Mar 282015
Lentil & Vegetable Soup

This is simple, wholesome fare. It takes an hour from start to finish and fills the family up for very little cash. If you’re dieting, then it’s a great choice. It’s low in fat and sodium, high in protein and fiber. Plus all those veggies make it chock full of vitamins and minerals too. If […]

Mar 222015
Thousand Island Salad Dressing

Thousand Island Dressing Ingredients 3/4 cup mayonnaise 3 tablespoons ketchup 3 tablespoons vinegar 2 tablespoons sweet pickle relish 1 tablespoon sugar 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon paprika 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder Directions Combine all of the ingredients in a 10-ounce or larger container. Small, clean, empty ketchup and mustard bottles are ideal. This is the […]

Mar 222015
Creamy Garlic Salad Dressing

When we gave up gluten and dairy there were some weird surprises. One of them was Caesar Dressing. We used to make our own dressing with plenty of parmesan cheese, or sometimes we would use the Great Value brand from Walmart. When we couldn’t eat dairy any more, we couldn’t have Caesar dressing either, because […]

Mar 222015
Non-Dairy Whipped Topping

Non-Dairy Whipped Topping Ingredients 12 ounce box silken tofu 1/3 cup corn oil or other mild flavored vegetable oil 1/3 cup powdered sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 teaspoon lemon juice 1/8 teaspoon salt Directions I use an immersion blender to make this, but a regular blender will work too. Combine all the ingredients and […]

Mar 202015
Pantry Friendly Cheese

Cheese For Your Pantry Powdered cheese is available through mail order sources. I don’t like it. I’ve tried again and again to make peace with it, but it’s just not going to happen. So I’m left with two alternatives: Processed Cheese & Canned Cheese. Pasteurized Processed Cheese Spread is best known as Velveeta. It keeps […]

Mar 202015
Powdered Milk, aka The Urban Dairy

Powdered milk is one of the most versatile, affordable, and nutritious foods you can keep in your pantry. It is to the urban dweller, what the family cow was to pioneers and homesteaders. It may not taste as good as fresh milk, straight from the cow, but it’s much easier to prepare for the day and […]

Mar 202015
GFCF Lemon Bars Made with GLAD flour

These are so terribly good that you should only make them when you have company or children who can help you eat them. They’re great for church lady meetings and also delicious for spring holidays such as Passover or Easter. If you need to make them unleavened for Passover then simply leave out the baking […]

Mar 162015
Introduction to Frugal Food Storage

People who stock their pantries against a rainy day are not crack-pots. They’re not all doomsday survivalists or pessimistic hermits who live off the grid in a cabin in the wilderness, although some of may aspire to do so. For the most part pantry stockers are regular everyday people like you and me. People who […]

Mar 162015
About Fats & Butter

In the Frugal Food Storage section of this website you’ll find many recipes which call for “Butter or the alternative of your choice.” I’ve done this because everyone’s circumstances are different and every pantry is different. When you see this ingredient in a recipe you have a few options. You can use any one or […]

Mar 162015
GFCF Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars made with GLAD flour

These are great for potlucks and school parties when you want something that tastes very good, and is as normal as you can get. No one ever knows they’re gluten free. They just taste like very good homemade cookies. Ghirardelli semi-sweet chocolate chips are dairy-free as are the more expensive Enjoy Life mini chocolate chips. […]

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