Recipe of the Week: Schwabisch Potato Salad

The following recipe for Schwabisch Potato Salad is from SurvivalBlog reader Kurt W. Kurt says:  “This recipe comes from the border region between Germany and France.  It uses vinegar rather than mayonnaise, so it makes it safer to bring for summertime picnics and church luncheons.” Ingredients 2 pounds red potatoes, scrubbed and cut into 1-inch cubes 1 tablespoon plus 2 teaspoons kosher salt, divided 1/2 pound bacon, cut into 1/2-inch dice 3/4 cup finely minced yellow onion (about 1 small) 1/3 cup white vinegar 2 tablespoons white sugar 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 2 tablespoons …




Recipe of the Week: Cookie Sheet Baked Feta and Vegetables

The following recipe for Cookie Sheet Baked Feta and Vegetables is from SurvivalBlog reader  Liz D.  This is intended to be baked on a cookie sheet with a full perimeter lip. It seems that Liz is a fan of the Terminator movies. She writes: “There is no feta but what we bake for ourselves.” Ingredients 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar 1 sprig of fresh rosemary plus 2 tablespoons of rosemary leaves 1 tablespoon honey Kernels from 4 ears of sweet corn 8 mini bell peppers, stemmed, halved and seeded 1 medium zucchini (about 8 ounces), cut into 1/2-inch chunks 6 scallions, …




Recipe of the Week: Bayou Nut Trail Mix

The following recipe for Bayou Nut Trail Mix is from SurvivalBlog reader Paul in Louisiana. Ingredients 1⁄2 cup pecan halves 1⁄2 cup whole raw almonds 1⁄2 cup walnut halves 1⁄4 cup unsalted shelled sunflower seeds 1⁄4 cup unsalted shelled pumpkin seeds 1 tbsp. canola oil 1⁄4 tsp. salt 1⁄4 tsp. garlic powder 1⁄4 tsp. chili powder (or less, depending on your taste) 1⁄4 tsp. cumin 1⁄4 tsp. cayenne pepper (or less, depending on your taste) Directions Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a lipped cookie sheet with baking parchment. In a large bowl, combine all ingredients and stir to coat. Spread …




Recipe of the Week: Simple Breakfast Sausage-Style Mini-Burgers

The following recipe for Simple Beef Breakfast Sausage-Style Mini-Burgers is from Avalanche Lily. Ingredients 2 pounds of extra lean ground hamburger beef. Salt, to taste 1 tablespoon chopped fresh sage leaves (or half that amount, if dry) 2 teaspoons chopped fresh thyme leaves (or half that amount, if dry) 1 teaspoon fennel seeds, crushed ⅛ teaspoon ground nutmeg 1 tablespoon olive oil (optional) for pan 2 tablespoons maple syrup (optional) Directions Mix the spices well. Sprinkle the spices on and thoroughly mix them into the hamburger and maple syrup (if used). Form into quite small burgers — roughly 1/3 to …




Recipe of the Week: Cassie’s Cucumber Salad

The following recipe for Cassie’s Cucumber Salad is from SurvivalBlog reader Cassandra H. Ingredients 2 Long English cucumbers (about 2 pounds) 1 small red onion 1 1/2 tablespoons salt 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon of white wine vinegar or substitute a sherry vinegar 1 teaspoon of granulated sugar 2 tablespoons of fresh dill (or 2 teaspoons of dried dill.) Directions Wash the cucumbers thoroughly. Take Note: These days a lot of store-bought cukes are coated with wax. (I use equal parts water and vinegar together in a baking dish. I soak cukes for a minute, turning them often, and then …




Recipe of the Week: One-Hour Homemade Bread

The following recipe for One-Hour Homemade Bread is from SurvivalBlog reader Tractorguy.  He writes: “What is a better accompaniment to nearly any meal than hot, fresh, homemade bread? I know, most people think it takes a lot of time and effort, but it doesn’t have to. Give this fast recipe a try. It is so easy, and literally takes only 60 minutes from the time you dissolve the yeast until you pull the bread out of the oven! Since there is some downtime in the recipe, you can multi-task this in while you are preparing other parts of the meal.” …




Recipe of the Week: Butter Pecan Pound Cake

The following recipe for Butter Pecan Pound Cake is from SurvivalBlog reader V.F..  To make this properly, you will need a Bundt cake pan. Ingredients For The Cake 1 cup unsalted butter, softened 2 cups granulated sugar 4 large eggs 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 3 cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 cup sour cream Ingredients For The Butter Pecan Filling  1 cup chopped pecans 1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted 1/2 cup brown sugar  1 teaspoon ground cinnamon Ingredients For The Glaze 1 cup powdered sugar 2 tablespoons milk 1/2 teaspoon vanilla …




Recipe of the Week:  Simple Mac and Cheese Supreme

The following recipe for Simple Mac & Cheese Supreme is from SurvivalBlog reader G.E.. He recommends this as a recipe for camping and backpacking. This recipe can be doubled or tripled, if you have a large enough pot. Ingredients 1 Box of store-bought Macaroni & Cheese. (Such as Velveeta, Kraft, or Annie’s.) 1/4 to 1/3 cup of Dehydrated Vegetables 1/4 to 1/3 cup of dried beef bits, or real bacon bits, or shredded mild jerky,  or a retort packet of tuna or salmon. A small shaker with a snap closure filled with your favorite seasoning — such as Cajun Spices, …




