Friday, December 30, 2011

Deals of the Week with

UPDATE!! 2/7/2012 

 iPriceMatch is going offline for the foreseeable future :( 
 I will start blogging the ad deals starting in March.

I just received an email from iPriceMatch giving me the top deals of the week!  Click here to view it.  On the upper left of the screen is a "Subscribe To List" that you can click and get the same weekly newsletter delivered to your inbox or phone!

Friday, December 23, 2011

Grocery Deals with iPriceMatch

UPDATE!!  2/7/2012

iPriceMatch is going offline for the foreseeable future :(  
I will start blogging the ad deals starting in March.

iPriceMatch is a website that lists all the great grocery deals in Las Vegas/Henderson!  I will not be listing the "Grocery Deals of the Week" anymore since this wonderful site is now FREE!!

Click here to sign up!

If you would still like to do your own price matching, here is a current list of stores that have their own websites with local ad deals.  Most sales run from Wednesday to the following Tuesday, any exceptions are listed below. There are other stores that you can price match from, however they do not have online websites.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Thanksgiving Dinner for under $22.00

How? Using Price Matching!!

  • 6 cans vegetables - .50 each at Smiths or 6 for $3.00 at Fresh & Easy (MUST buy 6)
  • 1 package celery - .25 each at Buy Low
  • 2 packages carrots - .33 each at Buy Low or Marketon
  • 1 box stuffing - $1.98 at Food 4 Less or 2 boxes for $2.49 at Fresh & Easy
  • 1 lb Onions - .13 lb at Marianas
  • 3 lbs Yams - .25 at El Super
  • Large 50 oz Can of Turkey Gravy - $2.69 at Smart and Final (there is a smaller 12 oz can for .99)
  • 5 lbs Potatoes - .89 at Marianas (or 10 lbs for .98 at Fresh & Easy)
  • Canned Cranberries - .99 each at Fresh & Easy
  • 1 lb Apples - .49 lb at La Bonita
  • 1 lb Oranges - .17 lb at Marketon
  • 15 lb Turkey - .39 lb at Fresh & Easy for Jennie-O (per their website) (limit 2)
  • Pumpkin Pie - $2.50 (Fresh Pie) at Food 4 Less OR $2.50 (Frozen Mrs. Smiths) at Fresh & Easy
  • Cool Whip - .98 at Food 4 Less
Grand Total - $21.33

This is the season for Thanks and Giving.  Buy a Thanksgiving meal for your family and then take a meal to someone in need this year.  If you don't know of anyone in need, speak with your Bishop or the local schools.

Click Here to learn about Price Matching
Click Here for all the local ads in Henderson/Las Vegas that you can print from home on your computer.

Friday, November 18, 2011

Thrifty Prom Dress

$24.99 for a Prom Dress!!

Instead of spending $200+ on a homecoming dress for her daughter (that would only be used once!), Holly shopped at Goodwill and found a beautiful dress that just needed a little altering.  

Holly's daughter is tall, and the dress that is supposed to touch the floor was about 2" too short.  They decided to go with a knee length look to solve this problem.  We got out a ruler and using a sharpie (so we could see the marks), marked where she wanted the hem to be PLUS 1" for hemming.  We cut off the hem right at the sharpie mark and hemmed the dress so that it hit right at the knee.

The dress also had an underskirt that now stuck out beyond the hem of the dress.  We cut off the underskirt and then attached it to a slip.  This way she could still have the fullness of the dress... or not. Her choice.

This was a store bought slip that we cut off the top and then zigzagged the underskirt to it.  It didn't need to look pretty since no one would see it.

Here's the finished dress, and adding a pretty black shrug will be the perfect thrifty (and modest) Prom/Homecoming dress!!

**please excuse the messy sewing room behind!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Grocery Deals of the Week - 11/16 to 11/22

Not all Walmarts will price match from the Spanish Markets. That is why I have included other stores higher prices for fruits and vegetables.

