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Shelf Reliance Mom: September 2011

Friday, September 30, 2011

Cinnamon Streusel Pancakes | Two Peas & Their Pod

Cinnamon Streusel Pancakes | Two Peas & Their Pod

When I had so much buttermilk I didn't know what to do with it, I set out to find some amazing recipes. This is my husband's favorite. They are definitely only an everyonce in awhile kind of thing and I cut the butter down by a lot, but way yummy. Enjoy!

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Earn an Aquapod for FREE

As you all pretty well know, I am a huge believer in having water storage in case of hurricane, earthquake, or other natural disaster that may mess up the water supply.  These Aquapods are brilliant and right now they are super cheap.  To get in on the deal, you just click this link and you get it automatically for 40% off of retail.  Want to earn it for free?  After you purchase it, it will give you a link that you can email to others, post on Facebook, or post on your blog.  For each person who buys off of your link, you get 10% back.  You don't have to get all 10 people to earn a discount, just if you want it for free.  If you know even just 2 people who'd be interested, that's 20% off.  Fantastic deal!!!  I love saving money ;)

If you purchase one off of my link it would be much appreciated!  Here's a video that tells you more about how the product works.

This deal is going quickly, they sold about 12% in the last hour!

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Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Drum Roll Please.....Announcing the New Under the Bed Storage

*I'm currently doing a giveaway on one of these.  For details, go to the giveaways tab.

I am so excited to introduce this new gem to ya! I used to have a lot of people ask me, "Where do you store your food?"  I say, "Under the bed."  They ask, "How do you rotate it?" The answer used to be, "Very Carefully!"  Now I can say... "Piece of cake!"  I'm really excited about this one so spread the word.   This beauty holds 90 soup cans or 70 pantry cans as pictured.

Under the Bed Storage
The dimensions when empty are:
Height: 10.5"
Depth: 24"
Width: 36"

Dimensions when full are:
Height: 14"
Depth: 24"
Width: 36"

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Saturday, September 10, 2011

1 Person 1 Year Freeze Dried and Dehydrated Package - Only $756.19

This sale is over, but we have one that's even better!  
Please go here for information on the current sale. To be first to find out about newly released products you can join my free email list or email me at to get information on unadvertised deals.

1 Person 1 Year Freeze Dried and Dehydrated Package (Catalog ID #25342) will be going on sale starting Monday! The sale on this package will run until October 9th! The current price is $945.84, however, the new sale price will be $756.19. This is a savings of over 20%! That's only $9 per can. This deal is only available through a Shelf Reliance Consultant, so you can write me at if you are interested in the deal!

To thank you for choosing me as your consultant, I'll give you another 10% of product free.  Click here if you'd like to learn more about earning free food by hosting an "online event.

Here's the Scoop!

  • 8 Cans of Instant White Rice (48 servings per can)
  • 12 Cans of Hard White Winter Wheat (44 servings per can)
  • 3 Cans of 6 Grain Pancake Mix (46 servings per can)
  • 2 Cans of Elbow Macaroni (25 servings per can)

  • 6 Cans of Dehydrated Potato Chunks (42 servings per can)
  • 1 Can of Freeze-Dried Sweet Corn (46 servings per can)
  • 1 Can of Freeze-Dried Green Peas (41 servings per can)
  • 1 Can of Dehydrated Chopped Onions (45 servings per can)
  • 1 Can of Freeze-Dried Chopped Onions (45 servings per can)
  • 1 Can of Freeze-Dried Broccoli (52 servings per can)  

  • 2 Cans of Organic Apple Slices (48 servings per can)
  • 2 Cans of Freeze-Dried Strawberries (45 servings per can)
  • 1 Can of Freeze-Dried Blueberries (50 servings per can)
  • 1 Can of Freeze-Dried Blackberries (49 servings per can)
  • 2 Cans of Freeze-Dried Raspberries (48 servings per can)

  • 6 Cans of Powdered Milk (43 servings per can)
  • 3 Cans of Chocolate Drink Mix (48 servings per can) 

  • 3 Cans of Bacon TVP (47 servings per can)
  • 3 Cans of Beef TVP (44 servings per can)
  • 3 Cans of Chicken TVP (45 servings per can)
  • 2 Cans of Taco TVP (42 servings per can)
  • 6 Cans of Pinto Beans (49 servings per can)
  • 1 Can of Black Beans (49 servings per can)
  • 2 Cans of Lima Beans (49 servings per can)
  • 3 Cans of Lentils (51 servings per can)
  • 6 Cans of Whole Eggs (236 servings per can) 

Cooking Basics:
  • 2 Cans of White Sugar

If you'd like to learn more about having food storage mailed to you at a budget you set with the things you need, personalized BY YOU, you might be interested in the Q!

