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You’ve started gathering all sorts of things that are important to have in an emergency (whatever type of emergency it is: persona, natural, etc.). These things should include water, fuel, first aid kit, flashlight, food, and a lot of other things. Today, let’s talk about your food storage. Hopefully, you’ve bought some food from eFoods… Read more »


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This week, I tried the eFoods Direct Au Gratin Potatoes. I love the au gratin potatoes that my mom made when I was growing up. (She actually called them “scalloped potatoes,” but I’ve learned since then that, because of the layer of cheese on the top and how it is browned, they are actually “au… Read more »


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Hot biscuits with butter and jam or honey on them are always a delicious addition to a meal. I remember my mother making them from scratch (no, “scratch” isn’t a product – it’s what you call making something from the actual ingredients, like flour, salt, baking powder, and water), and though she was fairly fast… Read more »


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Protein is so important for a strong, lean body that can take whatever challenge it meets. You will need strong leg, arm, back, and abdomen muscles to survive and even thrive, when the world changes. Getting into shape now can make a huge difference later, plus being in shape just feels good. I became convinced… Read more »


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  The lesser prairie chicken has been placed on the threatened species list. The new requirement is expected to affect wind farms as well as oil and gas drilling in Oklahoma, Texas, Colorado, Kansas, and New Mexico. Kansas Governor Sam Brownback is just one of many elected officials in the affected states worried about how… Read more »


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I absolutely love mashed potatoes. Don’t you? Seasoned, garlic, or with just butter, it doesn’t matter to me. Mashed potatoes is a comfort food for me, and I don’t even only have it as a side dish—sometimes, it’s the main event (especially with cheese stirred in—yum). I often make them from fresh potatoes, especially if… Read more »


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Unlike those found at the supermarket, most homemade jams contain two ingredients: sugar and fruit. In essence, jams are preserved fruits.  When the fruit is in good condition, it contains acids and a natural agent known as pectin which is a natural setting agent. When boiled together with sugar, the pectin and acid combines to… Read more »


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Bread, pasta, chips, tortillas, cookies, cakes, cereal, crackers, gravy, and oats.  What do all of these foods have in common?  The answer is that they all contain gluten.  Until the last few years, I had never even heard of gluten, and now it’s a topic in nearly every conversation.  Why? You ask.  Because people all… Read more »


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Expiration dates can get confusing. Do you throw out your food storage items because the date has passed? Or are they still okay to use? According to a study by the food safety and inspection service, Americans are wasting tons of food every year because they are throwing it out prematurely based on expiration dates…. Read more »