bowl of sweet potato soup
Recipes, Survival

Delicious Sweet Potato Soup – Try It!

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Sweet potato soup is equally as delicious as butternut soup, which has become a go-to favorite for many people. Once you have dug up a great crop of sweet potatoes, this is a good way to use them. The color of the soup may vary depending on whether you use the orange sweet potatoes or the white ones that tend…

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baked beans
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Bobby’s Famous Baked Beans Recipe

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Every member of our tribe, family, and hundreds of folks who have eaten Bobby’s baked beans at community group events, always exclaim they are the best they have ever eaten. I am still trying to replicate his success – which should be simple using his “secret” recipe, but our tribe members can still taste a slight difference..yet still deem my…

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corn cobs
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4 Corn Preservation Recipes to Make Shelf Stable Corn

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Watching the corn grow in the garden while crossing your fingers that it is “knee high by the Fourth of July” is one of my favorite summer homesteading chores. We grow multiple varieties of corn, including field corn for the livestock – which grows taller than typical sweet corn that is lathered with butter, and cheerfully consumed at cookouts. The…

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peach preserves
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The Easiest Peach Preserve Recipe

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Canning jams, jellies, and preserves has become one of my favorite summertime activities. My husband, Bobby, was the canner in the family, and I was the dehydrating expert, until 2 years ago. Since we have a large survival homesteading retreat and are growing and raising the bulk of our own food now, he decided it was time for me to…

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zucchini relish and zesty pickles final
Recipes

Sweet Zucchini Relish Canning Recipe

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Each summer most farmers, homesteaders, and backyard gardeners are blessed with an abundance of both zucchini and cucumbers. Sometimes you can’t seem to give enough of the green produce away before they begin to rot on the vine. Making relish is an excellent way to turn the high yield crops into tasty treats that can be stored for years to…

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dehydrated milk
DIY, Recipes

How to DIY Powdered Milk at Home

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Although many folks don’t think it is possible, you can dehydrate milk at home without the need for extremely expensive equipment. Dehydrating dairy products is often thought of as too arduous of a task, but I haven’t found it difficult at all to successfully dehydrate sour cream, cottage cheese, cheese, and even milk in my under $100 dehydrator. To dehydrate…

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foods cooking in a smoker
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How to Cook A Whole Meal In A Smoker

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It is not only possible to smoke an entire meal, it is easy and delicious too. I had extremely minimal experience with smoking until the day I got it into my head I would make the entire meal in our smoker to feed the 40 people coming over for a gathering. Prep Time The prep time to make two pork…

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flu soup
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Flu Soup Recipe

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This recipe has been handed down in my family for generations, which each woman who tucked it away in her cookout altering it slightly along the way – until complete perfection was achieved. This is a vegetable-soup based recipe that uses up whatever grew in great abundance in your garden and is therefore filled with powerful nutrients to help you…

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homemade salsa
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Homemade Salsa Recipe

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Salsa is super easy to make and allows you to use of the odds and ends from your garden in quite a delicious way. There are many different types of salsa recipes floating around in cookbooks and on the internet, but this is my very favorite. Our prepping tribe member Matty came up with this concoction, and is is incredible…

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