Sunday, June 28, 2009


6 cups regular oats
6 cups rice crispies
1 1\2 cups brown sugar
2 T cinnamon
Mix all dry ingredients
Over low heat, cook
1 cup honey
1 cup oil
Pour over dry ingredients
Pour granola onto two cookie sheets. Bake at 300 degrees for 15 minutes. Stir then cook for another 15 minutes. Remove from oven and cool completely.

Taco Soup
2 lbs of chicken breasts or tenders
3 cans of black beans
3 cans of canned corn
2 cans of stewed tomatoes
1 large black bean or corn salsa
1 pkg taco seasoning
1 large v-8 juice
Boil chicken until cooked through. Add black beans,corn, stewed tomatoes, v-8 juice, black bean and corn salsa, and taco seasoning packet. Cook until hot and serve

Canned Carrots
1/2 tsp salt
pinch of sugar
boiling water
baby carrots or sliced carrots
process in the pressure cooker for 25 minutes

Joy's Honey butter
1 cup honey
2 cups whipped cream
1 cup butter
Melt butter and add honey. Whisk together, then fold in the whipped cream. Keep leftover in the refrigerator

Mikelle's Salsa
2 cans of whole tomatoes drained
you can use bottled, just make sure they are drained
1/2 yellow pepper
1 jalapeno pepper, take out the seeds...Leave seeds in for a hotter salsa
1 Anaheim pepper, take out the seeds
barely blend these ingredients together in your blender
pour into a large bowl
add the following ingredients
1 lid full of cumin
1 tbsp of brown sugar
1 cap full of lemon juice
1 bunch of green onions
2 cloves of garlic pressed
garlic salt and salt to taste

Easy Berry Cobbler
5 cups of mixed berries ( you can use frozen from Costco)
1 yellow cake mix
1 cube of butter
Pour 5 cups mixed berries into the bottom of a 9 x 13 cake pan. Sprinkle the yellow cake mix over. Cube butter and sprinkle over cake mix. Bake 1 hour at 350 degrees.

Sour Dough Starter
2 cups potato water
2 cups flour
1 T sugar or honey
Make potato water by cutting up two potatoes and boiling in 3 cups of water until tender. Remove potatoes and measure two cups of liquid. Mix, water, flour, and sugar into a smooth pasty sponge. Set in a warm place for several days. It should double in size.

Sourdough Pancakes
4 cups Starter 2 T sugar
1 egg
2 T melted butter
1/4 C evaporated milk or cream
1 t salt
1 tsp baking soda
Mix starter, egg, butter and milk. When it is well beaten add remaining ingredients. Beat. Thicken with flour if needed.

Sourdough biscuits
1 cups starter
1 tsp soda
1 tsp salt
1 tsp sugar
1 T shortening
3 1/2 cups sifted flour
Place the flour in a bowl, make a hole in the center and add the starter. Stir in all other ingredients. Gradually mix more flour to make a stiff dough. Pinch off enough dough to form a ball. Roll it into melted butter or shortening and arrange in a cake pan. Let rise 20 minutes. Bake at 425 degrees until done approx 15 min.

Homemade Noodles
2 cups flour
4 eggs
1 tsp salt
whip eggs until foamy, add salt. Roll dough onto lightly floured surface. Cut dough into thin strips using pizza cutter. Let dry on counter for at least 4 hours hours. Drop into soup. Cook 12- 15 minutes.

Fruit Leather Dried in the Sun
Drain juice from the fruit and put in the blender and puree. Line a cookie sheet with plastic wrap. Pour puree evenly over plastic. About two cups per cookie sheet. Set in the sun until dry.

Homemade Applesauce
2 lbs apples
1/2 cup water or apple cider
Honey to taste
Lemon juice to taste
Cinnamon to taste
Core the apples and cut them into chunks. Place the apples, and water or the cider in saucepan. Simmer until tender. Force through an applesauce strainer or sieve. Season to taste with the lemon, honey, and cinnamon.

Reconstituting Dehydrated Fruit
1 cup dried fruit
2 c water
2 T sugar
1/2 t lemon juice
Add fruit to water in saucepan. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes. Stir in sugar and cool, or cover fruit with water and let sit over night in the refrigerator. Stir in sugar.

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