Albertsons (Ad runs from Wednesday 11/16 to Thursday 11/24)
  • Betty Crocker Cake Mix - .99 each (with coupon and $10 purchase)(limit 4)
  • Campbell's Soups (select varieties) - .67 each (with coupon and $10 purchase)
  • Del Monte Vegetables - .67 each (with coupon and $10 purchase)
  • Swanson Broth - .67 each (with coupon and $10 purchase)
  • Foster Farms Fresh Turkey - $1.39 lb
  • Honeysuckle Turkey - Buy one get one free
Buylow Supermarket
  • All are Good to Great Deals!!
  • Norbest or Valchris Farms Whole Turkey - .79 lb
  • Fuji Apples - .50 lb
  • Russet Potatoes 5 lb bag - $1.00 each
  • Celery - .25 each bunch
  • Persimmons - .50 lb
  • White Squash - .33 lb
  • Limes - .33 lb
  • White Onions - .25 lb
  • Carrots - .33 lb
  • Red Grapes - $1.00 lb 
  • Kiwi - .25 each
Cardenas Market (Ad runs from Thursday 11/17 to Thursday 11/24)
  • Grade A Fresh Turkey - .99 lb (limit 1)
  • Pineapple - $1.49 each
  • Russet Potatoes 10 lb bag - $1.50 
  • Green Limes - .33 lb
  • Brown Onions - .20 lb
  • Green Beans - .79 lb
  • Collard, Mustard, Texas Turnip Greens - .50 each
  • Bosc Pears - .50 lb
  • Yams - .33 lb
  • Castilla Squash - .33 lb
  • Mexican or Italian Squash - .50 lb
  • Golden or Granny Smith Apples - .79 lb
  • Mexican Green Onions - .33 each
  • Oranges - .15 lb (Thursday 11/17 only)
  • Yams - .20 lb (Thursday 11/17 only)
  • Fairchild Tangerines - .50 lb (Thursday 11/17 only)
  • Verdolagas - .20 each (Thursday 11/17 only)
  • Rome Apples - .33 lb (Thursday 11/17 only)
Food for Less
  • California Young Turkey 10-15 lbs - $6.00 (WITH $35 purchase)
  • California Young Turkey 16-20 lbs - $8.00 (WITH $35 purchase)
  • Mustard, Collard, Turnip or Curly Greens - .49 each
  • Red Yams - .25 lb
  • Green Beans - .78 lb
  • Kroger Canned Vegetables - .58 each
  • Betty Crocker Cake Mix - .98 each
  • Celery - .33 each bunch
  • Navel Oranges - .58 lb
  • Granny Smith Apples - .88 lb
  • Broccoli Crowns - .78 lb
  • Green Bell Peppers - .33 each
  • Russet Potatoes 5 lb bag - $1.50 each
  • Large Hass Avocados - .98 each
  • Green Cabbage - .33 lb
Fresh & Easy
  • Young Whole Turkey - $1.19 lb (limit 2)
  • Farmer John Half Ham - .97 lb (limit 2)
  • Spiral Sliced Ham - $1.47 lb (limit 2)
  • Russet Potatoes 10 lb bag - .98 each
  • Yellow Onions - .49 lb
  • Baby Carrots - .98 lb
  • Pineapple - $1.49 each
Glaziers Food Market (Ads runs from Wednesday 11/16 to Tuesday 11/29)
  • All are Good to Great Deals!!
  • Norbest Premium Fresh Turkey - $1.88 lb
  • Foster Farms Turkey - $1.98 lb
  • Norbest Turkey up to 14 lbs - $4.88 (with $25 purchase)
  • Norbest Turkey 14-20 lbs - $6.88 (with $25 purchase)
  • Norbest Turkey 20 lbs & up - $9.88 (with $25 purchase)
  • Jenny-O Whole Frozen Turkey Breast - $1.98 lb
  • Red or Green Leaf Lettuce - .74 each
  • Romaine Lettuce - .74 each
  • Red or Yellow Onions - .33 lb
  • Jumbo Russet Potatoes - .50 lb
  • Eggplant - .98 each
  • English Cucumbers - .98 each
  • Red Radish - .33 each
  • Carrots - .33 lb
  • Broccoli Crowns - .93 lb
  • Garnet or Jewel Yams - .88 lb
  • Jersey Sweet Potatoes - .88 lb
  • Honey Crisp, Red Delicious, Fuji, Red Rome, Gala or Granny Smith Apples - .96 lb
La Bonita Supermarket
**I do not get this ad in the mail.  The print is so small on some of the online pages, that sometimes I cannot make out all the deals. Those ones I do not list, so if I miss any please add them in the comments section for me!**
  • Green Limes - .20 lb
  • Bosc Pears - .33 lb
  • Jalapeno Peppers - .33 lb
  • Roma Tomatoes - .50 lb
  • Celery - .50 each bunch
  • Mexican Onions - .33 each
  • Carrots - .33 lb
  • Russet Potatoes 10 lb bag - $1.99 each
  • Oranges - .25 lb
  • Cucumbers - .25 each
  • Cilantro - .25 each
  • Italian Squash - .33 lb
  • Red or Rome Apples - .50 lb
  • Brown Onions - .20 lb
  • Green Cabbage - .25 lb

Liborio (Ad runs from Thursday 11/17 to Wednesday 11/23)
  • Website is NOT working!!  If anyone has the deals, please list them in the comments for me or email them to me :)
Mariana's Markets (Ad runs from Tuesday 11/15 to Monday 11/21)
  • All are Good to Great Deals!!
  • Plums - .25 lb
  • Pasilla Peppers - .33 lb
  • Brown Onions - .13 lb
  • Mexican Squash - .50 lb
  • White Potatoes - .50 lb
  • Carrots - .33 lb
  • Castilla Squash -.33 lb
  • Red Seedless Grapes - .99 lb
  • Medium Hass Avocados - .33 each (Thursday 11/17 only)
  • Chayote Squash - .17 each (Thursday 11/17 only)
  • Mexican Pickles - .25 each (Saturday 11/19 only)
  • Fuji Apples - .33 lb (Saturday 11/19 only)
Marketon (ad runs from Tuesday 11/15 to Monday 10/21)
  • All are Good to Great Deals!!
  • Oranges - .17 lb
  • Russet Potatoes 10 lb bag - $1.49
  • Yams - .33 lb
  • Celery - .33 each
  • Onions - .25 lb
  • Cabbage - .25 lb
  • Peruvian Beans - .89 lb
  • Red Grapes - .99 lb
  • Jalapeno Chiles - .50 lb
  • Squash - .50 lb
  • Loose Carrots - .33 lb
  • Watermelon - .18 lb (Thursday 11/17 only)
  • Avocados - .25 each (Thursday 11/17 only)
  • Strawberries - $1.50 lb (Thursday 11/17 only)
  • Beans - .59 lb (Thursday 11/17 only)
  • First Street Frozen Young Turkey 12-22 lbs - $.47 (limit 1)(with $50 purchase)
  • Russet Potatoes 5 lb bag - .89 each (limit 2)
  • Navel Oranges - .39 lb
  • Private Selection Turkey 12-14 lbs - $7.00 each (limit 1)(with $35.00 purchase)(limit 1)
  • Private Selection Turkey 16-20 lbs - $9.00 each (limit 1)(with $35.00 purchase)
  • Butterball Turkey 16-20 lbs - $12.00 each (limit 1)(with $35.00 purchase)
  • John Morrell Spiral Sliced Half Ham - $1.99 lb
  • Broccoli - .89 lb
  • Cauliflower - .89 lb
  • Kroger Vegetables - .50 each can
  • Dole Mandarin Oranges or Pineapple 16-20 oz can - $1.00 each
Sunflower Market (Ad runs from Wednesday 11-16 to Wednesday 11/30)
  • All are Good to Great Deals!!
  • Fresh All Natural Turkey - $1.47 lb
  • Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breast - $1.77 lb
  • Navel Oranges - .50 lb
  • Green Onions - .50 each
  • Radishes - .50 each
  • Red Bell Peppers - .88 each
  • Bartlett & Anjou Pears - .99 lb
  • Russet Baking Potatoes - .50 lb
  • Green or Red Cabbage - .50 lb
  • Red or Green Leaf Lettuce - .88 each
  • Braeburn & Jonagold Apples - .99 lb
  • Jewel or Garnet Yams - .47 lb
  • Beefsteak Tomatoes - .88 lb
  • Green Beans - .88 lb
  • Broccoli - .88 lb
  • Baby Peeled Carrots - .88 lb
  • Winder Squash - .88 lb
  • ORGANIC Garnet or Jewel Yams - .99 lb
  • ORGANIC Bunched Broccoli & Snow White Cauliflower - $1.77 lb
  • ORGANIC Mild or Red Onions - .99 lb
  • ORGANIC Red, Golden Delicious or Granny Smith Apples - $1.77 lb
  • Safeway Turkey 8-12 lbs - $7.00 (limit 1)(with $25 purchase)
  • Safeway Turkey 16-20 lbs - $10.00 (limit 1)(with $25 purchase)
  • Butterball Turkey up to 16 lbs - $11.00 (limit 1)(with $25 purchase)
  • Butterball Turkey 16+ lbs - $13.00 (limit 1)(with $25 purchase)
  • Lucerne Milk 2%, 1% or Fat Free - $2.89 each
  • Red or Orange Skin Yams - .48 lb
We would love for you to share this information with your friends & family, but please put a link back to this original post. Also, I can only give the "good deals" on things that I normally buy for my family. So this is NOT a complete list of all the good deals this week in Vegas. If you know of any good deals that I haven't added to this list, please feel free to add a comment on this post!

