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Survival Mom DIY: How To Make Fruit Leather

  Just for fun, listen to this Nat King Cole song while you read the rest of this article. The taste of fresh peaches in late summer and early fall reminds me that “fall” can mean the excitement of back-to-school season and the crisp smell of falling leaves, before the tyranny of Pumpkin Spice Latte sets in. You’ll soon be thinking about things to do with peaches and some of your other favorite fruits. Many different fruits lend themselves well …

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Using Dried Eggs: A Tutorial

Dehydrated and freeze-dried foods are among the easiest foods around for both everyday cooking and long-term food storage. One handy item in that category is dried eggs and knowing how to use them is important. At first glance, a pouch or can of this powdery substance may not be very appealing, but I can recommend it for so many different reasons. Here are just a few: With dried eggs on hand, you won’t ever have to worry about running out …

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How to Dehydrate Cabbage

When you think of dehydrating vegetables of any kind, learning to dehydrate cabbage is probably not the first thing that comes to mind. It sure wasn’t for me. As an outdoor guide who provides meals to my clients, I need to plan and prepare a wide variety of offerings, especially when I’m guiding a multi-day climbing, backpacking, or white water rafting trip. One of my main concerns is the weight of the food that I’m packing, along with the rest of the …

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Dehydrated Dinners: 21 Tips for getting started

Donna writes, “I was wanting to add a bit of MRE type packaged food for emergencies and travel etc. However, when I’ve looked into some of the popular brands and looked at the ingredients, we couldn’t possibly purchase them. It seems they all have some form of MSG as well as other ingredients we can’t eat. Due to my own health issues, I have to stick to a strict low sodium diet. One of my daughters has extreme food and …

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Simple Secrets of Food Dehydration

Buying canned goods and extra bags of flour and sugar has been the easiest part of food storage for me.  Dehydrating my own food seemed to belong in the same category as spinning my own wool.  Yes, it can be done, but why would I want to go through all the trouble??! I found out for myself that dehydrating food is one of the easiest and least expensive ways to stock up.  Now, if I say it’s easy, you know.  …

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How to Stretch your Grocery Budget on Taco Night

Tacos are a favorite with our crew. Not just tacos, I mean all things related to the humble taco. Crispy tacos, Soft Tacos, Taco Salad, and even Taco Soup. With a family of 8, it can be tough to stretch that pound of hamburger as far as it needs to go to feed everyone. With teenage boys, it’s even tougher. If you’re like us, then you need to stretch your grocery budget. The good news is that if you have …

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17 Things to Do with Tomatoes

It’s summertime! And with summer come summer vegetables, like tomatoes! Whether you are harvesting tomatoes from your own garden, or purchasing them from a grocery store or farmers’ market, you can use them to make some of these great recipes. Main Courses A tasty but simple tomato soup recipe will start us off! Don’t like to eat soup when it’s hot outside? Why not make it in the winter with your stored tomatoes? Read more here!  Try this delicious and …

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My Top 9 Reasons for Dehydrating Food

My food dehydrator has been working up a storm this past week as I’ve been transforming pounds and pounds of tomatoes and jars of applesauce into very, very dry versions of their former selves.  I love dehydrating foods, and here are just a few of the reasons why. Dehydrated fruits and veggies have intense, INTENSE! flavors!  Each thin slice of dehydrated tomato packs a wallop of flavor that you don’t find in a fresh slice.  Something amazing happens to the flavor …

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