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Thursday, September 8, 2011

Artisan Bread in 5 Minutes? Sounds too good to be true...

In an attempt to go more exclusively towards food storage I am trying to find more bread recipes.  It is hard to find some that don't take as much of my time though.  This couple wrote a book specifically on making QUICK yummy bread.  There is another recipe I am wanting to try, but this video piqued my interest.  Enjoy!

If you liked this post, you might also enjoy this post about Kitchen Mill Wheat Grinders and Bread Tips.

To get added to my discount database, just email me at with the subject line Shelf Reliance Mom Discount Page.

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Nuclear Explosion- What would you do?

Potassium Iodide
In an attempt to start helping others get ready for disasters that seem to be hitting closer and closer to home, today I would like to highlight an item that I love from Shelf Reliance.  If anyone asks if I've used it before, thankfully I'd say NO, and I hope that I never have to.  However, I do think that these are a very important item to have in your 72 hour kit, as well as know the dosage amount you would need. so you know how much to purchase.  I am not saying that there will be a huge nuclear disaster, but I am sure that no one planned for the tsunami occurance in Japan and these pills sold out overnight.  Some people might not know this but the earthquake and hurricane in the DC area actually threatened a plant closer to home.  Please don't be caught unaware!

The minimum amount per day according to a few sources is 2 tablets per day for adults.  For children over 60 lbs.and up and 1/2 a tablet for those under the age of 3.  You are supposed to plan for a minimum of 15 days per person depending on how close the incident took place.  Why am I telling you this?  So you will know how many packages to purchase!  So for my family of 4, I have 2 adults, 1 older child (1 tablet sized) and 1 baby (1/2 tablet sized).  This means for 15 days I need 2 adults * 2 pills * 15 days= 60
Child #1 15*1=15
Child #2 15 * 1/2 = 7.5
Total 82.5 pills

82.5 pills / 14 in a package = 6 packages MINIMUM

Here's the math for you!  
30 tablets for each adult
15 tablets for 60 lbs- 18 years (Some sources say 3 years to 18 years so that is what we are doing, better safe than sorry!)
7.5 tablets for your children less than 3 years old.

There are 14 tablets to a package so 2 packs per adult, 1 pack per kid, 1/2 a pack per baby.  Note this is a little a pill short, just making the math easier, so er on the side of caution and order 1 extra pack. 

Other things I learned:  You must drink at least 8 oz of water with the tablets and you cannot lay down until 10 minutes have passed.  If you take it with food, it will help your stomach from feeling as sick. Continue taking prescription medications unless directed otherwise from your doctor. (MAKE SURE YOU ASK!!!)

If you can't afford for the whole time period, everyday will help. Please get what you can.  If money isn't an issue for you, don't just plan for the minimum.  What if there are multiple attacks or occurances?  What if you can help other friends or family members?

I'd like to hear from you.  What is your most important priority preparedness item?

-Shelf Reliance Mom

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Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Stretching your dollar: The Wonders of Buttermilk

Oh the wonders of church!  A lady from my church taught me this trick when I was telling her I use the old sour your milk trick.  She told me that she feels like this tastes better, so she sticks to the real thing.  I like it either way but in case you like the real deal too, here’s an awesome tip for you. If you are in a pinch and need to know how to make buttermilk just with the powdered milk or regular milk you have on hand, just skip to the bottom!

The Wonders of Buttermilk
If you already have store bought buttermilk and prefer the taste of actual buttermilk to that of soured milk, you don’t have to spend lots of time and hard earned money on real buttermilk from the store.

Streching your store bought buttermilk
1 c store bought buttermilk
3 c regular milk (Many people prefer whole because it is creamier, but skim will work)

To stretch your buttermilk, all you will need is 1 container of buttermilk.  (You can usually find an 8 oz container for less than .50 at the store) and 3 cups of regular milk.  Get one of your quart sized canning jars and add the two milks into the jar and allow it to sit on the countertop for 12 hours.  (Some sources say 8-24 hours, but as long as it is sticking to the sides of the jar and looking thicker, you’re in business!)  The way this works is the the cultures that are in the buttermilk (Lactobaccillus according to ehow) ferment with the regular milk making it naturally soured.  

Tips for success: If you don’t have a glass jar, do not despair you can wait until your buttermilk container is nearly empty, then add regular milk to the regular container.  Just remember the 1:3 ratio.  Good news is that this lasts for weeks so you will have plenty of time to make buttermilk pancakes, waffles, buttermilk syrup, banana bread, ranch dressing,.... okay I need to stop because my mouth is watering.

