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June 14, 2011

I would like to know which of Tastefully Simple's products are salt free?

By Kathy


June 14, 20110 found this helpful

Have you checked their website for this information?

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June 15, 20110 found this helpful

All prepackaged foods have to state sodium content by law so the best thing to do is to contact the company for a list of ingredients for all of their products.

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June 16, 20110 found this helpful

I don't know what happened to the direct link for the Tastefully Simple home page that someone left here yesterday but here is the home company's contact info link:

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June 16, 20110 found this helpful

Check the website - - if you click on each product, there is a list of all ingredients or check with your local Tastefully Simple independent consultant!

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January 14, 2015

Anyone have a copy-cat recipe for Tastefully Simple's toffee coffee drink mix? They no longer make it.

By Maryellen


June 14, 20180 found this helpful

Here is a copycat recipe:

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June 14, 20180 found this helpful

Hmmm...I thought they still sold


I haven't bought it in a while, but it is still on the site...unless this is a different version if it.

If it isn't the right version and was a recent discontinuation, check on Ebay and see if someone is selling it.

While it wasn't a food product, a few weeks ago found a discontinued face powder and mascara on Ebay that still had good dates on it. It made for a happy day!

There are people out there who buy up discontinued items and sell them on line...just be sure to check the person's feedback before buying and only buy from someone with 100% or 99% at the least.

Always read any negative comments as that tells you what the problem was (which sometimes don't really sound like an issue when you read them).

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December 6, 2014

I loved this jelly/jam mixed with cream cheese, but haven't been able to find any or a recipe that sounds like Tastefully's. Any suggestions or a dealer that may have some?


By Bonni W.


June 14, 20180 found this helpful

Here is a pineapple pepper jelly recipe. Just add some rum to it:

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June 14, 20180 found this helpful

This is one that I had at a work party that I loved!!!

This one is amazing for breakfast or brunch: I am VERY hungry!!!

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May 27, 2012

Does anyone have a recipe for Tastefully Simple's strawberry swirl buckle cake mix?

By Sarah


May 27, 20120 found this helpful

Are you wanting the recipe for the cake mix itself or wanting a recipe using the cake mix?

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May 29, 20120 found this helpful

Here's a Strawberry Buckle cake recipe, if you want the swirl just don't mix the strawberries in real good, just drop by spoonfuls and swirl around.


Strawberry Buckle Cake

Prep Time: 10 mins
Total Time: 10 mins
Servings: 10-12

1/4 cup butter, softened
3/4 cup sugar
1 eggs, beaten
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup milk
2 cups flour, sifted
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 cups fresh strawberries, sliced

1/4 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/3 cup flour, sifted
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1 dash nutmeg

In a large bowl, cream sugar and butter until light and fluffy. Blend in eggs and vanilla, then milk. In separate bowl sift together dry ingredients. Stir into wet mixture. Fold in strawberries. Spread in greased, floured, 9x9 inch baking pan.

Cream butter and sugar. Blend in flour and cinnamon. Sprinkle over batter.
Dash with nutmeg.

Bake in 375°F oven for 30-35 minutes. Serve warm with cream.

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March 12, 2009

Does anyone have the recipe for Tastefully Simple Chocolate Pound Cake?


March 13, 20090 found this helpful

Chocolate Pound Cake
1/2c. cocoa
2c. plain flour
1c. self rising flour
3c. sugar
1 1/2c. crisco


5 eggs
1 1/4 c.milk
1tsp vanilla

Sift cocoa and flours together.Add sugar. Mix together Crisco, eggs,milk and vanilla.Add this to the dry ingredients. Mix well.
Pour into greased and floured tube pan. Bake in preheated 325 degree oven for 1 hour and 25minutes.Invert onto a plate 10 minutes after baking. Hope you enjoy.This is the best chocolate Pound cake I have ever eaten.. Good luck

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March 15, 20090 found this helpful

Million Dollar Pound Cake

1 lb Butter, softened
3 c Sugar
6 Eggs
4 c selfrising Flour
3/4 c Milk
1 ts Almond extract
1 ts Vanilla extract
1/2 c cocoa
Preheat oven to 300F. In a large bowl, cream the butter;cocoa, gradually add the sugar, beating until light and fluffy with an electric mixer at medium speed. Add the eggs, one at a time beating after each addition.


Gradually add the flour alternately with the milk, beginning and ending with the flour, and mixing well after each addition. Mix in the extracts. Pour the batter into a greased and floured 10 inch tube pan or bundt pan. Bake for 1 hour and 40 minutes, or until a wooden toothpick comes out clean. Cool in the pan for 10 to 15 minutes. Remove to a wire rack.

