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Healthy Banana Split

Try this healthy twist on the classic banana split.

 

Ingredients:

1 banana

2 scoops of your favorite yogurt

Optional toppings:

Raspberries

Blueberries

Almonds, cashews, or walnuts

 

Directions:

Slice your banana down the middle so that it looks like an open boat. Fill with yogurt. Top with your favorite toppings. Enjoy!

Rolled Ice Cream

Make delicious rolled ice cream at home! It’s fun to make and fun to eat.

What you’ll need:

  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 1 can sweetened condensed milk
  • pinch of salt
  • mix-ins & toppings

Whisk heavy cream, condensed milk and salt in medium bowl until combined. Pour mixture into large cookie sheet. Add in any mix-ins–fruit, sprinkles, chocolate chips, candy, etc. Stir mix-ins into the cream mixture. Place in freezer for 4 hours. Remove baking sheet from freezer. Use a frozen metal spatula to roll up the ice cream in rows along baking sheet. Place rolled up ice cream in bowl. Top with desired toppings. Enjoy!

Fried Ice Cream

Deep. Fried. Ice Cream.

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 gallon vanilla ice cream
  • 6 cups cornflakes, crushed
  • 2 tbs ground cinnamon
  • 2 tbs granulated sugar
  • Toppings:
  • Hot fudge
  • Whipped cream

Directions:

Scoop 4-inch scoop of ice cream onto plastic wrap. Wrap tightly and freeze for 3 hours. Repeat as many times as possible.

Mix cornflakes, cinnamon and sugar in a shallow bowl. Take ice cream scoops out of freezer individually, roll in cornflakes mixture, re-wrap in a new sheet of plastic wrap, and freeze for 1 hour.

Heat oil in deep fryer or large stock pot to 350 degrees. Remove ice cream from freezer one at a time and deep fry for 1 minute. Serve immediately and top with hot fudge and whipped cream.

Mochi Ice Cream

Have you tried the latest craze of mochi ice cream? You will be surprised by the sweet mochi exterior with a velvety ice cream interior.

Inside the pillowy sweet mochi exterior is premium ice cream. The result? A majestic marriage of mesmerizing flavors that will make you want more.

The melt-in-your-mouth, chewy exterior is a sweet rice dough made from the best ingredients.

Stop by today to check out all the yummy flavors and see what the craze is all about.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Ice Cream

Cool down the summer with rich chocolate ice cream. No ice cream maker needed!

What you’ll need:

  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup sugar or honey
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup creamy peanut butter

Blend all ingredients together in blender on high until smooth. If desired, stir in any additions. (Ex: peanut butter cups, chocolate chips, peanut butter chips) Place mixture in  freezer safe container. Freeze for 4 hours or overnight. Enjoy!

Emergency Prep on a Budget with Augason Farms

Most people agree that creating a stockpile of emergency food storage and supplies is an important concept. However, once you start looking into detailed lists of all the recommended items, it’s easy to start feeling overwhelmed with the budget aspect. The good news is there are a lot of easy ways to cut costs to building your emergency supply plan. It may take a longer time to create your 3-month supply, but your bank account won’t take a harder hit.

First, set up a list of the most important items to collect in your stockpile. Your list should include the following five things: water, food, lights (like flashlights), medical supplies and household and hygiene products. How you prioritize collecting those things is up to you, and obviously your timeline won’t be the same for all of those items. For example, you’ll probably be able to stockpile a 3-month’s supply of household and hygiene supplies before you complete your food supply, so you can work on different items simultaneously. Here are a few other ways that you can emergency prep while on a budget.

Create a Monthly Budget

Sit down with your family members and determine how much money you can dedicate to a realistic prepping budget. Possibly consider making little sacrifices throughout the month (eating out less, limiting your disposable income) to supplement your prepping. When you look at your prepping budget the same way as you look at home insurance or health insurance, it becomes easier to find some money.

Watch for Sales and Coupons

This doesn’t mean that you have to become a full-time extreme coupon clipper, but instead take advantage of sales that come up on a regular basis. Watch for shelf stable food items when you’re shopping at the grocery store and remember to take advantage of Case Lot sales each spring and fall. When items that your family regularly eats goes on sale, grab a few extra units of whatever it is and throw it in your storage. You’ll be surprised how quickly your food storage grows.

