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Posted in Recipes on November 9, 2014

No Coupons Needed!

Personally, I don’t use coupons. Mainly because they are not issued for the things I use the most. I sometimes clip a coupon for a non-food item, only to have it expire before I remember to use it. I make our food from scratch, except for an occasional cake mix or biscuit m ... Continue Reading

Posted in Recipes on March 15, 2013

How to start your food storage on a tight budget

After downloading the meal planning worksheets, decide where you’ll start: Breakfast or dinner. Then decide on two or 3 meals that your family really enjoys and that can be made mostly with pantry foods. Ideally these meals would not use a lot of ingredients that you wouldnâ ... Continue Reading

Posted in Recipes on April 1, 2012

Yummy Granola

I’ve experimented with granola recipes over the years and finally settled on this one as my (and my family’s) favorite. Its easy to make and full of good nutrition. It’s a great gift, given either in a wide-mouth quart jar or a purchased glass or plastic contain ... Continue Reading

Posted in Recipes on September 20, 2011

Favorite Fresh Peach Cobbler

September wouldn’t be complete without fresh peach cobbler! Each year I make it a little bit different, trying out new flavors. This year’s peach cobbler is my favorite so far, so thought I would share it with you. It’s my version of this old-time favorite fruit ... Continue Reading

Posted in Recipes on August 29, 2011

Eating From My Garden

I consider my garden to be my “extended pantry.” Right now I am harvesting zucchini, tomatoes, peppers, and carrots. I have learned how to use zucchini in an amazing number of ways—all of them delicious. Equally good in a main dish, as a side dish, or in a dessert, ... Continue Reading

Posted in Blog, Recipes on April 22, 2011

Menu Planning Software

I’ve recently discovered a great software tool that you may find useful for your meal plans. It’s called “Cook’n” and the latest version does some amazing things. It’s a meal planning program, but in addition to helping you plan menus it does all of the following: Or ... Continue Reading

Posted in Recipes on April 9, 2011

More on Egg Substitutes

I found a Web site that lists a number of homemade egg substitutes other than what I have already listed on this web site and thought I would pass it along. I haven’t tried any of these yet, but in a mini-class I recently gave about the principles of food storage taught in our ... Continue Reading

Posted in Blog, Recipes on April 4, 2011

Meat Loaf in a Hurry

This past weekend my teen-age grandson was visiting. On Saturday while I was in the process of baking bread, he begged me to make him some meatloaf. “I haven’t had meat loaf for six months!” he pleaded. So I’m thinking, I only have one oven and the bread w ... Continue Reading

Posted in Recipes on March 2, 2011

Irish Soda Bread

I love this recipe because it is so versatile. Make it with the orange zest or use caraway seeds and you have a savory bread.  Bake it in a round, or in a loaf shape which you can slice for toast. Substitute dried cranberries for raisins for a little different flavor. Or, if you ... Continue Reading

Posted in Recipes on October 25, 2010

Whole Wheat Buttermilk Pancakes

I love to have pancakes for breakfast—usually on weekends, but I like to use whole grains. I also love buttermilk pancakes, so I decided to combine the two and came up with this recipe for whole wheat buttermilk pancakes. What I love about these pancakes, other than the wonderf ... Continue Reading