We had a really great time in Salt Lake at the Utah State Preparedness Expo Saturday, September 12. We met a lot of wonderful people who are trying to get prepared with food storage. As I was giving out different food samples, I had several who asked for the recipes for the chili and fruit cobbler that I had made. So I thought I would share them here. [caption id="attachment_2769" align="aligncenter" width="225"]fruit cobbler fruit cobbler[/caption] Fruit Cobbler [caption id="attachment_2770" align="alignleft" width="150"]mix 3 kinds of fruit with water mix 3 kinds of fruit with water[/caption] [caption id="attachment_2772" align="alignleft" width="150"]add sugar add sugar[/caption] Mix 3 cups of freeze dried fruit with 5 cups of water. (You can use 1, 2 or 3 kinds) I used 2 (blueberry and raspberry). Bring to a boil and add 1 cup sugar. Boil for a few minutes. The mixture will be thin. Add 3/4 cup tapioca and mix well.     [caption id="attachment_2774" align="alignleft" width="150"]put fruit mixture in bottom of cake pan put fruit mixture in bottom of cake pan[/caption]       Pour into a cake pan and let cool for a few minutes.   [caption id="attachment_2773" align="alignleft" width="150"]mix cake batter mix cake batter[/caption] [caption id="attachment_2775" align="alignleft" width="150"]pour cake batter over fruit and bake pour cake batter over fruit and bake[/caption] Next, mix 3 cups complete white cake mix with 1 ¾ cups water. Pour over fruit mixture and bake at 375 degrees for 40 to 45 minutes. Can serve it warm or cold.     [caption id="attachment_2777" align="aligncenter" width="225"]Chili Chili[/caption] Chili 7 cups water 1 16 oz. can stewed tomatoes, undrained ½ c. tomato powder 3 cups dried beans that have been soaked overnight* 3 c. freeze dried ground beef 2 tsp. beef bouillon ¾ c. chili powder 1 Tblsp. cumin 1 Tblsp. oregano 2 tsp. salt ½ tsp. cayenne (optional) *I used black turtle and small red beans [caption id="attachment_2776" align="alignleft" width="150"]cook the beans cook the beans[/caption] [caption id="attachment_2778" align="alignleft" width="150"]tomatoes and spices tomatoes and spices[/caption] [caption id="attachment_2779" align="alignleft" width="150"]add ground beef add ground beef[/caption] Put water into a large stew pot. Add the tomatoes, tomato powder, ground beef, beef bouillon, chili powder, cumin, oregano, salt and cayenne. I cooked the beans separately then added them later. Let simmer for 30 minutes to 1 hour until done. Enjoy with onions, sour cream and cheese. **The amounts on the seasonings are an estimate since my husband was helping me and never measures anything. I would suggest adding them to taste. Contributed by Pam Higley