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Canning is a method where heat is applied to food to stop the natural process of spoilage. Generally, there are two methods to do this    Water-bath canning    Pressure canning. Why Do We Can? Canning builds self reliance and produces high quality flavorful food that can save you money. It’s a great way to… Read more »


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My closest grocery store has a special big sale periodically, and I took full advantage of it this time. It’s a “Case Lot” sale, where canned goods and other items are cheaper by the case. I bought several cases of canned items we use regularly. It feels good to know that I’m quite a few… Read more »


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The other day, I was looking through my pantry in search of something I needed. While I was there, I noticed some things in my food storage that need to be rotated – asap. Some things tend to be easy to rotate – like baking supplies (flour, sugar, etc.) and canned goods (soups, etc.). Other… Read more »


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Freezing cooking is a great tool to have in your home arsenal. Cooking meals ahead has many benefits. For one, it is economical and will save your money. Being able to pull a meal out of the freezer when you are rushed removes the need or the temptation to grab something out. Using freezer cooking,… Read more »


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The New Year is often seen as a time for re-birth, a time to take stock of the year gone by and start anew. We all vow to make better decisions about our lives.  Whether these decisions involve losing the holiday pounds, seeing family more often, or even finding love; New Year’s resolutions are a… Read more »


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Have you ever had a child come home to tell you that she told the teacher that you would be happy to bake four dozen cookies for the holiday bake sale, and, oh yes, the cookies are due the next day? I have. I’ve also experienced the joy of having to make three homemade angel… Read more »


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Not to besmirch the memory of my dear departed mother, but I didn’t really prefer her cooking growing up. Though Mom was considered a wonderful cook by just about everyone she knew, I didn’t see it that way. Even as a kid, “Home Cooking” held little appeal for me, and when I grew up and… Read more »


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Eggs should be an important part of any food storage plan. They contain protein and important nutrients, such as omegas. In addition, eggs are so versatile. They can be cooked and eaten or used in in baking recipes. You will be thankful for easy eggs when food supplies dwindle. Many new preppers shy away from… Read more »


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Maggie’s Mug Breakfast, a new Recipe from eFoods! Sent in by Maggie from Beresford, PA In the autumn as the temperature cools and life gets more hectic, my kids get hungrier.  It’s hard to find time to make a nutritious meal, so here’s a delicious, quick breakfast you can make the night before using eFoods… Read more »


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We love our freeze-dried food at our house, and apparently we aren’t alone. There is also a mysterious someone called “Not Me,” who also lives here. For example, whenever I ask who ate the eFoodsDirect Freeze-Dried Raspberries, everyone in my home is quick to put the blame on Not Me’s shoulders. I can’t seem to… Read more »