.

This is also a nice choice to serve after ice skating, skiing, or Christmas caroling.

The flavors of apple, orange, and pineapple blend with the aromatic spices of cinnamon, cloves, and allspice will fill your home with the warm aromas of the holidays.


Turn on a bit of music and listen to the carols being played and enjoy a hot mug of delicious homemade spiced cider.

This particular version is non-alcoholic and uses ginger ale, but if you want to add a few cups of your favorite bourbon or whiskey instead, your adult friends will be happy!

You can also make this in a crock pot too!

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Homemade Wassail Recipe

Homemade Wassail Recipe
 
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Wassail is a spiced mulled cider made from tea, juices of apple, orange, pineapple, and lemon along with cinnamon, cloves, and allspice. Add ginger ale or your favorite bourbon or whiskey.
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Recipe type: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Serves: 25
Ingredients
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  • Spice Bag
  • 1 teaspoon whole allspice
  • 1 stick cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon whole cloves
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  • 8 cups sweet apple cider
  • ½ cup very strong hot tea
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 cups orange juice
  • 2 cups pineapple juice, unsweetened
  • the juice of two lemons
  • 2 cups ginger ale, room temperature OR 2 cups your choice bourbon or whiskey
Instructions
  1. Tie the allspice, cinnamon, and whole cloves in a cheese cloth bag.
  2. In a large heavy duty kettle, heat the apple cider along with the spice bag.
  3. Pour the hot tea over sugar to dissolve and combine in the kettle with cider.
  4. Add the orange, pineapple, and lemon juices to the cider. Heat through, but do not boil.
  5. Remove the spice bag.
  6. Add room temperature ginger ale or the bourbon/whiskey just before serving.
  7. Ladle into cups for serving.
Notes
Serves 20-25 (5-6 ounce servings).

If you are having fewer guests, cut this recipe in half. There will still be plenty for everyone to enjoy.

You can also make this in a crock pot too!
 

Apple Nut Bread

apple nut bread

This recipe for homemade apple nut bread is made with apples, sour cream, sugar, eggs, cinnamon, and chopped pecans.

Fill the house with the wonderful aroma of this fresh apple nut bread baking in the oven. Everyone in your household will be waiting for it to come out of the oven and cool down enough to eat.

Finely chopped pecans add a delicate nutty flavor to this quick bread. I personally like pecans better than walnuts, but you can use whatever you have around in the house. Just be sure your nuts are fresh.


Serve this either warm or cold for breakfast, lunch, a snack, or as part of a weekend brunch menu. If you are serving this warm, a bit of softened butter is all you need. If being served cold, try this cream cheese spread for a great taste combination.

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Apple Nut Bread Recipe

This recipe is from my grandmother’s recipe box collection.

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This recipe for apple nut bread is made with apples, sour cream, sugar, eggs, cinnamon, and chopped pecans.
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Recipe type: Brunch
Cuisine: American
Serves: 12
Ingredients
  • ¼ cup soft butter
  • ⅔ cup white sugar
  • 1 egg
  • ¼ cup sour cream
  • 2 large apples, peeled and grated
  • 1-3/4 cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ cup pecans, chopped fine
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Grease and flour a 9" x 5" x 3" loaf pan.
  3. In a medium bowl, mix together the butter and sugar.
  4. Add the egg, sour cream and grated apples.
  5. In a separate bowl, sift together the flour, baking soda, baking powder and cinnamon.
  6. Add the dry mixture to the wet mixture, stirring well.
  7. Stir in the finely chopped pecans.
  8. Bake for 50-60 minutes until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
Notes
Serves 8-12.
 

Hot Chocolate Mix

hot chocolate mix

Make your own hot chocolate mix with this quick and easy recipe. This homemade hot chocolate recipe is made with dry milk, Nestle’s Quik, coffee creamer, and powdered sugar.

Homemade hot cocoa tastes great when the weather outside is chilly and you are looking for a hot beverage or drink to warm you up inside. It is also a nice alternative to coffee.

This easy recipe for hot cocoa mix tastes delicious and also makes a wonderful Christmas gift when bundled with a pair of coffee mugs and chocolate dipped spoons.


Hot cocoa is a delicious warm drink that both children and adults will love. Have the children help by letting them scoop the homemade drink mix into their favorite mugs while you heat the water. Add a few miniature marshmallows or whipped cream and there will be plenty of smiles to go around.

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Homemade Hot Chocolate Mix Recipe

This hot cocoa mix recipe makes about 28 cups of hot chocolate.

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Make your own hot chocolate mix with this quick and easy recipe. This homemade hot chocolate recipe is made with dry milk, Nestle's Quik, coffee creamer, and powdered sugar.
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Recipe type: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Serves: 28
Ingredients
  • 1-8 quart box of dry powdered milk (25.6 ounce box)
  • 2 pound box of Nestle's Quick
  • 6 ounce jar of coffee mate powder
  • 1-1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • Kitchen Equipment Needed
  • Sealed plastic container- an ice cream bucket works well
Instructions
  1. Mix all ingredients together in a large plastic container.
  2. This mix will keep well for quite a long time as long as it is kept sealed.
  3. To make hot chocolate: Use ⅓ cup of mix to 1 cup of boiling water.
Notes
This hot cocoa mix recipe makes about 28 cups of hot chocolate.
 

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