“Our Best Tips” for Using your Food Storage

Today we’re talking about using your Food Storage in your every day cooking and recipes. This is important so you know how to use them, and it’s actually surprising how convenient some food storage items can be in everyday cooking. Do you have a favorite food blog you love to go to and drool over all their recipes? Lately we’ve been trying tons of recipes from the blog Our Best Bites. Have you been there? You’re MISSING OUT if you haven’t. Anyways, since we’ve found ourselves cooking a lot of their recipes, and since we tend to rely heavily on our food storage, it’s been very natural for us to substitute typical food storage items all over the place in their recipes.

We thought it would be fun to share with you how we’ve used typical food storage items in some “Our Best Bite” recipes so you can see how easy it is to use your food storage. We encourage you to do this with your own recipes, and recipes from your favorite recipe blog. We recommend only substituting one ingredient at a time, so you can isolate variables, in case something doesn’t turn out right the first time.

DISCLAIMER: We take pictures with our iphones AND we haven’t mastered the art of making food look so darn cute. Don’t let our amateur photos trick you into thinking the food isn’t yummy! Also, READ until the end for a chance to win your very own “Our Best Bites” cookbook.



RECIPE: Strawberry Chocolate Nachos
Item Substituted: Whole Wheat

If a recipe calls for white flour, you can usually substitute it for whole wheat flour. If you’re nervous about the recipe turning out tasting too “wheaty” than you can use half white flour, half whole wheat flour. Also – did you know that hard white wheat tastes more like white flour, than hard red wheat. Learn more about wheat here. It’s best to use wheat flour when you can disguise it in recipes using brown sugar, molasses, chocolate, or recipes that use fruit or vegetables, such as bananas, applesauce, carrots, or zucchini in breads, cakes and cookies. Julie’s sister is actually the one who did the recipe substitution in this recipe. Our Best Bites had used some pre-made white flour tortillas, but since she had some left-over whole wheat tortillas she had made from wheat she ground in her Wondermill she thought- hey why not try it? When something is covered in chocolate, strawberries, and whip cream, you can definitely get away with using whole wheat flour. Jodi also made the infamous nachos using her Sun Oven. Check out her video here.



RECIPE: Buttermilk Ranch Dressing
Item Substituted: Powdered Milk

Powdered milk is one of those ingredients that people shy away from. We recommend you start using it in cooking. Julie’s family doesn’t drink milk, so it can be annoying when she wants to make a recipe that calls for milk and she doesn’t have it. You can use powdered milk in smoothies, baking, dressings, puddings, and anything else that calls for milk. The BEST part of using powdered milk in baking is that you can use it to make buttermilk, sweetened condensed milk, and evaporated milk – those very things you never REALLY have on hand. For more about powdered milk, see our post here. Julie used Our Best Bite’s Buttermilk Ranch dressing recipe when one day she had a brilliant idea of making a pizza she THOUGHT used alfredo sauce as the sauce. When she opened the recipe, she was surprised it used ranch. She had no ranch – or buttermilk. Well powdered milk came to her rescue and the pizza was delicious!



RECIPE: Cadbury Egg Cookies
Item Substituted: Powdered Butter

It’s no secret around here that Jodi and Julie LOVE Cadbury Mini Eggs…like REALLY love them. When we saw this recipe on Our Best Bites we knew we had to try it. Jodi thought since she had tried powdered butter in cookies before, why not try again. Don’t worry, she wouldn’t have ruined a cookie with a Cadbury mini-egg on a first try attempt. While it’s hard to get the consistency of powdered butter just like real butter for spreading purposes, it actually works great in a lot of baking and cooking, just make sure to follow the directions for your brand of butter..



RECIPE: Asian BBQ Chicken Pizza
Item Substituted: Freeze Dried Chicken

So Julie had been wanting to try some freeze dried meat for a long time, but every time she went to try it, her husband caught her and said “Don’t ruin the recipe with that!” Well last week she was browsing Our Best Bites site and saw this Asian BBQ Chicken Pizza. It inspired her to try the freeze dried chicken, on a chicken garlic pizza she had been wanting to make. While she got the sauce and other toppings on the pizza, she reconstituted the chicken in water then threw it on the pizza fast and baked it. VICTORY! Her husband loved the pizza and didn’t even know- well at least until she said “I TOLD YOU SO” he didn’t know. When it comes to everyday cooking, freeze dried or canned chicken can be a great substitute for when you need meat in a hurry.. Since it can be more expensive to buy, or time consuming to make (see how Jodi cans her chicken here), we don’t use it all the time, however it is good to test some of these things out so you know how they work in recipes if the time comes that you may need to use them.



RECIPE: Banana Chocolate Chip Pancakes
Item Substituted: Powdered Eggs

Before you get all grossed out, we’re not trying to convince you to make an omelet out of powdered eggs. We love to use powdered eggs in baking. When you use any powdered items like eggs, milk, sour cream, etc. in baking, you add the liquid needed to the liquid in the recipe, and the powder to the dry ingredients. Jodi has used powdered eggs in her baking and multiple pancake recipes including Our Best Bite’s Banana Chocolate Chip Pancakes. (She also used whole wheat in these and they were totally delicious still!) To learn more about using powdered eggs see our here. While powdered eggs work great, she’s still pretty excited that her chickens are now laying eggs so she can use THEM as part of her “food storage” :)



RECIPE: Beef Stew
Item Substituted: Freeze-Dried/Dehydrated Vegetables

One of the biggest perks of using freeze-dried or dehydrated vegetables in cooking is the time it saves you from chopping. Our favorite freeze-dried vegetables to use from our food storage are carrots, celery, and onions. These are found in tons of soup recipes, and it’s so nice to just throw them in there. No more chopping, or having your veggies go bad if you don’t get to them fast enough. Jodi recently made Our Best Bites stew and threw in some carrots, onions, and celery plus some red potatoes she JUST picked from her garden. Easy and delicious. She usually adds a little bit more water to her soup/stew recipes when substituting a lot of dehydrated or freeze-dried foods.



