Everyday Food Storage Handouts

I’ve put together some food storage handouts to help making cooking with food storage EASY!  They contain tips, tricks, and food storage recipes to make your life easier.  Please, download them and share them with anyone you think can benefit from them.

Getting Started Recipe Cards: Get started today by downloading eight GREAT recipes that will get you using your food storage today!

Cookie Extravaganza: My favorite way to start cooking with food storage is in cookies…because after all, who will turn down a cookie?  These recipes are fabulous and easy!

Wheat Handout-This handout discusses the differences between hard red and hard white wheat, tips for disguising wheat in your own recipes, and some very tasty whole wheat recipes.

Bread Handout-This handout has a long list of FAQ’s for bread, how to make it, and great recipes!

Breakfast Ideas Handout-Who know all of the benefits of the incredible edible powdered egg?!  This handout discusses some great ways to use powdered eggs to make incredible breakfasts for your family.  The recipes are easy, delicious, and have a gourmet flare.

Milk Handout-This handout discusses powdered milk and some great ways to use it in your everyday cooking…including MAGIC MIX!   Milk Conversion Chart-If you’re like me, you want easy!  That is why I developed this milk conversion chart to help make using powdered milk in your recipes easier than ever.  It contains a chart that will tell you how much dry powdered milk and water you need to make any cup measurement of milk along with the recipes for making sweetened condensed milk, evaporated milk, and a buttermilk substitute.

Cooking with Kids-Getting your kids in the kitchen is one of the best things…not just to try and get those picky eaters to eat but because of all the learning that goes along with cooking in the kitchen.  This handout has helpful tips for cooking with your kids and some very kid friendly recipes to try. Pantry List Here is a great list to get your family’s 3 month supply started! Compare it with what is in your cupboards to see what you should be stocking up on to make ANY recipe!


Pressure Cooker Handout: Click HERE to download this 2 page handout with tips and tricks for your pressure cooker along with a couple recipes to try. I didn’t put general cook times for basic items (like rice, meat, etc.) because you should check your owners manual for those as each pressure cooker can be different.


Teaching Kids to Cook-Lesson One: In this lesson, you’ll learn great ways to teach your child how to follow a recipe and measure ingredients (along with some fun math and science activities to prove both are vital in every day life…just in case you have a child like me, who never thought I would use math or science past school – boy, was I wrong!) Please use what you can from it and target it towards what your child can do at their age level.


Mom’s Survival Guide to the Flu: Get a list of everything you should have on hand when you and/or your family is sick. Good soup recipes and tips for surviving!
I also have a lot of how-to videos for you to watch where you can see the concepts I teach in action, make sure you don’t miss them!

  • Lisa Sagle

    I saw you on U tube when looking for ideas on food storage, I was presently surprised when I found you had a website. Ever since I’ve been going to your site i have not had to look any were else for recipes. One of our family’s favorites is the pizza pockets, I’ve had to give your website and recipe to teachers at my boys school and for my husband at work.

    Thank you so much for giving me another idea for kids lunches and making visits to your website so much fun.

  • Carrie S.

    Thank you so much for your website – I have watched every video and love the handouts! We got out food storage this year and now I am excited to use it. Now if/when there is a need to use it I will actually know how to cook with it! THANKS!

  • NadjaUK

    Thankyou for the handouts !! Full of handy hints and tips !!

  • Stacy

    thank you so much for the hand outs. I hope that you will be able to do more for us.

  • Camille

    Wow! Thank you for being so willing to share! I’m looking forward to trying your ideas with my family.

  • http://carolblandknight@yahoo.com Carol Knight

    When I try to print your recipes (which you aid were 4 to a page) my printer prints everything on the screen, sidebars, etc. even if I highlight just the recipe. Am I doing something wrong because I can never bring up just a page with the recipe on it. HELP!! Carol

  • admin


    Are you trying to print the milk conversion charts or the handouts? These items will open in Adobe Acrobat and you need to make sure and print it by clicking the printer icon just below the url address. If you go to file then print then you are telling your computer to print the internet window not the file. I hope that helps!


  • Peggy

    The recipe for sweetened condensed milk works just fine with splenda.

  • JAN

    I was thrilled to “be lead” to your site. I have to start a midweek Enrichment on Food Storage and I found you!! I am pleased with your handouts and all the knowledge for Food Storage and USING IT!!! Thank you so very much for being there. I will “visit” often-to learn so that I can teach.

  • Judy Pasley

    I tried to email you about the cookie recipes but couldn’t get it to work. I LOVE your site! I am starting a little ward blog and would love to use some of your info. Thanks so much and congrats on your bood. I would love the cookie recipes. Thanks

  • S. Sweeten

    I have had a huge pantry full of foods I had had no idea how to use in recipes (powdered milk, eggs etc…). Your website and youtube videos have not only helped me use these food but save our family money. I just want you to know you have helped many people and we all appreciate it very much.

  • Mia

    Your Magic Mix is AMAZING!!!

    Thank you SO much for all these resources!

    I’m glad I found you!