Recipe of the Week:  Lily’s Einkorn Vanilla Muffin Bread

The following recipe is egg and dairy-free for Einkorn Vanilla Muffin Bread was developed by Avalanche Lily. This bread can made either in a muffin tin or a standard bread pan.  Cast iron is preferred for either method. Ingredients 3 Cups freshly-ground Einkorn flour 3 Tablespoons Olive oil 3 heaping Tablespoons honey 2 Tablespoons Apple Cider Vinegar 2 teaspoons Vanilla 1/4 teaspoon Salt 1/2 teaspoon Baking soda One Cup to a Cup and a half HOT Water Directions Pre-heat oven to 425 F. Mix all ingredients together into a thick wet muffin batter.  One will need to add the Hot …




Recipe of the Week: Poverty Soup

The following simple recipe for “Poverty Soup” — a hamburger-vegetable soup is from SurvivalBlog reader F.C.. It serves four adults. To save money, home-grown tomatoes and vegetables can be used instead, if you are a veggie gardener. Ingredients 1 to 1-1/2 lbs of ground beef (or venison, or ground turkey) 1 can (10 oz) diced tomatoes and green chilies (or Rotel) 16 oz. package of frozen mixed vegetables 6-8 potatoes, peeled and diced to spoon size 1 small onion diced, or equivalent in dehydrated onion flakes. 6 beef bouillon cubes 8 cups water Salt, to taste Pepper to taste Directions …




Recipe of the Week: Whole Wheat/ Flax Bread

The following recipe for Cathy’s Whole Wheat/ Flax Bread is courtesy of SurvivalBlog reader “Sis”. She notes: “This can be made by hand, mixing and kneeling by hand, mixed in mixer with dough hooks or the easiest ever, in an automatic bread maker, use the ‘Whole Wheat’ setting.” Note: You can grind up the flaxseed in a blender or coffee grinder or even with a mortar and pestle. JWR Adds: Doctors warn against consuming Flax Seed-based food products for anyone on blood thinners or statin drugs. For a 1-1/2 pound loaf:          Ingredients 1/3 cup flaxseed (ground). …




Recipe of the Week: Lily’s Einkorn Flour Bread

The following recipe for Einkorn Flour Bread was developed by Avalanche Lily. It requires a cast iron fry pan with a lid or a Dutch oven with lid. Ingredients 1 cup Sourdough starter (semi-liquid) 3 Tablespoons Olive Oil 2 Tablespoons raw honey 1 and half teaspoons of Sea salt 4 and a half cups of Einkorn Flour 1 and half cup warm water Directions Mix up the dough. Let it rest fifteen minutes. It will be wet and sticky. On a lightly floured surface, fold dough about eight times with wet fingers.  Wet fingers help keep the dough from sticking …




Recipe of the Week: Rice Omelet

The following simple recipe for Rice Omelet is from Good HouseKeeping’s Book of Menus, Recipes, and Household Discoveries (253 pages, copyright 1925, now in public domain). That is one of the 11 bonus books included in the 2005-2023 edition of the waterproof SurvivalBlog Archive USB stick. Ingredients 4 eggs 1/4 teaspoonful paprika 1 teaspoonful salt 1/2 cupful cooked rice 1/8 teaspoonful pepper 2 tablespoonfuls chili sauce 2 tablespoonfuls bacon fat Directions Beat the yolks of the eggs until lemon-colored; add the seasoning, rice, and chili sauce. Mix well and fold in the stiffly beaten egg whites and turn into a …




Recipe of the Week: Oat Macaroons

The following simple recipe for Oat Macaroons is from Good HouseKeeping’s Book of Menus, Recipes, and Household Discoveries (253 pages, copyright 1925, now in public domain). That is one of the 11 bonus books included in the 2005-2023 edition of the waterproof SurvivalBlog Archive USB stick. Ingredients 2 eggs 3/4 cupful sugar 1 tablespoonful of melted shortening 2 cupfuls rolled oats 1 cupful of shredded coconut 1/2 teaspoonful salt 1/2 teaspoonful vanilla 3 tablespoonfuls cornstarch1 teaspoonful baking-powder Directions Mix ingredients in the order given and drop by teaspoonfuls on a greased pan. Bake in a 350-degree F. oven for twenty …




Recipe of the Week: Asparagus Omelet

The following recipe for Asparagus Omelet is from Good HouseKeeping’s Book of Menus, Recipes, and Household Discoveries (253 pages, copyright 1925, now in public domain). That is one of the 11 bonus books included in the 2005-2023 edition of the SurvivalBlog Archive USB stick. Ingredients 2 tablespoonfuls butter or margarine 3/4 teaspoonful salt 1/4 teaspoonful pepper 2 tablespoonfuls flour 6 eggs 1 cupful milk 1 cupful asparagus tips Directions MeIt the butter and add the flour. When blended together and bubbling, add the milk gradually, stirring constantly. Cook until the sauce is smooth and thickened. Season with one half teaspoonful …