“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!”

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”

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”

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”

39 Recipes using Dried Fruit & Vegetables

Dehydrated Foods Recipe Series: Dried Fruit & Vegetables Today’s featured ingredients are recipes containing dried fruit & vegetables, adding flavor and variety to all your cooking. Dried fruits and vegetables take all your meals to a new level and are much easier to cook with then you may think. Along… Read more“39 Recipes using Dried Fruit & Vegetables”

Recipes using Vegetable Powders

Dehydrated Foods Recipe Series: Vegetable Powders Today’s featured ingredients are recipes containing vegetable powders, adding flavor and variety to all your cooking. Vegetable powders take your drinks, baked foods, and meals to a whole new level of flavor and variety, are used as flour and allow you to thicken naturally. Check… Read more“Recipes using Vegetable Powders”

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”

Whole Food Fruit & Vegetable Powders

What They Are & How to Use Them in Cooking Okay, I admit it. I am a person who has resorted to “sneaking” nutrition into my family’s diet (although I prefer the term “cleverness”). When it is cold and flu season and everyone is starting to sniffle, I make a… Read more“Whole Food Fruit & Vegetable Powders”