Cooking With Basics

4 Great Tricks to Save on Holiday Baking
4 Great Tricks to Save on Holiday Baking
4 Great DIY videos to help you save on some for your most used holiday baking staples.  Quick and easy recipes that will save you time, money and a trip to the store! 
Release Date: 10/20/2017

All Things Pumpkin
All Things Pumpkin
This blog collects all our fantastic pumpkin recipes and our pumpkin preparation blog.  We also take the mystery out of Pumpkin Pie Spice.
Release Date: 10/1/2017

Creamy Broccoli Potato Soup
Creamy Broccoli Potato Soup
This is a great soup to make on a cold day when you want comfort food but don't want to do a lot of work.  It utilizes the things we pack away in the food storage and freezer as well.
Release Date: 10/1/2017

Crockpot BBQ Chicken Dinner
Crockpot BBQ Chicken Dinner
'Tis the season for quick meals, here is one with little work you can plan ahead and enjoy after a long day shopping, playing, or working.
Release Date: 10/1/2017

Radical Rhubarb!
Radical Rhubarb!
An old family recipe from a dear friend, Pat Green (aka -  The greatest cook in the world!), with a new twist!
Release Date: 10/1/2017

Mock Strawberry Jam
Mock Strawberry Jam
From the Archive:  Mock Strawberry Jam.  A tasty way to use those zucchinis and get a little more veggie in your diet.
Release Date: 8/25/2017

S'mores Cookies
S'mores Cookies
A fun and simple use for graham cracker crumbs that brings some of the fun of camping indoors.
Release Date: 8/25/2017

Zucchini, Zucchini, Zucchini
Zucchini, Zucchini, Zucchini
Bobbie runs through the easiest way to preserve your squash and zucchini as well as giving us a tried and tested kid friendly recipe to use all that zucchini.
Release Date: 8/25/2017

Mary Ann's Sourdough Pull-Aparts
Mary Ann's Sourdough Pull-Aparts
Mary Ann shows us how to make delicious pull-aparts with sourdough!
Release Date: 3/21/2017

Tomato Powder Power
Tomato Powder Power
You are about to get blown away with Tomato Powder.  Mary Ann gives you some great recipes in her upcoming class.
Release Date: 3/21/2017

Wheat Berry Recipes
Wheat Berry Recipes
Several tasty recipes using wheat berries from your food storage.
Release Date: 2/2/2017

Tips and Tricks for Gluten Free Baking
Tips and Tricks for Gluten Free Baking
Mary Ann share the secrets she has learned this last year as she and Grace developed their new cookbook on Gluten Free Baking.
Release Date: 1/4/2017

Banana Nut Muffins: G-Free
Banana Nut Muffins: G-Free
Our banana nut muffin recipe is a super easy and super tasty muffin recipe with g-free recipe options.
Release Date: 1/1/2017

Basic Sprouted Wheat Bread
Basic Sprouted Wheat Bread
Bobbie shares how to make sprouted wheat flour that can be used to boost any bread recipe.
Release Date: 10/27/2016

Flavor Dictionary 2
Flavor Dictionary 2
Second installment of our Flavor Dictionary.  Want to know a little more about a specific herb or spice?  Look no further!
Release Date: 10/27/2016

Leafy Green Protein
Leafy Green Protein
Melanie breaks down alfalfa sprouts...this is why you should be eating them!
Release Date: 10/27/2016

Short on Pumpkin?...It's Mary Ann to the Rescue!
Short on Pumpkin?...It's Mary Ann to the Rescue!
Mary Ann gives great ideas on substituting for pumpkin in your holiday baking.
Release Date: 10/27/2016

Washing and Caring for Sprouts
Washing and Caring for Sprouts
Mary Ann shows us her fool proof method for getting a longer shelf-life out of your alfalfa sprouts.
Release Date: 10/27/2016