RECIPE: Berry Poppy Seed Vinaigrette
Item Substituted: Freeze-Dried Fruits

Substituting freeze dried fruits in recipes is another one of those things you can do when you are out of something. Freeze-Dried fruits act just like regular fruits in all sorts of foods after you have reconstituted them. We put freeze dried fruits in smoothies, muffins, dressings, oatmeal, pancakes and so much moer. In fact, our kids LOVE eating freeze dried fruits straight out of the can, and they are a great replacement for fruit snacks that are full of sugar. This recipe from Our Best Bites calls for strawberries, and since you may not always have fresh strawberries on hand, you can use freeze dried. Don’t forget to account for the moisture lost in freeze drying when adding fruit to recipes. Either reconstitute them first, or add water to the recipe. The first time Julie made this recipe she forgot to account for the liquid she needed to reconstitute the strawberries. The dressing was too thick and she couldn’t figure out why. The next day, she said do herself … “WELL DUH”. The next time she made it, it turned out perfect.



RECIPE: Chocolate Zucchini Bread
Item Substituted: Sour Cream Powder

Has this ever happened to you? You think to yourself, “Oh that recipe calls for sour cream – I’m pretty sure I have some in the fridge….” You then proceed to get half way through the recipe, open up the sour cream, and discover it’s way sour- like expired sour? Powdered sour cream is another food storage item that is great for everyday cooking. Julie got a HUGE zucchini from her garden and what better way to use up zucchini than zucchini bread. Our Best Bites has a CHOCOLATE zucchini bread recipe that calls for sour cream. Not only did Julie use powdered sour cream instead, she also did whole wheat flour she ground in her WonderMill.



RECIPE: White Chicken Chili
Item Substituted: Dry Beans

So often it’s easy to grab a can of beans and throw them in recipes. If you can master the art of cooking dry beans though, you can use them in so many recipes and they are cheaper and contain no additives or preservatives. You can also freeze cooked dry beans, and then still feel like you have the convenience of opening up a can. Just cook a big batch and put them in individual ziploc bags. Cooking dry beans with an electric pressure cooker makes cooking dry beans so FAST and EASY! (see how Julie does her beans here.) Our Best Bites has a white chicken chili recipe. Julie had been wanting to try it forever, and after getting around to getting some coriander, she tried it using dry beans she pressure cooked. She also snuck some freeze dried chicken in it too!


GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED.
CONGRATS TO SHANNON WHO WAS THE WINNER!

The girls at “Our Best Bites” have a great cookbook. You can buy it HERE

  • Hmtuttle86

    I would LOVE to win this cookbook!!!

  • Lisa Smith

    I want to try recipes with freeze dried meats.  I have some freeze dried salmon but haven’t used it yet!  I might be able to substitute it in for a recipe that calls for freeze dried chicken, if there aren’t specific recipes for salmon.  The salad dressings in your pictures of the freeze dried fruit looks good too.  I want to try more recipes with those.  This cook book looks good!!!

  • Patricia

    Yummy food.  I would love to try the Chipotle Pork Tacos.  I love Mexican food.

  • Kathystckbrdg

    The recipes all sound sooooo good, the zucchini bread looked yummy!  I posted

  • Julene

    I posted the link to facebook!  Can’t wait to try some yummy new recipes!!

  • Gwen Parkin

    I am really wanting to try the beef stew and the white chicken chili.  I have not had much luck learning how to cook dried beans and I am determined to learn how.  Also, I hate how unhealthy the beef stews at the store is, so a homemade version is very exciting.

  • Sandy

    posted the link.  Love that I can try using food storage with my favorite “Our Best Bites” recipes!!

  • Melanie G

    I linked to my FB page.

  • Anonymous

    I want to try the Chocolate Zucchini Bread….Maybe even today.  

  • Brenda

    Did it! 

  • Penny

    I posted this link on our Relief Society Facebook page. Thanks for the great website—I just discovered it this morning!

  • Gayle Roskelley-Brown

    I just posted you link on my facebook wall!  really Love your blog. I wish i had thought of it first!!!!  But I’m glad you are doing it, and sharing with the world how to prepare our homes and families for difficult times. It does HAVE TO BE an everyday life style.

  • Cheri

    I just posted “our-best-tips-for-food-storage link in my status on FB. (o;

  • Dianne P.

    I left a link to it on my wall!  :)  

    Dianne P. 

  • Aimeecox

    I posted a link, but I will tell you anyway…I want to try those strawberry chocolate nachos!!!

  • Quickbecca

    I posted the link on my wall. Thanks for having such a great place to start! It makes it possible and doable and not overwhelming!

  • Kami Ferguson

    I posted the link!  This website is so great!  Thanks for all your hard work in helping all of us who are so much less knowledgeable!

  • Elainefralick62

    I left it and I hope to win!
     

  • Athomeatjasper

    Always looking for more good food storage recipes so I posted this link on my facebook!

