Monday, June 27, 2011

My Top 9 favorite food storage recipes

There are a handful of food storage recipes that I keep going back to.  I love to try something new but month after month when I am planning my menus it seems I go back to the same recipes. 

I love this recipe because it is so easy!  I have been making magic mix for years and I hated all the space it took up in my fridge. The first time I made it with powdered I was hooked. It is shelf stable (so it stores in the cupboard not the fridge) and it makes up so easy. 

2.       THRIVE Whipped Topping

I never have cool whip or whipping cream on hand, but I always want to use them.  This recipe allows me to use shelf stable ingredients to make and excellent whipped topping.

3.       BBQ Chicken Pizza

The combination of mozzarella cheese, barbeque sauce and chicken always get my mouth water. Pair it with a great crust and a sprinkling of cilantro and onions and I am in heaven.  After years of trying different pizza crusts (that were quickly rejected by my family) I am very happy with this crust.

4.       Ham Fried Rice

Our family pleaser recipe, everyone at my house love it so when I make it there is no “Mom I hate this, why did you make it?”  and less whinny at the dinner table makes me happy.

5.       Food Storage Salsa

I love fresh salsa but hardly ever make it.  I love the option of making salsa from food storage ingredients. 

I could make an entire list of just cookies.  I love cookies!  These cookies are a great mix of sweet and savory.

7.       Vegetable Risotto

My go to dinner.  Everyone likes it and it is has enough veggies in it that I am happy to sprinkle a little cheese on the top.

8.       Strawberry Frosting

 I love how this frosting taste like real strawberries not artificial flavoring.  It is easy to make. 

9.       Home Made Yogurt—Made from Dry Milk

Yes I am as my loving husband would say “a tree hugger hippie nut job”, and yes I make my own yogurt.  I make it with my dry milk and a yogurt starter (I like Greek yogurt so that is the kind I use)  and it is amazing. 

Doesn't it seem like it should be my top 10?  Well what is your favorite foods storage recipe? Suggest one to round out my list.    


  1. Easy and delicious. I love this taco soup that relies on canned goods.

  2. Thanks for the great list Heather!

    I love these Lion House Rolls with raspberry honey butter!

  3. @Misty

    I LOVE the lion house roll recipe! How did I make up a list and not include one roll recipe? The raspberry honey butter is such a great recipe, thanks for sharing.

  4. @Rachelle,
    I agree taco soup is a definite winner food storage recipe. But for some reason ever time I make it I burn it. I'll have to give it a try again maybe in my crock pot.

  5. @Autumn
    Looks delicious. I love it when you can use food storage ingredients in lots of ways. I'm out of strawberry but I do have passion fruit. I can't decide if I should try it with passion fruit or wait until I get some more strawberry. Thanks for sharing.

  6. @thrivingtexasmama
    I am so glad you posed a lint to your ice cream recipe. I think it is such a great idea and a great way to use your food storage. I've been thinking about making ice cream with the THRIVE instant milk (whipped of course). Maybe I'll give it a try this weekend. Thanks for the great inspiration.