Cream Cheese and Jam Cookies made with HEALTHY White Flour

Healthy Food Storage, Recipes
Over the last few years we have become very comfortable using our food storage wheat. In fact we "rotate" through it in our everyday cooking so much that we are constantly having to replenish our storage to keep our "year supply" full. The only problem we've had is that wheat flour is just not that awesome in certain treats. It's easy to substitute it for all-purpose flour in breads, pancakes, pizza dough, etc., or even in cookies and cakes that have strong flavors like chocolate or pumpkin in them ... But make a sugar cookie with wheat flour and you might just cry a little. Even all the butter and sugar can't "save" it ;) Well we recently stumbled across a recipe for a HEALTHY "white flour substitute" developed by…
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The Great Cake Debate

Extreme Food Storage Makeover, Wheat Recipes, White Flour Recipes
Jodi's dad is one of the hardest people to win over to the whole wheat camp. He hates everything that Grandma Lori makes with whole wheat which makes her a little hesitant to keep cooking with it. He's typically not even willing to try something if he catches on that there might be whole wheat in it. So this Thanksgiving we concocted a sneaky plan ... Two Innocent-Looking Pumpkin Cake Batters One is made with 100% fresh ground whole wheat flour, the other is made with store-bought white flour. (Hint, white flour is on the left) Can You Tell the Difference? The whole wheat cake (right) was a little darker. The white flour cake (left) rose a little higher. We are thinking we could probably add a little more leavening…
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HOMEMADE WHOLE WHEAT NOODLES (AND LASAGNA)

Julie's Progress, Wheat Recipes
Do you ever find that whole wheat pasta can taste grainy, and let's be honest - a little bit GROSS! This is Julie here, and I'm the one with the high tolerance for healthy food, yet I can barely stomach whole wheat noodles at times. Well when I discovered how DELICIOUS and easy making whole wheat pasta could be, I was hooked. Awhile back, I shared that I was making lasagna on our facebook page. A lot of you asked for the recipe, and I'm sorry it's taken me so long to get to this post. Anyhow, whenever I make lasagna now, I make the noodles using whole wheat. I don't use any special pasta maker either! I just use a regular old rolling pin. The great thing about lasagna…
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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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Food Storage Recipes: Corn Cakes

Cornmeal Recipes, Grains, Long Term Food Storage, Recipes, Wheat Recipes
Do you ever have a favorite meal at a restaurant that gets discontinued? I spend a summer being a waitress at IHOP and ate their corn pancakes almost every night that I worked. I seriously was a little obsessed. Well after I stopped working there, we went to eat there one time and I was so excited to get my corn cakes. Well I was soooo sad to find out that they were no longer in the menu. It was one of those cases where I wanted to yell at the server but I knew it wasn't their fault so I just quietly moped to myself. I made a goal to recreate the recipe and when I got one of those restaurant copycat books that had an IHOP Country Griddle…
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How to Use a Wheat Grinder – Video

Appliance Tutorials, Grains, Videos, Wheat
As we mentioned in BabyStep 5, the biggest hang-up people seem to have with starting their long-term food storage is WHEAT! And more specifically, how to actually use a wheat grinder. Well don't worry, as promised we have made a video showing you just how simple it is to grind your own flour from wheat. SPECIAL NOTE - After the cameras stopped rolling and it was clean up time, we found that the WonderMill was WAY cleaner. The Nutrimill blew out more flour and was a little slower in a side by side test. Do you own one of these wheat grinders or a different one? What do you like/dislike about it? Stay tuned for our Wheat Grinder Article coming soon!
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