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August 24, 2011

I bought some red pepper relish from Tastefully Simple and it was delicious. I am looking for a recipe, if anyone has one. Thank you.

By Kathy


August 25, 20110 found this helpful

Roasted Red Pepper Relish

I recently just tried it for the first time from an old Bon Appetite magazine recipe. Your request motivated me to stop being a procrastinator and type it up to share :-) The original recipe called for regular olive oil but I used extra virgin olive oil because of its lighter flavor and higher cooking flashpoint.


4 1/2 tbsp cider vinegar
3 tbsp sugar
3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
28 oz jar roasted red peppers rinsed, drained, patted dry and chopped
1 1/2 cup onions, chopped
3 tsp minced garlic
1/4 tsp dry mustard
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
Salt to taste

Mix vinegar and sugar in small bowl until sugar dissolves and set aside.
Heat oil in large skillet over medium high heat; add red peppers and sauté 2 minutes.
Add onions and garlic and cook, stirring frequently, until onions are tender, about 5 minutes.
Stir vinegar and sugar mixture into pepper, onion and garlic mixture, stir in mustard and cayenne and season with salt to taste.
Cook while stirring frequently until all liquid has evaporated, about 6 minutes.
Cool at room temperature and serve or cover and refrigerate.

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November 13, 2008

I am looking for a copycat recipe for Tastefully Simple's Prickly Pear Drink Mix. It is very yummy, but expensive too.


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March 21, 2014

Anyone have a recipe for Merlot sauce by Tastefully Simple?

By Judy Culver B.

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October 24, 2010

Does anyone have the Tastefully Simple honey teriyaki sauce chicken and peanut dip?

By KAREN A. LEIN from Milwaukee, WI

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October 24, 2010

I am looking for the Tastefully Simple salsa mix recipe. Please help.

By Just buttons from Allentown, PA


Tastefully Simple Recipes

At their website you can find all their recipes.
About 100 to choose from using their mix. (07/29/2010)

By Grandma J

Tastefully Simple Recipes Marinara mix copycat recipe

I found the recipe to the marinara sauce since they stopped making it they posted it on their site.



By Sara

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July 27, 2010

Does anyone have a copycat recipe for Tastefully Simple's Potato Cheddar Soup? It is too pricey to keep buying, but so yummy. Thanks in advance.

By krissy

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February 9, 2010

Does anyone know how to make "Onion Onion" from Tastefully Simple at home? I love it and go through it so quickly, it's pretty pricey to keep replacing. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.

By juliekabulie22 from IL


Tastefully Simple Recipes

I have never used any of these products, but reading the ingredients, they claim to use red peppers and 4 kinds of onion. I would buy red peppers, Spanish onion, yellow onion, Vidalia onion and a silver skin white onion since they are the most readily available, chop them up fairly finely and then dehydrate then in a commercial dehydrator.

I still use the one I bought years ago and I use it to dry tomato slices, a vegetable soup mix, green and red peppers, all sorts of stuff. I package them in recycled glass jars and then they are in my pantry when I am making a braised steak or whatever. Add a few and it is a different dish. Try dehydrating. I am sure you will begin to see the uses for the products you store. (10/23/2009)

By Barbara

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October 22, 2009

I am looking for recipes of Tastefully Simple products. Our Favorites are:Carmel Bliss cheese ball mix, Garlic Garlic dip mix, Bacon Bacon dip mix, Nana's Apple bread mix and Howlin Horseradish dip mix. All copycat recipes of any products are welcome.


Sewcute from LI, NY


Tastefully Simple Recipes

Thought I would go ahead and post the Nana's Apple variations. Enjoy.

Pina Colada Cake

  • Nana's Apple Cake Mix
  • 1 can pineapple tidbits
  • 1 tsp. rum extract (optional)
  • 1 tsp. coconut extract

    Combine ingredients and pour into greased 8x8 pan. Bake as directed. Optional: Add 1/2 cup flaked coconut and/or chopped nuts.

    Totally Tropical Cake


    • Nana's Apple Cake Mix
    • 2 eggs
    • 1/2 cup shredded coconut
    • 1 cup canned Mandarin oranges, drained
    • 1 tsp. rum (optional)

    Combine all ingredients; pour into greased 8 x 8 baking pan. Bake as directed on package. Makes 9 servings.

    Nana's Banana Bread


    • Nana's Apple Cake Mix
    • 1 1/2 cups over-ripe bananas, mashed
    • 2 eggs
    • 1/2-1 cup pecan or walnuts

    Combine all ingredients; pour into greased 9 x 5 or 4 mini loaf pans. Do not use regular loaf pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 30-35 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.