Thursday, October 20, 2011

King Arthur Flour's Website - A Great Resource!

Yesterday I attended two baking demonstrations by King Arthur Flour.  Both demonstrations were wonderful and I learned a lot!!  

I just wanted to pass along a few links from their website that would help most any baker!

*If using some whole grain flour, mix it with the warm water, sugar, yeast, butter and salt, cover with plastic and set aside to rest for about 30 minutes.  This method will soften the bran and liven up the yeast.  After the rest, add the remaining all purpose flour less 1/2 cup and follow the remaining steps.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Maybe it's Time to Stock up on Peanut Butter?

Image from LA Times

According to the internet, Peanut Butter prices will be going up. 
You can check out the article here.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Baking Demonstration by King Arthur Flour... in Henderson!

I am SO excited about this!!  
I will be there and hope to see you too!!

FREE Baking Demos by King Arthur Flour

Wednesday October 19th 
Wildhorse Golf Club
2100 Warm Springs Road
Henderson, NV

12:00 pm demo
Perfect Pie and Savory Scones

7:00 pm demo
Baking with Yeast & Whole Grains

Friday, October 14, 2011

Price Matching 101 Class

This is an event sponsored by  Self-Reliant Sisters is not teaching this class, but I thought I would pass along the information to all of you who might have missed our Self-Reliant Price Matching Meeting :)

******************************************************** is excited to announce the debut of Price Matching 101 , a FREE class featuring great tips on how to save money and secrets to making your next grocery shopping experience a breeze! Not only will you get great information, one participant in each class will win a $500 gift card for FREE groceries! Check out the information below and sign up today! Hurry, there are only a few spots left in our class this weekend!

Henderson Class:
Saturday, October 15
11 am. - 12 p.m.
Silver Springs Recreation Center
1951 Silver Springs Pkwy

Summerlin Class:
Saturday, November 5
11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Summerlin Library
1771 Inner Circle

Visit and RSVP on the event page

If you are not on Facebook, email me at lisainnevada(at)gmail(dot)com and I will give you their phone number

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Groupon Skype Deal!

Click here for all the details!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Blender Wheat Pancakes and Buttermilk Syrup

Wheat Pancakes
by Laura C.

1 cup milk
1 cup wheat berries (uncooked)

Put in blender and blend for 5 minutes

2 eggs
½ cup milk
½ cup oil
½ tsp. salt
Add to blender and blend for 1 minute then add:
2 tsp. baking powder
Blend quick to give a quick mix

Pour onto hot, oiled griddle or hot, oiled frying pan and cook until lightly brown on each side. Serve with yummy homemade buttermilk syrup (recipe to follow) or fresh fruit, etc.

Buttermilk Syrup
Use a BIG pot or it will boil over!

1 cup butter
2 cups buttermilk
2 cups sugar
1 tsp. soda
4 T. light Karo syrup
2 tsp. vanilla

Bring to a boil and boil 7 minutes. (stir constantly and watch carefully to keep from boiling over)
Will keep in the refrigerator for up to 2+ weeks. (will also freeze)

Wheat Grinder Comparisons

  • Click here to download Rachelle's PDF on wheat grinders (prices as of 10/4/2011)
  • Click here for a great blog about wheat grinder comparisons. 

Monday, October 10, 2011

Skype to Go

Skype to Go – What is it?

Skype to Go numbers let you call friends, family and colleagues long distance at great Skype rates from any mobile or landline.

Let’s say you live in New York and your friend lives in Australia. You’d like to call her when you’re away from your computer, but you don’t want to pay those hefty international call charges on your mobile or landline.

Just give us your friend’s number in Australia and we’ll convert it into a local Skype to Go number that you can call from any phone.

Next time you’d like to call your friend, dial her Skype to Go number and you’ll get straight through at Skype’s per minutes rates or with your subscription.

What a Call Costs

Call via a Skype to Go number to phones abroad are made up of two charges:

Operator: Your operator will charge you for a local call to your Skype to Go number. This may be included as part of your operator’s calling plan.

You will not be charged if you are calling a number covered by your subscription.

Skype: Skype will charge you the same low rate as if you were calling a phone using Skype on your computer.

For example:

#1 You have a landline that includes local calling. You also have a Skype account, but do not have a subscription to a specific plan. You call China. You don’t get charged anything extra from your local phone company. Skype’s charge for calling China on your account (from Henderson, NV) is .026 USD/minutes (including VAT). The charge is deducted from your Skype account.

#2 You have a landline that includes local calling. You also have a Skype account and a monthly international subscription. You call China. You don’t get charged anything extra from your local phone company or Skype.

The same applies if you make the call from your mobile and the mobile’s local call rates apply.

How to Get Started

1) Go to and create an account. Download the Skype software to your computer and you are ready to make Skype-to-Skype calls for free!

2) If you wish to make other calls with Skype, you will need to add money to your account. Then you can decide if you’d rather pay per minute at Skype’s low rates, or subscribe to a plan which will allow you to make calls at even lower rates depending on how many calls you plan to make.
3) Once you have money in your account, you can enable Skype-To-Go, which allows you to make calls via Skype from any landline or mobile.

Skype – What is it?

Free/Pay as you Go/Subscriptions

Skype is a software supplication that allows users to make voice and video calls, as well as instant messaging over the internet. Calls to other users within the Skype service are free, while calls to both traditional landline telephones and mobile phones can be made for a fee using a debit-based user account system or monthly subscriptions.

