Friday, November 30, 2012

Food Storage Friday #15: The What, How, When, & Why's to Honeyville Eggs

Eggs. When it comes to baking, they are as common and necessary as flour and sugar. Take a look in any cookbook or in any recipe card and you'll find it listed under the ingredients section. With eggs being so common in so many parts of baking, cooking, and, lets face it, eating, it's no wonder that many of the questions we get here at Honeyville are in regards to our eggs. Most common ones include "How do I substitute them in my baking?", "How much powder (or crystals) equal one egg?" and of course "Which one of your egg products is right for me?"

With the introduction of our all new Honeyville OvaEasy Eggs, we decided to take a closer look at the different egg products we offer here at Honeyville. In the process, we hope to give you a better idea of what our products have to offer for you and show you how to better use each of them in your own kitchen. With that said, let's take a look!

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Get "Stuffed" with 15% off Savings from Honeyville

(This sale has ended. The coupon code is no longer valid)

Are you finally finishing off that last bit of Turkey leftovers from Thanksgiving? Have you begun the transition from pumpkins and pilgrims to Holly, twinkling lights, and mistletoe?  Honeyville is here to get you in the Holiday spirit with the perfect post-thanksgiving deal. Shop at store.honeyvillegrain.com starting today, November 29 and enter coupon code STUFFED at checkout. This will get you 15% off your entire online order!

That's 15% off everything, including some of our most popular items, such as our Gluten Free Blanched Almond Flour, our easy-to-use Powdered Whole Eggs, or delicious Freeze Dried Strawberries, and now, our all new Honeyville OvaEasy Egg Crystals.

Find that perfect Holiday gift for friends and family while picking out a few items for yourself. With 15% off, can you really afford not to take advantage of this deal? Hurry, this sale ends Tuesday, Dec. 4th at 6:00 PM PST.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Mini Quiche On-The-Go Recipe


If we were honest with ourselves, I am sure most of us would agree that trying to get out the door in the mornings are rushed, sometimes chaotic, and trying to squeeze everything in is sometimes just plain crazy!! If you completely disagree with that statement.....PLEASE send me an e-mail and tell me your trick because I would love to simplify my mornings and have them go smoother!

Here is an idea that I came across to make "breakfast" easier and faster....mini quiche! The first time you make them it takes a little longer, but than you can freeze them and then within a minute you have a warm, healthy breakfast that you can eat at home or take on the go!


Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Chef Tess New Meals in a Jar Videos Part II

Last week we introduced two of the four new Chef Tess Meals in a Jar Videos that we have made, Chef Tess' delicious Thai Chicken in Spicy Peanut Sauce and her amazing Hawaiian-Style Teriyaki Beef and Vegetables. You can view at our blog post.

Today, we're showing the final two of the four videos we've created, a two-meals in one personal Meals in a Jar video, and, just in time for the holidays, a Mango-Berry Cobbler Dessert in a Jar, the perfect Holiday gift for friends, neighbors, and family. Enjoy!

Chef Tess Personal Meals in a Jar - Classic Italian Tomato Sauce & Cheeseburger Sauce with Noodle Base Recipe



Monday, November 26, 2012

Stuffed Peppers Recipe

Confession: I can never make the right amount of rice.  I tend to over estimate and then what do you do with the leftovers?  Problem solved my friends with this recipe. Another bonus to this recipe is that it is full of veggies that you could easily adapt to your family's preferences. 

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Easy Boston Cream Cake Recipe

 
Okay I get it...cake isn't typically a Thanksgiving menu item.  But guess what, I don't love pie.  I don't love the crusts on pies.  And a pie typically gets only 6-8 servings, where as a cake can get like 12-16.  This is a twist to a traditional Boston Cream Pie (which all along has been cake) and, bonus, can be made the day before!  So I say this year be bold and try something new for dessert!  This recipe has been adapted from here.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Chef Tess new Meals in a Jar videos

You've asked for it, and now it's here! After listening to your requests, ideas, and even pleas, we at Honeyville, along with our favorite food storage chef, Chef Tess, have created four new Meals in a Jar videos, just in time for the Holiday season!

Today, we're showing two of those videos, Chef Tess' delicious Thai Chicken in Spicy Peanut Sauce and exciting Hawaiian-Style Teriyaki Beef and Vegetables. Next week we'll unveil two more additional videos for your viewing and cooking pleasure. For now, enjoy these two amazing recipes by Chef Tess and enjoy the videos below!

