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, for […]

Baked Custard

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

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 […]

Water Kefir Soda 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

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 […]

Homemade Cracker Jacks

“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 […]

Just Like the Fair! Corn Dog Muffins

I have a confession. I really like corn dogs. When I was going to school in downtown Portland I used to ride the MAX (light rail transit) and it let me off at Pioneer Square. There was a corn dog stand there and once a week I bought one. That was 22 years ago and […]

Milk Shake Magic

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. […]

Frito Boats

When I was growing up, there was a Drive-In at the end of town. Have you been to one of those places? You sit in your car and a girl on skates comes out and takes your order. Then brings it out on a tray that hangs off your window and you eat in your […]

Pimento Cheese

 

 

I’ll be making a quick and easy dip/spread thingy for the ‘big game’ on Sunday. The picture is from the original recipe that you can find here. I had to eliminate the use of ‘low fat’ items to make more of a REAL food appetizer. This recipe was a special request by […]

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