Soup or Sauce (SOS) Master Mix Secrets

My Most-Used Master Mix—Let Me Show You Why! Get your coffee or your tea, find a relaxing chair (or toilet seat…who am I to judge?), and get ready to read because today I am going to show you how to save money, time, cabinet space, your health, and maybe your… Read more“Soup or Sauce (SOS) Master Mix Secrets”

“Instant” Oatmeal Packets–30 Flavors

Photo Credit: Andrea Frayser Make Your Own Instant Oatmeal Packets—Inexpensive, Easy, and Versatile Updated May 1, 2017 with Vegan/Lactose-free options and 10 new flavors added! It is so easy to make your own oatmeal packets just like you find in the stores with as many flavors as you can think… Read more““Instant” Oatmeal Packets–30 Flavors”

Slow Cooker/Instant Pot Cream Corn

From Fresh, Frozen or Dehydrated Corn At Home or on the Trail (Just-Add-Water) Creamed corn is a type of creamed food made by pulping corn kernels and collecting the milky residue from the corn. Originating in Native American cuisine, it is now most commonly eaten in the Midwestern and Southern… Read more“Slow Cooker/Instant Pot Cream Corn”

Master Convenience Mix Hacks, a Busy Cook’s Best Friend

Learn the Shortcuts to Making FAST Meals As I sit here reading the newest list of manufacturer’s food recalls, the absolute certainty I was correct in staying with simple, unprocessed and locally sourced foods eases my mind. Do I succeed 100% of the time? No. But the more I see these recalls growing… Read more“Master Convenience Mix Hacks, a Busy Cook’s Best Friend”

Over the Top! Hacks for Sauces & More

Enjoy Topping Your Food With Some of These Saucy Flavors! What takes a meal from being blah to great? Sauces, dressings, dips, spreads, gravies, and syrups—anything you can pour over your foods to add flavor, seasoning, and variety. Change up broccoli with a cheese sauce. Add country gravy to your breakfast… Read more“Over the Top! Hacks for Sauces & More”

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”

Dehydrating with a Purpose—What To Do with All That Food!

Learning to Cook with Dehydrated Foods The other day I was speaking with a friend, a very smart lady to be sure, who told me that she feels there is a disconnect when it comes to USING dehydrated foods. (Thank you Mandy, for your insights.) People just simply don’t know what to… Read more“Dehydrating with a Purpose—What To Do with All That Food!”

8 American Herb/Spice Blend Hacks

Make Your Own!  I have had several requests, especially from my Aussie friends, for seasoning blends that are not available in other parts of the world. As well, these are American favorites that can be made in your own kitchen without stabilizers, anti-caking ingredients, “natural” flavors, or preservatives. Here are… Read more“8 American Herb/Spice Blend Hacks”

Make-It-Yourself Soup Hacks to Replace the Store Brands!

39 Soup Mix Recipes to Feed your Family Soups are one of the most popular Convenience Foods on the market. Chicken noodle soup, tomato soup, and cream of mushroom soup are among the top 10 food items sold in grocery stores each week. But they are full of sodium, preservatives,… Read more“Make-It-Yourself Soup Hacks to Replace the Store Brands!”

How to Make Chicken Broth Powder

One of the members of our Facebook group Dehydrating Divas & Dudes put together a procedure for making chicken broth powder to use in place of the grocery store granulated bouillon that is so full of salt, MSG, and preservatives. Many have asked for this procedure and Bec Kestrela Snyder has kindly… Read more“How to Make Chicken Broth Powder”