Category: Bulk Foods

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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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Preparedness class at Oathkeepers

I was honored to be able to talk at the Chino Valley Oathkeeper’s Preparedness class this weekend! THANK YOU FOR INVITING ME!!! Click the button below to download the PDF of the handout of the class. [sdm_download id=”4316″ fancy=”0″ new_window=”1″] We talked about getting your garden up and going. Yep,…

Posted in Bulk Foods Couponing Dehydrating Freezing homesteading In my kitchen Just Being Family

Budgeting for food for your family

I am asked all of the time… “How much do you spend on groceries a month?” $600 (ok, pick your jaw up off of the ground) Yes, for our family of 10, I only spend $600 a month. Do you know why? Because that is all that is in the…

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It’s that time of year again – ZUCCHINI TIME!! Dried Zucchini Chips

Yes, this time of year is a crazy time… monsoon weather comes up and yes, zucchinis start growing and growing and GROWING!!!  I remember the year that I moved to Arizona, about 25 years ago, someone left a bag of zucchini in my mom’s car at the grocery store… The…

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How to cut an apple!

My sister (and BESTIE) is SO SMART!!!!  I LOVE that she finally put up her website at I know, I know, you are thinking what the heck does that mean? RIGHT? She and her husband and boys are eating better, living healthier and all processed and chemical FREE! I…

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50 pounds of chickpeas? hummus recipes

50 pounds of chickpeas – How long will that last?  This household LOVES hummus. I can’t keep it stocked and most of the time, when I go to get some out of the fridge, there is one or two teaspoons full left and that is it. GRIFFEN !!! – You know…

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Summertime Foods – Dehydrating Pineapple

I refuse to buy processed kids snacks, especially during the summer. I tend to buy in bulk and case quantity. last week we picked up 2 cases of pineapple, A FAVORITE in our household. They were FINALLY ripe I used my slicer and then I have even thickness and no…

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Organizing your pantry

Having an organized pantry is important in your kitchen. It allows for less time during meal preparation and a much better feel in your kitchen. I know that I feel a whole lot better when I walk into my kitchen and know exactly what I have in my pantry. We…

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Home-made fruit leather

We have been recovering from upper respiratory infections and stomach flu… ARGH! It’s the pits when all 8 in our house get sick!! I have missed posting on my blog and other sites and am trying to get caught up finally!!!   There are a few things in my kitchen…

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Beans in BULK! BBQ Recipe from Scratch

Canned beans can get expensive… since with 7+ at our house at any given time, we need 2 or more cans of beans as a side dish. I have been buying my pinto beans in bulk for several years. They come dried and in 25 and 50 pound bags from…

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Buying in bulk – Zaycon Foods

Many times I am asked HOW I feed my crew on a TIGHT budget… COUPONS & BULK FOODS!! In October, a friend introduced me to ZAYCON FOODS and their Bulk Meat… I AM NEVER going back to store bought meat ever again. HERE IS A LINK: Zaycon travels around…