  • B Rich

    I have posted on Facebook and am hoping-hoping-hoping to win!  I have been wanting this recipe book for some time now!  I’m sure it’s not obvious ;)

  • Grannytraveler

    I am going to try the chocolate zucchini bread using sour cream powder. I already use buttermilk powder for recipes calling for buttermilk and I love it because I never use up all of the fresh buttermilk when I buy it.

  • janethovey1

    I’d like to try the banana chocolate chip pancakes.  THey look yummy!!

  • janethovey1

    I would like to try the banana chocolate pancakes.  They look yummy!

  • Paulfamily

    I posted your link and told about your suggestion to not change but one ingrediate at a time.  I get impatient and don’t always do that.I am going to recommit to do that.  thanks for your great information and help.

  • Carol

    I have been a long-time follower, but had to go back to work 2 years ago and haven’t had the time to cook and use my food storage the way I used to, but I am QUITTING my job!!!! I look forward to keeping up with all your great ideas again.  Thanks for all your fabulous information!

  • Katie

    Wow! So many GREAT tips! So glad I stumbled upon your site! I would love to try their chocolate zuchinni bread (as mentioned in your post) as I love all things chocolate and zuchinni, and hey sour cream rocks too!
    katiemccue@hotmail.com

  • Katie

    Wow! So many GREAT tips! So glad I stumbled upon your site! I would love to try their chocolate zuchinni bread (as mentioned in your post) as I love all things chocolate and zuchinni, and hey sour cream rocks too!
    katiemccue@hotmail.com

  • Katie

    Wow! So many GREAT tips! So glad I stumbled upon your site! I would love to try their chocolate zuchinni bread (as mentioned in your post) as I love all things chocolate and zuchinni, and hey sour cream rocks too!
    katiemccue@hotmail.com

  • Swallentine

    I posted on Facebook too!

  • Swallentine

    I posted on Facebook too!

  • Raybeth91

    I love what you have done with Our Best Bites recipes, and I’m loving exploring your site!!

    • Raybeth91

      And I posted on facebook!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=797357972 Sally Webb Hanson

    I shared the link on my Facebook account !!  I would love to have their book !

  • Kayleen Kamikawa

    Done! I have just started to use my food storage, ok well just the wheat but would love to get into the dairy part of it! Thanks for all the tips.

  • Amywestnyc

    I just posted the link on facebook. Thanks for the opportunity to win a copy of this cookbook. :) 

  • Sandy

    I posted on Facebook too. Thanks for the chance to win.

  • Tlcarpenter810

    I posted on facebook.

  • Becky S

    Definitely the Strawberry Chocolate Nachos.  Three of my favorite things rolled into one!!

  • Maikela

    Don’t have facebook so am posting here. The Asian BBQ Chicken Pizza sounds delicious, with the Strawberry Chocolate Nachos for dessert.
    Would love to have the cookbook.
    Thanks for all the info you share with us. 

  • Rdwhitehouse5

    I posted on facebook.  Thanks ladies!

  • Rebecca

    I posted on Facebook.  Thank you for all of your helpful hints.  :)

  • Janeal Wilkerson

    I posted to FaceBook. Thank you for the wonderful ideas! I love the easy recipes I see on the site! Makes my day soooo much easier. Thank you.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Liza-Joy-Johnson/505896948 Liza Joy Johnson

    I posted to fb!  Sounds like a fabulous cookbook!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jill-Eubanks/588759992 Jill Eubanks

    I shared on FB! Love you guys!

  • Dreamingofca

    Posted to my FB.  I’d love to have new ideas of how to use food storage!

  • Dustymom

    I so want to make some WW tortillas and stock up on dark chocolate – we have the strawberries . . . raspberries for a diff. taste blend???

    • Dustymom

      Forgot to say – it’s on my FB page too!!!

  • Alicia

    I just posted to my FB wall. Thanks! I love Our Best Bites blog too!

  • Michelle

    I’d love to try the Creamy Chicken Taquitos!

  • http://profiles.google.com/much2much2do RaLene Compton

    What great inspiration to use our food storage everyday.  I posted on my facebook and can’t wait for the comments that I will get for this link.

  • Auntieaubs

    Just posted on my FB account. Thanks for the information and encouragement to get and use food storage!

  • Misty

    Posted OBB to my Facebook. Would love to win so I could learn some new recipes for my boys, who are tired of the some old food.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=17830771 Raylene Killian Bowles

    OBB has so many quick and healthy recipes perfect for the busy mom on the go! I would love to win and posted your link on my FB wall! THANKS!

    Raylene.bowles@gmail.com

  • Andrea

    So excited!!!  The recipes sound awesome and I’ll be actually USING my food storage!!  Thanks ladies!!

  • Fymcgrath

    I would love to have this new cookbook!  I posted on Facebook!

  • Kim Anderson

    Hey I posted the link, I hope I win Kim    kranderson@wildblue.net  , looks like some great ideas what brand of powdered eggs, butter, and sour cream do you like best Thanks

  • Liz

    Just posted the link on my FB page!

  • Liz

    Just posted the link on my FB page!

  • Mommy_kathryn

    I just posted the link. I know several people who love the Best Bites cookbook, so I’m sure they’ll enjoy the link too.

  • Susan

    I don’t Facebook but these recipes look yummy! Just like Julie, I too have huge zucchini from my garden and the Chocolate Zucchini Bread will be perfect. But who could turn down Chocolate Strawberry Nachos?! 

  • Qweenofmydestiny-Jenni

    You are posted on my facebook wall, I am looking forward to checking out more of the recipes, the pancakes and pizza seem especially intriguing :)

  • Angie Allen

    I was happy to post your link to my wall.  This is a great site to share with friends.  I’m looking forward to making pancakes with powdered eggs.  I love cookbooks of all kinds and have this one on my wish list; recipe adaptations would be a bonus!

