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What to Eat When the Power Goes Out

smore

When the power goes out, my kids tend to think it’s party time.  They like it because it means that we are definitely going to play some games, do some arts and crafts, and eat some food we don’t normally indulge in. Of course we have back-up cooking methods forRead the Rest…

Self-Sufficient Home Recipes: Easy to Make Raw Milk Cheese

rawmilkcheese

by Aaron Dykes and Melissa Melton Originally published at Truthstream Media Homemade just tastes better – plus, we get to control the ingredients. Melissa Melton and I got some raw milk from the farm and a simple cheese making kit. From there, we figured out how to make some simpleRead the Rest…

Get Your Prep On with Thrifty Holiday Leftover Preservation

freezer food

It’s that time of year:  your refrigerator is stuffed to the point that you have to lean against the door to close it and you never want to see another bite of turkey, ham, or roast beef again, let alone stuffing or green beans. So what can a thrifty prepperRead the Rest…

Last Minute Christmas Treats…without a Trip to the Store

cookies

Do you need to whip up some last minute goodies for a holiday soiree?  Are you desperate to avoid a trip to the grocery store on Christmas Eve?  You probably have everything you need to bake these delicious treats! Basic “Chip” Cookie Recipe We have used all sorts of goodiesRead the Rest…

How to Make a Frugal and Festive Christmas Dinner from the Pantry

How to make a frugal and festive Christmas dinner

Aside from the gifts under the tree, one of the big expenses of the holidays is the food.  Nearly everyone finds that their grocery bill is up this time of year.  You’re hosting parties, putting together a no-holds-barred Christmas morning breakfast, and making a gigantic feast for friends and family.Read the Rest…

This Week’s Harvest: Pumpkins

this weeks harvest pumpkins

The crisp autumn chill signals that it’s time to walk through the crunchy leaves back to the garden to harvest your pumpkins.  If you don’t have them growing in your own back yard, you can find a local farm or market  HERE and get a great deal, especially now that Halloween isRead the Rest…

This Week’s Harvest: Carrots

What to do with 25 pounds of carrots

The leaves are beginning to turn, the air is crisp, and the current harvest is root vegetables.  This week the focus is on carrots, crisp and sweet, straight from the rich earth.  I just scored a 25 pound box of fresh carrots and spent part of a day preserving themRead the Rest…

This Week’s Harvest: Apples

orchard

It’s apple season!  This is without a doubt one of my favorite times of the year. I love it when the house is fragrant with apples and cinnamon.  A visit to a you-pick orchard or farm stand is a great way to spend a fall afternoon if you don’t happenRead the Rest…

This Week’s Harvest: Pears

pears

Pears are a late summer delight.  Sweet, juicy, and easy to eat, they are ready in abundance right now. If you don’t have a pear tree of your own, be sure and stop by a local orchard or farmer’s market to enjoy the freshly picked fruit. (You can find aRead the Rest…

This Week’s Harvest: Peaches

peaches

  Nothing says summer like taking nibble from a peach, still warm from the sun, that is so juicy it runs down your chin when you bite into it.  If you aren’t lucky enough to have a tree in your own back yard, the farmer’s markets are bursting with peachesRead the Rest…