Homemade “Instant” Stuffing Mix—LOW Sodium

I LOVE this recipe and frequently add a bit of broccoli and shredded chicken to it for a full dinner meal. You will find that this is very low sodium per serving. It tastes better too! The single-serve pantry packs make more than enough for one serving. I usually crumble… Read more“Homemade “Instant” Stuffing Mix—LOW Sodium”

Smoke on the Water—Wood & Liquid Smoked Salts

Start with an all-natural salt and slow smoke it using real Applewood chips. A delicate smolder with a subtle hint of fruit makes this smoked salt very versatile as a rub, marinade, or finishing salt. BUT what if you do not have a smoker? That is what my friend Anna… Read more“Smoke on the Water—Wood & Liquid Smoked Salts”

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”

Scalloped Potatoes Dry Mix

Scalloped potatoes are a favorite side dish that can be made cheaply. Putting the ingredients together ahead of time means that you always have the start of a meal done for you. Whether you choose to have this as a side dish or a full meal (see notes at the… Read more“Scalloped Potatoes Dry Mix”

Better-than-Manwich® Sloppy Joe Pantry Packs

Three variations; 1) common kitchen ingredients, 2) dehydrated sauce ingredients, & 3) “Just-Add-Water” Pantry Packs! Those cans of Manwich Sauce, mocking me every time I opened my cupboard door, were one of my last hold-outs to a preservative-free kitchen. I knew the sodium and the sugars were sky-high and the preservatives were there, but I… Read more“Better-than-Manwich® Sloppy Joe Pantry Packs”

Cream Cheese Sweet Spreads & Dips

Use powdered ingredients to make homemade Philadelphia Cream Cheese or Yogurt Flavored Sweet Spreads The easiest way to tell the difference between a spread and a dip? If you dip a piece of fruit or a bagel chip in a spread, it might break. In a dip, it won’t. Dips are thinner… Read more“Cream Cheese Sweet Spreads & Dips”

Cream of Asparagus Soup (with Dehydrated Pantry Pack Variation)

Both Traditional Quick Recipe and “Instant” Soup Variations featuring Asparagus Powder I am an “Asparagus Snob”. I blame my grandfather, who loved asparagus so much the he grew 10 rows of it in his garden. But only the first 3 inches or so of each stalk were ever eaten by his… Read more“Cream of Asparagus Soup (with Dehydrated Pantry Pack Variation)”