  • Angie Allen

    I was happy to post your link to my wall.  This is a great site to share with friends.  I’m looking forward to making pancakes with powdered eggs.  I love cookbooks of all kinds and have this one on my wish list; recipe adaptations would be a bonus!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_H7MXQXTKRG6DU6OZK2SXAJK72U Diane

    I don’t Facebook…but I can’t wait to try the Chocolate Strawberry Nachos.  How delicious  can that be?!  You have some great substitutions that I would have never thought of -like sour cream powder.  Can’t wait to try.  Thanks for the give away as I love to get recipes from their blog and try with what I have learned from your blog and binder.

  • Jeni Foster

    Wahoo! I put this post on facebook! I have been eyeing this book since it came out and don’t want to have to wait until December for my Birthday (that’s the only time I buy myself something!) My twin sister brought hers to Idaho from Arizona to let me try some recipees, and I wanted the ENTIRE book! Needless to say we ran out of days to cook while she was here. Also, so excited I introduced a lot of my friends to your site!

  • Nina

    I don’t know how to do these things very well (post, etc.) so I can only hope this puts an entry in for me to win the “Our Best Bites” cookbook:

    I would like to try the Chocolate Zucchini Bread recipe.  I am the original Chocoholic and the zucchini plants in my garden are starting to produce well.  I need the book before the zucchini overwhelm me.  Time to start baking.  THANK YOU!!!

  • Beth

    I posted the link on my facebook wall.  I love the idea of substituting the freeze dried fruit in the vinaigrette; i would not have thought of that on my own.  Thanks for the ideas and chance to win =D

  • Anonymous

    Chocolate zucchini bread, added to my list!  Have zucchini drying now and the garden is busy making more so that will be a great use for it ;)

  • Weeksfamily12

    I just found this blog and have been trying to get my food stoarge started! Thanks for such a great blog. I just posted on facebook!

  • Kris

    Posted on FB. Thanks for having another giveaway!

  • Jenna

    Just posted to my FB! Love what you are doing!! I love zucchini bread but I have not tried it with chocolate. Looks like I will need to now!

  • http://midwestmusings-kim.blogspot.com/ Kim Campbell

    Posted this to my Facebook page!

  • Gsweat

    I’m excited to do more with powdered milk.  I have purchased it and then have ended up throwing it out because it gets outdated.  Makes me sick cause it’s so expensive. 
    I would love to win your cookbook!!!

  • Rachel

    I’m DEFINITELY going to try Strawberry Chocolate Nachos!!  Can’t wait to get the book (hopefully, I’ll win it!)!  :)

  • Suzanne

    I don’t know how to do facebook very well. but I tried to post it on my wall.  Thanks for the great tips.

  • Amy

    I don’t have a FB account, and honestly, all of “OurBestBites’” pictures look so good I can’t decide what to make first!

  • bkwrights

    I posted your link on my FB page. 

    Thank you for the recipes incorporating food storage into the “Our Best Bites” recipes.  I love all of your suggestions — please keep them coming!

  • Queendelene

    Just posted to FB! I love, love, love cooking and I am trying super hard to be diligent about building my food storage & cooking with it! I have seen this book at the bookstore, but my budget says it has to wait :(  Would love to use it and share with my friends.
    Thanks so much for considering me.
    Delene Coletti
    queendelene@verizon.net

  • Melissa

    I just posted on my facebook.  Thanks for all of your tips and info. The cookbook sounds great with so many yummy recipes.

  • Melissa

    I just posted on my facebook.  Thanks for all of your tips and info. The cookbook sounds great with so many yummy recipes.

  • Jessica

    i’d love to try all the our best bites recipes…especially the chocolate zucchini bread! yum!

  • Jessica

    i’d love to try all the our best bites recipes…especially the chocolate zucchini bread! yum!

  • Rebecca Sweat

    I just posted your link on my facebook.  I love reading your newsletters!  I gave all of my sisters and sister-in-laws FSME binders that I ordered from your site for Christmas.  Recently passed on the 100 Free Recipes.  In my opinion, you have reinvented food storage.  Thanks for making it exciting and new!

  • Rebecca Sweat

    I just posted your link on my facebook.  I love reading your newsletters!  I gave all of my sisters and sister-in-laws FSME binders that I ordered from your site for Christmas.  Recently passed on the 100 Free Recipes.  In my opinion, you have reinvented food storage.  Thanks for making it exciting and new!

  • Hatfrian

    I have posted thanks!!

  • Cookiedunker

    Posted!  Thanks for having this giveaway.  Also, I am so glad to have been directed to your site.   I will definitely be using some of your ideas!

  • Prov__31

    Posted mine! I must check out that book! Sounds yummy!

  • Natalie

    I just posted your link on facebook. Thanks for the help. I’ve been needing to work on my food storage.

  • Becky Clayton

    I posted the link.  I’ve been making tons of their recipes lately, and so far they are all amazing!  I’m even making one of their recipes for dinner tonight.  Funny enough, I haven’t made any of the things you posted here.  :)  I think I will!

  • Missy

    Howdy!  Nice to meet ya.  I posted your link on my account.