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Italian Dressing Mix

Italian Dressing Mix

1 tablespoon garlic salt
1 tablespoon onion powder
1 tablespoon white sugar
2 tablespoons dried oregano
1 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
1 teaspoon dried basil
1 tablespoon dried parsley
1/4 teaspoon celery salt
1 tablespoon salt

1. In a small bowl, mix together the garlic salt, onion powder, sugar, oregano, pepper, thyme, basil, parsley, celery salt and regular salt. Store in a tightly sealed container.

2. To prepare dressing, whisk together 1/4 cup white vinegar, 2/3 cup canola oil, 2 tablespoons water and 2 tablespoons of the dry mix.

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Corn and Black Bean Salsa (with Wheat Berries)

Corn & Black Bean Salsa

1 cup cooked wheat berries
1 (15 oz) can black beans
1 (14.25 oz) can corn, drained
1 medium tomato, diced
1 small red onion, diced
¼ cup lime juice
1 tsp cumin
1 bunch cilantro, diced

Mix together and serve with tortilla chips.

or you can try

Fiesta Wheat and Bean Salad 
by Leisa Card

Friday, October 7, 2011

3 Different Ways to Cook Wheat Berries (repost)

Cooked wheat may be bagged and stored in the refrigerator for at least a week or in the freezer for months.

Crockpot Wheat Berries (this is my favorite method)

4 cups raw whole wheat
10 cups water
1 TBSP salt

Oil a large (4 quart or larger) slow cooker and fill with wheat, water, and salt. Cover and cook on low all night, 8-10 hours.

Stovetop Wheat Berries

1 cup wheat berries
4 cups water

Boil for 60-70 minutes, topping with water as needed. You can reduce cooking time to 50-60 minutes if you pre-soak your wheat overnight (you can boil them in the same water you soaked them in). Drain after cooking, when wheat is tender.

Pressure Cooker Wheat Berries
by Alton Brown

2 cups wheat berries
4 cups water
2 TBSP salt

Place all ingredients into a pressure cooker and cook on high heat until hissing begins and pressure rises. Lower heat to maintain hissing and cook for 45 minutes.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Blender Pancakes - 4 Different Recipes (repost)

Here's a few different recipes for you to try. See which one you like best!

Blender Pancakes (this is the recipe we made on Tuesday night!)by Everyday Food Storage

1 cup milk (translation for powdered milk is 3 TBSP milk and 1 cup water)
1 cup wheat kernels, whole & uncooked (also known as wheat berries)
2 eggs (2 TBSP powdered eggs ¼ cup water)
2 tsp baking powder
1 ½ tsp salt
2 TBSP oil
2 TBSP honey or sugar

Put milk and wheat kernels in blender.Blend on highest speed for 4 or 5 minutes or until batter is smooth. Add eggs, oil, baking powder, salt and honey or sugar to above batter. Blend on low. Pour out batter into pancakes from the actual blender jar (only one thing to wash!) onto a hot greased or Pam prepared griddle or large frying pan. Cook; flipping pancakes when bubbles pop and create holes.

Blender Pancakes
by I Dare You to Eat it

1 ½ cups buttermilk
2 eggs
2 TBSP butter, melted
1 cup uncooked whole wheat kernels
2 TBSP cornmeal, heaping
1 TBSP brown sugar
½ tsp baking soda
1 TBSP baking powder

Heat an electric frying pan or griddle to medium heat. Pour buttermilk into blender. Add the wheat kernels and blen on high for 10 minutes. It will sound like popping corn at first but will gradually become quieter. Add cornmeal, brown sugar, eggs, and melted butter, and blend another minute. Then add baking soda and baking powder and blend only a few seconds longer. Stir batter a little by hand to completely combine ingredients. Spoon onto hot griddle.

Blender Pancakes

1 cup golden whole wheat
1 1/2 cups milk
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1 egg
3 teaspoons baking powder
2 tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoon salt

Blend 1 cup of milk with wheat for 2-3 minutes add rest of milk and blend for another 2-3 minutes. Add the rest of the ingredients and blend. Cook on a hot skillet until done.

Berry Syrup

2 cups mixed berries
3 TBSP sugar

Mix together and let stand for 10-15 minutes before serving.

Here is a link for Everyday Food Storage Blender Pancakes YouTube video . It is a GREAT video, so check it out. It makes blender pancakes a lot less scary :)

Pre-Soaked Wheat Blender Pancakes
by Bee Prepared

If you are worried about your blender being able to handle Wheat Blender Pancakes, try this recipe.

1 cup whole wheat berries
1 cup milk
1 ½ TBSP honey
3 eggs
½ tsp salt
½ tsp baking powder

Cover wheat with about 1 cup of water and soak in the refrigerator overnight. Next morning, drain and blend with milk in a blender for 4 minutes. Add the rest of the ingredients and blend 3 more minutes. Cook on hot girddle.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Whole Wheat Recipes

I'll be posting the rest of the recipes over the next couple days!!

Lemon Bars (with Whole Wheat)
by Jamie Perkins (page 179 in the Galleria Gourmet)

1 cup butter
½ cup powdered sugar
½ tsp salt
2 cups whole wheat flour

4 eggs, slighly beaten
2 cups sugar
½ tsp baking powder
¼ cup whole wheat flour
¼ cup lemon juice

Cream butter and powdered sugar. Add other crust ingredients and mix. Pat into 9 x 13 greased pan. Bake at 350 for 15-20 minutes. Mix filling and pour over hot crust. Bake at 350 for 20-25 minutes. Sprinkle with powdered sugar.

Wheat Thins
by Kitchen Stewardship

Click the link above for the recipe.

Holly's Famous Bread Recipe

1 1/2 cup Warm Water
1/3 cup Brown Sugar
1 TBSP & 1 tsp Yeast
1 cup Bread White Flour
4-6 cups Whole Wheat Flour
1 1/2 cup Warm Unsweetened Applesauce
2 tsp Salt
1/4 cup Oil or 1 cup Grown Flax Seed

Grease two loaf pans. Put yeast, water and brown sugar in mixing bowl. Let stand until bubbly and doubled. Add remaining ingredients. Mix and let rise until doubled in size. Knead down and divide into loaf pans. Let rise again. Bake at 350 degrees for 30-35 minutes. **Splenda brown sugar may be substituted, use half of the amount called for.

