This meal is full of chicken, beans and potatoes, but honestly I have mad it several times without the chicken and it is still good, filling and even easier on my budget. Continue reading
Warm and yummy!
This bread is full of whole wheat flour AND sweet potatoes. This is extraordinary french bread. Continue reading
These easy pumpkin squares make a simple, sweet dessert. Continue reading
Another staple from my one great cook! I personally don’t like clams, but my husband LOVES them. I just discreetly remove a bowl of this for myself out of the family pot BEFORE I add the clams. Then no one is any wiser that my dish is different. I don’t have to eat clams, but I don’t need to make my kids think they shouldn’t either. I like to let them decide on their own! Recipe from Karen. Continue reading
This is an easy side dish. It does need time to chill, but it is so simple to assemble that if I have the thought of it in the morning, I only need a moment to have it ready and chilling well before dinner time. Recipe from Carol. Continue reading
Yes, this is the famous bread that is pictured at the head of our blog. I love this recipe for its simplicity and ability to raise beautifully every time I mix a batch. Continue reading
This is an old time family favorite made simple with the use of freeze-dried meats and veggies. This answers the question: “Honey, what are you going to do with all those #10 cans?”
Original recipe courtesy of Grandma C.
These waffles are sweet and corny? No, not corny like a bad joke, but corny from the cornmeal. It adds a flavor that I just don’t know how else to describe. What I do know is this: My 1 year old can’t get enough of them. Continue reading
What makes my cornbread so good? The special ingredient is freshly ground cornmeal. It makes the flavor wonderful and the texture perfect for butter and honey smothered on each piece. Don’t ask me how to store the left overs. There’s never any left at my house to worry about! Continue reading
My kids love dipping anything, but they really love these easy pancakes. Using my blender makes it quick and easy to mix. The combined flavors of oats and honey really entices my kids to eat them all! Continue reading
Wendy was one of my first friends to try to teach me to cook, “to taste.” After many, many tastings I would have to say this is the ratio of rice to liquid to spice that my family enjoys! And thanks to Wendy I can now say this is to our taste! Continue reading
A Christmas tradition growing up was to take these to our neighbors while Christmas Caroling. Although I have convinced my husband to allow us to make doughnuts each holiday I am still working on his willingness to go Christmas Caroling. Baby steps, right?
Recipe by Joan: Makes 9 dozen doughnuts Continue reading
Monkey Bread! There are so many varieties. This chocolate version is made from simple ingredients and ends up full of wow! The dough itself outdoes any freezer dough or refrigerator biscuit and bakes up light and fluffy. It’s a great example of why we all need some white flour in our storage. Continue reading
I am not usually a “mix” kind of girl, but I have some tried and true “Bisquick” recipes that I reach for in a time pinch. I created this concoction so even when I want to use wheat I can still go for my easy recipes. Don’t worry! If you aren’t a wheat person this recipe is still very valuable. Just use white flour in place of the wheat and you have a cost saving alternative to high priced brand names. Continue reading
Growing up, the best way to store potatoes was in your cellar, or as my grandma called it, “The fruit room.” The fruit room was always cooler and lower than the main level of your house, and you just stocked up on potatoes in the fall and ate them all winter. After being married for a while, we moved to a tropical climate, and I discovered that trick doesn’t work everywhere. At one time I couldn’t keep a fresh potato in my house for more than 3 days before it was completely inedible! That’s when I found dehydrated potatoes! I love how they go just about anywhere, and I never have to peel! They are relatively cheap and come in many forms — sliced, diced, shredded and flakes. Bring on the dehydrated potatoes! Continue reading
This recipe is a classic, and when I serve it over homemade biscuits, it becomes a treat! It’s a great use of leftover turkey or a simple can of turkey.
Going without cheese is no option for our family. My grandfather loved cheese so much he would put it in his morning oatmeal. I guess you could say grandpa was the inspiration for these muffins. They are full of apples, but the cheese makes them awesome and adds variety to the kinds of things my food storage brings to my breakfast table. Yes, I spend the extra money on freeze-dried cheeses, but I shop the sales and stock up when I find it for $15-$20 a #10 can. I also feel $40 a can is too much, but when things are on sale, I can justify a lot.
Don’t let the long list of ingredients keep you from trying these. They are inspired by a family recipe given to me from my mother-in-law. We can’t live without these special pancakes so I was just determined to make them out of shelf stable ingredients. They do not disappoint. Continue reading
You really don’t need a lot of chocolate chips in these muffins to give you the chocolate you crave. Mellyn taught me that if you reserve a few from the recipe to sprinkle on top it really makes a huge difference. Not only do they look more chocolate packed, they actually taste it too!