eBooks from 21st Century Simple Living!

The much awaited line of informational eBooks from the archives of 21st Century Simple Living! A short introduction for each eBook is available on the website.  We have given a review of each eBook to give you a peak into each. Click on the links (titles) below the read each one! All… Read more“eBooks from 21st Century Simple Living!”

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”

Italian Dressing Dry Mix (Like Good Seasons)

Use Dried Herbs & Spices to Make Your Own Inexpensively without Preservatives GOOD SEASONS Italian Dressing Mix™ has been around a long time. The salad dressing and recipe mix is a dry seasoning mix that allows you to make your own salad dressing or marinade using a few kitchen staples (vinegar,… Read more“Italian Dressing Dry Mix (Like Good Seasons)”

Sweet Baby Ray’s® Original Barbecue Sauce Copycat

Almost as Easy as Opening Sweet Baby Ray’s Bottle! Today I got out pork spare ribs to cook for my son. Immediate problem…no barbecue sauce in the refrigerator….no homemade canned barbecue sauce left on the shelves. Yes, it was official…Casa Colleen was OUT OF BBQ Sauce…oh boy. Few things constitute… Read more“Sweet Baby Ray’s® Original Barbecue Sauce Copycat”

How to Dehydrate Chicken Safely

For Shredded, Chunks or Jerky—2 Methods for all Poultry Before Beginning To make chicken jerky or dried chicken pieces or shreds, you must cook the chicken thoroughly BEFORE dehydrating to have a safe food product. Remove the skin and trim all the fat. Fat spoils quickly, and the lower the… Read more“How to Dehydrate Chicken Safely”

Learning to Eat Healthy Foods—My Story

For a many years now, my family has gotten used to reaching for a jar or Ziploc bag instead of a box to make their convenience foods. Every year I add a new process to my repertoire of kitchen “gadgets” to make these choices even fresher; first canning, then dehydrating, and… Read more“Learning to Eat Healthy Foods—My Story”

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”