How to Make Ricotta Cheese from Powdered Milk

Baking Ingredients, Powdered Milk Recipes, Recipes
Julie and I often say if there were an emergency and we could eat PIZZA then everything would be ok. I've come to realize that cheese is a pretty major comfort food for me and is something I would miss significantly in an emergency situation. I've decided to try to have different cheeses on hand in several forms (shredded in the freezer, freeze-dried cheeses in my food storage, parmesan cheese in the pantry, etc.) One thing I couldn't store well was ricotta cheese which is a favorite in some of our lasagna recipes. I decided to try a completely shelf stable lasagna one day and ventured out to see if I could MAKE ricotta cheese using powdered milk. I googled a few recipes and experimented a little bit and found…
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Food Storage Recipes: Worms & Dirt

Baking Ingredients, Powdered Milk Recipes
I have a confession to make ... my husband HATES powdered milk. Even with Crystal's delicious drinkable powdered milk tips my husband still refuses to drink it (he loves the fatty kind!). As one of the emergencies from our Seven Day Challenge, we had no power, and no fridge food and we decided to make a treat for our kids to keep them occupied in the evening. We happened to have some gummy worms hidden in a cupboard so I made delicious "Worms and Dirt" inspired by a meal at Boston Pizza in Banff, Canada. YUMM! Worms and Dirt Recipe 1 box of chocolate pudding Make with Powdered Milk! Top with Gummy Worms And my husband didn't even complain that it was made ONLY with powdered milk! So at least…
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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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