Hi, my name is Megan.  I got into preparedness cooking simply to figure out for myself which recipes would really “work” (and what my family would honestly eat and enjoy) if we had to depend only on the foods we had stored. More than 160 successful recipes later, I love sharing what I’ve learned with anyone who will listen, hoping to save them time and frustration in the kitchen while getting prepared.

I’d love to hear from you!  If you have a question or comment, you can contact me at

Happy Prepping!

P.S. — To read the story of what motivated me to get serious about my family’s food storage plan, you can go to  this post.

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  1. I saw reference to a recipe for Bavarian Cream Sugar in a recipe for Homemade Fruit and Cream Instant Oatmeal. It was part of an article on,”9 Great-Tasting Survival Meals for Your 72-hour Kit. The instructions say to combine the ingredients for the Bavarian Cream Sugar. I cannot find any such recipe. Would you please direct me to it? I am at a loss… . Oh, and by the way, I love your website and am in the process of putting my own cookbook together. Thank you, Linda Bixler…

    • Sure, Linda. I’m sorry if it wasn’t clear. You can find the full recipe for Homemade Fruit and Cream Oatmeal here (which also includes the sugar), but the Bavarian sugar consists of the following:

      Bavarian Cream Sugar

      1 1/2 cup sugar

      1 tsp. LorAnn brand “Princess Cake and Cookie Emulsion”

      1/2 tsp. Bavarian Cream LorAnn flavored oil

      This mixture is dried before combining with the recipe. Also, at the bottom of the post you’ll find links for where to buy the above products. Good luck with it and it’s great to have you as a reader!

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