How to Make an Ice Cream Cake

How to Make an Ice Cream Cake

Comfort Food Ideas, Recipes
WARNING: This post is not really related to food storage, but it is what I have been busy with all week so I am posting about it here (plus it might be helpful to some of you!) My husband turned 30 this year, sometimes you have to make a big deal over a birthday :) I was especially happy over the fact that I am still a young wife in my 20's so I had to rub in the fact that he is 30 a little bit. Ever since he was a little boy, my husband's mom always bought him a Baskin Robbins ice cream cake for his birthday. Well his birthday was exactly 10 days after our wedding and I faithfully went to try to buy him a cake…
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Food Storage Recipes: Homemade Macaroni and Cheese

Bean Recipes, Comfort Food Ideas, Lima Beans Recipes, Pasta Recipes, White Flour Recipes
Using fresh ground bean flour is one of my FAVORITE ways to eat healthy and save on fat and calories. I've always loved my mom's homemade macaroni and cheese and now I have learned how to tweak this recipe to use different food storage items in two different versions: Homemade Mac 'N' Cheese (w/ grains and powdered milk) Ingredients: 1 lb macaroni noodles 1/4 c. butter 1/4 c. flour 1 c. milk (or 1 c. water, 3 T. powdered milk) 1 tsp. seasoned salt cheese cubes (optional) ham cubes (optional) Directions: Cook noodles according to package directions. Drain and set aside. Melt butter in large saucepan. Whisk in the flour until smooth. Slowly stir in milk until well mixed in. Add seasoned salt. Let cook for a little while until…
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Beyond the BabySteps: Comfort Foods: Yummy Recipes!

Comfort Food Ideas, Comfort Foods, Recipes
For our Summer Crash Course we have been revamping all of the BabyStep pages and last week we updated the Step 9: Comfort Foods page. On that page we give a great list of ideas for comfort foods but we wanted to give you this bonus handout of fun recipes you can make all with shelf-stable foods and with minimal cooking required (could use a fire pit or barbecue grill in a pinch). Here are the recipes included in the handout. Recipe 1: Best Rice Krispie Squaries (courtesy of Grandma Lori) Recipe 2: Homemade Popcorn Put a few tablespoons of oil (any kind will do) in the bottom of a 4-quart pan. Pour in 1/2 c. of popcorn kernels (we buy ours in bulk #10 cans to use to make…
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Food Storage Recipes: "Lemon Bars with a Twist"

Baking Ingredients, Comfort Food Ideas, Powdered Eggs Recipes, Recipes, Sugar Recipes
Ever since I was a little girl my mom would make me these bars on or around my birthday. I LOVE them. They don't even really have a name other then my "Birthday Bars". They are kind of like a lemon bar but the filling is made with brown sugar instead of lemon, like a sugar pie type filling! YUM! Since it's not my birthday, I don't have a batch to take a picture of but I'll update the blog with one soon! Just imagine this lemon bar picture with a brown sugar filling instead! Julie's Birthday Bars Recipe Crust- 1 c butter (can use 1 cup butter powder and 1/4 cup water instead) ½ c powdered sugar ½ tsp salt 2 c flour Filling Sugar- 2 eggs (can use…
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Food Storage Recipes: Rice Pudding

Comfort Food Ideas, Jodi's Progress, Powdered Eggs Recipes, Rice Recipes
Rice pudding is a comfort food I remember from my childhood. Now that I have tried other rice pudding recipes I have come to realize that no rice pudding is the same (or as good) as my mom's rice pudding. The recipe isn't hugely complex, but it's the one I like. If you don't have your own favorite yet, give this one a try, it's definitely a great food storage recipe! Rice Pudding Recipe Ingredients: 2 eggs, beaten (can use powdered eggs) ½ c. sugar ¼ tsp. salt 2 c. milk (can use powdered milk) 1 ¼ c. cooked white rice, cooled (leftovers work great) ½ c. raisins (optional but oh so delicious!) Cinnamon and Nutmeg to taste Directions: Preheat oven to 325o F. Mix all the ingredients together and…
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I was sneaky tonight!

Baking Ingredients, Comfort Food Ideas, Comfort Foods, General, Julie's Progress, Legumes, Long Term Food Storage, Powdered Milk Recipes
One of the things people always recommend when getting your family to start eating food storage is adding new foods to meals and not telling your family since they may not give it a fair chance.  Well my husband works from home and knows how and what I'm cooking so I haven't been able to use that trick. Tonight I hosted a little dinner party at my house and decided I would sneakily use tons of food storage in my dinner and dessert.  I definitely recommend it, it was fun having a little secret... hehe. Anyways,  I made a great tortilla casserole recipe, (added black beans) and even made the tortillas from scratch using all fresh ground whole wheat! I even replaced the cream of chicken soup with BEAN FLOUR…
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Food Storage Recipes: Best Rice Krispie Squares

Comfort Food Ideas, Comfort Foods, Sugar Recipes
What do you do on a Sunday night when you don't want to go to the store but you want a delicious treat? This happened to me last Sunday and guess what I did? I made a food storage dessert! YAY!!! This one has been a staple in my family for years and it is one of my favorite treats. But it only just dawned on me that it was a perfect food storage recipe. It qualifies as a comfort food in my opinion because if I was eating purely food storage and I could eat this treat every now and then I'd be in heaven. So here it is, recipe courtesy of Grandma Lori: Best Rice Krispie Squares Recipe Ingredients: 1/2 c. white sugar 1 c. corn syrup (karo…
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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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