  • http://www.shaklee.net/Earlene Marie’s Mom

    Thank you for these wonderful recipes and handouts! I am the emergency prep person for my neighborhood and I’ve told everyone about your site. You will be helping a lot of people learn how to use the things that have been put on the shelves for emergencies and for the most part left there. What great ideas for helping the budget daily too!

  • http://suzannekofoed@cableone.net suzannekofoed

    Someone told me about a handout you have listing various items that you believe should be included in a person’s pantry. May I have that list

  • Jenny

    Thank you! My husband and I have been married 8 years and thus far our food storage has consisted of a case of peaches we replenish each year…pretty pathetic! So this year as I am pregnant with my third, I have desired to learn and accomplish the task of having food storage. My ward has given monthly goals of things to purchase…great right…? However I am only two months into it and had 8 buckets of flour and no idea what to do with it and not wanting it to go to waste. And then I found your website “ahhhh” (heavenly sounds inserted here)…and I thought “WOW! I actually use my food storage and keep my family healthy and happy and out of the grocery store everyday.” This is so helpful! Thank you!

  • http://beckyandcurtis.blogspot.com Becky

    Thank you so much for all of this!!! I really appreciate all your hard work to make this so much easier for me. I can’t wait to get started!!!

  • http://dabenallys.blogspot.com Kamaile

    You are a saint. My little family is pretty new and we recently had to move in with my mother. My husband and I are always trying our hardest to start and add too our food storage, but the one reason my mother hasn’t is because she says she doesn’t eat wheat and beans and all the other staples that are suggested to have. Well, now thanks to you, she doesn’t have an excuse. Thank you so much for your website. It makes what we are all trying to do so much easier. And when you have small children and NO time, you can use all the help you can get.

  • Angie Hanzel

    Hi Crystal,

    You’re website is amazing. I am having such fun trying some of your recipes. I had a question about the frosting for the Banana Nut Cookies. What is dehydrated sugar? Do you mean powdered sugar? I have just never heard of dehydrated sugar.


  • Trinitie

    Crystal, thank you so much for all that you are doing! You are a wonderful lady and I feel so blessed to have found your site! I just recently decided that I want to get going on my food storage and I wasn’t quite sure what to do. Your recipes, videos, and handouts are just great! I am so excited and I can’t wait to get a wheat grinder now. Thank you again Crystal!

  • Crisis Crystal

    Crystal…. my name is crystal also… I just purchased your new book and LOVE it!! I just ordered your new magnetic charts and accidentally had them sent to an old mail address through pay pal….. is it possible to have them sent to the REAL address where I am at????? HOPE YOU CAN RESCUE ME…

  • kim mccullough

    I love, love, love, what you girls have done with this web-site!!! You are very clever to organize all this information and share with so many people. Back in the day information moved one meeting at a time. GOOD JOB!

  • Barbara in Northridge, CA

    This website is AMAZING! Very user-friendly and am telling my friends at Facebook to check this out! Not to mention my LDS friends here in the San Fernando Valley and beyond. Thanks, Crystal! : )

  • Rose

    I love your printouts.  They are so interesting and helpful.

  • Jalvinmudy

    please can you help me when I try to print it ask me to save and it wont let me save so also wont let me print.
    can you help……

  • Emily Griesmyer

    is there a typo on the wheat handout? the pancake recipes says 1 1/2 tsp salt. the blog post with video says only 3/4 tsp. thanks so much LOVE your site and all the great information you have! I used you handout in a class I taught the other night. Everyone loved it.

  • Wtreuhaft

    I click on each handout and nothing happens.  No pdf, no directions to print, nothing.  Can I get these some other way?  Would love to add them my binders.  

  • Helen

    Not familiar with pinit..Is there another way to print those recipes? This is the most helpful site in the universe!!!
    Thanks for including us in your life..

  • Paul

    these appear to be pdf files.  i just  right-click on them and select “open in a new window”.   when adobe loads the file and you scroll down a bit, a semi transparent menu appears.  sometimes this menu works, sometimes it doesnt.  so i just go up to the window header menu, under “File” and select “Save Page as…” and save it to disk.  you can then print it afterwards by opening it with adobe.

  • Ldr122

    Will you be making a printable sheet for the mixes; mac & cheese, panckae, mix etc…?

  • Jep0401

    You can right-click the link and choose “save target as” or “save link as” and save the file to your computer.

  • AmandaG.

    If you get around to it I am sure some people would love an powdered egg substitute chart like your milk one above. It would come in really handy. Thanks for your time & efforts. :-)

  • LNsGirl

    I love this site! This is my “Go To” site on Emergency Preparation and Food Storage. I recommend this site to all my email friends! And some that I don’t email. Thank you so much for all the information that you share.

  • eatfoodstorage

    Thank you!

  • Karen Summers

    You say that we can print these and share them with people who might be interested… do you care if I print them and make a bunch of copies for Relief Society classes? I don’t want to abuse your site or handouts, so I thought I’d better ask. Thanks so much for all you do.