Apple Recipes ~ A Baker’s Dozen!

It’s fall in Wyoming and I have apples on the brain!

Each fall we like to stock up on apples. I often order these by the case from Azure Standard or pick locally from friends. I love to dehydrate apples to have for snacking and baking through the winter but we also enjoy eating […]

My Well-Traveled Sourdough Starter and Favorite Sourdough Dishes

 

7 years ago in July I caught a wild yeast “sourdough” starter. After babying it along for a few weeks it my little starter became strong and healthy. For 7 plus years it’s served me well!

Over the years my starter has went on several trips. I’ve taken it camping a few times, […]

Baked Custard

Hot or cold this baked custard makes a wonderful breakfast, dessert or snack! Add an extra sprinkle of nutmeg right before serving. Delicious!

For several years I took a hiatus of sorts from cooking. Most of what we ate during that time was dine out, take out or frozen. On occasion I’d […]

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 […]

Farmer Boy Pancakes

 

Most of our breakfasts are quite quick since someone is always trying to get out the door. But on weekends or days without school or work we’ll have a more leisurely breakfast.

Pancakes are often requested.

Due to cost, we very rarely have maple syrup with our pancakes. Sometimes I’ll make Buttermilk Syrup […]

Swirl Bread or Swirl Rolls

Once in a while I like to do something slightly different than our regular sourdough bread, such as Swirl Bread or Swirl Rolls.

Cinnamon swirl bread is super popular with my little boy. It is takes only a few extra minutes to turn our Minimal Knead Sourdough Sandwich Bread into a swirl loaf. My bread […]

Eggs in Marinara

On Tuesday night I watched a new reality TV program. The premise of this show is a blind taste test. Contests have the opportunity to create a one taste dish that four chefs sample. Then the chef can decide if they want the contestant on their team or can send them packing. I absolutely do […]

Sourdough French Toast With Nut and Fruit Syrup

My girls have always loved french toast.

When we switched to real/whole/traditional foods over 3 years ago, french toast was an easy food to convert to real foods.

Using eggs from free-range chickens and real milk along with sourdough bread makes a terrific breakfast/brunch or even quick dinner.

Topping the sourdough french toast with […]

Sourdough Donuts

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 […]

Thrifty Food Plan Experience: The End

$172 per week, two weeks, family of 5, real food.

That is the current experience as part of the series Someone Else’s Shoes. We’re starting completely from scratch following the monetary guidelines put out by the USDA for the Cost of Food at Home Thrifty Food Plan. The USDA attaches a weekly dollar amount to […]

Naturally Leavened 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

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 […]

New Video: Buttermilk Syrup an Economical Alternative to Maple 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, […]

Stretchy Breakfast: Fried Mush – Two Ways

One of my favorite breakfasts growing up was fried mush. My mama always made it out of cornmeal mush. It was a true ‘Stretchy’ food since day one we had cooked hot cornmeal mush cereal in a bowl topped with milk and sugar or molasses and day two the left over mush became fried mush.

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Foods in Review: Week of January 22

I am happy to report that our bathroom project is just about finished. The room is now fully functional and we are working on the details. One thing still to come is a new shower curtain. Our tubs/shower surrounds have built in doors and they have seen better days. So that is being removed and […]