All About Powdered Sour Cream

Baking Ingredients
Most traditional long term food storage calculators do not cover items such as powdered butter, powdered sour cream, etc. These are not considered "life-sustaining" foods but we definitely consider them to be useful additions to any food storage plan. Today we want to cover powdered sour cream to help you decide if it's something that you would like to add into your supplies and give you a few ideas on how to use it. What is Powdered Sour Cream? Sour cream powder is a cream that has had the fat removed and is dehydrated in order to preserve it. It has a shelf life of about 10 years if stored in a sealed can at moderate temperatures. How Do I Use Powdered Sour Cream? Powdered sour cream is wonderful for…
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All About Honey … Yummy!

Baking Ingredients
By now you all have probably figured out that Julie is the "healthy" one and I like treats. So whatever your style is you should be able to resonate with one or the other of us ;) Well storing honey in our food storage gives Julie a healthy option as a replacement for white sugar, and gives Jodi a delicious option for making yummy treats! It's a win-win for us on the food storage front. How much honey should I store According to most food storage calculators it is recommended to store 60 pounds total of sugars/sweeteners per year per adult. Our calculator uses the common recommendation of just 3 pounds of honey per person. However, we both use honey in our basic bread recipes so we have chosen to…
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Day 8: Food Storage Christmas (baking ingredients)

Baking Ingredients, Christmas Gifts
Baking Ingredients are necessary for you to be able to make a lot of recipes using your grains and legumes. There are a variety of ingredients found in this category, so be creative if one of these ideas isn't available in your local stores. Add the Day 8 Tags to whichever option you choose: Options that are Free or Under $1 Extra Container of Salt Salt is one of those things that you run out of, and don't necessarily think of storing. Find or buy a container of salt and make it cute with ribbons, or put it in a gift bag, and remind them Food Storage isn't just grains and legumes. An Option that is $5-$30 A #10 Can of Powdered Milk or Powdered Eggs Powdered Milk can be…
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BabyStep 7: Baking and Misc Ingredients (revised)

7 Day Challenge, Baking Ingredients
In order to get your ready for the Seven Day Challenge, we are going through revising and cleaning up all our BabySteps. We created the BabySteps to break down the vast amount of information in the "food storage world" when we first got started last summer. From the BabySteps, we developed the BabySteps Checklists as a way to split up the 10 steps over a one year period. We decided it would be good to revise each BabyStep as part of our Summer Crash Course. So jump in and get started ... it's not too late! This week we are covering BabyStep 7: Baking and Misc Ingredients (click here to view the full step) Updated key points Added instructions for making brown sugar Added a dairy section including eggs, butter,…
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Holiday Baking + Food Storage

Baking Ingredients, Long Term Food Storage
This time of year is an EXCELLENT time to stock up on your items in Step 7: Baking Ingredients. Mary Hunt, best-selling finance author, sends out daily finance tips in her Everyday Cheapskate newsletter which we LOVE. We encourage you to sign up for her newsletter and also to stock up on these items for your holiday baking AND your food storage. Here are Mary's thoughts on the topic of holiday baking from her newsletter: Holiday Baking on the Cheap Although baking sweets for the holidays is a joyful and gratifying project, it does take time and money. If you've got the time to build your baking stockpile, merchants are willing to help out with the cost as they begin to compete for our holiday food dollars. This time of…
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