Eggshells How to Use

 

Eggshells How to Use

For most people when you have cracked your eggs and used them the shells go into the trash.  Well there are many different uses for your eggshells.  Follow along and from now on don’t be throwing out those eggshells so fast.

Eggshells and How to Use Them

  1.  Sidewalk Chalk.  Finely grind 10 eggshells.  1 teaspoon hot water, 1 teaspoon flour, food coloring.  Mix everything together.  Pack into a toilet roll and let dry.  Peel off toilet roll and you have sidewalk chalk.
  2. Garden.  Throw crushed eggshells or whole eggshells all year-long into your garden to increase calcium.  They will crush when tilled.
  3. Compost.  Add those eggshells to your compost.
  4. Seedlings.  Start seedling in eggshells by placing dirt in the bottom of the shell.  Add your seed.  I like to place the eggshell back into the egg carton.  Transplant when bigger, eggshell and all.  Be sure to crush the eggshell before transplanting.
  5. Stops slugs and cut worms.  Place crushed eggshells around your garden plants.  The slugs and cut worms won’t crawl over them.
  6. Plant Food.  Eggshells make wonderful plant food.  Crush eggshells and place in an old jar.  Fill the jar with water.  Store in a dark area.  Water once a week with the calcium water.
  7. Chickens.  Feed your crushed eggshells back to your chickens.  Better and cheaper than purchasing oyster shells.
  8. Pets.  Turn eggshells into powder and sprinkle some over your cat or dogs food.  Gives the a calcium boost.
  9. Toilet.  Make an eggshell pass with powdered eggshells.  Add water to form a paste.  Scrub the lime ring and clean the whole toilet.
  10. Bird Feeder.  Empty feeder.  Rinse with warm water.  Add 3 crushed eggshells.  Fill halfway with warm water.  Shake hard for a few minutes.  Rinse completely.
  11. Pots and Pans.  5 Tablespoons powdered eggshells.  Add water to make a paste.  Use like a soft scrub cleaner.  http://www.candysfarmhousepantry.com/?p=2092  Farm Eggs to Wash or Not.

Gnocchi with Peas

Gnocchi with Peas

Crispy on the outside and pillowy on the inside these pan toasted gnocchi are pure comfort food.

Extremely fast and easy to throw together.  Make this in a nonstick skillet it is a one pan wonder.  Makes the perfect side dish with anything and everything from chicken, pork and beef.

1/4 cup butter, divided
1 16 ounce package potato gnocchi
1 Tablespoon minced garlic (1 large garlic clove)
2 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme
1 1/2 cups chicken broth
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1 can peas drained
1 Tablespoon lemon juice
Parmesan cheese for sprinkling

In a large nonstick skillet melt 2 Tablespoon butter.  Add the gnocchi and turn the heat up to medium to high.  Cook 10 minutes stirring occasionally.

Add garlic and thyme and continue to cook for 2 minutes.  Gnocchi should be lightly brown.

Add chicken broth, salt and pepper.  Reduce to a simmer and cook until reduced by half.

Add peas and lemon juice and remaining butter.

Cook for another minute.

Top with parmesan and serve.  ENJOY!

 

Blogging Grandmothers Link Party #13

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Brownie Master Mix

Brownie Master Mix

Who doesn’t love a great tasting brownie.  Stop buying those box mixes filled with who knows what kind of preservatives.  This master mix is easy to make and keep on hand.  It makes 6 of those box mixes.  These are more of a cake like brownie.

Brownie Master Mix

4 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 cups nonfat dry powder milk
4 cups sugar
1 cup cocoa
1 1/2 Tablespoons baking powder
1 Tablespoon salt (optional)

Brownie Master Mix ready to store in a air-tight container.

Brownies

1 3/4 cups Brownie Master Mix
1 egg
1/3 cup water
1/2 cup oil or melted butter
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup chopped nuts (optional)

Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.  Grease a 8 x 8 baking dish.

In a medium bowl add brownie master mix.
Add egg
Add water
Add oil or melted butter
Add vanilla extract

Stir until everything is well mixed.  Add nuts if using and stir.  Pour into greased 8 x 8 baking dish.

Bake for 20 minutes.

Brownie Master Mix ready to go in the oven.
Brownie Master Mix

 

 

 

Oatmeal Packets Master Mix

Oatmeal Packets Master Mix

Stop purchasing those instant box oatmeal packets from the store.  Quick and easy to make you very own instant packets, plus you know what is going into your instant packets.

First I will explain how to make the basic Oatmeal Packet Master Mix.  Next I will give you different variations to make your own different fruit oatmeal packets.

Now that the kids are all grown I keep our basic oatmeal master mix in a large container and set out the different fruit for everyone to make their own.

