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How 27 Pumpkins from 2012 are STILL feeding our Family–Tasty Tuesday!

I was blown away by a friend's comment last night,  and had to simply post about it.       She has quite a few family members that celebrate Halloween, and so consequently, she had about 15 pumpkins lining her deck and walkway up to her house. Here it is, only a few days after [...]

By | November 6th, 2013|Cook, Dehydrating, Fast and Easy, Pressure Canning|Comments Off on How 27 Pumpkins from 2012 are STILL feeding our Family–Tasty Tuesday!

Starting a personal Food Storage 101—links, ideas, and suggestions…

Good morning everyone!     While I am somewhat glad that our inept politicians came to an agreement yesterday to fund the government, for another three months, I see it as the respite before another huge fight in a couple months that will plunge us all into concern and anxiety again as we wait for [...]

By | October 17th, 2013|Breakfast, Cook, Dehydrating, Dinner, DIY, Fast and Easy, Guest Bloggers, Homesteading, Kid Friendly, Lunch, Meal Plans, Pressure Canning, Snacks or Sweets, Waterbath Canning|Comments Off on Starting a personal Food Storage 101—links, ideas, and suggestions…

Tasty Tuesday–Break Away from that Box! Meals on the Shelf mini-series…

Happy Tasty Tuesday to ya! I was thrilled to get so many good emails and comments  about yesterday's post on Five Meals you can Heat and Eat using a pressure canner. I know when we started making up basic meals it was like a lightbulb went on. I found myself walking through the grocery store [...]

Learning to Preserve the Basics—-Combining it ALL for Great Meals…

I cant tell you how many times these last two days worth of posts have gone through my mind  in the last two weeks. I will be making something in my kitchen and simply grab a jar out of my cupboard, whether that is dried foods, canned foods, a spice, whatever, and think about writing [...]

By | February 8th, 2013|Cook, Dehydrating, Dinner, DIY, Homesteading, Lunch, Meal Plans|Comments Off on Learning to Preserve the Basics—-Combining it ALL for Great Meals…

Learning to Preserve the Basics—How using Fruit and Veggie powders can pump nutrition and taste into your foods……..

Its true. I'm the Mom the other moms warn you about. You know, the one who sneaks things like spinach into the most unexpected places. Places the children (or Handy Hubby) will never find out about. Like in their pizza. Or carrots in their pasta. Beets in their smoothies. Zucchini in their muffins. I really [...]

Why I dehydrate browned hamburger and make jerky rock hard for the cupboard….Learning to Preserve the Basics Day Four

Good morning! We only have a few more days left of this series on and I want to make sure that if you have missed any of the days you will have access to it! Click below for each day: Day One: Potatoes-A Basic Staple Day Two: The Beauty of Dried Beans Day Three: Frozen [...]

By | February 5th, 2013|Cook, Dehydrating, Dinner, DIY, Homesteading, Lunch|2 Comments

Learning to Preserve the Basics—Why I buy frozen veggies 20 bags at a time…

What a fun series this has been for me to put out! I wanted quickly to add some tips to the days past: For Day One  where I teach you the whys and hows of canning potatoes, I want you to know I also buy frozen hash browns and dehydrate those all the time. They [...]

By | February 2nd, 2013|Cook, Dehydrating, Dinner, Lunch|2 Comments

Learning to Preserve the Basics—The Beauty of Dried Beans….

Welcome back to Day two of our newest series: If you missed the first day, just click here to catch up. Today is another easy tutorial on a staple food that many cultures and climates use to supplement their diets in place of meats, or to ease the strain of the cost of meat on [...]

By | February 1st, 2013|Cook, Dehydrating, Dinner, Lunch, Pressure Canning|6 Comments

Top 5 Series Posts for 2012—this is ONE post you simply dont want to miss. :)

One of my favorite things about writing is being able to extend an idea onto paper, and then flesh it out, filling it with information that helps, teaches, and shows others how easy some things are to do with a little help. Above and beyond many of the posts I have written this last year, [...]

How to dehydrate Pumpkins–and how to use it in recipes.

Good morning, everyone, how are you? I am a little shaken by the elections results, but determined that I need to do what I can do, to have hope, to focus on the good, to remember that no matter who is President, Jesus is King. The Handy Hubby and I have also asked ourselves if [...]