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We are Guest Bloggers!

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This is a first for us here at Food Storage Made Easy. We are featured on the Totally Ready blog as guest bloggers this week. This blog focuses on all matters relating to emergency preparedness so she covers a lot of things that we aren't planning to delve into. In our guest post we give an overview of the process of baking homemade bread from grinding your own wheat through to a delicious whole wheat bread recipe. Go check it out! We are also featured on the Obsessive Shopper blog this week. She gives some great tips on some food storage sales so you will definitely want to look at the Focus on Food Storage post.
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Using My Grocery List Sale Sheet

Budgeting, Julie's Progress, Three Month Supply
So I have ALWAYS wondered - IS COSTCO REALLY CHEAPER THAN WALMART? Well tonight- I put my sale comparison sheet from our 3 month food storage spreadsheet to use. I have been a member at Costco for years, but I only buy my chicken there. Mostly because I'm too lazy to cut off fat, and this chicken is always perfect with no fat. Anyways, every time I go, I look at prices and think, it's probably cheaper at Walmart, grab my chicken and leave. SO- I printed out my little sheet that tells me how much I usually spend for things at Walmart. Since I had the sizes and price per oz, it was so easy for me to decide which items to buy at COSTCO vs. WALMART. Anyways, I…
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Added "BabyStep 6: Legumes" to Main Topics

Legumes
We added a BabyStep! Check out the Step 6: Legumes main topic page to learn all about the exciting world of legumes. The category includes basic information on all different types of legumes. We specifically address some common Do's and Don'ts for Beans- the legume you'll store most of! We're still experimenting with lots of different recipes, so stay tuned!
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Wheat Grinder Article

Grains
We posted BabyStep 5 before our research on wheat grinders was officially completed. We have now finished a comprehensive article about wheat grinder types, prices, usages and recommendations that's been published on ezinearticles.com. You may view the link on the BabyStep 5 page or simply click here.
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Everyday Food Storage Lady Needs Our Help!

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As most of you know, we like to refer you to an awesome blog to find good food storage recipes. Well the author of the blog everydayfoodstorage.net was on TV this week for the Utah's Own Down Home Cook Off competition. Monday was the big day she got to show how to make Twinkie Surprise Cupcakes on air with Chef Bryan on channel 2. She also shared a tip for using dehydrated eggs in between cooking segments. If you want to help vote for Crystal to win the cook off all you need to do is CLICK HERE. The contest finalists are picked by how many times people VIEW the recipe on kutv's website, so please help support Crystal and her Everyday Food Storage Blog by viewing the recipe and…
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Food Storage Recipes: Corn Cakes

Cornmeal Recipes, Grains, Long Term Food Storage, Recipes, Wheat Recipes
Do you ever have a favorite meal at a restaurant that gets discontinued? I spend a summer being a waitress at IHOP and ate their corn pancakes almost every night that I worked. I seriously was a little obsessed. Well after I stopped working there, we went to eat there one time and I was so excited to get my corn cakes. Well I was soooo sad to find out that they were no longer in the menu. It was one of those cases where I wanted to yell at the server but I knew it wasn't their fault so I just quietly moped to myself. I made a goal to recreate the recipe and when I got one of those restaurant copycat books that had an IHOP Country Griddle…
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3 Month Food Supply – Jodi’s Update (Great Deals!)

Budgeting, Jodi's Progress, Three Month Supply
Even though we are continuing to learn and talk about our long-term food storage, we are not neglecting BabyStep 3 (building our 3 month food supply). I wanted to share an update as to what I am doing to work towards this step just with my normal grocery shopping each month. Let me start by saying, the Obsessive Shopper is AMAZING! I have picked up a few of the deals she’s pointed out here and there in the past, but this is the first week I decided to use her system on my own and really see what it was all about. It took about 30 minutes of preparation, and then I headed to Smiths (Krogers). Here is a summary of how simple this process really is: Step 1 –…
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How to Use a Wheat Grinder – Video

Appliance Tutorials, Grains, Videos, Wheat
As we mentioned in BabyStep 5, the biggest hang-up people seem to have with starting their long-term food storage is WHEAT! And more specifically, how to actually use a wheat grinder. Well don't worry, as promised we have made a video showing you just how simple it is to grind your own flour from wheat. SPECIAL NOTE - After the cameras stopped rolling and it was clean up time, we found that the WonderMill was WAY cleaner. The Nutrimill blew out more flour and was a little slower in a side by side test. Do you own one of these wheat grinders or a different one? What do you like/dislike about it? Stay tuned for our Wheat Grinder Article coming soon!
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Added "BabyStep 5: Grains" to Main Topics

Grains
We added a BabyStep! Check out the Step 5: Grains main topic page to learn all about the exciting world of grains. The grains category is more than just wheat, we promise! We have covered the basics of each of the grains listed in our long term food storage calculator (see BabyStep 4 if you haven't made your chart yet). Stay tuned for a special wheat grinder article and video which will be added soon!
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Food Storage Recipes: Buttermilk Cornbread

Cornmeal Recipes, Powdered Eggs Recipes, Recipes
In doing our research to prepare the page for BabyStep 5: Grains, we realized that there were several grains on the long term food storage list (see BabyStep 4) that we didn't really know how to use. We decided to try to find good recipes for those ingredients before we actually start purchasing them. Jodi found this cornbread recipe and tried it for Sunday dinner and loved it so much we decided to post it for you so you can start to get excited about your grains too! Buttermilk Cornbread Serving Size: 9 servings Prep Time: 5 minutes Cook Time: 25 minutes Ingredients: 1/2 cup butter 2/3 cup white sugar 2 eggs (or 2 T. powdered eggs 1/4 C. Water) 1 cup buttermilk (I make my own with 1 T.…
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