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Kelly_HotCookin

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525 weeks ago @ http://rotinrice.blogs... - Guest Post: Mother... · 1 reply · +1 points

I love brie, so your recipe is a definite winner in my book! Nice selection of fruit, too! I love strawberries (really, any kind of fruit) with breakfast/brunch.

525 weeks ago @ The Survival Mom - 28 Survival Spices and... · 0 replies · +1 points

Red,
Thanks! And another thing for me to put on my 'to get' list: a vacuum pack!

525 weeks ago @ The Survival Mom - 28 Survival Spices and... · 0 replies · +1 points

Thanks, Jimi!
Well, I wouldn't consider myself a picky eater BUT in a way I guess I am. I too tire of eating the same meals frequently, so I'm always on the hunt for new recipes that will delight both kids and adults.
As far as being in a situation where you didn't have any spices, I'd say you're out of luck. I'm assuming you'd probably have pepper and salt on hand. Think of the pioneers who had to make do with only salt and pepper, and sometimes granulated sugar. They made it work, but I don't think you'd read about them having amazing and delicious food. LOL.
You'd have to barter for some spices with a neighbor in an emergency, I'd imagine. But that's the beauty of thinking about this kind of thing before a disaster happens. You have time to plan what spices you want to buy for your pantry.

525 weeks ago @ The Survival Mom - 28 Survival Spices and... · 0 replies · +1 points

Greg,
Isn't it fun to experiment with entrees? I love the different tastes of the food that comes from doing so. But with baking, experimenting is much more difficult. I generally have to experiment a few times before coming up with a good outcome. Oh, and pork, chicken, or beef always have at least a second life in our house. We love tasty leftovers! :)

525 weeks ago @ The Survival Mom - 28 Survival Spices and... · 1 reply · +1 points

Janet,
From what I can tell, the manufacturer of baking soda recommends you go by the expiration date on the box. Apparently there's not a good test to see if it's still 'good,' at least from what I read online. I'm not sure if keeping baking soda in the fridge makes it last longer or not. I'll have to research that. Now, with sourdough starter you're starting to intrigue me. This makes me want to go to the library and check out some old recipe books. The pioneer women had lots of fun and interesting ways to rustle up bread (and dinner). I love sourdough bread but haven't made it yet. Yes, there's lots to do and think about.

525 weeks ago @ The Survival Mom - 28 Survival Spices and... · 0 replies · +1 points

Nathan,
Absolutely....we must spice our food up, else things would get boring rather quickly. And, when watches the professional chefs in action (like on Iron Chef), that's when you really see why I thought of comparing changing the food offerings up to fashion. What beautiful food they cook up in that kitchen!

525 weeks ago @ The Survival Mom - 28 Survival Spices and... · 2 replies · +1 points

Olivia,
Basil and Oregano definitely need to be added to the list. How did they get left off <smacks head>!? Oh, yes, we must have real Vanilla. I actually make a very good vanilla, but it takes about 6 months to make. Hmmm...curry blend for the adults in our house; I don't think the kids would go for it yet. Chinese five spice powder--love it! Great ideas, Olivia!

525 weeks ago @ The Survival Mom - 28 Survival Spices and... · 0 replies · +1 points

Liz,
Very good idea!

525 weeks ago @ The Survival Mom - 28 Survival Spices and... · 0 replies · +1 points

Liz,__LOL! You're right, I am a bit of a spice collector. Except that I use my collection. :) ____Oh, but cinnamon is one of my favorite, go-to spices! Sprinkled on oatmeal, in cookies and other desserts, and even in entrees, cinnamon is one of a cook's best friends.____Love your idea about using herbs grown in our backyard etc. in our food. Definitely something to check into and research are old recipes. I'm going to look into that pronto...thanks for the idea!

525 weeks ago @ The Survival Mom - 28 Survival Spices and... · 0 replies · +1 points

Pat
Good catch! I totally blanked on the bay leaves! And I didn't know that they could be used to keep bugs out....what a cool tip! Thanks!