These are some of my all-time favorite muffins! I like to double or even triple the batter. It’ll keep for several days in the refrigerator in an airtight container. Don’t stir it after storing –just pour and use. We like them for breakfast with butter and jam or as a side with corn chowder for dinner. The kids also eat them for snacks. Good eats! –Mellyn Continue reading →
It took me a long time to think of a name for these babies. I love them because they add carrots (and Vitamin A) into my food storage. The kids helped me with finding a name. We went from “Two Fuits and a Veggie,” to “Can I just have another?” Okay, the latter was not really a name suggestion, but an uninterested child. We finally picked one and decided as long as the muffin is good, who cares what the name is?Continue reading →
My dear friend, Valeria, first introduced me to this sweet bread when our family lived in South Florida. She says you can tell it’s a Brazilian recipe because of the sweetened condensed milk — a Brazilian favorite. The fact that it only requires a few ingredients makes it one of my favorites, too! We love these served warm at breakfast time. –MellynContinue reading →
This hearty breakfast casserole gave me hope that powdered eggs are good for more than just baking. The kids devoured it, and after our previous powdered egg experience (see Don’t SCRAMBLE the eggs!), we all breathed a sigh of relief! –Mellyn
French toast is truly one of the most divine foods on earth, and my mom makes the best French toast in the world! I was honestly shocked at how well this recipe converted to food storage ingredients. Made with powdered eggs, wheat flour and powdered milk, we all wolfed it down — just like our usual white toast version. I’m sure the syrup didn’t hurt the taste either! –Mellyn
Kristie shared her original recipe with our family over 12 years ago, and we’ve been on a “roll” ever since! Light and delicious, these family favorites are a must at Easter, Christmas and every other special occasion during the year. Of course they had to be adapted for our food storage plan! This recipe is the real reason I store powdered eggs…and extra butter in the back of my fridge! –Mellyn Continue reading →
My friend, Jane, made the most delicious cake that she would cut in half and fill with jam. This recipe was inspired by her! To me, the texture (due to the beans) is between regular cake and angel food cake. I think it’s especially delicious topped with a pudding-cream filling and fresh strawberries (in non-emergency times, of course) In emergencies we’ll just have to make due with jam and buttercream frosting! –Mellyn Continue reading →
Jams, jellies and preserves — I like them all! I especially like their versatility. This week I’ll share with you some of our favorite main dishes that sport jam as a main ingredient, along with some of our comfort-food favorites! –Mellyn
From Grace B.
When I was engaged, some friends threw a “Kitchen” Shower for me. Each person who came, brought an item to use in the kitchen, along with a favorite recipe. These recipes have been among my favorites over the years. Tried and true, they helped make my first attempts in the kitchen successful. My family loves Grace’s favorite muffins, and they’re just as good for dinner as they are for breakfast! Grace says you can make these muffins plain or hide jam in the middle for a sweet surprise. I often leave the jam on top because it looks so pretty…and because I’m lazy! Thanks for sharing your favorite muffins, Grace! –Mellyn
Yield: 12 muffins
2 tablespoons egg powder or 1 fresh egg
3 tablespoons water — omit if using fresh eggs
1/2 cup water — If using fresh milk, omit and use 1/2 cup milk instead
1/4 cup oil
1 1/2 cups flour
1 1/2 tablespoons nonfat dry milk powder –omit if using fresh milk
1/2 cup sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
6-12 teaspoons jelly or jam
Heat oven to 400 degrees.
Prepare 12 medium muffin cups.
Whisk egg powder into water or beat egg; stir in remaining liquid ingredients.
Mix in dry ingredients just until flour is moistened. Batter should be lumpy.
Fill muffin cups 2/3 full.
Bake 15-20 minutes or until golden brown. Immediately remove from pan.
For surprise muffins, drop 1 teaspoon of jelly or jam into each one before baking! (I use about 1/2 teaspoon.)
Perfect for picnics and potlucks, these peanut butter bars are sure to please! Kristen used to bring them to all of our big gatherings and whenever our family makes them now, we think of her. I couldn’t resist playing with the recipe just a little. I had good results cutting back the sugar and replacing some of the butter with (surprise!) beans. With the sweet, creamy frosting on top, my family didn’t even notice! –Mellyn
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 →
If you’re looking for a tortilla that is soft enough to roll –this is it. These are tender like a crepe, but the cornmeal makes them savory enough to be perfect in place of tortillas for enchiladas and casseroles.Continue reading →
Cornmeal and molasses make this little muffin hearty and sweet. The flavors remind me of my days in the south and my sweet visiting teaching sister. These are staple ingredients for her!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 →
Oatmeal cake was my dad’s favorite — and after sampling it a few times in preparation for this post, my whole family understands why. You just can’t get a much richer dessert than this one! Try the frosting as an ice cream topping or just eat it by the spoonful. It’s pretty hard to resist. Talk about decadent! –Mellyn
The best place to find easy recipes with simple basic ingredients is my grandmother’s recipe box. As the wife of a dairy farmer she cooked with what she had and that is what her recipes call for. I loved her cooking as a child and I am still looking toward her, through her recipes, for advice!
Recipe courtesy of Grandma C.Continue reading →