Bulk Cooking – A Huge Time Saver
Bulk Cooking – A Huge Time Saver
Great time saving tips from Christianne about bulk cooking your families favorite foods.
Release Date: 9/30/2016

Family Favorites - Lets Go Dough - Nuts!
Family Favorites - Lets Go Dough - Nuts!
Fall is the perfect time for sweet treats and warm drinks.  Britney uses our versatile doughnut ball mix as a tasty addition to all of your fall festivities.  
Release Date: 9/30/2016

Packing a Punch with a Better School Lunch
Packing a Punch with a Better School Lunch
Melanie shows you a few ways to save time and money while you provide healthier school lunches for your kids this school year.
Release Date: 8/5/2016

Easy Summer Cooking: Just Add Water
Easy Summer Cooking: Just Add Water
Want to cook healthy and satisfying food for your family but don't want to take forever to do it?  Here is an easy review of the quick cooking methods and ideas we have here at Mary Ann's Cupboards.
Release Date: 5/11/2016

Cheddar Bacon Chip Dip
Cheddar Bacon Chip Dip
Another thing to add to the booming list of things to make with cheese powder: Cheddar Bacon Chip Dip!
Release Date: 2/25/2016

Mixing Cookies and Beans
Mixing Cookies and Beans
Cookies for April!  This month something utilizing beans...
Release Date: 2/8/2016

Pantry Alfredo Sauce
Pantry Alfredo Sauce
A simple Alfredo sauce you can make with our products out of your pantry at a moments notice.
Release Date: 2/8/2016

Pureed Black Bean & Bacon Soup
Pureed Black Bean & Bacon Soup
Here we have a tasty simple black bean soup that is sure to impress your quests or any picky member of the family.
Release Date: 2/8/2016

Homemade Granola Bars
Homemade Granola Bars
A homemade alternative to store bought granola bars.
Release Date: 1/1/2016

Whole Wheat Pancake Mix
Whole Wheat Pancake Mix
Britney shares with us a super healthy, super tasty Whole Wheat Pancake Recipe.
Release Date: 1/1/2016

Wondering About Weevil
Wondering About Weevil
One of our followers is having trouble with weevil in her food storage.  Mary Ann answers her question...HERE!
Release Date: 1/1/2016

Gluten-Free Flour-Power
Gluten-Free Flour-Power
Bobbie shows us a tasty biscuit recipe, a delicious gluten free option, and protein boosting flour addition for all of your holiday baked goods.

Release Date: 11/1/2015

Wassail & Pumpkin Dip
Wassail & Pumpkin Dip
Mary Ann shares two tasty holiday treats with us just in time for Holiday entertaining.
Release Date: 10/31/2015

Super Zucchini Jam, Cakes, & More
Super Zucchini Jam, Cakes, & More
Melanie shows us how to make Joanne's Zucchini Jam and a few other tricks to use those over-grown zucchinis from your garden.
Release Date: 10/5/2015

Ice Cream from Powdered Milk
Ice Cream from Powdered Milk
Making Ice Cream from Powdered milk video.
Release Date: 10/4/2015

Kid and Lunchbox Friendly Recipes
Kid and Lunchbox Friendly Recipes
Lunchbox favorites for school and picnics.
Release Date: 8/1/2015

Lunch in a Muffin Cup
Lunch in a Muffin Cup
Melanie Shows us how to make yummy lunches for school and home that can make lunch time quick, easy and delicious.
Release Date: 8/1/2015

Cooking in Quantity Blog Review
Cooking in Quantity Blog Review
Cooking in Quantity: saving time and money.
Release Date: 4/13/2015

Jazzing Up A Healthy Staple
Jazzing Up A Healthy Staple
Melanie shows how to take oatmeal from drab to fab!
Release Date: 4/12/2015

From Basic Mixes to Fantastic Dishes!
From Basic Mixes to Fantastic Dishes!
Some pantry basics in need of water and imagination to make fantastic dishes.