    Nana's Cherry Chip Dessert


    • Nana's Apple Cake Mix
    • 2 eggs
    • 1 cup canned cherry pie filling
    • 1/2 cup chocolate chips

    Combine all ingredients; spread into greased 8 x 8 baking pan. Bake at 350 degrees; for 40-45 minutes. Cool completely. Makes 9 servings.

    Nana's Fruit Cobbler


    • 21 oz. can fruit pie filling
    • Nana's Apple Cake Mix
    • 1/2 cup butter, softened
    • Nuts (optional)

    Spread pie filling in the bottom of greased 8 x 8 baking pan. Cut Nana's Apple Cake Mix and butter together until mixture is crumbly; sprinkle over pie filling. Top with nuts if desired. Bake at 350 degrees for
    40-45 minutes. Makes 9 servings.

    Nana's Cinnamon Coffee Cake


    • Nana's Apple Cake Mix
    • 2 eggs
    • 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
    • 1/2 cup walnuts, chopped
    • 1/2 cup cinnamon chips

    Combine all ingredients; bake as directed on package. Makes 9 servings.

    By g5familia

    Tastefully Simple Recipes

    And for the Bountiful Beer Bread:

    Orange Streusel Bread

    Combine BBB with 12 oz. orange soda; pour into greased loaf pan. Mix 1/4-cup flour, 1/4-cup sugar, 2 Tbsp. brown sugar, 1/2 tsp. cinnamon and 1/4 cup butter, softened; sprinkle over batter. Bake as directed.

    Summer Bread

    Prepare BBB with 12 oz. orange juice and 1 cup raspberries. Bake as directed. Prepare glaze of
    5 Tbsp. powdered sugar and
    1 Tbsp. orange juice. Pour over bread while warm.

    PB and J Bread

    Combine BBB with 6 oz. pkg. peanut butter chips; add
    12 oz. can grape or strawberry soda and 1/3 cup jelly or jam (same flavor). Pour into greased loaf pan, top with 3 Tbs. melted butter Bake as directed.

    Bountiful Pepperoni Cheese Bread

    Combine with 2 - 3 Tbsp. Garlic Garlic, 12 oz. beer,
    2 cups grated mozzarella and 1 c. sliced pepperoni. Pour in greased loaf pan. Bake at 375 degrees for 60-75 minutes. Makes 14 servings.

    Cherry Bread

    12 oz. Black Cherry Soda and chopped maraschino or dried cherries, no butter on top. Bake as directed.

    Yummy Breakfast Bread

    Add 12 oz. Vanilla Coke and bake as directed then cool and frost with 1 can coconut pecan frosting.

    Sweet Chili Beer Bread

    Combine BBB with 3 Tbsp. sweet chili sauce and 12 oz. dark ale. Bake as directed.

    Cranberry Orange Bread

    12 oz. orange juice and 1 cup Craisins.

    Corn Bread

    Add 15 oz. can creamed corn, 1/3 cup oil.

    Hawaiian Bread

    12 oz. Mountain Dew and and chopped pineapple.

    Foccacia Bread

    Add 12 oz. beer, 3 Tbs. Dried Tomato and Garlic Pesto. Spread to 1 inch thick and bake; serve with a plate of Balsamic and Basil Dipping Oil.

    Beer Batter for Fish

    Use equal parts BBB Mix and beer. Stir thoroughly. Season fresh fish fillets with salt and pepper; dip into batter. Fry battered fish in hot oil. Turn once.

    Mimosa Muffins

    6 oz. orange juice, 6 oz. champagne, 1 small orange, peeled and chopped. Fill greased muffin cups 2/3 full; sprinkle with sugar. Bake at 375 degrees for 25 min.

    Pizza Bread

    Add 12 oz. beer, 2 Tbs. Dried Tomato and Garlic Pesto and 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese. Bake as directed on package.

    Irish Bread

    Use 1 1/2 cups buttermilk, 2 cups raisins (soak in 1 cup water for 1 hour; drain), 2 Tbs. butter, melted on top.

    Banana Bread

    Add 2 cups (about three) real ripe bananas that have been mashed and 8 oz. of Sunny Delight. Bake as directed on package.

    Hamburger Buns

    Prepare batter as directed and then use a "muffin top" pan (you can get the pan at WalMart). It will make them the perfect size. The "wells" are about 1/2 inch deep and 4 inches across. Fill them about 1/2 way and put a little butter on top. Bake as directed, but watch closely, it is for a far less time. (PS: Use the caramelized Onion Sauce on the burgers with the beer bread buns and you will have them begging for more.)