For a downloadable PDF format click here

Here is a great website with tips for great bread: The Urban Homemaker

Whole Wheat Brownies (we didn't make these last night, but they sound great!)
by King Arthur's Flour

1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
2 cups light brown sugar
3/4 cup Dutch-process cocoa
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
4 large eggs
1 1/2 cups Whole Wheat Flour
2 cups semisweet or bittersweet chocolate chips

1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Lightly grease a 9" x 13" pan; line the pan with parchment paper if desired.

2. In a medium-sized microwave-safe bowl, or in a saucepan set over low heat, melt the butter, then add the sugar and stir to combine.

3. Return the mixture to the heat (or microwave) briefly just till it's hot (about 110°F to 120°F) but not bubbling. Don't worry if it separates; just stir it briefly to recombine a bit. Heating this mixture a second time will dissolve more of the sugar, which will yield a shiny top crust on your brownies.

4. Transfer the mixture to a bowl, and stir in the cocoa, salt, baking powder, and vanilla.

5. Add the eggs, stirring till smooth.

6. Then add the flour and chips, again stirring till smooth. Spoon the batter into the prepared pan.

7. Bake the brownies for 30 minutes, until a cake tester or sharp knife poked into the center reveals wet crumbs, but not raw batter. The brownies should feel set on the edges and in the center. Remove them from the oven, and cool completely on a rack.

8. Cover and let sit overnight before cutting and serving; this gives the bran a chance to soften and become "invisible" in your mouth.

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Self-Reliant Meeting This Week!!

Our Self-Reliant meeting is this week!

Theme: "I Dare You to Grind It"

Date: October 4, 2011 (Tuesday)

Time: 7:00 P.M.

Location: Guilford Building
1525 Guilford Drive
Henderson, NV 89014

Come and grind your own wheat using three different types of grinders. Just bring yourself, the wheat will be provided for you! Then sit back and sample an array of foods made from wheat flour.

**Remember, Nursery is provided!!**

Sunday, September 25, 2011

The Ultimate 72-Hour Kit (Article Link)

Sportsman's News has a great article about 72-Hour Kits by Dan Kidder. 

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Albertsons "Double the Value" Coupons!!

***Please note these pictures are from the June ad***
***Current Double Coupons run from 9/7 to 9/20***

In this weeks grocery ads, Albertsons has a "Book of Savings".  
On the back cover are two "Double the Value" coupons!!  

Sarah from A Thrifty Mom shows her Albertsons "Double Deals" on her website.  Although her deals are only for the Idaho area and from weeks previous, this is a great idea of what you can do.  Towards the bottom on the post are the "Doubling Guidelines" that apply to all Albertsons.  She also lists Albertsons Coupon Policy as well.

Double Coupons are valid from 9/7 to 9/20

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Using Wheat without Grinding It

Food Storage Made Easy has a great article entitled

Be sure to check it out!!

Sunday, August 28, 2011

The Prudent Homemaker - Featured in BYU Magazine

Brandy Simper - The Prudent Homemaker 

Check out the Summer 2011 Edition of BYU Magazine for a featured article on Brandy!

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Dehydrator Recipes Raw Foods

Raw Onion Bread
Picture from TheRawtarian

Thanks to Faith for attending Self-Reliant Sisters and sending me these Raw Food recipes for the dehydrator! Click on the links below to download the PDF files for the recipes mentioned below.

"You've probably heard of the raw food movement. There is a subsection of vegetarians that eat strictly raw food. Raw is classified as a food whose enzymes have not been inactivated by heat application (>105). The dehydrator can process foods to meet this criteria."

I've attached recipes for the "Come Bite the Apple" cookie, "Apple Flax Cookie", and for "Onion Bread". I added walnuts, dried cranberries, and the little plug remnants from pitting cherries to the recipe. The "Nama Shoyu" ingredient in the onion bread recipe is actually organic soy sauce. The onion bread is awesome with soup and as a snack bread.

Making fresh "Zucchini Wraps" is great alternative to bread consumption. You can make them in advance and store them for up to a month in the frig. Search You Tube to see how to make them. They are so aromatic when processing that it can be a challenge to wait until they're done (even a bigger challenge for the cookies!)."
-Faith A.

Monday, August 15, 2011

(Dehydrator) Zucchini Flax Wraps

- 4 small zucchini (or 2 large zucchini)
- 1 1/2 cups of golden flax seeds
- 2 cups of water
- 1 Tbsp of dried basil
- 1 Tbsp of dried oregano
- 1 clove of garlic

Combine all ingredients in a blender and mix on high until smooth

Spread over 4 teflex dehydrator sheets or dehydrator trays lined with baking paper

Put in the dehydrator for 4-6 hours at 110 degrees
(otherwise place in oven at the lowest setting leaving the oven door slightly ajar)

Once the wraps are thoroughly dried out they are ready to peel off and roll into wraps (If you overdehydrate them they will not be flexible enough to make wraps and turn into crackers)

You can fill the wraps with greens, zucchini humous, guacamole, garlic rice or marinated vegetables

Ensure that the mixture is spread on the teflex sheets evenly to ensure the wraps dehydrate evenly.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Dehydrating Bananas

Just a fun video on how to dehydrate bananas.

Saturday, August 13, 2011

New Glazier's Location - Henderson!

Glazier's Food Marketplace will be opening a new location in Henderson in late 2011

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Apple Crisp


1 2/3 cups dry apple slices (we used apples from the Cannery)
2/3 cup sugar
2 Tbsp cornstarch
¼ tsp salt
½ tsp cinnamon
¼ tsp nutmeg
2 ½ cups water
2 tsp lemon juice

Mix all dry ingredients together, then add water and mix well. Bring to a rolling boil, stirring occasionally.  If baking in a pie, preheat oven to 425 degrees, place in oven and bake 40 minutes or until golden brown in pastry shell (May use peeled and sliced fresh apples - enough to fill pie crust.)

Topping (use pie filling above)

3/4 cup flour
3/4 cup butter
3/4 tsp salt
3/4 cup rolled oats
6 TBSP sugar

Mix together thoroughly and spread over pie filling. Bake in a greased square pan at 375 for 25 minutes.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Shopping Smart (repost)

Price matching, couponing & seasonal shopping are some of the many ways to shop smart.