  • Anne-Marie

    We are going to try the chocolate zucchini bread TODAY! We have an abundance of zucchini in our garden & we love trying new recipes for them! :)

  • Frenchlady

    I am sooo excited to see this book!!!  I’m over Food Storage at church and am constantly asked for recipes!! This Sunday they will have your website address! Thanks so much! It’s a toss up between Banana Chocolate Chip Pancakes and Chocolate Zucchini Bread :) 

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1516082089 Lisa Thompson

    I recently just started food storage so it would be AWESOME  to win this!!!! I posted on my FB page as well!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1516082089 Lisa Thompson

    I recently just started food storage so it would be AWESOME  to win this!!!! I posted on my FB page as well!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1516082089 Lisa Thompson

    I would love to win this..I am just getting into food storage, and truthfully, some of it makes me go…hmmmm…THIS could be interesting! I posted it on my facebook page….keeping my fingers crossed!!! :)

  • Christinacrowther

    Awesome! I left the link on my facebook page! https://www.facebook.com/#!/profile.php?id=716011749

  • McKell Cope

    I would love to try the freeze dried fruits and veggies to make their yummy recipes! :) 

  • BrendaJ

    I posted the link on my Facebook page.  My desire to store more food supplies and using it on a daily basis has been revived!  These tips show how easy and convenient it can be.  I look forward to saving my time and money.

    You had me at Strawberry Chocolate Nachos.  Thanks Jodi & Julie!

  • Tiffany

    I have been wanting to make their cherry chocolate ice cream forever.  I actually borrowed an ice cream maker recently and I’ve got cherries in the fridge.  But life keeps getting in the way.  One of these days I’ll get it done!

  • Heidi Fry

    I posted the link on my Facebook wall!

  • Anonymous

    I would very much like to try the chocolate zucchini bread.

  • Jjmoss01

    I think the white chicken chili sound YUMMY! I have tons of dry beans but have never tried cooking with them! Now I have now excuses!!

  • Elise

    I posted! I love OBB and now I’ve found you guys and your great! Thanks!

  • Sara

    I posted your link on my Facebook page. I can’t wait to see the new book, whether I buy it or win it. But just for the record, I  hope I win it!

  • Gsfallon

    I love Our Best Bites!  I haven’t found a recipe I didn’t like.  I posted this link on Facebook!

  • Linda Rowley

    I would love to win the Our Best Bites Cookbook.  I would love to try the White Chicken Chili and use some of my dry beans in storage.  I love the idea of replacing some of the ingredients from my storage – great idea.  Linda Rowley

  • Ang

    Posted – thanks!

  • Katina

    I love Our Best Bites….I have tried several recipes and now I can’t wait to try these using Food Storage Made Easy ideas…I think I’ll try the Buttermilk Ranch recipe first.

  • http://profiles.google.com/aburton77 Amy b

    I love Our Best Bites. They have the best recipe for Mint Brownies and many other great recipes. Would love to try the Berry poppy seed dressing. I would love to win their cook book.

  • Rachel Anderson

    I posted it! I have to say I LOVE Our Best Bites. I found out about them a month or so ago and I’ve already made over a dozen of their recipes. The berry cobbler was a huge hit!

  • Debbie

    Every meal I cook these days is coming from Our Best Bites website. I would love a copy of the cookbook. I’m eager to try the fruit salsa with cinnamon chips. Yum!

  • DuboseB

    I posted it on my wall :)

  • Grace

    I love Our Best Bites! They have amazing recipes for sandwiches and sliders that I’ve been meaning to try. graceofbass (at) gmail (dot) com.

  • tammy

    I don’t have a FB account – I’ve been working through some of the recipes on their blog and I think I’m gonna try the Easy Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins next. 

  • NaDell

    I posted it on my facebook.  Thanks!!!

  • Leslie

    I posted the link on my wall! (http://www.facebook.com/weasel8711)
    Great info by the way! I hope I win!!

  • Andrea Cox

    I NEED this book!  I checked it out from the library and had to return it too soon.  I want to try bacon wrapped green beans.  I have a feeling my family would swoon over an otherwise ordinary veggie.

  • Dwuz

    put on my fb page

  • Oreojackson

    I would like to try the Cadbury Egg Cookies as I’m all about the sweets!! YUM!

  • Jenni Gall

    I can’t wait to try the orange teriyaki salmon.  Love your website…keep it up :)

  • Michelle Carter

    I posted it on my wall!
    chellelee7{at}gmail{dot}com

  • Beemom

    I’d like to try the berry poppyseed vinaigrette and the white chicken chili!

  • Heather

    I posted this facebook. Thanks for tips — they are right up my alley. =) 

  • Brandy LaVoie

    I posted on Facebook

  • Wendy

    I put the link on my wall.  I have been eyeing this cookbook – hope I win!

  • http://profiles.google.com/brittanyfarfan Brittany Farfan

    I posted the link to my status on FB. Hi Julie!

  • http://profiles.google.com/sararachels Sara Shawcroft

    I posted this on facebook!

  • http://profiles.google.com/sararachels Sara Shawcroft

    I posted it on facebook!

  • Miss Rachel P.

    Oh, goodie! :D Thanks so much for the chance to win! I put the link on my FB page! :)

  • Jennika Simmons

    Totally just posted it to my status. I have shared this site with lots of friends :)

  • Heather Talley

    I posted the link on my facebook page!

  • Heather Talley

    Posted the link on my facebook page! 

  • Jcarlton78

    I just put it on my Facebook page. (I had to get my Granddaughter to help, but I did it!)

  • Crys Burch

    Just posted on my facebook!! Pick me Pick me!!!

  • Kathy B

    I need to try the buttermilk ranch recipe!

