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Home Made Buttermilk and Heavy Cream

Today is leftover day, so I thought I would share a couple of substitute recipes.  Have you ever wanted to make a certain dish only to find that you don’t have an ingredient?  Or, you want to make a certain recipe but don’t want to spend the extra money on a certain ingredient?  I am very frugal since we are a family of 6 with a single income that seems to shrink yearly.  I will share the two recipes I use most often.  They are buttermilk and heavy cream recipes.  I was quite amazed at how easy they are and only 2 ingredients each!  They work too!   Please check out my Pinterest page for more recipes!  It’s under Shelly Boynton.

Heavy Cream:


  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1/3 cup butter


1. Melt the butter.

2. Pour it into the milk, and stir.

3. Use in place of one cup of heavy cream.

Note: This substitute while not whip.

Tip: If you use low-fat milk, add a tablespoon of flour to the mixture to thicken.


  • – 1 cup of milk
  • – 1 Tablespoon of lemon juice or vinegar
  1. Mix the two together – chill for 5 minutes.
  2. Use as buttermilk

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Corn Bread

What goes best with a big, steamy bowl of Chili?  A moist piece of corn bread!  A couple of month ago I put together two bags of corn meal mix and froze them.  I combined all the dry ingredients, sealed them in a Zip lock bag and placed in the freezer.  Don’t forget to mark the outside of the bag with the title and date.  I made Chili about a month ago and took a bag of the dry ingredients out of the freezer, immediately added the wet ingredients and baked it.  I didn’t think it turned out too well because it crumbled too easily (maybe I overcooked it, but not sure), so this time I took the dry ingredients out and let them get to room temperature.  I will see if they turn out less crumbly.

Here’s the recipe:

3/4 cup corn meal
1 1/4 cup flour
1/4 cup sugar
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup milk
1 egg, beaten
1/4 cup vegetable oil
Notes / Directions
Preheat oven to 400. Grease 8 or 9 inch round pan. Blend all dry ingredients. Stir in remaining ingredients until moist. Bake 20-25 minutes.
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Beef Potpie

Good evening,
This day has flown by!  It has been very busy with schooling, a meeting, voting, ballet class, cooking and cleaning!  With the time change it feels much later too!  It’s dark at 5:30!

Today I took my leftover roast beef, broth  and carrots, cut up and boiled red potatoes and grabbed a bag of frozen mixed vegetables to make a delicious potpie.My kids gobble this up! Here’s the recipe:

3/4 cup flour
4-5 cups beef broth, leftover juice from roast
1 cup potatoes, cooked and diced
1 cup carrots, cooked and sliced
2 cups roast, cooked leftover, chopped
1/4 cup green beans, canned, drained ( I use a bag of frozen mixed vegetables)
1/4 cup corn, frozen
2 cups flour, crust ingredient
1 tsp salt, crust ingredient
6 tbsp ice-cold water
2/3 cup butter, cold, sliced into pieces-crust ingredient
1 egg, crust ingredient
1 tbsp white or cider vinegar, crust recipe
Notes / Directions
Melt butter in a large saucepan. Add flour and cook, stirring frequently, for several minutes until flour just starts to brown.Add beef broth, stirring constantly. While continuing to stir, bring to a boil and cook for 1-2 minutes or until thickened. (I find it helpful to remove pan from heat to do the stirring, then return it to the heat to cook and thicken it.)Stir in cooked meat and vegetables. The filling might look a little pale at this point. Stir in browning sauce to achieve a more appetizing color. Set filling aside until crust is made.Line a 9×13 glass baking dish with crust. Add filling, then top with crust. Seal edges and cut vents. Bake at 350°F for about 40 minutes or until crust has browned as desired. Remove from oven and let sit for 5-10 minutes before cutting.


2 cups flour (I used 1/2 cup whole wheat flour and 1-1/2 cups all-purpose)
1 teaspoon salt
2/3 cup cold butter, sliced into pieces
6 tablespoons ice cold water
1 egg
1 tablespoon white or cider vinegar

Combine flour and salt, then cut butter into flour until mixture resembles small crumbs (I use a food processor for this).

In a small bowl, beat egg with water and vinegar.

Add egg mixture to flour mixture, stirring until a soft dough forms. Roll dough on well-floured surface.


Ps.  Sorry about the picture.  It’s not good quality!

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