How to Freeze Food in Glass Jars

The following post is from Katie of Kitchen Stewardship: UPDATE: Here are some glass-breaking tips and the honest-to-goodness-true best way to freeze food in glass jars. It seems that every day a new report comes out on the dangers of something or another toxin in various materials, doesn't it? Bisphenol-A in plastics is one of…

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Storing bulk food the (easy? cheap? green?) way

The following post is from Katie of Kitchen Stewardship: Buying food in bulk and preserving from your garden and farmer's markets is as an awesome way to save money and capture maximum nutrition, but there's even one more reason to love those frugal habits: they reduce waste and help save the earth, too. A 25-pound…

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What You Need to Know About Preserving

The following post is from Kate of Modern Alternative Mama: Three years ago, I was about to preserve my own food for the first time. It was an exciting adventure.  And I was nervous.  I didn't want to get burned, or break any glass, or mess anything up and make someone sick! But, I wanted…

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How to Build a Stockpile You’ll Actually Use

The following post is from Jessica of GoodCheapEats and LifeasMOM: Building a healthy and frugal pantry can be a challenge. But, it's a rewarding one. I love to cook, my family loves to eat, and all of us are happy knowing that what we're eating is good for us. Having a full pantry is a…

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How to Build a Pantry that Works for YOU

The following post is from Jessica of GoodCheapEats and LifeasMOM: Over the last few weeks, I've been "eating down the pantry". What this means is that instead of grocery shopping as usual, I'm spending time and effort to use up what we have. Not only does this help me save money on food costs and…

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7 Tips for Cleaning Out and Re-Organizing Your Pantry

The following post is from Kate of Modern Alternative Mama: That, right there, is my pantry "before." This fall, I'm doing a lot of food preserving.  I've already canned over 60 quarts of tomato sauce and a dozen or so quarts of applesauce (with many more to come).  In addition to all my canning, and…

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5 Foods a Traditional Kitchen Shouldn’t Be Without

The following post is from Kate of Modern Alternative Mama: One of the most frustrating things about cooking in a traditional kitchen is the need to prepare my ingredients before I can even begin cooking a meal.  When I’m tired and I just want something fast, it’s not so easy.  (Hello, Annie’s Mac 'n Cheese….)…

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Cooking in a Traditional Kitchen

The following post is from Kate of Modern Alternative Mama: Real food is awesome. I know most of you around here are no stranger to real food.  It’s just so satisfying to eat something that you’ve cooked at home…at least most of the time.  (Or am I the only one that occasionally has a ‘kitchen…

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5 Sources for Produce When You Don’t Grow Your Own

The following post is from Jessica of GoodCheapEats and LifeasMOM: I was born into a family of subsistence farmers. My dad, my grandparents, my great-grandparents and all those before them were born and raised on farms. My dad was the first to leave the rural life for college and never returned. While I've lived my…

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What is a Pantry Challenge and How Can It Save You Money?

The following post is from Jessica of GoodCheapEats and LifeasMOM: Food is my life. I think about it whenever I'm not eating it or preparing it. My kids do, too. Their parting words at night? What's for breakfast? Obviously, food is an integral part of our family's culture. Many of my early jobs, motherhood notwithstanding,…

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