“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”

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”

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”

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”

If You Powder Nothing Else, Make Tomato Powder

Replace your cabinet full of tomato products with tomato powder! Does this picture grab your attention? Well it should, because what it shows is a firm reality. Tomato powder is lovely but is it useful? In a word, YES! Go to your kitchen cabinets right now and count the number of… Read more“If You Powder Nothing Else, Make Tomato Powder”

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”