Dried Pumpkin Seeds (Oven & Dehydrated Methods)

Pumpkin Seeds are an edible treat, so don’t throw them away! Roasted and salted, the seeds are a special treat.  Scoop the seeds out of the cavity, rinse some of the pulp off, and spread them on a towel to dry. Two recipes are included below (both oven and dehydrator methods)… Read more“Dried Pumpkin Seeds (Oven & Dehydrated Methods)”

Dehydrated Mashed Potato Flakes

Make Your Own Shelf Stable Instant Mashed Potatoes & Replace Store-Bought Brands! Choose higher starch potatoes (like Russets or Yukon golds) for the fluffiest, smoothest mash. They also absorb flavorings more easily. Waxy potatoes (such as red or white varieties) require more mashing to become creamy, which could lead to… Read more“Dehydrated Mashed Potato Flakes”

Dehydrated Chunky Salsa

Shelf Stable, Lightweight Dry Salsa Mix—Just-Add-Water Perfect for “instant” salsa that is made in minutes; this recipe is reconstituted with just the addition of water. Perfect for campers, backpackers, people on the go, and busy Moms, with 1/4 cup of this mix per serving, this dehydrated salsa mix is fast, easy, and tastes… Read more“Dehydrated Chunky Salsa”

Easy, Perfect Pumpkin Pie

Makes 1 9-inch pie (8 servings) This Pumpkin Pie is made with your dehydrated pumpkin powder or canned pumpkin purée. We have provided a great recipe for pie crust or you may use pre-made. Sweetened Condensed Milk is the secret here, along with the eggs, to making a fast, easy, and… Read more“Easy, Perfect Pumpkin Pie”

Pumpkin Pie Spice Blend-2 Ways

Makes 1/4 cup, enough to fill an average spice bottle There are two recipes here, a standard and a gourmet version. I use the gourmet version, but it requires keeping allspice and mace on hand. It is your choice, both are very tasty, economical, and preservative-free! Standard Pumpkin Pie Spice… Read more“Pumpkin Pie Spice Blend-2 Ways”

Make-Ahead Spiced Pumpkin Latte Mix

Makes 8 servings Make your own liquid “Torani -style”  flavoring for the popular—but seasonal—Spiced Pumpkin Lattes. Here is the opportunity to make it year-round from your own pumpkin powder, canned purée, or homemade purée! Ingredients 2 tablespoons pumpkin powder 1/2 cup boiling water 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice 1/2 teaspoon salt… Read more“Make-Ahead Spiced Pumpkin Latte Mix”

Cheesy Au Gratin Potatoes

With Dehydrated Potatoes and Onions, as Easy as the Store Brand but Better Tasting! The creamy cheese sauce and dehydrated potatoes and onions in this classic dish combine to make a mouth-watering addictive experience that easily beats out any store brand but is just as easy to prepare. With dehydrated… Read more“Cheesy Au Gratin Potatoes”

How-To: Dehydrating Marshmallows

Marshmallows, when dehydrated, make yummy snacking treats for both young and older kids. Use them in hot cocoa, cereals (both hot and cold), and baking too! The marshmallows, when dehydrated, will be crunchy, like the marshmallow in Lucky Charms® Cereal or the Swiss Miss® Hot Chocolate Mix Packets. Just an… Read more“How-To: Dehydrating Marshmallows”

Bacchus Salt! Wine Salt (Red & White Options)

Last week, there was a discussion about a video that showed how to make red wine salt. Unfortunately, there were a few discrepancies and it was confusing to follow the recipe. I had made it before, but could not recall the exact details and measurements. So I went into my kitchen… Read more“Bacchus Salt! Wine Salt (Red & White Options)”

5 Steps to Creating Homemade Convenience Foods

Just 5 EASY steps to unprocessed, chemical-and-preservative-free, pronounceable ingredient freedom for MUCH less cost. When you compare boxed baking mixes vs. homemade baking mixes, you will see that you are paying almost 40% more money for the convenience. And the time involved? Well, follow me for a moment in this… Read more“5 Steps to Creating Homemade Convenience Foods”