Homemade Whole Wheat “Rhodes” Rolls

Wheat Recipes
Since having baby number 3, I've been searching for ways to get more out of my cooking time. I am dabbling a little in freezer meals, cooking in bulk, and preparing foods that will give me multiple meals. I figure if I'm going to get the kitchen dirty, I may as well get more out of it. I still have a lot to learn, but this last week I had a little success that I thought I would share with you all. A few months ago we posted our FAVORITE bread recipe. I use this recipe for bread, pizza dough, cinnamon rolls, and so much more. Well, I was making bread and some odd shaped pizzas last week and had a random amount of dough left. It wasn't big enough…
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Homemade Whole Wheat Tortillas (Using a tortilla press and cooker)

Cooking From Scratch, Recipes, Wheat, Wheat Recipes
I've been making homemade whole wheat tortillas for awhile now by hand. A friend of mine called me a couple weeks ago and said she wanted to make a lot of them for lunches and snacks and wanted to know some of my tricks for making and storing them in bulk. When she asked me this, I had to confess I only really make them for this one recipe because rolling them out is actually kind of annoying. It's totally doable, and I did a post about it awhile back, but making them by hand takes enough time that I shy away from it. Well then, we were asked to come to a food storage fair where we needed to bring samples for 150+ people. The recipe we made called…
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Shelf Stable Recipes: Wheat Applesauce Cake

Grains, Shelf Stable Recipes, Wheat, Wheat Recipes
Submitted by: Sherida R From:Sacramento, CA WHEAT APPLESAUCE CAKE Ingredients: 2 cups whole wheat flour 1 cup sugar 1 tsp baking soda 1 tsp cinnamon 1/2 tsp nutmeg 1/2 tsp cloves 1 cup applesauce 1/2 cup oil Nuts, dates, raisins (opt) Directions: Mix all the dry ingredients. Then stir in the applesauce, oil, and nuts or fruits (opt). Bake in a 9x9 pan at 350 degrees for about 35 minutes. Top each piece with warm apple sauce when serving. Special Notes: When serving this cake do NOT leave off the dollop of warm applesauce on each piece. It balances out the sweetness of the cake and makes all the difference.
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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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Grains, Facebook, and a Guessing GAME!

Healthy Food Storage, Julie's Progress, Just For Fun, Long Term Food Storage
As I've been learning more about healthy food storage I've ventured into learning more about different types of grains. I can't help but laugh at myself sometimes because only 2 years ago I didn't even know what wheat looked like. A few weeks ago, I tried Quinoa for the first time, it's a grain that is high in protein and super yummy! I ate it plain and decided to ask on our Facebook page, how you guys, our readers ate it. The response was awesome... We got 29 responses with ideas, links to recipes, tips on places to buy it cheaper and more. Here is just a little screen shot of some of the responses: Seriously - if you're not on our facebook page you should be. We have great…
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Day 6: Food Storage Christmas (grains)

Christmas Gifts, Giveaways, Grains, Long Term Food Storage, Wheat
Now we're on to the real nuts and bolts of Food Storage. Help someone out this holiday season by showing them how to actually USE their Food Storage. Day 6 is going to start the actual food items with GRAINS. Make sure to add your Day 6 Tags to whichever gift option you choose. Options that are Free or Under $1 Blender Wheat Pancake Mix If you haven't tried making Blender Wheat Pancakes you are missing out! This is something easy you can make that uses wheat with no wheat grinder required. Put the ingredients in a baggie, tie a ribbon around it and a recipe card with instructions. Don't forget to add the Day 6 tag as well. It wont cost you much, but will surely impress and motivate…
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7 Great Ways to Use Wheat WITHOUT a Wheat Grinder!

7 Great Ways to Use Wheat WITHOUT a Wheat Grinder!

Grains, Wheat, Wheat Recipes
If you have read our blog for very long, you have often heard and seen us talk about how much we LOVE our WonderMill Wheat Grinders. We were lucky enough to get ours fairly early on in our food storage adventures, but we confess that we let NOT having a grinder really stand in the way of getting started with our food storage. Please learn from our mistake, buy a little bit of wheat, and try these 7 great ideas for using your wheat WITHOUT a wheat grinder! 1. Thermos Wheat Recipe from author Rita Bingham Bring 1 c. of wheat kernels, 2 c. water, and 1 t. salt to a boil in a medium saucepan. Pour into a heated stainless steel or glass-lined thermos bottle. Secure cap. Place bottle…
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Types of Wheat

Beyond the Babysteps, Grains, Wheat
We have had a few questions lately about the difference between types of wheat. While we have touched on it before we thought it would be helpful to explain it in full detail for you in an individual post. There are three general classifications of wheat: Red vs. White, Hard vs. Soft, and Spring vs. Winter. Red vs. White Red wheat tends to have a stronger wheat flavor and produces a heavier denser bread than white wheat. Red wheats are typically the hard varieties and whites are typically soft. However if you prefer the flavor of one over the other you can find soft red and hard white. Experiment with different varieties in your recipes to find out what works best for you and your family. Hard vs. Soft Hard…
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All About Wheat!

Grains, Wheat
This is a guest post by Jamie over at HiStakes-Spelt.com. Jamie is an expert at all things wheat and spelt so we asked her to give you a quick run-down of some of the nutritional benefits of whole wheat and talk about her company a little more in depth. Let's Talk About Wheat! Hi. We are farmers and grow hard white wheat so you can enjoy wholesome wheat straight from the farm. You can find us at HiStakes-Spelt.com. We would like to show you why you would want to use more whole wheat in your food storage and in your everyday diet. Differences to Consider When Choosing Whole Wheat: If you need advice and are wondering what kind of wheat to choose to make your bread and other pastries, I’ll…
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Julie’s Whole Wheat Recipes and Update

Grains, Julie's Progress, Recipes, Wheat, Wheat Recipes
So as you know from our All I Want for Christmas post, I'm still dying for a Wonder Mill Wheat Grinder, however, a few weeks ago I borrowed my neighbors mill and ground up A TON of wheat. I really thought the amount I ground up would last me for months and months. Truth be told I've already used more than half of it. I'm so excited because I REALLY never thought I could get into the whole rotating, everyday cooking thing as much as I have. Here are the ways I have been using my wheat, for real! BREAD: So for the past few weeks I've made my bread - haven't bought bread in over a month. I have tried lots of recipes for bread machine breads (Ok I'm…
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