Baked Custard

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You may know that for several years I took a hiatus of sorts from cooking. For four or five years most of what we ate was dine out, take out or frozen. On occasion I’d cook something from ‘scratch’ but that was pretty rare. I was too busy pursuing my ‘career’ to take time to [...]

Almond Meal Pudding- Hotel Room Style

Almond Meal Pudding Hotel Room Style

Travel season is officially here! When my family is away from home we still strive to stick with the traditional food style of eating that we enjoy at home. By eating the way we are accustomed we can help reduce any dietary distress and feel our best while we are out enjoying ourselves.

While sticking [...]

Black Beans: Cooking and Favorite Meals

Black Beans

You may know that I have a slight obsession with beans. Beans are a wonderfully frugal whole food, they have an excellent nutritional profile, and are extremely versatile. There are hundreds of varieties of beans/legumes available which really helps keep things interesting. Beans also make an excellent addition to your food storage.

For ease of [...]

Water Kefir Soda Cremosa

Vanilla Cremosa

Vanilla Cremosa

Many (many) years ago, fresh out of high school, I worked at a gourmet coffee shop. Working there was the first place I heard of ‘fancy’ drinks like Italian Sodas and Cremosas.

Fast forward to now, we make our own version of soda out of water kefir grains. I love making these [...]

Sourdough Donuts

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I started thinking about making these when reading one of the books in my favorite series from Lauraine Snelling (I can’t remember which one but it is one of the later ones). In the book they have bread out to rise and decide to ‘steal’ some of the dough to turn into a treat [...]

Naturally Leavened Muffins

Design a Dish Muffins

A few weeks ago I made a double batch of muffins. I realized as soon as they were in the oven that I’d forgot to add any baking powder or baking soda. Oops.

I expected to end up with stones instead of muffins. I was super surprised to pull beautiful muffins with a terrific rise [...]

Design a Sourdough Muffin

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A few years ago I shared my basic muffin formula. This is an adaptation from the muffin formula in The Complete Tightwad Gazette by Amy Dacyczyn. I changed the original formula to allow for soaking the grains (in order to reduce the phytic acid and other anti-nutrients). I expanded on the details of this basic [...]

Homemade Cracker Jacks

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“Take me out to the ball game. Buy me some peanuts and Cracker Jacks. I don’t care if I ever come back…”

Do you like those Cracker Jack things that come in a box with a little prize? Or how about Fiddle Faddle? If those are something you enjoy, you will love this!

This [...]

New Video: Buttermilk Syrup an Economical Alternative to Maple Syrup

Buttermilk Syrup

I originally shared a family favorite for Buttermilk Syrup in April of 2010. We love this syrup. With the recent price hike of maple syrup this is a wonderfully tasty alternative. My daughter, Kiki, helped me create a You Tube video where we demonstrate this yummy syrup.

We love this syrup on German Pancakes, [...]

Milk Shake Magic

Magic Milk Shake

This recipe was shared originally in May of 2010. I decided to highlight it today in honor of Valentine’s Day. Chocolate is the perfect treat for this day.

 

A favorite treat from before we started changing over to real, more nutrient dense foods was Magic Milk Shakes from the Hillbilly Housewife website. [...]

Grain-Free Clafouti

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Grain-Free Clafouti with Pears

Mmmm. Clafouti.

Definitely a favorite.

I had actually never heard of clafouti until it was featured in the menu mailer from Cooking Traditional Foods which I subscribed to for several months. KerryAnn has shared a modified version of her recipe as a Budget Breakfast using soaked flour. I’ve made the [...]

Milk Shake Magic

A favorite treat from before we started changing over to real, more nutrient dense foods was Magic Milk Shakes from the Hillbilly Housewife website. They tasted remarkably like a Frosty from Wendy’s and we would have them a few times a week as a snack or dessert. But with the ingredient list (powdered milk, [...]

Tuesday Twister November 17

 

This last week I tried a few new recipes that I had found online. Every one of them was a hit. Golrabki from the Modern Milk Maid. She does a step by step tutorial which was very helpful. I changed the original recipe a little bit because I can never leave well enough alone. [...]

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