Streching your store bought buttermilk from food storage
What if you don’t have regular milk?  Just mix up some powdered milk to go with it.  If you are using a glass jar as per the example, just fill it with:

4 cups or 1 quart of buttermilk
3 c warm water
½ c + 1 T of powdered milk (9 T if you want to do it the long way ;)
1 c buttermilk

Mix warm water and powdered milk well. Then add buttermilk.  Allow to sit on the counter at least 8 hours (I would probably wait 12 if I had the choice) then refrigerate for up to a couple weeks.


Buttermilk strictly from food storage
If you are living strictly on food storage and don’t have the time, money or desire to go to Walmart and need buttermilk in a pinch, use the good ole’ sour your milk trick.  I use this 99% of the time.

Butermilk: Yields 1 cup
1 c warm water
1 t white vinegar or lemon juice
3 T powdered milk

Mix ingredients together and allow to sit for 5 minutes then add to the recipe in place of buttermilk. Voila!

Tips for success: For those of you with lactose intolerance, this trick works great with Moo’s Milk (a milk alternative).

This is the consistency you are hoping to achieve.  As you can 
see it is thick enough to stick to the edges. It should look kind of viscous.   Now that I have a gallon of buttermilk, I can't wait to see what recipes everyone throws at me!

This link had some information on making buttermilk from raw milk over a period of days. Although that would not be a regular thing for me, its a good thing to know if you are living in a long term emergency food situation. Interesting.
Thanks for stopping by!

Question of the Day:
What recipes do you use buttermilk in?

Be sure to try this out in Brianna's Mini Corndog Recipe!

Did you see the details on the next Giveaway?

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Tuesday, September 6, 2011

VOLCANO STOVES- A great alternative way to cook

Go here for information on Current Sales and Newly Announced Products.  If you'd like to be notified by email of unadvertised sales, you can join the blog email or email me directly at 
TiffsTreasures (at) gmail (dot) com.  Thanks for stopping by!

Good News.... Shelf Reliance will now be selling the Volcano Stove.  You can earn it for free through online sales.
Sometimes I find deals that are not from Shelf Reliance and they REALLY open my eyes.  This has been on my wishlist for quite some time due to its ability to use wood, charcoal or propane to cook!  It uses the fuel efficiently so there is not a lot of excess heat coming around it and you can cook a whole meal with just a handful of coal.  It is large enough to fit a dutch oven or comes with wire racks so you can grill and skewers too!  These are typically almost $200 plus almost $50 to buy the propane converter kit.  You can verify that we the links I'll have at the bottom of the article.  To save 40% on a Volcano Stove, just click here.

While I wouldn't recommend standing on it, it looks like these things are pretty strong and built to last!

Not sure what a volcano stove is, or what it does, here's some videos for ya!

You can verify that this is indeed an awesome sale by going here or even going to ebay or amazon.  Its the real deal ladies and gentlemen!  Make sure when you are price comparing that you see that the kit has the WHOLE thing including the propane attachments.  If you find it cheaper, let me know ;)


Thursday, September 1, 2011

Win Free Food for Spreading the Word

**If you are interested in earning your choice of a 2 of the following : 1 free can of FD Pineapple and FD Yogurt, THRIVE cookbook or FD Onions just for sharing the news of the sale, here's what you've got to do. (A retail value of almost $80)

1. Email me and ask for a copy of the price list for the Grand Opening Sale running September 1-5. (2 entries)

2. Email it to as many friends as you'd like, heck you can let the world know, BUT please add me to the list to so I can see how many people you emailed it to. (1 entry for each person you forward it to)Plus you can earn half off and free credit for each person you inform about the sale that makes a purchase since I'll be doing online parties.

3. "Like Me" on Facebook. (1 entry)

4. Follow my blog. (3 entries)

5. Facebook the link to my website and have this quotation with it: "Shelf Reliance is having a Grand Opening Sale with items up to 25% off.  It's their biggest sale of the year.  You can go to this website like I did to get the biggest discount available." (5 entries)

6. Later on, Facebook a link to my blog so they can join in on the fun sweepstakes. (5 entries)  Make sure you leave a link in the comments so I can go look at your page and see that you posted it!

7. I'd like to hear what the most popular choices are so I know best what to offer in the future, so please post your choices as a comment below this blog.  (ie. If you were going to choose 1 Pomegranite Yogurt and 1 Pineapple, let me know in the comment section)  

If anyone reaches over 100 entries, I will automatically throw in a free THRIVE cookbook bringing the package retail value to just over $100.

-Shelf Reliance Mom

This work is the work of Tiffany Daumueller.  Please do not copy, republish or repost whether in an email, blog or any other post as I took my personal time to type this out.  This does not include the people who are participating in the contest.  Thank you!

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