  • Beverly C

    Posted this on my wall, loved the tips for how to use food storage in some recipes I have been wanting to try! I love the Our Best Bites blog

  • Tandy

    This is great! Shared on Facebook. :)

  • Sevenlooneytunes

    I posted the link on my FB page.  Thanks for the giveaway! 

  • Katie Pauline

    Thank you for letting those of us without a Facebook account participate as well! I am so excited to make the Chocolate Zucchini Bread. Just picked some zucchini’s this morning. Can’t wait!

  • http://uniqueheartfun.blogspot.com Sharon

    I’d like to try the spicy honey chicken.

  • AdrienneS

    Posted the link on my wall. I love being sneaky like this!

  • Michele

    I posted the link on my facebook page.  Love this cookbook, would be thrilled to get it!!

  • SusanB

    The Asian BBQ Chicken Pizza looks very good!

  • http://utahcountymoms.com Kim

    I’m excited to try the Tortellini Spinach Bake in Creamy Lemon Sauce!

  • Natalie C.

    Put it on my wall, I love Our Best Bites and really liked your suggestions for using food storage items.  Thank you.

  • KelsieBeth

    I posted this on facebook today! And made my husband do it too!

  • Amhada

    I would love to try the beef stew recipe. I am looking for ways to make my own mixes
    from my food storage and saving to buy a sun oven so I can try many of the other fantastic recipes you show. Thanks for all your great tips.

  • Julie

    Link on my facebook
    trulyjuly@juno.com

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1507997849 Hilery Brown

    I put the link on my fb page thanks!

  • Nancy

    I left the link on my FB account and also told them about your fabulous e-book on baby steps to food storage.  I love it!!!!!

  • gik_gik

    I want to try the beef stew. Its one of my families favorite meals.

  • April B.

    I added your link to my Facebook, becacuse I am amazed at how many good ideas & recipes you share for food storage!  I am learning alot of Great ideas from you & would love this cookbook, so that Ican use my food storage EVEN more to make GOOD food!  Thanks!April- adb10555@hotmail.com

  • Sandy

    I shared this on Facebook. Thanks!!

  • Taffy .

    I would love to haqev this cookbook! I shared on facebook and I would love to try the Berry Poppy seed vinaigrette recipe!

  • Anonymous

    I would love to try the White Chicken chili.  I am always looking for new recipes to use with my food storage beans.

  • Amiemiller02

    I totally just shared it on FB. Thanks. I love Our Best Bites as well and I know I can always go there and find something wonderful to make! My FB name is Amie Miller
    amiemiller02 at hotmail

  • Tina

    I have some powdered butter that I have never used. So I think I would like to try the cookies.

  • Kathy

    Done.  I’ll be trying the Buttermilk Ranch Dressing.

  • Susy Manning

    Hey there, susy here, and I would like to try the Asian BBQ Chicken Pizza recipe!    Thanks for all you do!   

  • Oregon Gal

    Oh, I don’t use facebook …but I would like the Asian pizza recipe!  Please enter me for a chance to win! Thank you!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Sandy-Winchester/676149992 Sandy Winchester

    I posted on my facebook account…. thanks for all the tips and help.

  • Marciewest2002

    It’s done and done!  What a great website!

  • countrysidegirl

    I cant wait to try the pancake recipe and I’m going to try it with wheat flour also!  I’m always looking for recipes to use my storage items to rotate them out.

  • Jennifer Gotfredson

    I posted the link on facebook.  I love getting your weekly emails about food storage.

  • JMac

    k, mine’s there too!  And THANKS for that meat canning lesson!!!

  • JMac

    k, mine’s there too!  And THANKS for that meat canning lesson!!!

  • Jenna Gardner

    I posted the link :)  thanks for the great ideas!

  • Celeia_dammann

    I just posted your line to Facebook. I have been enjoying your site for a couple months now and check it often in addition to the emails I receive from you. I have gotten so much valuable information. One recipe I liked was your  black bean brownies. They were so moist and chewy. I also liked making yogurt recipe. I love it when I can incorporate my food storage. It really saves on my food budget. Homemade mayonnaise, yogurt, salad dressing, buttermilk and bread tastes so much better than store-bought. Plus, you can make it when you need it, and the cost-savings are amazing.

  • Lisa Mackley

    I added your link to my Facebook.  I love the recipes and the help with converting to items I have in my food storage.  Thanks!

  • Brittney Boehmer

    I LOVE Our Best Bites, I”ve been following them for awhile, and I’m happy you did this! plus I would love this cookbook! thanks!
     

  • Mquade

    I posted on my wall! Thank you for this opportunity!

  • Tedi DeArmon

    I sure did~! I really hope I win! Thanks for the giveaway!

  • Katinka Allan

     I posted in facebook and I just have to sayThank You!! Thank You!! I was just made in charge for our food storage program for church. I was feeling a bit overwhelmed until I found your site. I am so excited thank you for making it so easy. I can’t wait to order the binder and start downloading. I am so excited to share everything with our church members! Your Best Bites Cookbook looks AMAZING!! Again thank you for making food storage attainable!

  • Markmandyglover

    I posted it on my facebook and I am going to try the cadbury egg cookies those look good and I actually have powdered butter but am a little intimidated to try it.  But I am going to this week.

  • Juanita

    I don’t have a Facebook account either, but would like to try the Buttermilk Ranch Dressing recipe, and try for a chance to win the cookbook.  I have tried oh so many different recipes, but haven’t found just that right one yet, and I am willing to bet that a recipe from OurBestBites will do the trick.  I love their blog and follow it regularly.  Just yesterday I copies the recipe for Orange Teriyaki Salmon and will be trying it soon.

