Author Archives: Donna Miller

About Donna Miller

Donna Miller is a believer and follower of The Risen Messiah, the wife of 30 years to the love of her life Joseph, and the mother of three, amazing home-school graduates. She’s now been further blessed, as her family has grown with the additions of a daughter-in-law and a new son-in-law.

The Millers are the owners of Millers Grain House, the founders of PREPARE Magazine and the Organizers of the WNC Preparedness Group in Asheville, NC.

Donna is the hostess of the three popular internet radio podcasts: “Surviving on Shoestrings”, “The Back to Basics Kitchen” and “Your Preparation Station” found on Blog Talk Radio, Stitcher and iTunes. She also hosts a popular YouTube Channel that she hopes will help encourage others to enJOY playing with healthy food and saving money.

Donna is a sought-after speaker and trainer, a published author and a freelance writer for multiple blog and recipe sites. She teaches local classes & ladies retreats and also travels to teach hands-on lost skills to others.

Donna’s deepest desire through all of these endeavors is that God be Glorified as she shares. Her mission is to help “prepare you and your kitchen with tools, tips, skills and encouragement.”

Whole Wheat Apple-Berry, Cream Cheese Danish

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+89 Whole Wheat Apple-Berry, Cream Cheese Danish By Donna Miller of Millers Grain House We picked the very few blackberries that there were around our property yesterday.  The birds got to them before we could.  But we also had some apples … Continue reading

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Whole Wheat Bread Machine Sourdough Bread


+48 I’m going to admit a weakness that I’ve likely shared on this before: I have struggled with making Sourdough Bread.  But I’m happy to now say, the reports of my utter failures have been greatly exaggerated. 🙂 I have … Continue reading

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Savory Whole Wheat Zucchini Herb Rolls

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+48 These Savory Whole Wheat Zucchini Herb Rolls can be made Vegetarian or Vegan but don’t let that keep you from serving them with your most hearty (or meaty) meal!   It’s summer and zucchini are usually prolific growers so I had … Continue reading

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Chicken and Whole Wheat Dumplings


+334 Chicken & (whole wheat) Dumplings are an absolute comfort food!  It’s also a dish that helps you to use up portions of a roasted chicken, home-made stock and even some left-over veggies.  This makes it a belly-filling, budget-friendly meal … Continue reading

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Gluten-Free, Vegan, Whole Grain Muffins

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+295 Don’t let the name fool you – these are actually quite good muffins.  And if you are trying out gluten-free, vegan foods these are so much better that they’ll blow the ‘store bought’ muffins right out of the cupboard. 🙂 … Continue reading

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Peanut Butter & Chocolate Whole Grain Protein Bar

Peanut Butter chocolate Whole grain power packed protein bars

+305 You’ll be amazed at how easy it is to make your own tasty protein bars at home.  This recipe is a good base for you to play with and add in what you like to make this convenient and … Continue reading

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Outrageous Omega Cookies (Vegan, Raw, Whole Grain, Gluten Free)

Outrageous Omega Cookies

+728 These “Outrageous Omega Cookies” are Vegan, Raw, made with Whole Grains and also Gluten Free.  How’s that for hitting a lot of different eating styles?  Pretty good, huh?  Not to mention my omnivorous, chocolate-chip-cookie-loving husband raved about them for … Continue reading

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Whole Wheat Garlic Knots

Whole Wheat Garlic Knots

Whole Wheat Garlic Knots.  Why not? 🙂  That’s Amore’! Oh how I wish I had some Italian Heritage!  Then I’d have an excuse for my love-affair with the cuisine!  But alas, not even a great great great anybody in my … Continue reading

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Whole Wheat Bread made with Wild Yeast

Making Wild Yeast Bread

+299 No yeast? No problem!  I’m often asked what to do if there isn’t any yeast available to buy or you run out in your food storage.  Well the fix is simply to revert to using whole foods and capturing … Continue reading

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Triple-Chocolate, Low -Fat, Whole Grain Cookies

Triple Choclolate, Low-Fat, Whole Grain Cookies

+722 The New Year often brings healthier resolutions.  Low-fat ones or Whole Grain ones – this Triple Chocolate treat has you covered.  It’s important to allow yourself some treats to avoid feeling deprived.  This recipe helps to lighten the caloric … Continue reading

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