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How To Can Fresh Peaches

How To Can Fresh Peaches

Fresh peaches are truly a summer delight! I usually buy a few bushels for eating, baking, and preserving throughout the summer. One of my favorite ways to preserve peaches for eating later is to can them. Canning peaches is pretty straightforward. You can use your water bath canner which makes the process easier. Supplies: PeachesWater bath cannerJars, lids, and ringsA pot for blanching the peachesA large bowl of cold water to cool the peaches downA large bowl to put peeled…

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The Pantry Challenge Reimagined: Taking Some Time To Clean Up and Eat Up Your Food Storage

The Pantry Challenge Reimagined: Taking Some Time To Clean Up and Eat Up Your Food Storage

January is an excellent month to do many things. Many people view the start of the year as a way to start over. I view January as a way to take stock of my life and see where I need to improve. I also find that January is an excellent month to tackle your food storage.  Generally, people are home more during the winter, which means we eat more meals at home. It’s easier to meal plan and easier to…

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10 Ways to Combat Inflation at the Grocery Store

10 Ways to Combat Inflation at the Grocery Store

If you have been shopping lately, you have probably noticed an uptick in the prices. Grocery stores have been no exception to this. Even though it seems like prices have gone up more lately, I would argue that they have been gradually increasing over the last two years. The pandemic-created shortages have made things worse at all stores, but grocery stores in particular. You might be asking what inflation means and why it is happening now. Inflation is simply the…

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How long could you stay at home without leaving for anything?

How long could you stay at home without leaving for anything?

A somewhat hypothetical situation has always been in the back of my mind when prepping. However, this hypothetical situation is not becoming so hypothetical anymore. With past and pending shortages on everything from food to vehicle parts plus unfolding global events, this situation bears much consideration for anyone who needs to consider being prepared at home.  The question bearing consideration is this: How long could you stay at home without leaving for anything?  A week? A month? Six weeks? Two…

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25 Ways To Save Money on Food and Groceries

25 Ways To Save Money on Food and Groceries

Food can be one of the spendiest areas in your budget if you don’t have a handle on your spending. While there are several reasons that your money just disappears while at the grocery store, you are still ultimately in control of how is being spent. You can save a lot of money by just making a few adjustments to your shopping list and routine. You can save even more money by taking charge of your food supply and shopping…

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12 Canning Supplies You Should Be Stocking Up On All Year Round

12 Canning Supplies You Should Be Stocking Up On All Year Round

If this year has proven anything, it has proven that people who stockpile goods are not crazy. Food shortages (or the threat thereof) have driven more people to grow and preserve their own food. In turn, this has caused shortages of many canning supplies and ingredients that we have always had good luck in the past finding in the stores.  While things seem to be in short supply right now, you can still find these items if you are creative….

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