21 Creamy Condensed Soups to Replace the “Red Cans”

From Cheese Soup to Cream of Shrimp, Now You Can Make Your Own! With your new pantry staple, SOS Master Mix, today we will show you how to make 21 different condensed cream soups, just as you would find on your grocery shelves. These all use common ingredients with readily… Read more“21 Creamy Condensed Soups to Replace the “Red Cans””

“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”

Strawberry Harvest Time — What to Do with All That Goodness!

Recipes from 21st Century Simple Living for Your Strawberry Harvest Here at Casa Colleen, we love our strawberries. And nothing gives me more hope of the fresh season to come then biting into a huge strawberry and tasting that first burst of liquid sunshine on my tongue. To prepare your kitchen… Read more“Strawberry Harvest Time — What to Do with All That Goodness!”

My Personal Favorites—7 Seasoning Blends I Love

Herb/Spice Blends from My Kitchen Using Herbs, Spices, and Powders These blends are some of my favorites and the blends I regularly use in my own kitchen. You will notice I incorporate a number of powdered vegetables, mushrooms, and even coffee and cocoa in these blends. Don’t be afraid to… Read more“My Personal Favorites—7 Seasoning Blends I Love”

Homemade Flavored Pasta using Vegetable Powders

Two Methods with 2 Great Recipes! My friend Judi Strauss, writer and food creator extraordinaire of the blog The Charmed Kitchen,  loves playing with her food as much as I do. She has 2 delightful recipes for homemade pasta that we have been discussing. They fit nicely into use with vegetable… Read more“Homemade Flavored Pasta using Vegetable Powders”

How Much Should You Powder?

Working with Fruit & Vegetable Powders Is Easy, but How Much Is Enough? When working with powders, you do not need an arsenal of flavors at your fingertips already ground up. As you use your powders, you will learn what you need to have on-hand all the time. My main… Read more“How Much Should You Powder?”

Dehydrator InfoGraphic Charts

October 30, 2016 UPDATE Printable PDF file now included by popular request. Information for these charts was adapted from Ultimate Dehydrator Cookbook, The: The Complete Guide to Drying Food, Plus 398 Recipes, Including Making Jerky, Fruit Leather & Just-Add-Water Meals by Tammy Gangloff, Steven Gangloff, and September Ferguson and my… Read more“Dehydrator InfoGraphic Charts”

Homemade Shelf-Stable, Portable Baby Food

Introduction to Homemade Convenience for Babies Portable, shelf-stable, homemade baby foods are a dream that many Moms and Dads wish they had available to them. Well, NOW it is possible with the use of a dehydrator! Learn how simple and rewarding (economical & eco-friendly too), it is to make your… Read more“Homemade Shelf-Stable, Portable Baby Food”

Recipes using Fruit Powders

Dehydrated Foods Recipe Series: Fruit Powders Today’s featured ingredients are recipes containing fruit powders, adding flavor and variety to all your cooking. Fruit powders take your drinks, baked foods, and meals to a whole new level of flavor and variety. Check out these recipes to get an idea of how we… Read more“Recipes using Fruit Powders”

Recipes using Tomato Powder

Dehydrated Foods Recipe Series: Tomato Powder Today’s featured ingredient is the ever-popular tomato powder, a wonderful product for your cooking needs that adds intense flavor, saves space in your cupboards, and can literally replace dozens of products you buy in your weekly shopping. Check out these recipes to get an… Read more“Recipes using Tomato Powder”