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Pressure Canners Vs Pressure Cookers

The  other day I received the following comment from MeITX. regarding my post The Many Amazing Uses of a Pressure Cooker as a Tool for Preppers.  It stated, “Don’t confuse a pressure canner with a pressure cooker. It is …

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The Many Amazing Uses of a Pressure Cooker as a Tool for Preppers

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My wife has two of the all American Pressure Canners a 10-quart model 910 and the 30-quart model 930.  She loves them and has found many different uses for them; they are not just for canning.  While we have ran …

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Chicken and Dumplings, a Good Recipe

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The other day my in-laws care giver made a chicken and dumpling recipe out of a regular cook book and although I didn’t taste the chicken, (none left) I was told that it was very good and she also made …

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Wonder Ovens and Cooking Grains

In the past, I have written several articles on the Wonder Oven and how great they are.  I love using them during the hot months for cooking; it helps to keep the house cool. They are great for cooking grains, …

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I love My New Reversible Griddle

I have used a griddle since I was 8 or so, helping my grandmother make tortillas, of course the griddle then was a disk of an old tractor, but it worked great.  After several years and with my grandmother getting …

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Opening an Old Can of Yeast and the Shelf Life of Yeast

A while back, I got into a discussion on the shelf life of yeast which runs from one to two years if it is properly stored.  One of the men said that he had Fleischmann’s Yeast that had been in …

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Making Fermented Vegetables, a Skill that Makes it Easy to Preserve Food.

Today I opened the container, in which I have been making fermented vegetables.  This was a mixture of carrots, cabbage and cauliflower along with a small amount of onions, garlic and green pepper for seasoning.  They had been fermenting for …

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Fermented Vegetables are Easy to Make and to Store

The other day I started a new batch of sauerkraut in a fermenting jar,  A Fermenting Crock Helps you Make sauerkraut and Preserve Vegetables, today I opened it and it is excellent.  We went ahead and canned it in …

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Mexican Spicy Veggie Burger Made From Preps

Mexican Spicy Veggie Burger

Well it’s almost the end of January and we have been watching our calories, we are not doing to bad, but there is always room for improvement.  I have been combing my old notes looking for low calorie recipes that …

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What Type of Knives do You Need in Your Kitchen When the Grid is Down?

After a major disaster and the loss of electric power, many of you would find that you will have a much greaterknives dependence on knives.  Today let’s talk about kitchen knives. Do you have a good set?  Today our meat …

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