This is very easy to make. just follow the steps on the box! The mix does expire, and does smell a little funky after sometime in the cupboard! but the mix makes soooooo many beignets, and they are always delicious! This is actually one of the easiest mixes out there, just add water and mix, then knead, cut, fry, then put that godly powdered sugar on it. IT doesn't take that long of a time, same amount of time as making blueberry muffins, pancakes or waffles. Sadly, the beignets don't last long eat them while they are hot because if you don't someone else will, believe you me.