Perfect Mix

Perfect Mix

by Diane Phillips


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ISBN-13: 9780688121044
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 10/01/1993
Pages: 160
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.65(d)

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Perfect Mix

By Diane Phillips

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Copyright © 2006 Diane Phillips
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ISBN: 0688121047

Split Pea Soup Mix

Makes 2½ cups

This is an attractive mix of green and yellow split peas with red lentils. Pack this mix into a glass jar and include it in a basket with Honey Whole Wheat Bread Mix (see page 72) and Mulled Cider Mix (see page 119). If available, include a fresh thyme plant in the basket. Omit the dried thyme from the mix and amend the gift tag instructions to include 2 teaspoons snipped thyme added with the water.


1 pound green split peas
¼ cup red lentils
¼ cup yellow split peas
2 teaspoons salt
½ teaspoon pepper
1 teaspoon dried thyme
1 bay leaf


Combine all the ingredients in a medium bowl and stir until blended. Store in an airtight container.

Split Pea Soup

Serves 8


2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 medium onion, chopped
3 carrots, peeled and chopped
3 ribs celery, chopped
1 pound Polish oil sausage, sliced in ½-inch-thick rounds
1 package Split Pea Soup Mix
2½ quarts water


Heat the oil in a large stockpot. Add the onion, carrots, celery, andsausage. Saute until the vegetables are tender. Add the Split Pea Soup Mix and the water, and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to simmer, and cook over low heat for 2 to 3 hours.

Apple Muffin Mix

Makes 1 dozen muffins

A great morning starter. Tuck this mix into a wooden apple basket lined with a coordinating napkin. Dried apples can usually be found in airtight pouches near the raisins in the supermarket.


2 cups self-rising flour ½ cup sugar ¼ cup brown sugar 1 teaspoon cinnamon ¼ teaspoon nutmeg 1 cup chopped dried apple


In a large mixing bowl, combine all the ingredients. Place the mix into an airtight container.

Apple Muffins

Makes 1 dozen muffins


1 package Apple Muffin Mix
1 egg
¾ cup milk
¼ cup vegetable oil


Preheat the oven to 400°F and grease 12 muffin tins. Place the Apple Muffin Mix in a large bowl, and add the egg, milk, and oil. Stir the ingredients until they are just blended. Do not overmix. Spoon the batter into greased muffin pans, filling ¾ full. Bake for 15 to 18 minutes, or until golden brown.


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Guest More than 1 year ago
From the first page to the last, this book is FILLED with great recipes for all occasions. whether you're giving these as a gift for a birthday, holiday, or the passing of a loved one, nothing shows sincerity and love the way that a homemade gift does. The steps are easy to follow and, well, fun. i highly recommend this book to anyone that wants to give a creative gift that's more meaningful than a box of chocolates or a sweater. :)