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Freeze Dried Orange Juice
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Freeze Dried Orange Juice

In the 2-1/2 years that we have had our freeze dryer, I have never tried to dry orange juice (or any other drinks for that matter) We ended up with a case of Tropicana Orange juice and using our new Modular Moulds from https://www.frozenright.com/products.html Check out this video of both…

Cauliflower Soup
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Instant Pot Faux Potato Cauliflower Cheese Soup (Keto, Low Carb)

Since February of 2019, we have adjusted our eating habits a bit more. (Kids still eat bread and pasta.) However, I (Kris) have been eating Keto / Low Carb and so far am down about 60 pounds. I have 60 to go for my goal. I can do it! πŸ™‚…

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Chicken Noodle Soup

I love soups! I have always loved soups. Especially with a larger family… Want to make it bigger for more people, just add a few more things into the pot! We double and even triple this recipe – You will need a HUGE cooking pot to do this with. We…

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Freeze-Dried Candy

Skittles, Werthers Caramel Chews, Marshmallows. What a fun experiment! We have been busy with the beginning of our holiday fun. November 1st is tomorrow! So, here we go. I have been watching the Facebook message boards for freeze-drying for a long time. We have mostly been saving foods like fruits…

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Freeze-Dry Cheat Sheet

I have searched high and low online for a copy of the freeze-dry cheat sheet. And I couldn’t find a print copy. So here is one that our family will add to as we gather and research more. Come back often to see if it has been updated! – (Last…

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Freeze Dried Offals, Shrimp, Shredded Chicken, and Grapes

Did you have any idea that you could make healthy dog treats and food in your freeze dryer? I am here to tell you! Yes, you can!! We like to make our dogs healthy and “raw” treats and food when we can. Over the last few years, I have been…

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Freeze Dried Peas, Guacamole, Caramel Apples, Mangoes & Onions

Welcome to another video using freeze-dried foods from our Harvest Right Freeze Dryer. Here is a summary of what we thought of this batch: Frozen Peas – rehydrated in boiling water – taste just like frozen peas. Mangoes – eaten dried – kids gave 2 thumbs up as a fruit…

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Freeze Dried Apples & Peaches

Every week, we have new items in our freeze dryer for storage and for snacks for the kids. I love having freeze-dried fruit on hand for the kids so that they can have fruit available even if it is days away from grocery day or even the wrong season. Today’s…

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Saving Food by Freeze Drying

Saving Food by Freeze Drying 2-1/2 years ago, our family took the plunge and purchased a Harvest Right Freeze Dryer. I wasn’t certain if the price = what we would save. Well, I can honestly save that after 2-1/2 years I LOVE my machine and I think that I have…

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New class added online – Cheese class for kids ages

https://outschool.com/classes/homemade-cheese-the-basics-to-soft-curd-goat-milk-cheese-class-1-9x7okyJw#usCGc3YJOv Description The student will learn how to make two different homemade simple cheese recipes using vinegar and lemon juice. The student will learn and decide on what (optional) additions they can add to their cheese. The teacher will demonstrate how to create 2 soft cheeses from scratch. Students can…

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French Butter Cakes – Madeleines

Ingredients 2 eggs 3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract 1/8 teaspoon salt 1/3 cup white sugar 1/2 cup all-purpose flour 1 tablespoon lemon zest 1/4 cup butter 1/3 cup granulated sugar for decoration Directions Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Butter and flour 12 (3 inch) madeleine molds; set…

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2018 Christmas – Advent, Day 18, Meals from Scratch – Swedish Meatballs over pasta or rice

December 18: Luke 2:13 – Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying, β€” This has to be one of my favorite “Not so healthy” dishes. This dish can use homemade meatballs (That recipe will be linked next week for New Years…

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2018 Christmas – Advent, Day 12, Gnocchi Soup

Luke 1:68 – β€œPraise be to the Lord, the God of Israel, because he has come and has redeemed his people. Ingredients This is a family favorite and it is so very filling. You can make this with cooked chicken, carnitas or ground beef.  4 tablespoons Butter 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil 1 cup finely…

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2018 Christmas – Advent, Day 3, breakfast egg biscuits

December 3: Luke 1:30 -But the angel said to her, β€œDo not be afraid, Mary, you have found favor with God. Try something new for breakfast. In our home, we like to make a whole breakfast wrapped up into one “sandwich”.  Once made the kids can grab and go. They will…

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Christmas Cookies – Chocolate topped Toffee

KrisandLarry.com presents 6 different Christmas cookies/desserts for your cookie exchanges – Chocolate topped Toffee Another tasty treat in our house, Although we do not make it terribly often as it is very rich. It is a GREAT gift wrapped up in a bag with a bow for a last minute…

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Turkey Leftovers – Thanksgiving Eggrolls

I love that I can gather ingredients and make something completely new with items that I have already cooked.  And I love having leftovers after the holidays.  We love our air-fryer and like to make items in it for a quick lunch. PB&J gets old when you homeschool. But PB&J…

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Decorating Sugar Cookies

So many of my homeschooling moms amaze me with all of their talents, one of them being my friend JenB. She has been professionally decorating cookies for a while and I CAN SAY WOWWIE! I love looking at her work. They are mini-pieces of art on a glorious little morsel…

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Using Freeze-Dried Chicken

I love having my freeze dryer. My favorite item that I love to freeze dry is not Ice cream (Although “Astronaut Ice Cream is Delicious – Remember Astronaut Ice Cream from the 1980’s?? check out this link if you have a minute: https://amzn.to/2OU33ai Yes, I literally make this now with my Harvest…

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Elderberry Syrup for those winter colds

My children know that when they are starting to feel yucky, they can just go into the fridge and get out the elderberry syrup. And all they need to do is to take a spoonful. We have been making this for years.  Ingredients 3/4 cup dried elderberries (There are many…

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Instant Oatmeal recipe

I love that I can have a warm breakfast available for my kids on colder mornings and I know exactly what  they are eating. And even my younger kids can make this themselves.     Strawberries’n’cream or Peaches’n’cream Instant oatmeal  (our family triples this recipe to make it worth our time…

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Homemade Chai Tea

I love the taste and the smell of Chai Tea… I hate the price tag at coffee shops…. So, Let’s make our own!!   Chai Tea: a beverage that is a blend of black tea, honey, spices, and milk.   I simmer 3 black tea bags in a pot with 4-6 cups of…