Chef Tess Thai Chicken in Spicy Peanut Sauce with Rice

Monday, November 19, 2012

Mouth Watering Sweet Potato Cupcakes Recipe

 
It's Thanksgiving Week and I can't believe it's already here!! Not sure about you, but this month flew by! What's on your Thanksgiving Menu? Here is a dessert you will not be able to pass up....they are DELICIOUS!!! Sweet Potato Cupcakes! I am normally not a fan of "sweet potato" dishes.I know, I know, it's a sin not to like "sweet potatoes" this time of the year, but these cupcakes are an exception to the rule and made my mouth water!! Check it out:

Friday, November 16, 2012

Food Storage Friday #14: Using your Food Storage during the Holidays


Is there anything not to love about this time of year? Gathering together as family and friends. Enjoying the cool weather and the scenic surroundings. And, of course, the food, food, food! Large feasts together, baking sweet, delicious treats for the family, all of these things are what truly makes this the most wonderful time of the year.

But with all the large meals and sweet treats comes the cost. For many of us, Thanksgiving is the starting point for the biggest spending season we'll see this year. But why does this have to be, especially when many of us are currently sitting on a supply of delicious ingredients we could be using right now! And with the number one rule in food storage being rotation, what better time to begin rotating your food storage into your current cooking and baking needs than during the holidays?

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Chef Tess Sausage Apple Stuffed Maple-Bacon Sticky Buns O'Glory Recipe



Baaaacon!  I'm not gonna lie. Sticky buns are evil...and good...and evil. I'm seriously not sure where  my love affair with sticky buns started, but today the most ridiculousness delicious sticky bun has made itself known at our house. We call it the Dark Lord of Bacon. It is the ultimate bomb-digg-a-tee. Imagine, if you will, a bacon-maple walnut goooey glaze. It is the perfect balance of sweet maple with crisp nibbles of smoky bacon and toasted gorgeous walnuts. Do you see that glaze mercilessly enshrouding a tender, fluffy, rosemary and herb roll that is stuffed with a savory-sweet apple, sausage, and sour cream garlic filling?
 
One waft of the glorious smell of these rolls baking is enough happiness to make me giggle. One taste...and I'm done. I'll do anything the Dark Lord of Bacon-sticky bun asks me to do. So far, he doesn't say much, as far as telling me what to do. He just stands there an tempts me with his bacon. The only problem with adding bacon to a recipe, is that it makes people thirsty...for more bacon. So, in order to cut down on the thirst, it is good to separate this sticky-bun from it's evil bacon friends.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Carrot Cookies Recipe

If zucchini can be in bread, then carrots can be in cookies!  These cookies bake up soft and moist.  These were a favorite of mine growing up.

Ingredients:
Cookies:
3/4 cup Honeyville Shortening Powder
2 cups Sugar
1/4 cup Honeyville Powdered Whole Eggs
1 cup Water
2 tsp Baking Powder
2 tsp Vanilla
2 cups mashed Honeyville Dehydrated Carrots
1 tsp Salt
4 cups Honeyville Flour

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Blueberry Scones Recipe


I love combining things. That may be the thing I love most about my job here at Honeyville. Taking different products and mixing them together to see what I can create is fun, exciting, and even a challenge at times. It was this excitement that led me to today's blog post. I was looking over some of the past blog post and came across Tenille's Baked Scones recipe. This sparked my interest! I always thought that the only way to cook scones was to fry them in oil. That post got me thinking: "If there are other ways to cook our scones, there may be other ingredients we can include!" It is in this spirit of adventure that I present to you my latest creation: Blueberry Scones (and yes, they're baked)! 

Monday, November 12, 2012

Delicious No Bake Cookie Recipe

Who doesn't love an easy, no bake, delicious tasting recipe?? Here are your traditional "No-Bake" cookies, but using Honeyville ingredients including the Powdered Peanut Butter. And I know they were good because when I came home from a meeting one night I asked my hubby what he had for dinner and he got a suspicious look on his face as he said nothing. Come to find out, he had eaten LOTS of these cookies in place of his dinner!!  At least the cookies turned out, right!?!


