Sunday, September 30, 2007

Cooking with Basic Food Storage: Desserts and Goodies


1 C Melted Shortening

2 C Whole Wheat Flour

4 Eggs, Beaten

4 Tbsp Cocoa

1 C Sugar

Beat together, spread in greased and floured 9x13 pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes.


1/2 c melted butter

2 c powdered sugar

2 Tbsp cocoa

1 tsp vanilla

Mix above ingredients with a few drops of milk to spreading consistency.


1 1/2 C Butter

1 1/2 C Brown Sugar

4 eggs

2 1/2 C Whole Wheat Flour

2 tsp Baking Soda

1 C Chopped Nuts (optional)

1 package chocolate chips

1 1/2 c Sugar

2 tsp vanilla

2 1/2 C Flour

1/2 tsp salt

2 Tbsp Hot Water

1 C Raisins

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Beat butter in large bowl until soft. Gradually add sugars, beating until light and fluffy. Add vanilla. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well. Blend both kinds of flour and salt in a bowl. Gradually add flour mixture to sugar mixture, beating at low speed until well mixed.

Dissolve baking soda in hot water and add to sugar-flour mixture. Stir in nuts, raisins and chocolate chips. Using 1 generous Tbsp of dough for each cookie, place on greased cookie sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes. Allow to cool.


2 c whole wheat flour

2 tsp baking powder

1/4 tsp salt

3 Tbsp brown sugar

1 1/2 C Butter

1 1/2 Tbsp Honey

Blend flour, baking powder, salt, sugar, butter and honey. Roll out on greased and floured cookie sheet to 1/8 inch. Prick with fork. Bake 8 minutes at 400 degrees. Cut right away.


3 C Oil

6 C Brown Sugar or Honey

4 Eggs

1 C water

4 tsp vanilla

4 C Whole Wheat Flour

4 tsp Salt

2 tsp soda

12 C Rolled Oats

1 C Flour

6 tsp cinnamon

2 C Raisins

Blend oil, sugar or honey, eggs, water, vanilla, whole wheat flour, salt, soda, oats, flour, cinnamon and raisins. Place spoonfuls on cookie sheet. Bake 12 minutes at 350 degrees.


1/2 C Melted Butter

1 C Brown Sugar

1/2 C Peanut Butter

1 (6 oz) pkg. Chocolate Chips

1/2 C Karo Syrup

1 tsp Vanilla

4 C Oats

Mix together first five ingredients. Heat until dissolved. Stir in oats and chips. Press into greased 9x13 pan. Bake at 375 degrees for 15 minutes. Do not over bake. Cut into bars.

COWBOY COOKIES: Yield 5 dozen
1/2 C Butter
3/4 C Honey or 1 C Sugar
1 C Light Brown Sugar
2 1/4 C Whole Wheat Four
1 C Chocolate Chips
1 tsp vanilla
3/4 C Chopped Walnuts
1 tsp baking soda
2 C Rolled Oats
2 eggs, beaten
1 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp salt
1 tsp baking powder
Cream butter, sugar and honey. Add beaten eggs and vanilla. Combine flour, cinnamon, salt, baking powder and soda. Add dry ingredients to butter -sugar mixture. Add oats and mix. Add chocolate chips and nuts. Drop by teaspoonfuls on greased cookie sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for about 10 minutes. Note: If cookies are too flat on your first batch in the oven, add more whole wheat flour (1/4 c)


1 C Cooked Soft Pinto Beans (drained and mashed)

1/4 C Milk

6 oz unsweetened chocolate

6 Tbsp Butter or margarine

2 lbs. powdered sugar

1 Tbsp Vanilla

Nuts (optional)

In large bowl, stir bean and milk together, adding enough milk to resemble mashed potatoes; stir in vanilla. Melt chocolate and butter and stir into bean mixture. Gradually stir in powdered sugar. Knead with hands until well blended. Spread into lightly greased 9 inch baking dish or form into two 1 1/2 inch rolls. Chill 1 - 2 hours.


2 1/ c soft bread crumbs or 1 1/2 c cooked rice

1/4 c sugar

2 tsp butter

1/2 c dry milk

13 c dried whole egg

1/8 tsp sugar

1 tsp vanilla

1/2 c raisins

2 1/2 c water

Mix bread crumbs or rice and butter together. Reconstitute milk with 2 1/2 C hot water or use hot milk. Mix with crumbs. Sift together egg, sugar and salt. Slowly stir the milk mixture into dry ingredients; blend until smooth. Add vanilla and raisins. Pour into a greased, shallow baking dish. Set pan of hot water on bottom shelf of oven. Place pudding in oven and bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour and 20 minutes. Sprinkle with cinnamon or nutmeg.


