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Preppernomics: What to do with Those Christmas Dinner Leftovers

One of the best things about holidays is getting together with family and having a huge feast. One of the worst things about the holidays is that you probably spent close to a week’s grocery money on that huge feast. If you are of the frugal mindset or on a tight butdget, it can be overwhelming to spend all that money for just one meal. Here’s where preppernomics comes in: preserve it!

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Get Your Prep On with Thrifty Holiday Leftover Preservation

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 prepper do with all of that […]

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How to Can Homemade Italian Marinara Sauce

I totally lucked out and got 15 pounds of end-of-season organic tomatoes last week.  My daughter was thrilled when she saw them because she knew exactly what that meant….homemade marinara sauce. A note: end-of-season tomatoes don’t look as smooth and lovely as mid-season tomatoes. This is because they expand and contract due to the cold […]

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Canning the Thanksgiving Leftovers

An added bonus to the Thanksgiving holiday feast is the boon that it can give to your pantry.  If you have some jars and fresh lids, your kitchen already contains everything you need to add an abundant amount of food to your stockpile! Turkey, veggies, and cranberry sauce will all make beautiful additions to your […]

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This Week’s 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 is over. Pumpkin trivia: Pumpkin is […]

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This Week’s Harvest: 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 them  – if you don’t have […]

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This Week’s Harvest: Apples

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 happen to have an apple tree […]

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The Pantry Primer: Expanding Beyond “Groceries”

This week, I’ve expanded beyond “groceries” – the week to week purchases that are made with meals in mind – and made some bulk purchases that have substantially added to my food supply.  Because the last week’s shopping left some food for this week’s eating, I was able to focus more on storage food and basics […]

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