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Frugal Guide to Disaster Preparedness

We spent five years on a small island which had several typhoons a year. We spent two or three years in a house on well water in an area prone to blizzards. In April. We have been without running water for days at a time. We’ve been without power for days at a time. I’ll […]

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(biscuits in Britain) Saucepan Peanut Cookies* 1 cup light corn syrup* 1 cup sugar (so the first two ingredients are sweeteners; who said these were healthy?!)* 1 1/2 cups peanut butter* 4 cups cereal flakes plain Cheerio-type cereal Stir the corn syrup and sugar together in a medium saucepan. Bring to a full boil. Remove […]

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Rice Salad for Twelve 6 cups cooked rice (we use brown rice) 1-1/2 cups cooked kidney or garbanzo beans (about one can, I think) 3/4 lb. turkey ham, cut in small strips 3/4 lb. Gouda cheese, cut into cubes 1/4 cup plus 2 Tbs. red onion, finely chopped 1/4 cup plus 2 Tbs. fresh parsley, […]

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Summer Recipe

BLT Chicken and Pasta Salad [The DHM doesn’t like pasta salads, the rest of us do. This recipe has helped us reach a compromise — the salad is packed with all sorts of delightful summer flavors] 4 Large Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts, cooked and chopped 10 Ounces Pasta 10 Pieces Bacon — cooked and crumbled […]

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