Most people know how to make mac and cheese, at least from a box. This is my daughter, Allison’s recipe that is the best I have ever tasted. My daughters grew up on mac and cheese with green beans that we grew and canned. We would add our home canned peaches or pears to that meal. One thing about macaroni is that is typically lasts about 10-15 years in #10 cans. The packaged ones have a shorter shelf life. Be sure and check the manufacturer’s expiration dates.
Baby, it’s hot outside! Here are 9 easy to make refreshing drinks for summer you will love! Some of them you can make ahead of time for any party or get together. I love those kinds of recipes that are ready when you are. I have a couple of family reunions this summer and I know exactly which one I will be taking. Hint: it has ice cream in it. It’s my favorite!
Today I have been digging out some old easy recipes to use with your food storage. Sometimes we need a few new recipes that we can use by grabbing something out of the pantry. I have declared myself a stay at home mom because I love eating at home. It’s awesome to grow a lot of my food in my backyard garden so I don’t have to go to the store to get tomatoes, lettuce or spinach.
EDC stands for everyday carry bag which is different than our 72 hour kits or bug out bags. This is not designed to replace your 72 hour kit or bug out bag, but consider one of these for riding on a bus to work, commuting by train or one you would carry like a purse or small back pack. You see a lot of these on college campuses. These are great for the commuter who rides the bus or train type transportation to work many miles away.
These are easy to make summer fruit salads you can take to any party or serve as a side dish. I love it when I can grab stuff from my pantry to make some of these. I decided to grab a few recipes from some old neighborhood cookbooks that have been around for 30-40 years. I bet you have some of these recipes in your cookbooks!
It’s that time of year we are planning camping trips, family reunions and barbecues. This is an easy homemade three bean salad recipe you can make ahead of time and it’s ready to serve ice cold. I don’t know about you, but anything homemade always tastes better to me. Is your pantry full of all kinds of beans like mine?
This is a really easy to make Mexican Lasagna recipe that your family will love. I stock all of the ingredients to make dishes just like this one. I came across my old recipe book with this Mexican Lasagna recipe. I just had to make this delicious recipe today. It’s one of those neighborhood cookbooks that my sister designed with friends way back in 1988. Yep, this cookbook is 27 years old and still going strong with so many recipes! It’s a bit tattered with the spiral binding, but the recipes are still awesome. When raising our four daughters we tried to have a Latino meal at least once a week. The kids seemed to like tacos the most, but we did try other recipes too. It seems a little strange to mention Mexican and lasagna to describe a meal entree, but the ingredients and the way things are layered you can see how it all comes together. With this recipe your meat lovers are certainly kept happy, but the other tasty ingredients should keep everyone who loves delicious food pleased they sat at your table. Prepare and enjoy!
I wrote this list about three years when I was asked to consult a few businesses about emergency preparedness. I made a binder with suggestions on all of these items. You may not be home during an emergency/event, so having emergency items at your place of business would be helpful and possibly life saving. Here’s the deal, most large corporations have training in place or at least they should have them in place.
I store salt and you should too because of the many ways we use salt every day. We sprinkle it on our food, we cook with it and we bake with it. I keep hearing the good, the bad and ugly about salt. So I have been doing LOTS of research on the subject. The packages I have pictured below are just a few of the typical varieties of salt for cooking, baking, and making jerky, etc. I also included my jerky recipe from a friend: Hamburger Jerky
When my I was raising my daughters we always made our own hamburger and hot dog buns. I had sort of forgotten about making them since we are empty nesters now. Plus, if the whole family comes we would have over 30 people, so it’s easier to just buy the hamburger buns at Costco. Mark and I have friends in the neighborhood we enjoy doing things with and we usually trade off entertaining for dinner every other Sunday. I love it because I only have to cook two Sundays a month instead of four.