Category Archives: Prudent Pantry

sour cherries

Sour cherries grow in Vermont but their season is short, sometimes only two weeks long! If we have an unusually cold spring there might not be any sour cherries. Last Friday my husband and I decided to go on an adventure and find some elusive sour cherries to pick! There was an orchard on the Read More…

Salad dressing

We’ve all got our favorite herbs and spices, but some ingredients are basics. For many, sugar starts off the day in your tea or coffee. Sugar is also a key ingredient in many treats. Salt, pepper, oil, and vinegar are also non-negotiable. As for condiments, many can be made at home and they’ll most likely Read More…

Beans for the freezer

You want to have a well-stocked pantry. What are the thriftiest things to store in your pantry? Dried beans, rice, pasta, cornmeal and flour. Dried beans score high points on the thrift meter. They’re inexpensive and can be stored for up to a year. I’ve actually stored them for longer periods and you just have Read More…

Homemade Neosporin

Several years ago I found this recipe on the blog Mrs Happy Homemaker. Recently I finally had a chance to make some myself! It was really easy and I actually had most of the ingredients on hand. Those that I didn’t I was able to purchase at Mountain Rose Herbs.   Ingredients ½ cup coconut oil ½ Read More…

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