Release Date: 3/31/2015

Gingerbread Mix Cookies
Gingerbread Mix Cookies
A quick gingerbread cookie recipe using our gingerbread mix as a base.
Release Date: 12/20/2014

Microwave Peanut Butter Fudge!
Microwave Peanut Butter Fudge!
A 5 Minute Fudge Recipe that is cheap and tasty!
Release Date: 11/25/2014

Meat Substitutes
Meat Substitutes
Three simple recipes for utilizing your wheat berries as meat substitutes or extenders.
Release Date: 10/20/2014

Preparing Pumpkin
Preparing Pumpkin
Fresh pumpkin vs. canned pumpkin?  Come along and see how easy it is to get the best and tastiest pumpkin puree for your pumpkin-y needs this holiday season.
Release Date: 10/1/2014

Quantity Cooking: Sides and Salads
Quantity Cooking: Sides and Salads
A blog full of side or main dish salad recipes to make ahead of time.
Release Date: 3/11/2014

Cooking in Quantity: Group Freeze Meals
Cooking in Quantity: Group Freeze Meals
Making freezer meals in a fun group setting.
Release Date: 3/5/2014

Cooking in Quantity: Cakes
Cooking in Quantity: Cakes
Melanie shares how to make a quantity of cakes to freeze for future sweet treats.
Release Date: 2/5/2014

Cooking in Quantity: Cookies
Cooking in Quantity: Cookies
Melanie shares her tips for cooking in quantity and making cookie rolls.  You will always have an affordable and sweet treat in the freezer if you follow this post.
Release Date: 1/28/2014

Gingerbread Pancakes
Gingerbread Pancakes
Make these delicious pancakes in a jiffy with our Gingerbread Mix.
Release Date: 12/17/2013

Pudding Cake
Pudding Cake
Bobbie has a versatile and fast cake to make out of cake mix and pudding mix.
Release Date: 6/13/2013

Weeknight Fajitas
Weeknight Fajitas
You won't believe how easy it is to make delicious fajitas!
Release Date: 5/30/2013

Easy Cheesy Recipes
Easy Cheesy Recipes
Mary Ann shares the recipes from her recent class on Homemade cheese at Food 2 Store in Meridian.  Enjoy!
Release Date: 5/16/2013

Chocolate Fudge Sauce
Chocolate Fudge Sauce
Bobbie shares a quick and easy family recipe favorite: Chocolate Fudge Sauce.
Release Date: 4/23/2013

Blackened Pork
Blackened Pork
A basic tutorial on how to use our blackening spice rub.
Release Date: 2/12/2013

Pita Bread
Pita Bread
You'll be surprised at how easy it is to make pita bread. 
Release Date: 2/5/2013

Basic Cream Sauce
Basic Cream Sauce
A basic and very versatile sauce that you can quickly and easily match with anything.
Release Date: 1/29/2013

Homemade Sweetened Condensed Milk
Homemade Sweetened Condensed Milk
Mary Ann shows you how to make homemade sweetened condensed milk.
Release Date: 11/13/2012

Wassail & Pumpkin Dip
Wassail & Pumpkin Dip
Mary Ann shares two tasty holiday treats with us just in time for Holiday entertaining.
Release Date: 11/10/2012

Pumpkin Cream Pie
Pumpkin Cream Pie
Pumpkin Cream Pie: A No-Bake alternative to a traditional Pumpkin pie utilizing our bulk sale items for November.
Release Date: 11/7/2012

Homemade Chocolate Chips
Homemade Chocolate Chips
Britney shows us a quick and easy way to make homemade chocolate chips in a pinch!
Release Date: 10/24/2012

Homemade Marshmallow Creme
Homemade Marshmallow Creme
Britney shows us how easy it is to make Marshmallow Creme and save some money on our holiday goodies in the process!
Release Date: 10/24/2012

