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Pioneer Cooking Methods & Recipes Can Help You Use Your Food Storage

Pioneer Cooking Methods Food Storage (5)I have been doing some more research on pioneer cooking. It always interests me because the recipes incorporate many of the foods we have in our storage.  Most of their recipes can be cooked over an open fire or in the kitchen with a cast iron frying pan or a Dutch oven. The recipes are simple and are easy to alter, depending on what supplies you have available.

If our power grid ever goes out for more than just a day or two, knowing how our pioneer ancestors preserved and cooked food will come in handy.

First, a note about the type of bacon that they carried on the wagons.…

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Green Lentils an Ham Bone Soup

Last week while I was making a Lentil Soup that I have made forever. I was reading a cookbook that my mother-in-law had given me, (believe me I have read a lot of them) but when I opened the book it fell on a page for lentil soup. Usually I throw all of the ingredients into the pot and let it cook. Of course the lentils got cooked before all the ham had fallen off the bone so most of the time the soup was very mushy but good. LOL Anyways even an old dog can learn new tricks.

So here is what I learned.…

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Duck Soup

I was introduced to duck about 20 years ago maybe longer (time flies).  I had a friend that liked to go hunting and I was invited to dinner after one of his duck hunting trips. Our friend served duck, it was beautiful on the platter, and the first bite was great after that I had to hide my gag reflex with my napkin. Every bite was filled with buckshot it took the pleasure out of eating believe me.  Since then if anybody mentioned duck I got choked up.

Several years ago I finally bought a duck during the holidays and cooked it for a surprise for my husband on our anniversary.…

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A Good Healthy Soup to Help You Get Over Colds and Flu.

Carrot, Ginger and Yam Soup

I feel the weather changing and so does my mind set on foods that will keep us full and well nourished. I love soup and I love making it. Of course most of my soups are of my own recipes, so it’s hard to explain some of what I cook. I gather things together and see what would go together. Because it’s just my husband and I there are always leftovers no matter how hard I try. So I look in the refrigerator and see what is in the bowls that needs using and make soup.…

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A Hearty Bean Soup

This is the bean soup I make after we have a whole ham for a family dinner. The ham bone is perfect for the beans.

  • 2 large onions chopped
  • 2 stalks of celery
  • 3 quarts of water
  • 2 carrots, chopped in rounds
  • 1 very meaty ham hock
  • 11/2 pounds of assorted beans (Lima, pink, pinto, black and red) what ever you have or like
  • 2 bay leaves
  • ½ tsp thyme (dry)
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Add water to a 6 qt pan and add onions, celery, carrots and ham hock. Add beans that have been soaked overnight and cook for 4-5 hours until beans are tender.…

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