    Italian Sausage Bread

    Cook up Italian Sausage; remove as much grease as possible. Mix cooked sausage in Beer Bread batter and bake as directed. Cut up bread-stick size and serve with marinara sauce. It will be gone in minutes.

    By g5familia

    Tastefully Simple Recipes

    Thank you g5familia, I have copied all these recipes and plan to make them all.

    But I was actually looking for copies of the products themselves. I want to make my own Tastefully Simple products at home. The real ones are very expensive. We use a lot of the products now and I was hoping to make my own versions.

    Thank you. (02/09/2007)


    Tastefully Simple Recipes

    I got this from CopyKat Recipies - -this is the only Tastefully Simple recipe they have. I haven't checked other clone places.

    Tastefully Simple Beer Bread
    Created by scline, December 10, 2006. Average user rating / 4 9 Users Voted.
    Description: This is an easy, very inexpensive clone for the Tastefully Simple beer bread. Why pay $5 a box for theirs when this will only cost a fraction to make?


    • 12oz beer (not light or Corona)
    • 3 C. self rising flour
    • 1/3 C. sugar
    • 3 Tbsp. butter, melted.


    1. Preheat oven to 350. Spray a 9 inch x 5 inch loaf pan with Baker's cooking spray.
    2. Combine flour and sugar; stir in beer (you might have to use your hands to get it mixed thoroughly). Dough will be sticky.
    3. Pour into prepared loaf pan; brush top with melted butter.
    4. Bake for 50-60 minutes or until top is golden brown. Cool slightly; remove from pan and finish cooling.

    By nancy80501

    Tastefully Simple Recipes

    I found the Apple Bread at recipelink. I'm sure the rest of your recipes can be found by a Dogpile (or Google) search.

    This recipe is so similar to TS's recipe, I wouldn't doubt if this is the one they used. I cook for a crowd, so I doubled the recipe and submitted it below. If you're serving a smaller group, cut the recipe in half and bake it in an 8x8.

    • 1/2 cup shortening
    • 2 cups sugar
    • 2 eggs
    • 2 tsp vanilla
    • 2 cups flour
    • 1 tsp. baking soda
    • 1 tsp. baking powder
    • 1 tsp. salt
    • 1 tsp. cinnamon
    • 1 tsp. nutmeg or mace
    • 1 tsp. ginger
    • 6 cups peeled, diced tart apples

    Cream shortening and sugar. Add eggs and vanilla. Combine dry ingredients and add to mixture. Stir in apples. Spoon into greased 11 x 13 pan. Bake at 350 for 45-50 minutes or until the toothpick comes out clean.

    Optional: Add 1/2 cup chopped nuts to recipe at same time as apples.

    Optional: Serve with warm caramel sauce and ice cream/whipped cream.


    By nancy80501

    Tastefully Simple Recipes

    I make copycat Tastefully Simple recipes, I have a Garlic Garlic one that everyone seems to love, I sell them, but I will give you the recipe because I feel generous today (lol). Here it goes.
    This is a puncher, just a warning, a disclaimer is that if your significant others stay away and do not want to kiss you, you know why. Also, try not to eat it on a hot humid day, due to the fact that if you eat a lot of it, your sweat and pores will smell of garlic. But that is just the risk us garlic lovers must take.

    • 3 Tbsp. granulated garlic
    • 3 Tbsp. garlic salt
    • 3 Tbsp. garlic powder
    • 1 Tbsp. salt

    Mix together and add 16 oz sour cream, along with 1/4 C (4 Tbsp.) mayonnaise. I also like to add 1 can of spinach, drained and squeezed to get rid of the excess water. You can also use frozen. Hope this helps. (03/05/2007)

    By Katrina

    Tastefully Simple Recipes

    I have these recipes for tastefully simple:

    Si Si Cilantro

    • 3/4 pound cream cheese
    • 1 jalapeno or serrano pepper, seeded and chopped
    • 1 1/2 tsp. cilantro, minced
    • 1/2 tsp garlic powder

    Combine all ingredients in a bowl. Mix thoroughly serve with tortilla chips or whatever you like.

    By Jenn

    Tastefully Simple Recipes

    Stumbling around the internet I found what appears to be the recipe for the Fiesta dip.

    • 3 tablespoons of Southwest Seasoning
    • 1 cup of mayonnaise
    • 1 cup of sour cream

    Seems pretty simple to me and probably a lot cheaper. (05/15/2009)

    By hollyann

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