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A lot of people have asked us if we have a button that they can add to their blog. Well we've always had one, but it wasn't very cute so we never really publicized it except to our family and friends. With our new "look" and several more requests, we thought now would be a good time to get a new and improved button and share it with ALL our readers. So if you like our blog, feel free to spread the word to YOUR family and friends by posting our button on your blog! To add the button just add an html widget to your layout and paste this html code inside of it. Make sure you give the widget a title... <div align=center><a href=http://foodstoragemadeeasy.net target=_blank><img src=http://foodstoragemadeeasy.net/fsme/images/newbutton.jpg border=0></a><br><b><a href=http://foodstoragemadeeasy.net…
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Why Food Storage Should Be Part of Your Financial Plan

Budgeting
Have you ever been out of work for a week, a month, even longer? Do you wish you could buy foods ONLY when they are on sale and with coupons? Do you wish you had a stockpile of grains now that the prices are getting so high? In light of the current economic situation, we thought we'd share with you some ideas on how having your food storage in place can help you financially in both the short term and long term. Short Term Food Storage Your short term food storage consists of getting a 3 month supply of foods that you eat on a day to day basis. Once you have this in place you can start to grocery shop from your food storage and only replenish those items…
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Using Your Long Term Food Storage

Long Term Food Storage, Videos
We had the opportunity to sit down and talk with Crystal from Everyday Food Storage tonight and we learned TONS of great ideas for actually USING your long term food storage items. We are using this information to help develop step 7 (coming soon!). We also filmed Crystal answering some of our questions about getting started on cooking with your food storage which we have added to the Step 4 page. The most surprising answer we got was to the question "What is your favorite food storage ingredient to cook with?" View the video to find out!
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Food Storage Recipes: Cookie Clay Dough

Comfort Food Ideas, Comfort Foods, Recipes, Wheat Recipes
Cookie Clay Dough Serving Size: About 40 small cookies Prep Time: 5 minutes Cook Time: 10 minutes Recipe from Crystal at Everyday Food Storage Ingredients: 1/2 cup sugar 1/2 cup brown sugar, firmly packed 1/2 cup butter (1 cube) 1 tsp vanilla 1 egg (can use powdered eggs) 2 cup whole wheat flour 2 T dry egg powder (do not add water at this time) or 1 extra large egg 1 tsp baking powder 1/2 tsp salt 1/2 tsp cinnamon Directions: Cream together first 5 ingredients with a mixer. In a separate bowl combine all dry ingredients. Slowly add to the creamy mixture until it reaches the consistency of Play-Doh. Give the Cookie Clay Dough to your kids and let them make shapes, letters, etc. out of it. They can…
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3 Helpful Hints for Using Our Food Storage Blog

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Hint #1: Subscribe to our RSS feed Would you like to be notified whenever we publish a new post? Don't forget to add our blog to your RSS reader. An RSS reader compiles all of your blog feeds into one location so you can easily see which sites have been updated. Our recommended viewer is Google Reader. Once you get the hang of it it is a really nice way to keep track of your favorite blogs. Just click on the "Entries RSS" link at the bottom right-hand side of the page and it will help you subscribe to your RSS reader of choice. If you are intimidated by RSS feeds, we have a few other ways you can stay updated. If you become a fan of our Facebook Page…
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Everyday Food Storage Blogger at Utah State Fair

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Thanks to everyone who helped to support Crystal from the Everyday Food Storage blog by voting on her recipe for the Utah’s Own Down Home Cook Off competition. She was one of the top two finalists and was part of a cook-off at the Utah State Fair today. We weren't able to hit the state fair today to view the contest in person but we watched her on KUTV during the 12:00 news. Crystal was fantastic on t.v. and it was really fun to get to see her share her talent with a large audience. Even though she ended up not winning 1st place we just wanted to congratulate her on making it so far and helping to spread the word about the importance of food storage and learning how…
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Recipe: Chicken Barley Chili

Barley Recipes, Bean Recipes, Recipes
Chicken Barley Chili Serving Size: 10 (1 cup) servings Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 30 minutes Ingredients: 1 (14.5 oz) can Italian diced tomatoes (I used home canned) 1 (16 oz) jar/can Salsa or tomato sauce (use salsa for spicier version) 1 (14.5 oz) chicken broth 1 cup Quaker Quick Barley 3 cups water 1 T. chili powder 1 tsp. cumin 1 (15 oz) can black beans, drained and rinsed 1 (15 oz) can corn, drained 1 1/2 lbs chicken breasts, cut into bite-sized pieces and boiled (can use canned chicken) cheddar cheese, sour cream, tortilla chips (optional) Directions: In a large pot, combine the first 7 ingredients. Bring to a boil, cover and reduce heat to low. Simmer for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally. Meanwhile boil the chicken in…
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Emergency Preparedness – What are you waiting for?

72 Hour Kits, Emergency Preparedness, Getting Started
With hurricane Gustav hitting the coast, emergency preparedness is a hot topic today. Even if not directly affected by the hurricane, we are all reminded of how important it is to have an emergency plan in place. You never know when your area will be the one that is hit with a disaster. If you haven't already completed your "emergency plan", be sure to go through the first component of our Getting Started page where we have outlined the basics of what you need to do. We include this under getting started because we feel it is important to have this done even before you get your food storage plan underway. For convenience sake, we have copied the information for you here. Have a Basic Emergency Plan in Place: Before…
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