Bread Baking: Milk Bread

If there were a loaf of bread that was almost dessert, it would be milk bread. Milk bread is soft, lightly sweet, and heavenly in the mouth. Spread some soft butter on a slice, sit back, and enjoy that slice! Don't let bread-making scare you; you can do it! It's not magic, it's science. The… Continue reading Bread Baking: Milk Bread


Homemade Cinnamon Toast Crunch Cereal

My children have not grown up with cereal as a breakfast choice. I didn't set out to do it; rather, none drank milk. And let's be honest: The only nutritionally good part of breakfast cereal is the milk - if you consume it. They all didn't tolerate milk as babies, so it never became a… Continue reading Homemade Cinnamon Toast Crunch Cereal

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Meals In A Jar: Instant Egg Sausage Scramble

Having meals in a jar ready to use means you have stocked long-term meal storage planning. If you take the time to plan out easy-to-make meals, you will have comfort food prepared to make when needed. The instant egg sausage scramble recipe pulls together quickly and packs into a pint-size mason jar. This recipe will… Continue reading Meals In A Jar: Instant Egg Sausage Scramble

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Freeze-Drying Eggs

During the pandemic years, freeze-dried and dehydrated eggs were hard to source. People were stocking up, especially at the tail end, when Avian Flu forced many commercial growers to kill their hens. This led to very high prices. At one point, Augason Farms was over $100 a can on Amazon. The price for Augason Farms… Continue reading Freeze-Drying Eggs

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Freeze-Drying Onions

We grew a lot of onions on our homestead this past year. We specialize in “Whidbey Sweets,” as we call our Walla Walla Onions. They don’t grow as big here on the island as they do in their namesake of Walla Walla, WA, but it’s also a lot cooler here than in blazing-hot Eastern Washington.… Continue reading Freeze-Drying Onions