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Recipes Made with Civil War Army Rations

During the Civil War, the Union Army rations were not up to today’s standard.  However, the troops managed to get by on them, the rations consisted mainly of salt pork (often bacon) or beef, hardtack, beans or peas, desiccated vegetables, … Continue reading

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Using Butter Powder and Other Long Term Storage Foods

One thing that I have found is that many people are storing lots of long-term storage food and never trying them.  A good example is butter powder.  Everybody assumes that it will taste like normal butter.  Well the truth is … Continue reading

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Making Salmon Cakes

When we go to a seafood restaurant, I either order salmon, salmon cakes or crab cakes.  Now these items are so easy to make at home, but I hardly make the cakes, I do cook salmon since its very healthy … Continue reading

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How to Make Chinese Fried Wheat

Well even after all these years, I can still be surprised by some of the ways to cook wheat.  Most people have no idea how to cook wheat other than, use it for a breakfast cereal, or making bread.  You … Continue reading

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Chicken Casserole ala Bonnie with Dehydrated Chicken

My husband found a #10 can of Mountain House dehydrated chicken during our container remodel so I decided to try it. I don’t make many casseroles for just the two of us, but it was my turn to take food to … Continue reading

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Headcheese and How to Use all Parts of the animal

My father was raised under very primitive conditions in Northern Michigan during the great depression.  They lived on a farm and had to use everything that they raised.  They used to use every single part of the pigs, cows and … Continue reading

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Found My Old Dill Pickle Recipe

I found the recipe that I wrote an article about several weeks ago Dill Pickles. This dill pickle recipe is the one I asked if any one knew about. It was given to me many years ago by a cousin and … Continue reading

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Making Hominy is Easy and Inexpensive

Recently I did a post on nixtamalizing corn to prevent pellagra, in that post I told you how to add lime water or lye to whole corn to make Masa.  Today I will post directions on how to make hominy. … Continue reading

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Making Vanilla Extract

Our daughter in Utah made some vanilla extract last year for Christmas gifts for close friends and family. I only use it for baking for our family it’s so good and the flavor is fantastic. It actually smells like vanilla … Continue reading

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Making Sauerkraut From Scratch

I recently received a request to re-post my sauerkraut recipe.  So here is the original post on making sauerkraut.  For those of you who have not made sauerkraut it is a very easy way to process and store cabbage.  Since … Continue reading

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