1/2 c Shortening

1 tsp vanilla

1 c Sugar

1/3 C dried whole egg

2 1/2 tsp baking powder

1/4 c Dried Milk

1 C Water

2 C Flour

1/4 tsp salt

Cream the shortening, vanilla and sugar until well blended. Add water. Mix dried milk, egg, salt, baking powder and flour. Gradually add to cream mixture. Blend well. Pour into a greased pan and bake at 350 deg. for 30 minutes.


1 1/2 c flour

1 c brown sugar

1 c water

2 tsp powdered sugar

1 Tbsp vanilla

1 tsp baking soda

1/2 c oil

1/3 c cocoa

In a bowl, combine cocoa, flour, brown sugar, water, oil, vanilla and baking soda with a fork or whisk until blended. Pour into a greased 8x8 inch square pan and bake at 400 degrees for 20 minutes or until done. Cool 10 minutes and sprinkle with powdered sugar. Serves 9.


1 c powdered sugar

2 c instant (1 c non-instant) dry milk

1 c peanut butter

1 c corn syrup or honey

Mix powdered sugar and powdered milk thoroughly. Add peanut butter and syrup mixture. You may need to knead it with your hands. Press into a cake pan or roll into walnut size balls.

Variations: Add nuts or Rice Krispies. Dip in chocolate.


1 c warm honey

4 drops oil of peppermint

2 3/4 c powdered milk (non-instant)

green food coloring

Mix ingredients and knead until all milk is absorbed.


1 c honey

1 c non-instant powdered milk

1/2 c cocoa

1 tsp vanilla

Cook honey to 255 degrees (hard ball). Do not overcook. Remove from heat. Add vanilla. Mix cocoa and powdered milk well and stir into honey. Pull like taffy until gloss is gone and roll into rolls.


Apricots or strawberries or other berries

Wash and blend the fruit to a liquid. Pour the fruit onto a cookie sheet. Cover with plastic wrap. Place in a parked car. Check in 3 hours. Be sure it's a summer a day.


4 fresh, diced apples

2 eggs

2 C sugar

2 C whole wheat flour

1/2 C vegetable oil

2 tsp cinnamon

2 tsp vanilla

1 C chopped nuts (optional)

2 tsp baking soda

1 C raisins (optional)

1 tsp salt

Place diced apples in bowl. Add sugar, oil vanilla, soda salt and eggs and mix thoroughly. Sift dry ingredients together, then add to wet mixture. Pour into greased 9x13" pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour or until cake shrinks from sides of pan.


1/4 C Butter

1 tsp cinnamon

1/4 C Sugar

1 tsp ground ginger

1/2 C molasses

1/4 tsp cloves

1/2 tsp salt

1 1/2 C Whole Wheat Flour

2 tsp baking soda

2 Tbsp Vinegar

Melt butter with sugar and molasses in small sauce pan over low heat, then cool. Combine salt, baking soda, spices, with whole wheat flour in mixing bowl. Stir in butter and molasses mixture. Add vingar and stir. Drop by teaspoon onto grease cookie sheets. Bake at 350 degrees for 7 minutes or until cookies are set.


Anonymous said...

Thanks! I am looking for a recipe using food storage items and I think I might use one of these.

Kate said...

I am making a food storage dinner for the women in our stake and I need an "off the shelf" dessert that is impressive. Any suggestions? A lot of these looked good, but can you recommend one in particular? I would like to use powdered eggs, oh, and we don't want anyone to know it's from storage, it'll be THAT good. Thanks!

Fisher Family Fun said...

Is there a recipe for refried bean brownies? I tried to follow one on youtube but the guys cooking hygiene is nasty and I almost got sick. Thanks!

Preparedness Quotes

"When faced with the choice to buy, consume, or engage in worldly things and activities, we all need to learn to say to one another, 'We can’t afford it, even though we want it!' or 'We can afford it, but we don’t need it—and we really don’t even want it!'" - Elder Robert D. Hales, April 2009 General Conference

"Many areas of the world have experienced difficult economic times. Businesses have failed, jobs have been lost, and investments have been jeopardized. We must make certain that those for whom we share responsibility do not go hungry or unclothed or unsheltered. When the priesthood of this Church works together as one in meeting these vexing conditions, near miracles take place.

"We urge all Latter-day Saints to be prudent in their planning, to be conservative in their living, and to avoid excessive or unnecessary debt."
- President Thomas S. Monson, October 2008 Priesthood Session, General Conference

"Avoid the philosophy that yesterday's luxuries have become today's necessities. They aren't necessities until we make them so. Many enter into long-term debt only to find that changes occur; people become ill or incapacitated, companies fail or downsize, jobs are lost, natural disasters befall us. For many reasons, payments on large amounts of debt can no longer be made. Our debt becomes as a Damocles sword hanging over our heads and threatening to destroy us."
- President Thomas S. Monson, April 2006 General Conference

“We have built grain storage and storehouses and stocked them with the necessities of life in the event of a disaster. But the real storehouse is the family storeroom. In words of revelation the Lord has said, ‘Organize yourselves; prepare every needful thing’ (D&C 109:8.)”
President Gordon B. Hinckley

"We need to make both temporal and spiritual preparation for the events prophesied at the time of the Second Coming. And the preparation most likely to be neglected is the one less visible and more difficult--the spiritual. A 72-hour kit of temporal supplies may prove valuable for earthly challenges, but, as the foolish virgins learned to their sorrow, a 24-hour kit of spiritual preparation is of greater and more enduring value.