Price matching: Some stores will match the prices of their competitors, in the hopes that you will shop with them instead of their competition. Of course, often the competition does the same thing. Price matching can be done at many stores such as Staples, Best Buy, Target, Lowes, Home Depot & Wal-Mart. Wal-Mart is my favorite store to price match at, since they also price match groceries. Here is the complete post on Price Matching at Wal-Mart

Couponing: This is an excellent way to get items at a discounted price. Many stores will also take their competitors coupons such as Michaels will take Joanns coupons and Staples will take Office Max coupons, etc. There are also many couponing blogs out there. I cannot hope to cover all that they do, so here is a list of my favorite coupon blogs. These blogs will tell you everything you need to know about couponing and how to get started.

A Thrifty Mom
Couponing 101

Seasonal Shopping: This is buying things during their lowest price of the year, such as turkey and baking supplies in November. Purchasing items when they go on clearance is also a great way to stock up. I buy all my Christmas wrapping paper in January when it is 75% off. Here is a great article from Moms By Heart about Yearly Sales and Clearance Cycles

Buy at the Lowest Price Point: When things have a long shelf life, stock up on that item when it hits it's lowest price point! For example at the last Smiths Case Lot Sale, they had tuna for .50 a can. I know we eat about 1 can a week, so I bought 50 cans which is enough to last us about 1 year. Here is A Thrifty Mom's explanation on this same principle.

Buy Online: Sometimes the best prices for non grocery items can be found online. & Ebay are my two favorite places for lower prices. Many items have free shipping as well! Do your research and you’ll be able to get some great deals!

Monday, August 8, 2011

Grocery Stores to Price Match From **Updated**

Here is a list of some of the grocery stores in town, their websites and what days their ads run.  Most sales run from Wednesday to the following Tuesday, any exceptions are listed below. In addition many Spanish Markets run specials on Wednesdays that I do not list on the "Grocery Deals of the Week".  There are other stores that you can price match from, however they do not have online websites.

Sunday, August 7, 2011

How to Dehydrate and Store Food PART 4

There are many more videos online from Dehydrate2Store!
Check them out here or visit their website for other great tips!

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Friday, August 5, 2011

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

How to Price Match & Case Lot Sale Guidelines (repost)

Price Matching Rules
  • Walmart is the only grocery store (currently) that will Price Match.
  • You must have your ads with you.
  • Walmart will price match grocery ads & Sunday newspaper ads (Best Buy, Walgreens, CVS, Office Max, etc).
  • Item must be identical to the sale item in the ad (meaning same brand, size, type, etc).
  • Walmart WILL price match Store Brands. For example - Walmart will match Kroger/Smiths bread on sale for Walmarts "Great Value" Bread.
  • Walmart will only price match printed (not online) ads.
  • Walmart will take manufacturers coupons, but not other stores coupons.
  • If a printed ad says (limit 2), then you will only be able to price match 2 of that item. Of course you can always buy 2 more the next day...
  • Walmart will not price match "Buy one get one Free" or any other type of BOGO sales.
  • Walmart will not price match items that come with an instant rebate/savings, or other such item.
  • Walmart will not price match meats and chicken if it comes from the Smiths/Albertsons butcher shop. Well, sometimes (very rarely) they will, but I wouldn't count on it!
  • Each Walmart manager sets the limits on which stores they will price match from. Walmarts will NOT price match ads from stores that are MILES away. So don't expect to bring an ad from Utah (to Nevada) and get those prices :)
Price Matching Guidelines

Holly is the queen of price matching. Here she shares her tips on price matching.
  • Go when the lines are not busy and without children if possible.
  • Shop on the same day and try to go to the same cashier.
  • Price match at the end of the order & let the cashier know you will be price matching. Separate them with a bar or a space on the grocery belt.
  • Tell the person behind you that you will be price matching. This way they won't get irritated if you take a little longer than normal. (hopefully)
  • Many Walmarts are MUCH friendlier at price matching than other Walmarts. Know your stores. The neighborhood Walmart at Stephanie/American Pacific & Warm Springs/Eastern are great to price match at. The Super Walmart is much stricter (and not as friendly).
  • Bring your ads & have them ready!! Holly circles the items that she is price matching, so she is able to show the checker quickly if needed.
  • Be Organized! On my grocery list I circle the items that I am price matching in green. That way, when the checker asks me what the price of milk is, I can quickly check my list for the correct price. I'm sure Holly doesn't need to do this, she has all prices memorize :)
  • Be courteous! Don't demand that an item be price matched. If they say no, you can either buy it at regular price or try again at a different Walmart or another day with a different cashier.
  • Know what dates the ads start and end.
    Price Matching Prices
    Each week I feature our "Grocery Deals of the Week". These are a basic price guideline to follow on things like chicken, ground beef, fruits and vegetables. It is not a complete list of all the good deals that week, although I wish I was grocery savvy enough to do that for you. SO, here are some guidelines for YOU to follow in order to get the best deals with price matching.
    • Know your prices. Sometimes the "Everyday Low Price" at Walmart is cheaper than the sale price at other stores.
    • Know your price point. Holly will not pay more than .50 for fruit, .08 oz for cereal and $1.50 for boneless skinless chicken breasts & ground beef. My price point is higher than that, so set your price point and watch for your items to hit that price.
    • Stock up when the items you regularly use hits it's lowest price. I usually buy 20 lbs of chicken/ground beef when it goes on sale. For dry/canned goods, I will buy as much I think we'll use before it hits the expiration date.
    • Sales usually run in a 12 Week Cycle. So about every 12 weeks chicken/meat/etc. will be on sale again. If you can't afford to buy a ton of a sale item, try to buy enough to last you for 12 weeks.
    • Seasonal Items. There are certain times of the year that items will hit their lowest price. Thanksgiving - turkey & baking items, August - back to school items, etc. For a more detailed list click here.
    • Don't buy something just because it's on sale. At one of the Smiths sales I bought 45 cans of Campbell's Chunky Soup because it was on sale for .66 cents a can. We don't even eat Campbell's soup, so I ended up donating it to the food bank.

    The Smith's (grocery store) has a case lot sale twice a year. This usually happens right around General Conference (April and October). The case lot sale has deep discounts on different grocery items when you buy them by the case. When the case lot sale comes out, we will be posting what the great deals are. Sometimes a few of the items on sale are a not a good deal.

