Book Review: Savoring the Seasons with Our Best Bites

Book Reviews
 Savoring the Seasons with Our Best Bites More than 100 Year Round Recipes by Sara Wells & Kate Jones Background: A little over a year ago, I discovered the website Our Best Bites. One of my friends had posted a link on facebook to their recipe for Cadbury Mini Egg cookies. Cadbury Mini Eggs and I are kind of soul mates, so this recipe caught my attention. After browsing their site, I fell in love immediately. The site is by 2 young moms who love to cook and share great recipes that are DELICIOUS. Their first cook book is amazing, and now that their new cookbook is out, we're thrilled to be reviewing it. Alright- at this point you may be asking yourself "What does this have to do with…
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New Binder Updates

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For those of you who have purchased our Food Storage Made Easy Binder eBook, we have just released the next batch of FREE UPDATES to the binder. These are some of our best and most informative posts from the past few months put into a nice printable format to match the rest of your binder. You can add them in to the relevant sections of your binder thus you are always improving the materials you have available in case of a powerless emergency where you can't access these things online. If you have purchased a binder in the past and did NOT receive an email from us today with the updates, please email us at info@foodstoragemadeeasy.net and we will trouble-shoot the problem for you. If you haven't purchased your binder…
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Food Storage Book Review: Cooking with Food Storage Made Easy

Book Reviews
Please note: This is part of a series of reviews we are doing on food storage, emergency prep, and self-reliance type books. For more reviews click here. Cooking with Food Storage - Made Easy Hundreds of tasty, money-saving recipes your family will love by Debbie G. Harman Background: Obviously the name of this book is what initially caught my attention when I stumbled upon it at Wal-Mart (yes they really do have food storage books at Wal-Mart in Utah). Since our whole philosophy is to try to make food storage "EASY" I was hoping that this book would be right up my ally. When I flipped it open I fell in love. There is only ONE other cookbook that I have ever sat and just READ through the entire thing…
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Book Review: Dinner Is In The Jar

Book Reviews, food storage books, Recipes
Please note: This is part of a series of reviews we are doing on food storage, emergency prep, and self-reliance type books. For more reviews click here.  Dinner Is In The Jar Quick, Easy Dinner Mixes in Mason Jars or Mylar Bags by Kathy Clark Background: If you know Jodi and me, you would be surprised at how much we differ, while being very similar at the same time.  When my husband and I met, he told Jodi (his sister) - "I met a girl I know you're going to like- she's just like YOU!" When it comes to cooking, meal planning and recipes however; the only thing we have in common is our deep and abiding love for Cadbury mini-eggs- which you would know about if you were a…
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Book Review: In The Trenches

Book Reviews
Please note: This is part of a series of reviews we are doing on food storage, emergency preparedness, and self-reliance type books. For more reviews click here.   In The TrenchesFinancial Survival During Times of Hardshipby Carol Schultz-Weil    Background: For those of you who have followed Julie and I on our food storage journey over the past two years, you may recall that in the beginning we couldn't seem to get a grasp on using food storage during natural disasters (i.e. If there is an earthquake and you have no power, how are you going to COOK all that wheat anyway?) So we decided to focus on the thought that we were much more likely to have an "economic disaster" in our lives and we wanted to use food storage…
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Jodi and Julie’s Food Storage New Years Resolutions

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If you've been following us for awhile, you know at the beginning of  last year we had some New Years Resolutions. Well it's a new year, and it's time for new resolutions. We both have a big goal to help Jodi's mom get her food storage in order, as well as some of our own resolutions. My sweet mom (Grandma Lori) donated her food dehydrator to me when we first started to learn about food storage. However, I haven't been ambitious enough to use it yet. We have had some great tips and resources sent in by readers and I am determined to put some of it into action. When first getting started in food storage, all of the disaster/emergency prep stuff really overwhelmed me. Now that I have food…
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Extreme Makeover – Food Storage Edition

Extreme Food Storage Makeover, General
For months now Jodi's mom has hinted that she would like us to help her get her food storage organized, under control, and finished! So for Christmas we decided to give her an "Extreme Makeover" - food storage style. We're going to be documenting the process for you so you can come along for the journey. So let's get started: Based on our initial conversations with Jodi's mom, we have come up with the following game plan to help her achieve her Food Storage Extreme Makeover: Fill out Family Emergency Plan Purchase/Compile Disaster Kits and Car Kits Increase water storage 3 month supply plan Purchase 3 month supply foods Work on alternative cooking methods for long term storage We will be updating the Extreme Makeover Index Page with all the…
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Day 5: Food Storage Christmas (long term education)

Book Reviews, Christmas Gifts, Long Term Food Storage
A lot of people have a hard time storing all the "Food Storage" type foods because they have no idea how much to store, or how to use it. Use these great ideas to help people get going and don't forget to add the cute Day 5 Tags: Options that are Free or Under $1 Print-Out of Long Term Needs Here is a handout that includes instructions and a food storage calculator that you can print out, tie a ribbon around, add the cute Day 5 Tags, and give to someone. This will help them determine quantities of foods to purchase based on their family size. An Option that is $5-$30 Favorite Food Storage Recipe Delivered Since it IS Christmas, try baking one of your favorite food storage recipes and…
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Food Storage Made Easy eBook Binder Updates!

Beyond the Babysteps, food storage books, Helpful Tools
We have just published our first batch of updates for our Food Storage Made Easy eBook Binders! This update includes all of the revised BabyStep Main Pages as well as 9 handouts put together from some of our best blog posts we've done since the binder was created. If you haven't purchased your Food Storage Made Easy eBook Binder yet, we are currently offering a $5 off promotion if you do an educational "assignment" related to the Seven Day Challenge. Click here for more details on how to get the discount! Just think for only $12 (or $17) you get our full binder download plus great updates like these for free FOR LIFE! If you have already purchased a binder but haven't signed up for Free Binder Updates For Life…
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Food Storage Made Easy eBook Binders: ON SALE!

7 Day Challenge, Giveaways
To celebrate the end of our 7 DAY CHALLENGE, we are going to be making the Food Storage Made Easy eBook Binder available for $5 off for a LIMITED TIME! BUT there’s a catch… There's an ASSIGNMENT -and you have to read this whole post to find out how to get it! If you haven’t been around lately, we just barely finished the 7 DAY CHALLENGE.  Each day for 7 Days we had a mock emergency to test out how well we are prepared for the MANY reasons we all have food storage (natural disasters, economic crisis, everyday emergencies, health benefits).  We still can’t believe how much we learned ourselves and how much “fun” we had. With a challenge like this, of COURSE we had prizes… The last round of…
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