Deals to Meals gets a makeover!

Deals to Meals gets a makeover!

Recommended Products, Three Month Supply
If you've followed our blog for a long time, you may remember when we first introduced you to a service called Deals to Meals. We have used and recommended it as a way to stock up on groceries (specifically three month supply items) at discounted prices without having to clip coupons. We totally LOVE it! I've been enjoying it even more as I've been making a big effort to eat healthier and found it a struggle to stay within my grocery budget with my new eating plan. Well, Deals to Meals recently re-launched their blog (we are suckers for blog makeovers and theirs doesn't disappoint). And they are also going to be having a series of guest bloggers begin to contribute on the blog. Keep an eye out on the…
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2015 Black Friday – Cyber Monday Deals

Baking Ingredients, Food Storage Sales
We're excited to announce the 2015 Black Friday specials! We've heard from a lot of you who are looking to make this Christmas a "Preparedness Christmas". What a great idea! There are really some amazing deals happening this year. Much better than we have seen in recent years. We have rounded up all the best deals on our favorite products and summarized them for you in one simple sale flyer. Make sure to check each individual item as different things are on sale on different days. SHARING IS CARING: Help your family and friends be more prepared by sharing these deals with them and be entered to win one of 25 bags of snackies we are giving away! Details found on this email we sent out.
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How to Can Peach Jam

Canning, Canning
I have lots of memories of canning as a child, some good and some not so good. I loved sitting by my mom and chatting all day while we worked. I loved eating delicious canned peaches and homemade jelly. I didn't love carrying the jars down the basement steps and having my brother trip me causing me to fall and break jars and cut myself on the glass (yes that's the brother that Julie married, he's much nicer now). As an adult I have found that it really doesn't save a lot of money to can things yourself, especially when you factor in the time spent. However, I do enjoy learning the process, practicing self reliance skills, and being able to control exactly what you put in the jars. Of…
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Morning Glory Muffins with Food Storage Substitutions

Comfort Foods, Fruits and Vegetables
If you follow us on Facebook you may have seen that I am on a campaign to do better about breakfasts this school year. We have been in a bad habit of sticking with cold cereal so I am making changes to improve that! I'm not an early morning person so I am trying to make good breakfast foods in advance that they can just pull out of the fridge or freezer every morning. I wanted to find a good hearty muffin recipe that would be more filling and breakfast-like instead of just like a cupcake-ish treat. Some of our readers suggested morning glory muffins which I had never heard of before so I googled it and found this recipe which I used and modified quite a bit. Here is…
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HYDRANT WATER STORAGE SYSTEM

Recommended Products, Water
We recently had the opportunity to meet with Kris from Titan Ready USA and he showed us some of his products that we are excited to share with you. These products are simple but efficient solutions to some preparedness dilemmas we know we have faced and you may have as well. This post covers the Hydrant Water Storage Systems, but be sure to check out the HERC tea light ovens and the Helius Rocket Stove. FSME DISCOUNT: Click here to shop And enter coupon code FSME10 to save 10% on your Water Tower order. This deal is exclusively for Food Storage Made Easy readers! The Hydrant Water Storage Systems are 2-4 barrel towers that store 55 gallon barrels of water. You can start with a 2 barrel system and add…
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9 Easy Ways to Use Freeze-Dried Vegetables

Fruits and Vegetables
At Food Storage Made Easy, we are strong advocates of using your food storage on a regular basis so that you can rotate through it, as well as learn how to use it in your regular cooking.  So to help you out with that, we wanted to share with you a list of ways we like to use our freeze-dried vegetables. Don't just let those cans or buckets sit in the basement until there is an emergency!  Also keep scrolling down because we are announcing a HUGE sale on Chef's Banquet Vegetable Buckets just for Food Storage Made Easy readers.   SNACKING: Some veggies are great to snack on straight out of the can.  Corn is a favorite among both kids and grown-ups.  It tastes a little bit like popcorn without all…
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Cilantro-Lime Rice Recipe: Food Storage Style

Rice, Rice Recipes
To celebrate Mother's Day this year, the women in my family did a Walking Taco Bar to make a really easy dinner that everyone just contributed a little something to. It was so fun and delicious! My assigned task was to make Cilantro Lime Rice but I didn't see the texts about it until late Saturday night. I looked at the recipe and knew I was missing a few ingredients but I knew that my food storage could rescue me! So here is the original recipe and the run down of how I made it "food storage style". Food Storage Cilantro-Lime Rice 2 T. vegetable oil 1/3 c. freeze-dried chopped onions 1 tsp. minced garlic 7 cups water 8 tsp. chicken bouillon 1/2 c. freeze-dried cilantro 2 tsp. cumin 1/2…
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Food Storage Do-Over Week 13: Non-Food Items

Food Storage Do-Over 2015, Non-Food Items
We are excited to be starting week 13 of our Food Storage Do-Over 2015! If you didn't catch last week's post which talked about comfort foods you can see it here. Remember this is a 17 week process that we will be going through together. If you want to join in with the group on Facebook click here. If you'd like to receive email notifications of each week's do-over assignment you can join our mailing list here. Or you can always post in the blog comments with your progress as well! It is so much more fun and motivating doing it as a group so find a way to connect! In BabyStep 10: Non-Foods Items we discuss supplementing your food items with things that are necessary for cooking, eating, and…
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Food Storage Do-Over Week 12: Comfort Foods

Comfort Foods, Food Storage Do-Over 2015
We are excited to be starting week 12 of our Food Storage Do-Over 2015! If you didn't catch last week's post which talked about fruits and vegetables you can see it here. Remember this is a 17 week process that we will be going through together. If you want to join in with the group on Facebook click here. If you'd like to receive email notifications of each week's do-over assignment you can join our mailing list here. Or you can always post in the blog comments with your progress as well! It is so much more fun and motivating doing it as a group so find a way to connect! In BabyStep 9: Comfort Foods we discuss supplementing your core long term food storage items any comfort foods that…
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Food Storage Do-Over Week 11: Fruits and Vegetables

Food Storage Do-Over 2015, Fruits and Vegetables
We are excited to be starting week 11 of our Food Storage Do-Over 2015! If you didn't catch last week's post which talked about baking ingredients you can see it here. Remember this is a 17 week process that we will be going through together. If you want to join in with the group on Facebook click here. If you'd like to receive email notifications of each week's do-over assignment you can join our mailing list here. Or you can always post in the blog comments with your progress as well! It is so much more fun and motivating doing it as a group so find a way to connect! In BabyStep 8: Fruits and Vegetables we discuss supplementing your core long term food storage items with some produce. There…
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