If you have younger children or teenagers go ahead and place everything into a plastic sandwich bag (which you can re-use) so all they have to do is pour the bag into their bowl, add water and microwave.

Basic Oatmeal Packet  Master Mix

10 cups quick oats or rolled oats.
1 teaspoon salt optional
1 cup brown sugar ( more if you want it sweeter)
1 cup powdered milk
2 teaspoons cinnamon
20 snack size zip bags

Place 6 cups oats in a large bowl.
Place 4 cups oats in a blender and blend until almost powdery.  Pour into large bowl.
Add salt
Add Brown sugar
Add powdered milk
add cinnamon
Mix well.

If making individual packets pour 1/2 cup into each snack bag.

To cook:  Pour packet into bowl.  Add 3/4 cup water.  Stir to combine.  Microwave 1 1/2 to 2 minutes.  Let stand to thicken.

Adding fruit:  Add 1/4 cup blueberries, apple, banana, or cranberries dehydrated or freeze-dried.

Adding fruit and spices:

Apple/Cinnamon = 1/4 cup dehydrated apples + 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
Raisin/Cinnamon = 1/4 cup raisins + 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
Banana Bread = 1/4 cup dehydrated banana + 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
Amish oatmeal = 2 Tablespoons raisin + 2 Tablespoons dehydrated apples + 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
Strawberry & Cream = 2 Tablespoons dehydrated strawberries + 1 Tablespoons powdered milk or use 1/4 cup of milk instead of water.
Oatmeal/Cinnamon/Maple = 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon + 2 Tablespoons maple syrup.
Oatmeal Pumpkin = 1/4 teaspoon pumpkin spice

If adding nuts or chia seeds add them after cooking.

ENJOY!

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Garbanzo Apple Cake Gluten Free

Garbanzo Apple Cake Gluten Free

Garbanzo beans or some people call them chickpeas are full of protein and so good for everyone.  Turn these beans into a wonderful tasting dessert make them even better.  The makes an 8 x 8 cake but can easily be doubled.

Don’t forget this Garbanzo Apple Cake is gluten-free so you can serve it too all your friends and family.  Before I forget it is super moist and doesn’t need any frosting.  If you wanted to put a dollop of whip cream on top it would really make it something special.

1   15 ounce can of garbanzo beans or 1 1/2 cups of cooked garbanzo beans
4 eggs beaten
1 cup sugar or honey
1 teaspoon baking powder
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1 apple finely grated

Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.  Spray an 8 x 8 baking dish with non-stick spray.

Drain and rinse garbanzo beans.  In a food processor or blender puree until smooth.

Place pureed garbanzo beans in a medium size bowl.

Grate apple and add to the beans.

Add all the rest of the ingredients into the bowl and stir to mix.

Pour into baking dish and bake for 50 minutes.

Garbanzo Apple Cake Mix
Garbanzo Apple Cake ready to bake.
Garbanzo Apple Cake

Enjoy this delicious gluten-free cake.

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Blogging Grandmothers Link Party #12

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Tomato Powder Dehydrating/How to Use

Tomato Powder Dehydrated

Keeping tomato powder in your pantry is a life saver.  Making tomato powder is easy with a dehydrator.  Easy to store and there are many recipes you can be using with tomato powder.  I will include several different recipes so you can start using your tomato powder as soon as it is finished being made.

Gather up some tomatoes.  Be sure to wash them.  Slice off the top and small section from the bottom.

Be sure to use your solid trays with your dehydrator.

Slice tomatoes around 3/8 inch thick.
Place tomatoes cut side up on trays.
Set dehydrator on 125 degrees.
Dry until crispy which should be between 12 to 18 hours.

You can place the dehydrated slices in a container to be used at a later date.  Some I keep this way, most of the time I go ahead and start grinding the dehydrated tomato slices.

At this point I like to place the tomato powder back onto the dehydrating tray for 1 hour.  Just to make sure the powder is completely dry.

Store in a glass jar with tight-fitting lid.  Will last up to a year.  For long-term storage seal in a vacuum sealed bags.

Tomato powder is great for long-term food storage.  No additives or preservatives.

Tomato Paste from Tomato Powder

Tomato Paste

6 Tablespoons tomato powder plus 1/2 cup water is one 6 ounce can tomato paste.

Tomato Sauce

2/3 cup tomato powder plus 2 cups water is 15 ounce can tomato sauce.

Tomato Juice

1 cup tomato powder plus 8 cups water is one 64 ounce bottle of tomato juice.
Add onion powder, sugar, salt, pepper to meet your taste if desired.

