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Self-Sufficient Saturdays: How to Make Banana Muffins without an Electric Mixer

October 12, 2013 aptprepper 4

Welcome to the latest Self-Sufficient Saturdays feature, where we try out projects that can easily be done in an apartment. Breakfast muffins are a staple at our house for busy weekday breakfasts.  I used to buy them at the store until I found out how easy it is to make muffins yourself.  There are no special ingredients, and you can rescue overripe, black bananas from getting thrown out. Just one problem:  my cheap hand mixer that I’ve had for six […]

No Need to Run to the Store: Make your Own Yogurt

November 16, 2011 aptprepper 6

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com I made yogurt in the crockpot and I am here to tell you how easy it is to make your own yogurt. You will need: 1/2 gallon of milk (I used Borden’s Whole Milk, but you can use any brand) 1/2 cup of plain yogurt, any brand (I used Oikos Greek style yogurt since I like Greek style yogurt and it was on sale for $1 at Walmart, but you don’t have to) […]

Breadmaking is Not So Complicated After All

November 7, 2011 aptprepper 16

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com It took me a while but I finally got around to trying my hand at baking bread from scratch.  It’s been a goal of mine (See Small Steps to Learning Survival Skills) for a while now, but I  was a bit intimidated about trying it at first.   I’ve had a few failures in the past; I even owned a bread machine at one time.   Due to one of the failures, my dough overflowed […]

When You Don’t Have Time to Cook

August 16, 2011 aptprepper 13

One of the biggest reasons people give as why they do not cook their own food is, “I don’t have enough time.”  I wonder, is it they don’t have time, or they don’t want to make time?  No time to cook, but has enough time to sit and watch the latest Snooki shenanigans or who got kicked off ____ (fill in reality show name here).  Hmmm… For those readers who truly want to start cooking more, but feel they do […]

Basic Recipe: Plain White Rice

July 20, 2011 aptprepper 9

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com I received an email from reader Angela from Italy who had a some great suggestions for future articles:  back to basics recipes, and cooking over an open fire.   Because of my living accommodations, I can’t always cook over an open fire (except at a campground), but I do plan on improving that skill.  This time I wanted to cover a very basic recipe for an item most of us keep in our emergency […]