Saving Money Via Mixes

My mom used to go off on little rants about Bisquick. She said it was only flour and baking powder (I have no idea if there is any truth to this) and it was ridiculous to pay such high prices for a product that only saves on step in the baking process. She would have loved the idea behind these do it yourself mixes.

According to the Loving Life for Less blog the idea is you do the mixing of dry ingredients in advance, put them in a jar and attach the instructions. Then you're set for the next few times you are going to cook these things up.

I might be tempted to get some extra containers and make a bunch of jars worth of mixes. Slap a nice label and a ribbon on them and you have a nice but inexpensive gift.