Here are the recipes that have helped us to break free from adding so many artificial flavorings, preservatives, and unhealthy foods to our diet.  We call them “The Go-To 30”.  Recipes that provide us with most of the ingredients for our meals and snacks – from our own home-made granola cereal – to breads, pasta sauce, salsa, jams, chicken stock and more.  We hope you enjoy!

Bread & Dough Recipes

Home made artisan bread
Home made artisan bread

Homemade Artisan Bread – prepared in minutes!

100% Whole Grain Wheat Bread – Our everyday bread

Homemade Flour Tortillas

Irish Soda Bread – 5 Minute Preparation

Home Made Pasta – Straight from Italy

Blueberry Whole Wheat Muffins

Whole Wheat Banana Muffins – No white sugar

Grilled Pizza Dough – Simple to make

Overnight Monkey Bread – Simple sweet bread recipe

The Perfect Pie Crust Recipe

Cereal, Granola & Breakfast Recipes

Homemade Granola Cereal – Simple and nutritious!

Homemade Granola Bars

Overnight Breakfast Casserole – Feeding the hungry!


h2>Sauces & Salsa & Spices

Our Homemade Spicy Ketchup

Crock Pot Pasta Sauce

Homemade Barbecue Sauce – In five minutes!

Pasta Sauce – Canning your own sauce straight from the garden

Summertime Salsa – Fresh or To Can!

Picante Salsa – Fresh Or Canned

Making Your Own Hot Pepper Flakes

Making Your Own Chili Powder and Seasoning

How to Use Real Pumpkin instead of Canned Pumpkin

How to Make Your Own Cayenne Pepper Powder

How to Make Your Own Chipotle Peppers

Soups, Stocks and Staple Recipes

Making and Canning Your Own Chicken and Vegetable Stock

Making And Canning Your Own Tomato Juice

Homemade Tomato Soup – Fresh or To Freeze

Chicken Jalapeno Soup – The cold buster!

Making Chili – Fresh from the garden!

Perfect Fresh Mashed Potatoes

How to Make Your Own Apple Juice

Three Ways to Make Pumpkin Puree

Jams & Jellies

Strawberry-Honey Jam

Apple Butter – Pure goodness!

Blackberry-Honey Jam


All Purpose Citrus Cleaner

6 thoughts on “Self Sufficiency Recipes

  • December 1, 2014 at 7:21 pm

    Love the over night monkey bread recipe but I live in New Zealand and can not get frozen bread dough. Any simple dough recipe I can substitute that with. Many thanks

  • September 13, 2014 at 9:31 am

    Regarding jam without sugar; I have read that folks are using chia seeds. This helps to bind without using sugar. Google “making jam with chia seeds.” or “making jam without sugar” There is also a on-line place to purchase a products that allows jam to be making using their product without sugar. I just don’t have that info. at hand but hope it can be fond on-line.

  • May 11, 2014 at 3:23 pm

    I am a diabetic, and still love my blackberry jam. Of course all sugar, honey ect are forbidden so i have been using stevia. It works for me. I am wondering if stevia could be a substitute for the honey. This would reduce the volume of the receipt, but i guess that would not make a difference, or would it?

  • April 1, 2014 at 8:59 pm

    Thank you so much for sharing all of your experience. I’m just starting to follow your lead on a smaller scale and I can’t tell you have much I appreciate your information. All of it!

    • October 6, 2014 at 9:13 pm

      My husband and I have been diabetic for years. No foods are forbidden. Fats and calories balanced against activity are the key to controlling diabetes. My husband chooses to not use white sugar. Says he feels better but I use it and honey in moderation. Would like 30 go to recipes that are gluten free

  • March 29, 2014 at 8:00 pm

    Love your blog


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