I might be showing my age here but those Shake and Bake commercials from my childhood were just the cutest thing. “It’s Shake and Bake, (in a deep country accent) and I helped” was simply adorable! I’m sure that has something to do with why I love Shake and Bake today, I just don’t love the price or not having control over the ingredients. That’s why I started making my own and I love that I can customize each batch so there’s never a dull meal.

Shake & Bake

It couldn’t be easier to mix up your own homemade shake and bake mix at home for a fraction of the price you’ll pay in a store. Here is my basic recipe and a few alterations you can try. Feel free to play around with the ingredients and measurements to suit your tastes.

Homemade Shake & Bake

You might be tempted to omit the vegetable oil from the recipe, but don’t. Believe it or not it’s actually pretty important to helping the mixture stick to meats (or veggies) and maybe even enhances the flavor. I just know I’ve tried it without the oil and it’s nowhere near as good.

I received this product for free from Smiley360 in exchange for my honest review.


When I add spice to my homemade shake and bake the taste is amazing, but the sour stomach and heartburn aren’t. That’s why I stuck with Nexium 24HR long after the 30 day challenge ended. It does such an amazing job preventing heartburn and I will never look back. It’s a very freeing feeling to be able to eat what I want and not stress about the after effect. One purple pill a day and I’m heartburn free; who doesn’t love that?!

I highly recommend taking the Nexium 24HR challenge so you can enjoy the foods you love without the heartburn.