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National Blueberry Muffin Day

July 11th is National Blueberry Muffin Day. There’s nothing better than sinking your teeth into a homemade blueberry muffin on a summer day.  Blueberries are a superfood of sorts – they are ranked number one in antioxidant health benefits and are packed with vitamins and nutrients. Blueberries are also known to reduce heart disease and cancer.  Blueberries […]

Freeze Drying Homemade Soup

We’ve still got a few more weeks of soup weather before we can switch to Spring salads. While you’re making winter soups, you may want to consider making an extra batch to start, or add to, an emergency food supply. Soup is comforting, and re-hydrating it with hot water brings it right back to its […]

Breakfast Vegetables: Part of a Healthier New Year

Fresh starts are so exciting, which is why we love January. The cookies are gone, the parties are over, and it’s time to focus on new goals – and getting back into pants that don’t have elastic in the waist. Sure, you can join a gym or commit to a regular exercise regime, but exercise […]

Freeze-Dried Turkey Noodle Soup

Leftover Thanksgiving turkey makes wonderful turkey noodle soup. It never fails that the week after Thanksgiving you think you never want to see another turkey again. But by January…you’re thinking mmmmm…..turkey. Freeze drying turkey noodle soup is a perfect way to use up leftover turkey and save it for the day when turkey sounds delicious […]

Raise Your Hand if You’re Celebrating National Pizza Month!

It’s everyone’s favorite month! No, not December. It’s National Pizza Month! Here are some fun facts: Americans eat 3 billion pizzas every year Kids between the ages of 3 and 11 say it’s their favorite food Pepperoni is the preferred topping, with 251,770,000 pounds crowning pizzas every year, however…. People report loving unusual toppings on […]

Freeze Drying Zucchini

Zucchini is one of those wonderful vegetables that is easy to grow, and grow plenty of. It has a fairly bland flavor, which makes it the perfect vegetable to sneak into recipes that range from bread and muffins to soups, stews, and scrambles. Nutritionally, zucchini is a good source of protein, Vitamin A, Thiamin, Niacin, […]

Freeze Dried Soup with Stacy Lyn Harris

Recently we’ve been sharing some educational (and tempting) video clips from Stacy Lyn Harris, cookbook author, gardener, mother of seven, sustainability expert, and guest chef. This summer and fall, Stacy Lyn is doing cooking and gardening segments on RFDTV’s Rural Heritage show on cable TV. In this clip from the episode Homestead Ironworks Part 2, […]