berkey-water-purifier-small

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This week, we had an unusual thing happen at our house – we discovered mold in our water filter! It was gross and disgusting, and I had to find a way to get rid of it. Let’s start at the beginning. A year or so ago, I got a Berkey Light water filter. My daughter… Read more »


biscuits

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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 »


Corn Bread Photo

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This afternoon, I made cornbread for a snack. I used the eFoods Direct Corn Bread Muffin Mix, which I’d been wanting to try for a while. The mix is very easy to use. It couldn’t be any simpler, which is ideal in an emergency situation. No need to have all the raw ingredients on hand…. Read more »


mashed_potatoes

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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 »


blueberries

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With my last eFoods order, along with several other things I bought several types of freeze dried fruits. I got strawberries, raspberries, and (my favorite) blueberries. I had heard they are good to snack on as well as to add to baked goods. I have decided that taking them along in a snack bag is… Read more »


Canned Goods

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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 »


food-storage-shelves1

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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 »


Mom-Penske Truck

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It’s summertime! The weather’s nice, the kids are out of school, and there may be vacation time available. It’s “moving season” for many people! This summer, several of my adult children are moving….wait, make that all of them. In the case of two of them, their spouse graduated and they are moving for a new… Read more »


eFoods Direct logo

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Two weeks ago an EF-5 tornado hammered Moore, Oklahoma. 33,000 residents were left affected and 24 lost their lives. With only minutes to flee their homes or take cover, these residents were left with very little time to grab food, water, and other daily necessities. After being heartbroken by the devastation, eFoodDirect decided to step… Read more »


cherry tomatoes

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As part of my emergency preparedness, I’m really looking forward to planting a vegetable garden this year. It’s been a few years since I’ve been able to have one, but now I’m in a new house with room in the backyard for a decent size garden. In my imagination, this garden will be my best… Read more »