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Cheering Up the Womenfolk

September 16, 2011

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Cheering up women with roses

Ever heard the expression, “If Mama aint’ happy, ain’t nobody happy”?  Well, there is probably a little truth to that.  Mom is often the glue that holds things together, the one who carries out a lot of the daily drudgework, and is often looked to to “make it all better.” That is an important role […]

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Laura’s Prepping Diary, 9/16/11

September 16, 2011

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Yesterday I branched out and “invented” a new recipe using good ole food storage items for a new Blondie (you know, a “brownie” without cocoa?).  Anyway, it turned out pretty well and was gobbled up by my clan, so I will share it with you. Peanut Butter (Pinto Bean) Blondies 2 cups pureed, well-cooked pinto […]

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The Buzz About Honey

August 25, 2011

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Honey has long been a valued foodstuff.  Unlike sugar cane and other sources of sweetness, the work is just about all done for you.  You don’t have to plant, weed, or harvest anything.  You let the bees do what God programmed them to do and you get a share.  Being the good little preppers that […]

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Beans, Part 5

July 27, 2011

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So, have you made a sincere commitment to incorporating more nutritious, inexpensive, meal-extending beans into your diet yet?  Have you been practicing rotation of your food storage?   No? Okay, I understand.  But I defy you to find ANYone who would not like this recipe!!  It is a new family favorite.  Please try it and then […]

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Morale Boosters

May 25, 2011

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checkers for morale boosters

Adversity can definitely teach us about our own strength and resiliency, but it can also take its toll on our morale.  The loss of the breadwinner’s job usually means a large scale-back in expenses, a lot of that in the “entertainment” portion of the budget. In a “grid-down” situation, the adjustments would be even more […]

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