Whole Wheat Tomato Pasta

1 cup Semolina flour
1 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 cup tomato powder
1/2 cup ice-cold water
3 eggs
1 Tablespoon olive oil
1 teaspoon salt optional

In a blender add tomato powder, eggs, water, olive oil, salt.  Blend for 20 seconds.  In a large bowl combine flours.  Make a well in center of the flour. Add liquid.  Knead smooth and should elastic.  Let stand 10 minutes.  Roll out and cut into stripes.

Spanish Rice

Add 2 Tablespoons tomato powder and 1 teaspoon onion powder, garlic powder, dried green chili to your pot of rice.  Cook Rice.  Fluff with fork and serve.

Marinara Sauce

4 cups water
1/4 cup fresh onion or 2 Tablespoons dried onion
1/2 cup tomato powder
1/4 cup brown sugar
2 Tablespoon Balsamic vinegar
1 1/2 teaspoons each of garlic powder, dried parsley, dried basil, dried Italian Seasoning and salt.

Combine everything into a large pot.  Bring to a simmer.  Cook on low for 1 hour.  Stir occasionally.

Spaghetti Sauce

2 cups water
5 Tablespoons tomato powder
3/4 Tablespoons carrot powder
1/2 Tablespoon celery powder
1 Tablespoon dried onion
1 Tablespoon dehydrated diced tomatoes
1 Tablespoon olive oil
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon dried basil
1 bay leaf

In a sauce pan bring all the ingredients to a boil.  Reduce and simmer 15 minutes.  Stir occasionally.  Cook longer for a thicker sauce.  Remove bay leaf.

Pizza Sauce

1 Tablespoon tomato powder
3 Tablespoons water
1/2 teaspoon honey
1/2 teaspoon vinegar
1/2 teaspoon oregano
1/4 teaspoon garlic and onion powder

Blend all ingredients together.  Top pizza with pizza sauce.

BBQ Sauce

1 1/2 cups packed dark brown sugar
6 Tablespoons tomato powder
3/4 cups water
1/2 cup vinegar
1 Tablespoons Worcestershire Sauce
2 1/2 teaspoon ground mustard
2 teaspoons smoked paprika
1 1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 teaspoon of oregano and cumin

Use a stainless steel saucepan.  Combine all ingredients.  Bring to a boil.  Stirring often.  Reduce heat and simmer 30 minutes or until you reach desired thickness.

Ketchup from Tomato Powder

Ketchup

1 1/2 cups water
1/2 cup tomato powder
3 Tablespoons honey or sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1/4 teaspoon dry mustard
1/8 teaspoon allspice

In a stainless steel saucepan add all the ingredients.  Bring to a boil.  Reduce heat and simmer 30 minutes or until you reach desired thickness.

Enjoy all these money-saving tomato powder recipes.

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Brownie Black Bean

Brownie Black Bean

These brownies are truly made out of cooked black beans.  There is no flour or egg involved in this recipe.  If you didn’t know these brownies were made from black beans you would never know the difference.

Full of protein, easy on the budget and for those who are into food storage, a great way to make a special treat.

1 3/4 cups cooked black beans or one 15 ounce can of black beans.  I used one pint jar of black beans that I had canned.
1/2 cup honey, maple syrup, agave nectar you choose
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 teaspoon vanilla
3 Tablespoons canola oil
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 cup chocolate chips (optional)
1/2 cup pecans or walnuts (optional)

Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.  Grease a 8×8 baking dish.

In a blender or food processor dump in black beans, honey, cocoa powder, vanilla, oil and baking powder.

Process until everything is smooth.

Pour into your baking dish.

Sprinkle chips or nuts on top of brownie batter.

Bake 45 to 50 minutes.

Cool and ENJOY!

Brownie Black Beans

 

 

Cantaloupe Dehydrated

Cantaloupe Dehydrated

Cantaloupe dehydrated has to be one of my newest fruits to dehydrate.  Have you ever had those candy orange slices?  Well this is ten times better and way healthier.  I don’t dehydrate the cantaloupe completely done.  Just to the touch.  I want the center to be soft and chewy.  For a special treat or gift take the dehydrated cantaloupe and dip one end in melted chocolate.  They don’t keep as long but that won’t matter because they won’t last long.

Wash the cantaloupe.  Remove all the seeds and slice off the rind.  Cut the cantaloupe into long slices about 1/4 inch thick.  Kinda like long stripes of beef jerky.

Place on trays remember not to crowd or over lap the pieces.

Turn on your dehydrator or oven to 135 degrees.  Mine took about 16 hours to get to where I wanted them.  Every dehydrator is different.  The pieces are done when not sticky but don’t let them get to dry out too much.

Store in airtight container or plastic bag.

Don’t forget to try dipping some in chocolate.  ENJOY!