Friday, November 9, 2012

Food Storage Friday #13: Ideal Conditions for my Food Storage

One of the most frequent questions we get here at Honeyville about our products is their shelf life. When you offer a large amount of products geared towards long term storage, it only makes sense. While many of our great products (including our entire line of foods sealed in #10 cans) have the shelf life printed on them, that shelf life can depend on where and how you store that product. Because of this, we thought that for today's Food Storage Friday post, we'll discuss what the best conditions are to ensure extended shelf life of your food storage, and also what we should do after we open a sealed product.

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Chef Tess Evil-Genius 7 Holiday Cookie Mixes in One


 Is it just me, or does the Holiday season come too quickly?! It seems like there's always one thing or another that needs to be done, or baked, or delivered. The joy of giving can easily be lost in the hustle...but it doesn't need to be that way. I get a jump-start on all the gifts by making a few of these handy cookie-mixes ahead of time. That way, I don't ever feel too stressed.  For some great inexpensive very Martha-Stewart-like beautiful cookie mix wrapping ideas, see my post on Holiday Gifts of Impeccable Taste. These are also fabulous made in pint or quart-sized jars  (depending on the size of the recipe) and will be shelf-stable 2-3 years with an oxygen absorber! Wow! Right?!

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Sweet Potato Salad Recipe

You are probably laughing looking at this picture and seeing ALL the Sweet Potato-ness!!! My hubby looooovvvves Sweet Potatoes and he is super excited the "season" is here! So you will be seeing a little bit of an over kill of Sweet Potato recipes from me in the next month. Hope you enjoy as much as my hubby's stomach is! This week I made some Sweet Potato Salad and it turned out fabulous! And as you can see our side was Sweet Potato Chips.....ha ha ha (like I said, a love for sweet potatoes). Below is the recipe:


Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Little Italy Rolls Recipe















I've always wanted to go to Italy. Take a ride in a gondola, visit all the amazing sights like the Roman Colosseum and the leaning Tower of Pisa . . . . but alas, I cannot afford such luxuries. I can, however, make great Italian-style foods right here in my kitchen, and not hurt my wallet. These little Italy rolls are the perfect Italian snack or lunch that go hand in hand with a tight budget. With freeze dried sausage, melting freeze dried cheese, garlic marinara sauce and sprinkled Parmesan on top, you will think you're enjoying them on a terrace in central Venice. Another great thing with this recipe, you can always substitute any of these ingredients with your personal Honeyville favorites. Try using our Sausage TVP, or make a unique marinara sauce with Chef Tess' Romantic Italian seasoning. No matter what you choose to use, it will turn out great. Here is the way I made my little Italy rolls. Enjoy!

Monday, November 5, 2012

Taco Pasta Salad Recipe


I love pasta.  I love Mexican food.  Put them together and what do you get: Taco Pasta Salad!  This recipe is a great change of pace from your typical pasta salad.  I got the original recipe from thesweetlife.com but I have adapted it to meet my family's taste preferences.

Friday, November 2, 2012

Food Storage Friday #12: What to do after a Natural Disaster

Many of us have spent the past week watching and reading about the devastation that has hit the eastern coast of the United States. We've been glued to the television and computer hearing about the millions of people who's lives have been changed forever from the effects of Hurricane Sandy. Our hearts have ached as we've seen so many families who have not only lost most, if not all of their possessions, but who are also struggling to survive without electricity and transportation.

It's usually in these types of situations that we ask ourselves "What if that happened to me or my family?" This is, in essence, what leads so many of us to create food storage and emergency supplies. Most of us have already followed the steps in creating a 72-hour emergency kit, but what happens after those first 72 hours? Have we prepared ourselves for after that and, if so, how long after? Today we'll take a look at a few things we can do to better prepare ourselves for a long-term emergency, similar to what we are seeing today on the east coast. In doing so, we'll cover three main points we need to consider in our preparations: Power, Food & Water, and Cooking.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Vegetarian Burrito Bowl Recipe

If any of you are like me, at about 2 p.m. today, the massive sugar crash of Halloween will hit hard and by 3 p.m. you'll be left in a daze, wondering why the thought of downing 25-30 of those snack-sized candybars ever sounded like a good breakfast!

While the pains in our stomach are still churning and the stains of melted chocolate are still on our fingers, I thought that if there was ever a day to post a nice, healthy meal using some of our great Honeyville products, that day was today. Though this is listed as a Vegetarian Meal, you can easily add beef, chicken, pork, turkey, or any other meat that your soul delights in. So, without further adieu, I give you Vegetarian Burrito Bowl.