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

3 thoughts on “Self Sufficiency Recipes

  • November 23, 2018 at 6:56 am

    At this time of the year, one way to reuse the watermelon rind, is to transform it into marmalade.

  • June 5, 2018 at 8:35 am

    Thank you so much Shelley!

  • June 5, 2018 at 6:04 am

    Hi from Canada. Just wanted to say love your site and I wish more people would go back to basics. Love your recipes.

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