Happy Year of Pulses! The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations has declared 2016 the Year of Pulses, so I’ve decided to do a blog series discussing what pulses are and why they are important. This is just one of many posts discussing the magical world of beans and other pulses. Beans are […]
Southern ham and beans was one of my favorite meals growing up…even though I’m from Arizona. My dad’s mother was southern through and through and she made a mean pot of Southern Ham and Beans. She often told me the struggles that she saw and what poor families faced just too feed themselves. Grandma knew […]
I made up this recipe when I was a vegetarian and was craving good old fashioned barbecue food. This dish always hits the spot. I’ve altered it now with bacon to cater to my meat eating needs but it is just as good without the bacon, should you choose to make it vegetarian. Also I […]
If your family will eat beans, they are one of the best foods that you can have in your food store. Do you have a long-term food store for your family? Long-term food storage is one of the easiest ways to prepare for any kind of emergency, such as a bug-out, weather emergency, or even […]
You many wonder why someone would bother to can dry beans. After all, they are already in a perfect storage condition, right? Well, not always. Dried beans still need water and time to cook, and if you are in a situation where they are at a premium, then dried beans are not easy to use.…
Some people take chili making very seriously and even enter into competitions to have the best chili… This is not that kind of recipe. Moms need a good chili recipe that is quick, easy, tasty, and kid friendly. This is that recipe!