Category Archives: emergency cooking

Tuna Salad with Homemade Italian Dressing

Right after I graduated from college, I made this salad quite often because it is very economical. Also I was a terrible cook then. I have redeemed myself on that score. Now I make this dish because it is something … Continue reading

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Foraging in My Yard for Spring Salads

Food is freedom. Control the food, control the people. Wild onion grass, violets and Dandelions! It is Spring in Oklahoma. And my hens are producing more eggs since the daylight lasts longer. I have 10 dozen in my fridge right … Continue reading

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Peasant Cooking for Modern Day Home Cooks

By peasant cooking I do not mean porridge gruel three times a day. I mean thoughtfully using ingredients to stretch meals. Many home cooks do this instinctually to feed the family. I am certain that everyone has experienced sticker shock … Continue reading

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Quick Sale Shopping Extravaganza

While this post is not a recipe per se it can help in future cooking, recipe planning and food security.  I say food security because I having been hearing a great deal about food shortages. Now that I am a … Continue reading

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Dehydrated Tomato Powder

During the heat of the summer I try to limit the amount of stove top and oven cooking I do. I lean heavily on my Crock Pot. I love my gas stove in the Winter, hello cozy kitchen, but in … Continue reading

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Peanut Butter, Turmeric and Pumpkin Dog Treats

Several weeks ago there was a recipe for dog treats making the rounds on Facebook. It called for whole wheat flour. I really don’t like to give my dogs too much wheat since that can be food sensitivity for them. … Continue reading

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Summer Harvest Soup

I don’t know about you but I love soup anytime of the year. My mom cooked excellent soups and I hope that I come close to her expertise. This soup can contain almost anything you harvest from your summer garden … Continue reading

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Creamy Broccoli Soup

Today is a cold March day here in Oklahoma and my thoughts have turned to soup again. To be sure, soup is never far from my mind. It is favorite meal around our place. I started thinking about the mild winter we … Continue reading

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Recipe of the Week

Over at one of my favorite blogs, http://www.survivalblog.com , there is a new category, “Recipe of the Week” that is published every Monday.  Today there are several recipes! Bonus!!  The recipes can be made from storage items in your pantry or during … Continue reading

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Three Sisters Stew

Since Oklahoma began as the Indian Nations Territory, I had to add a stew that used the Three Sisters of Native American’s diet. The Sisters are corn, squash and beans. This stew is best paired with cornbread, corn fritters or even … Continue reading

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