Halloween! part 3: Drinks
Halloween! part 3: Drinks
An abundance of ideas for non-alcoholic party drinks.  Part 3 in our 4 part Halloween series.
Release Date: 10/18/2012

Halloween! part 2: Party Food
Halloween! part 2: Party Food
Fun, tasty, and easy party food ideas. Part2 of 4 in our Halloween series.
Release Date: 10/17/2012

Slime Jello Creations
Slime Jello Creations
Melanie shows us a fast and easy recipe for making Jell-o.
Release Date: 10/6/2012

Farmer Brothers Recipe Review
Farmer Brothers Recipe Review
Just in time for the Farmer Brothers Order we have a review of some of the recipes we have featured that utilize these products.
Release Date: 10/5/2012

Navajo Tacos
Navajo Tacos
A family favorite and a delicious meal with a long history and infinite variations.
Release Date: 7/4/2012

Pumpkin Bean Mac and Cheese
Pumpkin Bean Mac and Cheese
A savory supper dish using beans, pumpkin, and cheese.  The kids will love it and so will you.
Release Date: 6/27/2012

COOKIE FUN part 4 - Oatmeal Candy Bars
COOKIE FUN part 4 - Oatmeal Candy Bars
This week we have for you a tasty decadent simple cookie recipe that is great for travel and picnics.
Release Date: 6/20/2012

Green Pizza
Green Pizza
Getting more veggies into your diet doesn't have to be painful.  Check out this delicious recipe full of them.
Release Date: 6/13/2012

Tropical Pancakes
Tropical Pancakes
Try this recipe for a fun and tasty twist on pancakes.
Release Date: 5/23/2012

Make Your Own Magic Bullet!
Make Your Own Magic Bullet!
Britney is back with a cool blender trick that you all will love!
Release Date: 4/27/2012

Bread Dough Options
Bread Dough Options
What to do when you have a bunch of bread dough… Check out some of our favorite options.

Release Date: 4/24/2012

Spanish Rice
Spanish Rice
Here is a tasty side dish that is as versatile as it is easy.
Release Date: 3/1/2012

Making Cheese from Powdered Milk
Making Cheese from Powdered Milk
You will be surprised how easy it is to make cheese from powdered milk.  Have fresh cheese anytime you need it right from your food storage.
Release Date: 2/27/2012

COOKIE FUN part 2 - Chewy Chocolate Chip
COOKIE FUN part 2 - Chewy Chocolate Chip
Whether you use all purpose gluten flour or our gluten-free blend below, these cookies are fantastically chewy, moist, and oh so tasty.
Release Date: 2/23/2012

COOKIE FUN part 1 - Oatmeal Drop Cookies
COOKIE FUN part 1 - Oatmeal Drop Cookies
Today as part one of Cookie Fun, an ongoing monthly series, we have a time tested recipe that has been a favorite since the early 1900's.  Oatmeal Drop Cookies! Part 2 (tomorrow) is going to be a gluten-free chocolate chip cookie.

Release Date: 2/22/2012

Cauliflower Kielbasa Soup
Cauliflower Kielbasa Soup
Chilly and rainy weather calls for a tasty warm soup.  So for this Valentine's day we bring you a super easy soup recipe to make and eat with your loved ones.
Release Date: 2/14/2012

Cabbage Pasta
Cabbage Pasta
Super simple supper health and super tasty, this cabbage pasta is a great dish for the family any night of the week.
Release Date: 1/18/2012

Butternut Parmesan Pasta
Butternut Parmesan Pasta
A tasty different kind of pasta sauce that is sure to please.
Release Date: 1/12/2012

Gluten Free Flours
Gluten Free Flours
The basics of your gluten free flour options with several resources and tips.
Release Date: 12/13/2011

Flavor Dictionary 1
Flavor Dictionary 1
The first installment of Our Flavor Dictionary to go along with all the herbs and spices we now have to offer.
Release Date: 12/6/2011