    • Buy what your family will eat.
    • Just because an item is featured in the case lot sale, does not mean it is a great price.
    • Set extra money aside each month for the case lot sale.
    • Be aware of your limits. (example: Limit 2 cases)
    • Do not plan on rain checks. Go early and take friends.

    Sunday, July 31, 2011

    Self-Reliant Meeting This Week!!

    Our Self-Reliant meeting is this week!

    Theme: "I Dare You to Buy It and Dry It"

    Date: August 2, 2011 (Tuesday)

    Time: 7:00 P.M.

    Location: Guilford Building
    1525 Guilford Drive
    Henderson, NV 89014

    Everything you need to know about price matching and comparison shopping. Smart shopping via Wal-Mart, The Cannery, Costco, and the Case Lot Sale will be covered. Lower your monthly grocery bill the easy way! We will also cover many types of dehydrated foods and learn how to use them in your everyday cooking.

    **Remember, Nursery is provided!!**

    Friday, July 29, 2011

    FREE Gardening Workshops!

    Acacia Demonstration Gardens

    Here are some great FREE gardening classes starting in September at the Acacia Demonstration Gardens (50 Casa Del Fuego Street, Henderson, NV).
    • Tree Care 101
    • Tree Pruning Basics
    • Tricks and Treats Plant Projects
    • Composting
    • Container Gardening
    • Fall Veggies for a Winter Garden
    • Herb Gifts for the Holidays
    • Oh My Aching Back
    • Landscape Design with Fall Colors in Mind
    You can register for all classes starting August 15th at

    Monday, June 20, 2011

    Upcoming Class on Canning Tomatoes

    This class is offered by Marilyn who was one of the participants in the Master Canning Course that I took in March.


    When: Saturday, July 23, 2011 8:30 AM

    Price: $30.00 per person

    Where: Cowboy Trail Farm
    6550 Cowboy Trail NW (off 215 & Bradley)
    Las Vegas, NV 89131

    If you've ever wanted to learn how to preserve your food, don't miss this Workshop.

    Our 1st in a series of Food Preservation Workshops will begin in July. We will feature Cowboy Trail Farm’s Organic TOMATOES and teach a variety of ways to preserve them so they can be enjoyed year round.

    All equipment, utensils, and spices will be provided as well as canning jars and lids Each participant will have hands-on experience and go home with a share of the completed jars. We will also be enjoying Marilyn’s famous sundried basil tomatoes! There will be take-home recipes, handouts, and other canning resources available.

    Your instructors are Certified Master Preservers and follow USDA regulations

    Other Food Preservation Workshops in this series will include : Pickling, Jams & Jellies, Steam Juicing, Dehydrating, and more.

    Space is limited, so register early! And, don't forget your apron.

    Please send your check payable to:
    Organic Edibles, 7121 W. Craig Rd, #113-152, Las Vegas, NV 89129

    For more information contact Marilyn at 604-3165

    Friday, June 3, 2011

    Online Powerless Cooking Class - From Food Storage Made Easy

    Food Storage Made Easy has put their Powerless Cooking Class online!! Click here to watch their videos.

    Wednesday, May 18, 2011

    Testing Pressure Gauges - Locations in Nevada

    Listed below are the current locations in Nevada that will test dial gauges for presser canners.

    Henderson, NV Locations:

    Lisa Casey
    95/Sunset or 215/Stephanie
    email to schedule an appointment

    Janet Knight
    Sunday's at Sansome Center
    9480 S. Eastern
    Las Vegas, NV 89123
    Time: 8am -1pm

    Northwest, NV Locations:

    Faith A.
    Summerlin at Del Webb and Lake Mead
    email to schedule an appointment

    Janet Knight
    Saturday's at Tivoli (Rampart & Summerlin Parkway)
    302 S. Rampart
    Las Vegas, NV 89145
    Time: 8 am -1 pm

    East Clark County/Logandale, NV:

    Mike Donahue
    East Clark County Extension Office
    1897 N. Moapa Valley Blvd.
    P.O. Box 126
    Logandale, NV 89021-0126
    (702) 397-2604
    Fax: (702) 397-8301
    email or call to schedule an appointment

    Lincoln County/Caliente, NV:

    Holly Gatzke, Extension Educator
    360 Lincoln Street
    P.O. Box 728
    Caliente, NV 89008-0728
    (775) 726-3109
    Fax: (775) 726-3332
    email or call to schedule an appointment

    A dial gauge canner has a pressure dial on the top that allows you to read the pressure inside the canner during the canning process. Dial gauges operate from 0- to 25-pounds of pressure, with most recipes and canning instructions calling for a pressure of either 6- or 11-pounds of pressure. Dial gauges MUST be tested every year for accuracy. Your dial gauge will be tested against a Master Gauge which will determine if your gauge is accurate, if you can compensate for your gauge being off, or if your gauge needs to be replaced.

    If the gauge-reading is off by one or more pounds, you are encouraged to purchase a new gauge. If it is off less than one pound, remind yourself of the difference and adjust the recipe’s ressure accordingly to allow for the difference. Incorrect readings will lead to unsafe foods that are under-processed or over-processed.

    Replacement gauges and other parts (e.g. gaskets, safety plugs) for canners are often found at stores that sell food preservation equipment or from canner manufacturers. When ordering parts, be sure to provide your canner model number and describe the parts you need.

    Friday, May 13, 2011

    Thursday, May 12, 2011

    3 Month Supply - Useful Tools from Food Storage Made Easy

    Food Storage Made Easy has some great tools to use when planning your 3 months supply of food storage. Some of those found on the Helpful Tools page are...
    • 3 Month Food Supply - Printable (including video tutorial)
    • 3 Month Food Supply - Excel Form (including video tutorial)
    • Food Storage Shelf Life Handout
    • Small Space Storage Solutions Handout
    • Common Substitutions & Measurements
    We are not affiliated with, but just love their site and what they do!

    Wednesday, May 11, 2011

    3 Month Supply - Recipes

    Here are the recipes that we sampled during Relief Society Activity (Self-Reliant Sisters) on May 3rd.

