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5 Reasons Why You Need 100 Pounds of Tomatoes

5 reasons why you need 100 pounds of tomatoes

Your reasons are a year’s supply of simple sauce, tomato broth, Italian marinara, salsa, and ketchup, all without toxic additives and preservatives.

How to Make Ricotta Cheese with Just 3 Simple Ingredients

How to make ricotta with just 3 ingredients

Light and fluffy, homemade ricotta cheese is one of the easiest things you’ll ever make.

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


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…

Last Minute Christmas Treats…without a Trip to the Store


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: Pears

Here is what to do with a bushel of 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


  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…

Canning Spaghetti Sauce with Meatballs (Grocery Store Version)

spaghetti sauce with meatballs

Want to turn $10   into 7  entrees? It’s easy – just can some spaghetti sauce with meatballs!  Canning your own meals gives you the benefits of great taste, knowing what  you’re eating, and quality ingredients with no preservatives.  Learn more about the benefits of making your own “fast food”Read the Rest…

This Week’s Harvest: Jalapenos

jalapeno rings

If you like spicy food, then you are probably a fan of the jalapeno pepper. They are moderately spicy, with a Scoville heat rating of  2,500–10,000. Right now, the garden is just beginning to bring forth these shiny, dark green peppers. If you don’t have a garden, you can find heapingRead the Rest…

Review: The Prepper’s Cookbook

preppers cookbook

Store what you eat and eat what you store. How many times have you heard that prepper’s advice? It’s repeated all the time because it is excellent, practical advice.  Sometimes it’s easier said than done, however.  While many of us store dehydrated foods, for example, do we know how toRead the Rest…

Baking without Eggs


One notable item that people are running out of in the stockpile challenge is eggs. For those who have chickens, it won’t be a concern, but for the rest of us, the possibility of running out of eggs is very likely in a long-term scenario. There are a few thingsRead the Rest…

Christmas Cookies from the Pantry


With the exception of fresh butter, all of the ingredients for our Christmas baking came right from the pantry this year. My little Rosie has an egg allergy, which has caused me to seek egg-free baking options.  One of the benefits to this is a lack of reliance on refrigeratedRead the Rest…

How to Can Your Own Recipes


Canning recipes are great to have but they aren’t absolutely necessary.  Now, the GMO Food and Drug Pushers Administration might disagree, but I firmly believe that if you have a grasp on food safety principals and canning basics, that you can preserve your own recipes. You need to follow theRead the Rest…