Pumpkin Desserts
Pumpkin Desserts
So now you have pumpkin puree, what do you do with it?  How about a pie or two?
Release Date: 11/15/2011

Zucchini Pureed Soup
Zucchini Pureed Soup
It’s time for another tasty Zucchini recipe, this one is sure to satisfy those winter veggie cravings.
Release Date: 10/25/2011

Pumpkin Streusel Muffins
Pumpkin Streusel Muffins
Just in time for the harvest holidays we have a tasty and simple pumpkin muffin recipe that you and your family will love.
Release Date: 10/18/2011

Chicken Alfredo Pizzadillas
Chicken Alfredo Pizzadillas
Our recipe this week is another way to utilize and rotate some of that food storage.  Oh and it is also delicious!
Release Date: 10/11/2011

Pancake Mix Biscuits
Pancake Mix Biscuits
Today we share with all of you two easy and surprisingly fast additions to any meal.
Release Date: 10/4/2011

Italian Dinner Made Easy
Italian Dinner Made Easy
Here is a great and easy Italian Chicken dinner idea from Joanne utilizing the crock pot.
Release Date: 9/22/2011

Corn Dog Muffins
Corn Dog Muffins
A super simple recipe for Corn Dog Muffins kids and adults alike will love.

Release Date: 9/20/2011

Soda Pop Cake
Soda Pop Cake
A quick, easy, and delicious cake recipe from Joanne.  This will get your kids excited to help you in the kitchen!
Release Date: 9/13/2011

Flavor Dictionary 3
Flavor Dictionary 3
Another installment of our Flavor dictionary highlighting common herbs and spices.
Release Date: 9/1/2011

Flavor Dictionary 4
Flavor Dictionary 4
From mace to rosemary, number four in our Flavor Dictionary series.
Release Date: 9/1/2011

Flavor Dictionary 5
Flavor Dictionary 5
Issue 5 of the flavor dictionary, from sage to white pepper.
Release Date: 9/1/2011

Summer Salsa
Summer Salsa
A simple and delicious recipe for late summer that uses seasonal tomatoes, peppers, and onions.
Release Date: 8/29/2011

Freeze Flat Time Saver
Freeze Flat Time Saver
Joanne shows us how to store fresh ingredients in the freezer so you can use as much or as little of things like bell pepper, onion, berries, etc., whenever you need them.
Release Date: 8/23/2011

Gear & Gadgets - The Super Scoops!
Gear & Gadgets - The Super Scoops!
You don't need a lot of little or big gadgets cluttering up your kitchen.  Britney is back to show us how the cookie dough scoop is one of the most versatile gadgets you can have in your kitchen.  You can eliminate other "one-trick" tools and save yourself storage space, time and money by choosing tools that do double-duty.
Release Date: 8/11/2011

Crazy Cheap, Healthy & Tasty!
Crazy Cheap, Healthy & Tasty!
Fall harvest is coming up!  Our gardens are beginning to come in and there are veggies a-plenty!  Joanne is back to share a bunch of great ways to use your bounty to feed your family better for less!


Release Date: 8/4/2011

Mary Ann's Pot Roast
Mary Ann's Pot Roast
My family loves this meal.   It has also been a huge hit among friends.  I use it when I have a big project to work on around the house, or when I need to get a lot of things done during the day.  I just put it in the oven around lunchtime, and forget about it.  I hope you enjoy it!
Release Date: 7/18/2011

How to Cut Up a Whole Chicken
How to Cut Up a Whole Chicken
Christianne started buying whole fryer chickens because they are some much cheaper that way.  She put together a video to show you how to cut a whole chicken into it's parts so that you can see how easy and rewarding it is to use whole fryer chickens.  Enjoy! 
Release Date: 5/5/2011

Extra Recipes from Just Add Water Class
Extra Recipes from Just Add Water Class

If you needed additional recipes from Tuesday's Just Add Water class, here they are!  These are some of my favorites that are not in that book!


Release Date: 4/29/2011

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