    Tamale Pie
    by Dinner? It's in the Bag!*

    1 10 can ground beef
    1 14 oz can diced tomatoes
    1 16 oz can red kidney beans
    1 12 oz can yellow corn
    1 6 oz can medium olives
    1 pkg corn muffin mix
    2 TBSP dehydrated onions
    1/2 cup water

    Combine all ingredients (except muffin mix).  Place in a prepared 2 quart casserole dish.  Prepare corn muffin mix as per package instructions.  Spoon muffin mixture evenly over casserole.  Bake at 400 for about 15 minutes until topping is golden and filling is hot.

    Baked Spaghetti
    by Dinner? It's in the Bag!*

    1 28 oz can chopped tomatoes
    1 4 oz can sliced mushrooms
    1 10.5 oz can cream of mushroom soup
    1 2.25 oz can slice black olives
    12 oz spaghetti
    1 TBSP dried green pepper
    1 TBSP dried onion
    2 tsp dried oregano
    2 cups grated cheddar cheese
    1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese

    In a small bowl, hydrate vegetables in water for at least 20 minutes.  Cook and drain the spaghetti.  In a large bowl, combine the hydrated veggies, tomatoes, mushrooms & black olives.  In a 9x13 baking dish, layer half of the cooked pasta, then half the veggies mixture, sprinkle with 1 cup cheese.  Repeat layers.  Mix together the mushroom soup and 1/4 cup water.  Spread over the top of the layers.  Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Bake at 350 for 30 minutes.

    Chicken Corn Chowder
    by Dinner? It's in the Bag*

    1 14 oz can chicken
    1 14 oz can cream style corn
    1 4 oz can diced green chilies
    1 can evaporated milk
    1 TBSP dried onion
    2 tsp garlic powder
    2 tsp chicken bullion
    1 tsp cumin
    2 cups shredded Monterey Jack cheese

    In a large soup pot, combine all ingredients except the cheese.  Bring to a boil, and then cut back to a simmer.  Cook for 20 minutes.  Stir in cheese.  Ladle into warm bowls and garnish with chopped cilantro and chopped tomatoes if desired.

    Zippy Bean Minestrone
    by The Bean Cookbook (I believe it's out of print)

    1 can mixed vegetables (drained)
    1 jar 15 oz spaghetti sauce
    1 cup water
    1 can 10.5 oz beef broth (for thinner soup, double the broth)
    1 can 16 oz pork and beans (undrained)
    1 can 15 oz kidney beans (undrained)
    1/2 cup pasta shells (uncooked)
    1 tsp Italian seasoning
    1/2 tsp garlic powder

    In a large non-aluminum pot, combine all ingredients and bring to a boil.  Reduce heat and simmer, covered for 20 to 25 minutes.  Add water if needed.

    This recipe may be made in the crockpot.  Set on low for 2 to 4 hours or set on high until it begins to simmer, then switch to low for an hour or more.

    Peach Cobbler
    by Tonya L.

    2 cans of peaches with the juice
    1 white or yellow cake mix
    1 stick of butter (opt.)

    Pour peaches and juice in a 9x13, sprinkle dry cake mix over the top bake at 375 for about 40 min. til golden brown on top.
    optional: add pats of butter all over top before baking (about 3/4 of one stick of butter)

    Bunny Poop

    12 oz butterscotch chips
    12 oz chocolate chips
    1 cup peanut butter
    6 cups mini marshmallows
    1 cup roasted peanuts (about half of one of the little cans)

    In a large stock pot, melt all the chips and peanut butter over low heat, stirring constantly. When smooth, take off heat and add marshmallows and peanuts. Stir until uniform. Pour into greased 9x13 pan and spread evenly with spatula. Chill until set. Cut and serve chilled or it will soften. Keep refrigerated.


    You may have thought this time of year
    Meant jellybeans and eggs,
    And unsuspecting, fluffy chaps
    With furry, hopping legs.

    But, here’s the proof
    That Easter Bunny’s got a wicked streak.
    Don’t reach under that lawn chair
    ‘til you stop and take a peek.

    ‘Cause though you may be looking
    For those chocolate eggs and loot.
    You might just find that morsel there
    Is really Bunny Poop!

    *Purchase Information for:

    Dinner? It’s in the Bag! ($12.00)
    By Christine J. VanWagenen
    Printed by: Help U Mail
    10291 South 1300 East
    Sandy, Utah 84094
    (801) 571-1441
    *There are a few fresh ingredients in these recipes that must be converted to food storage items.

    Tuesday, May 10, 2011

    3 Month Supply - Menu Planning Helps (repost)

    Dinner? It's in the Bag!

    **This is a repost from March of 2009, but contains a lot of great information!**

    Rachelle planned a months worth of meals using Pantry & Food Storage items. Here are some of her forms to share with you! Decide how many times a year you will serve each recipe. To avoid appetite fatigue, choose at least 2 weeks of different main dish options. Input your options on the options page. Then use your options page to complete your monthly menu page.
    Meal Planning and Food Storage Recipe Books:
    • Emergency Food In A Nutshell
      By Leslie D. Probert and Lisa L. Harkness
    • Pantry Cooking by Laura Robins
    • Dinner? It’s in the Bag! ($12.00)
      By Christine J. VanWagenen
      Printed by: Help U Mail
      10291 South 1300 East
      Sandy, Utah 84094
      (801) 571-1441
      *There are a few fresh ingredients in these recipes that must be converted to food storage items.
    • Menus At A Glance (Downloadable book)
      By Shanna L. Christ

      1 - Dividers
      2 - Menus
      3 - Grocery List
      4 - Canning
      5 - Sprouting
      6 - Cooking Helps
      7 - Entrees
      8 - Supplemental Foods
    • Bee Prepared ($10.00)
      By Christine J. VanWagenen
      Printed by: Help U Mail
      10291 South 1300 East
      Sandy, Utah 84094
      (801) 571-1441

    Meal Planning and Food Storage Recipe Websites:
    • The Prudent Homemaker - Brandy features recipes for each season of the year.
    • Everyday Food Storage
    • Food Storage Made Easy - Decide how many times a year you will serve each recipe. To avoid appetite fatigue, choose at least 2 weeks of different main dish options. Input your options on the options page. Then use your options page to complete your monthly menu page. You can use the forms included or reference forms found here. This website also features forms you can print out, or an excel spreadsheet that helps you inventory your ingredients and multiplies it and computes your shopping list for one to three months.