Prepping · Recipes

Meals In A Jar: Chicken Pot Pie Soup

Waking up to an unpredicted snowstorm, it wouldn't be a day we could leave the house in the morning. So, I started puttering and thought it was a great day to make more meals in a jar for our long-term food storage. These recipes are a great way to use freeze-dried and dehydrated ingredients so… Continue reading Meals In A Jar: Chicken Pot Pie Soup

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Thick and Fluffy Cinnamon Rolls

These cinnamon rolls were like stepping back into my childhood and eating one of my Dad's homemade cinnamon rolls. When my Dad was young, he worked in a bakery for a hot moment (he hated the hours, though). When we were little, he and my Mom sometimes made a big batch at night. Over the… Continue reading Thick and Fluffy Cinnamon Rolls

Gardening · Homesteading · Urban Homesteading

Every Garden Needs Strawberries

If there were one plant that every gardener needs (according to me), it would be strawberry plants. And can you ever have too many plants? I think not. And to have a diversified stock of varieties: June Bearing, Ever Bearing, and Alpine. Do this, and you won't be lusting after out-of-season berries grown in Peru.… Continue reading Every Garden Needs Strawberries

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Depression Era Recipes: Chocolate Pie

Straight out of a reprint copy of My Better Homes and Gardens Cookbook, the first edition published in the Great Depression is this recipe for Chocolate Pie. Just because times were very tough, you still needed a little comfort food to make the years better. See here why I picked up this cookbook that was… Continue reading Depression Era Recipes: Chocolate Pie

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Meals In A Jar: Cheesy Shredded Potato Sausage Casserole

Having meals in a jar in your long-term meal storage simplifies dealing with power outages. Where we live, power outages are far too common in wind storms (and being we are on an island on the edge of the Salish Sea, wind storms are weekly in the cold months). This hearty potato and sausage "casserole"… Continue reading Meals In A Jar: Cheesy Shredded Potato Sausage Casserole