  • julesvern81

    I hope I’m the winner…I can’t wait to give the recipes a try.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Linda-Darlene-Ragon/568178108 Linda Darlene Ragon

    Always looking for new ideas for using basic food storage items! Thanks for the chance to win!

  • Anonymous

    I posted it on my FB wall!  Thank you for the give-away!   :)

  • Pattyseifert

    I left a message and this site about your new book on my facebook account. Great ideas for using food storage! Patty Seifert

  • http://doingmybestforhim.blogspot.com/ debbieo

    I linked to this post on my facebook account.  I love food storage and use it all the time.  I sure would like a copy of this book.
    Thank you
    Debbie Olson

  • Shannon

    I posted on facebook :-) Thank you for this post. It makes it sound realistic & handy. http://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/NaturalBirthMom

  • Ndimitru

    I dont have facebook, but I would love to try the white chicken chili recipe!!

    thanks!  nd

  • Wangxing

    I copy and pasted your line onto facebook.  I enjoyed reading about the storage food recipes.

  • Sarah

    I love this post!! So well organized & great recipes. I love OUR BEST BITES too. I posted a link on FB as well as shared a link with some friends privately about it just to make sure they saw it! Gosh I hope I win. That book has been on my top buys list for awhile now…

  • Makrsk

    My comment and link are posted! I need all the help I can get for cooking anything! Thanks for all that you do for us here on your great site.

  • http://www.savorthismoment.com Annie~SavorThisMoment

    Great ideas!  I love that you used Our Best Bites for the recipe conversions.  Love them!  I posted on my wall.  Annie Fredrick Bidia.  

  • http://lettersfrommidlife.blogspot.com Cindy

    I posted a link at my Facebook page, Books and Chocolate: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Books-and-Chocolate/188025127887242

    Thanks for the chance to win!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Dulcie-Danke-Sorenson/1349323809 Dulcie Danke Sorenson

    The chance to win a cookbook?  What’s not to love about that?  I posted on my wall

  • http://twitter.com/ndsmith94 Natalie Smith

    I am just beginning and love your ideas.  I have posted the link on my facebook and twitter accounts.  I can’t wait to learn more.

  • http://www.apantryprepared.shelfreliance.com Alg_sign2me

    Left a comment on facebook.  My sister-in-law just bought the Best Bites cookbook the other day and showed it to me.  I loved it and was already planning to get the book!  Would love to win the book though!!  I love cooking with food storage… I use Thrive foods.  Thanks for all your great ideas!

  • MA

    White Chicken Chili looks like something I ‘d like – we have tons of dried beans & I’m alsways looking for a new recipe to use them. Thanks for ALL the great ides, MA 
    (If you don’t have a Facebook account, you may enter by leaving us a comment telling us which recipe from OurBestBites.com you’d like to try)

  • Quilterj

    Hi just found your blog.    Plan to try the buttermilk ranch dressing.    Sounds good.   I don’t do facebook,  guess just can’t teach this old great grandmother that many new tricks.   Computers are “bad” enough–grin.    I will however pass your address to my friends who love to cook and who use storage.    Thanks for sharing your talents.   JW

  • Jfoustfamily

    Just posted the link :)  thanks for all you do!

  • Tiffany

    I love your website!! I just copied your link onto my facebook page!

  • Sdunlop525

    Posted on my wall…hopefully lots of people will check it out!

  • http://profiles.google.com/khestey Heather Estey

    posted the link on my wall! :) thanks!

  • E H

    I posted the link on my facebook page! Thanks for sharing! I love your website. It has inspired my mom and I to seriously step up our food storage efforts. Next on our list is drying and canning cherries!

  • Laree Ipson

    Posted it! Thanks for the chance.

  • Brianschef

    I posted on my wall, and thank you!!

  • Lindaharper

    They all sound yummy! You have such great creative minds to come up with these delicious recipes.

  • Grandmaginny222

    I’ve posted the link on my wall!

  • Deanna Tolman

    I posted it on my page — thanks for the great recipe ideas!

  • Melanie

    I posted the link on facebook!

  • Jacy Ferrin

    I really want to try the chocolate zuccini bread and the banana chocolate chip pancakes….can I say I like chocolate?  They sound soo yummy!
    jacyferrin@gmail.com

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000028988951 Sharyn Lynn

    Posted the link and commented even if you do not yet do food storage the recipes are awesome and you can use anyway.  Now will keep my fingers crossed…:)

  • Michelle Hammond

    I posted the link to my Facebook account. I really like the ideas you guys share. They come in handy.

  • Carolyne

    I posted to facebook.  I want to try several of these, just not sure which one first.

  • Rosecottagebichons

    Love cooking with our food storage. always looking for new recipes

  • Jackie B.

    Hi Girls! I have been wanting to try the Berry Poppy Seed Vinaigrette! 
    It looks delicious. I am a loyal Our Best Bites fan, so seeing how to convert them to food storage was awesome! Great idea. I would love their cookbook! 
    Thanks for everything you guys do! 
    Jackie
    jackiebeau at gmail dot com

  • Sistems

    You ladies think of everything!  Thank you so much!

  • Barb_ungerland

    Would love the cookbook! Posted -although most think I’m crazy. LOVE your site..

  • Nancy

    I am a chocoholic so chocolate zucchini bread is the recipe I want to try.  And sour cream powder?  I didn’t even know they made that!  You are very resouceful – thanks for the enlightenment! 