"We are living in the prophesied time 'when peace shall be taken from the earth' (D&C 1:35,) when 'all things shall be in commotion' and 'men's hearts shall fail them' (D&C 88:91.) There are many temporal causes of commotion, including wars and natural disasters, but an even greater cause of current 'commotion' is spiritual." Elder Dallin H. Oaks

“Every father and mother are the family’s store keepers. They should store whatever their family would like to have in case of an emergency…(and) God will sustain us through our trials.” President James E. Faust

“We live in a most exciting and challenging period in human history. As technology sweeps through every facet of our lives, changes are occurring so rapidly that it can be difficult for us to keep our lives in balance. To maintain some semblance of stability in our lives, it is essential that we plan for our future. I believe it is time, and perhaps with some urgency, to review the counsel we have received in dealing with our personal and family preparedness. We want to be found with oil in our lamps sufficient to endure to the end.”- Elder L. Tom Perry, Ensign, Nov. 1995

"Many more people could ride out the storm-tossed waves in their economic lives if they had their year's supply of food. . . and were debt-free. Today we find that many have followed this counsel in reverse: they have at least a year's supply of debt and are food free." President Thomas S. Monson

"Just as it is important to prepare ourselves spiritually, we must also prepare ourselves for our temporal needs. … We have been instructed for years to follow at least four requirements in preparing for that which is to come.

“First, gain an adequate education. Learn a trade or a profession to enable you to obtain steady employment that will provide remuneration sufficient to care for yourself and your family. …

“Second, live strictly within your income and save something for a rainy day. Incorporate in your lives the discipline of budgeting that which the Lord has blessed you with. As regularly as you pay your tithing, set aside an amount needed for future family requirements. …

“Third, avoid excessive debt. Necessary debt should be incurred only after careful, thoughtful prayer and after obtaining the best possible advice. We need the discipline to stay well within our ability to pay. …

“Fourth, acquire and store a reserve of food and supplies that will sustain life [if local laws permit such storage]. Obtain clothing and build a savings account on a sensible, well-planned basis that can serve well in times of emergency. As long as I can remember, we have been taught to prepare for the future and to obtain a year’s supply of necessities. I would guess that the years of plenty have almost universally caused us to set aside this counsel. I believe the time to disregard this counsel is over. With events in the world today, it must be considered with all seriousness.” - Elder L. Tom Perry, October 1995 General Conference

“Maintain a year's supply. The Lord has urged that his people save for the rainy days, prepare for the difficult times, and put away for emergencies, a year's supply or more of bare necessities so that when comes the flood, the earthquake, the famine, the hurricane, the storms of life, our families can be sustained through the dark days. How many of us have complied with this? We strive with the Lord, finding many excuses: We do not have room for storage. The food spoils. We do not have the funds to do it. We do not like these common foods. It is not needed -- there will always be someone to help in trouble. The government will come to the rescue. And some intend to obey but procrastinate.” - The Teachings of Spencer W. Kimball, p.375

“All too often a family's spending is governed more by their yearning than by their earning. They somehow believe that their life will be better if they surround themselves with an abundance of things. All too often all they are left with is avoidable anxiety and distress” - Elder Joseph B. Wirthlin

"Be prepared in all things against the day when tribulations and desolations are sent forth upon the wicked." D&C 29:8

"Too often we bask in our comfortable complacency and rationalize that the ravages of war, economic disaster, famine, and earthquake cannot happen here. Those who believe this are either not aquainted with the revelations of the Lord, or they do not believe them." President Ezra Taft Benson

"Fear not little flock; do good; let earth and hell combine against you, for if ye are built upon my rock, they cannot prevail. . .Look unto me in every thought; doubt not, fear not." D&C 6:34, 36

"I believe that the Ten Virgins represent the people of the Church of Jesus Christ. . . They (five foolish) had the saving, exalting gospel, but it had not been made the center of their lives. They knew the way but gave only a small measure of loyalty and devotion.

"The foolish asked the others to share their oil, but spiritual preparedness cannot be shared in an instant. . . . This was not selfishness or unkindness. The kind of oil that is needed to illuminate the way and light up the darkness is not shareable. . . . In our lives the oil of preparedness is accumulated drop by drop in righteous living." - President Spencer W. Kimball

“We encourage families to have on hand this year’s supply; we say it over and over and over and repeat over and over the scripture of the Lord where he says, “Why call ye me, Lord, Lord and do not the things which I say?” How empty it is as they put their spirituality, so-called, into action and call him by his important names, but fail to do the things which he says." - President Spencer W. Kimball"/>


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