Develop Other Survival Skills

Learning a skill set is great way to compensate for a lack of prepping funds. For example, you may not be able to build up big food storage right away, but you can learn how to garden and stock up on vegetable seeds. Or, study up and learn everything you need to know about keeping chickens or goats, both of which can also become sustainable sources for food.

Remember, it’s not a sprint. You do not need to do everything at once, which is good news, since doing everything at once costs a lot (a lot!) of money. Just build supplies as you can, based on what you determine to be the most important in your household. Don’t be discouraged or give up! You’ll be pleased to see how quickly you can build your emergency food storage on even the tightest of budgets.

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Macey’s has teamed with Augason Farms to offer emergency food supplies and long term food storage to our valued customers for good reason. They’ve been in the business since 1972 and guarantee their products for great taste and superior quality. Maintaining a supply of Augason Farms products in your home is ideal not only for your emergency food supply but for everyday use as well. With Macey’s and Augason Farms, preparedness is simple and affordable!

 

 

Southwest Scramble

Blend your favorite southwestern flavors together for a tasty breakfast!

Ingredients:

2 eggs

1/2 avocado

1/2 tomato

2 tbs butter

2 tbs Culinary Tours corn Salsa

 

Directions:

Whisk eggs in bowl.

Cut avocados and tomato into bite sized cubes.

Melt butter in a non-stick frying pan.

Add eggs, use spatula to fold as they cook so bottom doesn’t become hard.

Add avocado and tomato before eggs set (still runny)

continue to use spatula to fold eggs until firm. Plate eggs and put Culinary Tours Corn Salsa on top.

Serve with toast or tortillas!

Red Velvet, White & Blue Cupcakes

A classic dessert with a touch of patriotic perfection.

What you’ll need:

For the cupcakes:

  • 1 white cake mix
  • 3 Tbsp. cocoa powder
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/3 cup oil
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup plain yogurt
  • 2 tsp. vanilla
  • Red food dye
  • 1 Tbsp. apple cider vinegar

For the frosting:

  • 8 oz. cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • Red & blue food dye

Preheat oven to 350 F. Mix cake mix and cocoa powder into a small bowl. Set aside. Combine eggs, oil, buttermilk, yogurt and vanilla in a large bowl. Stir in cake mixture to liquid mixture. Add red food due to mixture until batter is desired red color. Mix in apple cider vinegar. Place cupcake liners  in pans. Fill liners with batter 3/4 full. Bake for 18-20 minutes or until toothpick inserted comes out clean. Let completely cool and remove cupcakes from pan.

To make cream cheese frosting, beat softened cream cheese and butter on low for 2-3 minutes. Add in vanilla and slowly add in powdered sugar. If frosting is too thick add a little milk. If frosting is too thin add some more powdered sugar. Separate frosting into three bowls. One for red, white and blue. Use the red and blue food dyes to color the frosting to desired colors. Place each of the frosting colors into small piping bags. Cut off a tip about 1 inch up from point. Place a 1M piping tip or large circle tip into a large piping bag. Put the three small red, white and blue filled piping bags into the large piping bag. Make sure the small piping bag tips are at the same level in the large bag so when piped you get an equal amount of each color. Pipe frosting onto cupcakes in circular motion. Top with patriotic sprinkles. Enjoy!

Makes 24 cupcakes.

Mixed Berry Yogurt Popsicles

A cool, delectable treat that the whole family will enjoy on a warm summer day.

What you’ll need:

  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup vanilla greek yogurt
  • 3 Tbsp powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup fresh raspberries
  • 1/2 cup fresh blueberries
  • 5 strawberries, sliced

Whisk together milk, yogurt and sugar in medium bowl.

Put 2-3 strawberry slices, 2-3 raspberries and a few blueberries in each popsicle mold. Pour milk mixture into molds over fruit. Gently shake and tap the molds to release air bubbles and ensure molds are completely full. Freeze for 6-8 hours. To release popsicles from molds run sides under warm water.

Yield: 10 popsicles