  • Cat

    I am looking forward to trying the chocolate zucchini bread as there are tons of zucchini available and I have a whole can of sour cream powder to use. I am thankful for any new way to put these items to good use.

  • SuzanneHelps

    Wow! I can’t wait to try some of these recipes! I am especially interested in the pizza as that is practically a food group of it’s own in our house. Posted on FB…

  • Connie

    I am going to try the

    Asian BBQ Chicken Pizza

  • Edham60akajordansgrandma

    I don’t have a facebook page, but I would like to try the recipe for

    Sweet Potato Fries
     
    Thanks
    Jordansgrandma

  • Awintersong

    I’m going to try the white chicken chili, buttermilk ranch dressing, and asian bbq chicken pizza.  YUMMY

  • missclickclick

    Those recipes look amazing!  can’t wait to try them out w/ this new, free book. :) Posted on FB…

  • Matt1814

    I posted the link on my Facebook page. I am trying to learn with Food Storage so I know what foods to store. There is no since in storing foods you don’t like. Eating canned meats is new to me.

  • Mabel Grey

    No facebook – but I’d love to try the Berry Poppyseed vinaigrette, it sounds so gourmet & nothing like food storage !

  • Makenzie_lee19

    What… Powdered sour cream in zucchini bread sound like a must try. Enter me to win. Thanks!

  • Makenzie_lee19

    What… Powdered sour cream in zucchini bread sound like a must try. Enter me to win. Thanks!

  • Mama2Mischief

    Thanks for the ideas of how to use those hard-to-use food stash items!! Posted the link on FB!     

  • Dawn White

    Thanks for the ideas of how to use those hard-to-use food stash items!!  Posted the link on FB!

  • Cathy

    All those recipes look great!  I just posted the link to this post on facebook.

  • Cookiesforthree

    Facebook link posted!!  Thanks!!

  • KarlieW

    I posted on facebook {yesterday} and woke up this morning and forgot I never wrote on this! Oops!! :)

  • Greenjello54

    I posted the link on Facebook.

  • Paulfamily

    I added a link to my facebook page.

  • Adidenhover

    I posted this on Facebook. 

  • Jennifer

    I love the idea of powdered sour cream and butter, etc. I’ve never heard of them. I’m going to have to try them. I’ve been working on dried beans for a couple of years now and can’t seem to get them to work. Maybe a pressure cooker is the key, eh?

  • Lstephens123

    Thank you, I posted the link on Facebook

  • Eileen Lund

    Posted on blog and Facebook. We love you in Morgantown West Virginia.

  • Bobbi Jo Nichols

    I did post it on my status on FaceBook. Good luck to everyone!! Bobbi Jo

  • Heather Holmes

    I shared the link on facebook. I’m a huge fan of yours and of Our Best Bites, so I was really excited to see you post about how to incorporate food storage into some of their recipes. Thanks!

  • Katie

    what a GREAT post…I shared it on facebook!  Thanks for all the wonderful comparisons.  

  • Debbie

    Just shared the link on FB.  I just love it when you post recipes.  It is a great way to find new ways to use my food storage.  I love the wheat ones best.  I now have my kids eating more wheat.  They can’t tell the difference.

  • Skippygirl14

    Thanks for doing this giveaway and for the great tips! I just posted about it on facebook.

  • Dianna Annette

    Great job ladies! I absolutely love it when you have taken time out of your busy schedules to make recipes into food storage. Of course I have posted this on my facebook page, since I am still trying to convince many friends and family to begin food storage. 

  • Lorie Schnell

    Found this site from a facebook friend who pasted it on her wall! I am so excited. I will be on here on regular basis.THANK YOU! I posted this also for everyone to see on my Faceboolk.

  • Teresa Cameron71

    Just shared the link on my FB wall.  I have a counter here full of strawberries and am loving the look of Strawberry Chocolate Nachos.  Thinking treat tonight. yum!

  • Lori LaFrance

    I’ve posted this on my FB – I love you two!!!

  • M_rnelson

    Thank! I posted it on facebook.

  • Shelley Jordan

    I posted it to my facebook.  This is great info, thanks!

  • Bestctrlady

    I just left a link and comment about today’s posting.  I love the constructive tips that you all leave!  And today I just love the recipe for chocolate zucchini bread!!  I HAVE to try that!!  Thanks!  =)

  • Avon2891

    I posted to my facebook page.   :)    Thanks for all you do.

  • Gingergal2_99

    Love this info… posted to my FB :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/erica.r.danforth Erica Renee Danforth

    Great job ladies!! I posted the link on my Facebook page.

  • Teresa Woods

    I just posted the link on my Facebook page. Thank you for all of the wonderful ideas. I would love a copy of the cookbook – I am an avid collector. I have been encouraging friends to begin food storage – it is no easy task. You girls make it easier! Thanks again!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1204016647 Cortney Maly Hellmich

    Excellent info, Ladies!  I posted on my FB!  Thanks again!

  • Robin E

    I posted the link! Love that you’re doing this and showing us how!

  • Kim Jones

    I put the link on my FB wall!! (Kim Hannig Jones)

    chicstyle at live dot com

  • Schatzie Ohio

    All The recipes from “Our Best Bites” look great.  As for the dry beans, I can the dry beans and the process of canning cooks the beans it cuts out the step of soaking and cooking them first.

  • Schatzie Ohio

    All The recipes from “Our Best Bites” look great.  As for the dry beans, I can the dry beans and the process of canning cooks the beans it cuts out the step of soaking and cooking them first.

    • Ndimitru

      HOw do you can the dry beans?  Thanks!