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Peanut, Peanut Butter…

Posted by on Sep 4, 2014 in Savory, Treats, Tutorials, Uncategorized | 1 comment

Hi everyone and Happy Friday! Hope you have all been having a FANTASTIC week!   It’s been a busy but good one here! I mentioned in my last YouTube video, that we have started eating clean in our household.  This started with me, and trickles to everyone living here because I am the mom. So, anyway- one of our favorite things is peanut butter, but so many companies add sugar or salt or a million other things.  Even the “Natural” brands aren’t always good either.  I am really wanting to be aware of what is going into my body and the bodies of my family. So, I picked up some unsalted peanuts today at the grocery store and decided we would make our own peanut butter, together. Here’s me and Grayson “Gru” leaving the grocery store. (side note: his...

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Baking Fun

Posted by on Jun 19, 2012 in Savory, Sweet, Treats, Uncategorized | 10 comments

Don’t ask me why I get the baking bug- when it’s 90 degrees outside, but I did today– and I went for it.  We were out of sandwich bread, and I didn’t feel like running to the grocery store- so I thought I would just make my own bread.  Since, I am always trying new things- I decided to try 3 new recipes. I have been wanting to make pita bread for awhile now, and this seemed like the perfect time!  I love pita bread with lunch meat, with hummus, or stuffed with beef…or peanut butter and bananas! I think it’s fair to say, that pita bread goes with everything. (Jaxen helping with the mixing/kneading) I found this recipe on AllRecipes and thought it sounded simple enough- Recipe adapted from AllRecipes Pita Bread 1 1/8 cups warm water 2...

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Copy Cat KFC Biscuits

Posted by on May 31, 2012 in Savory, Sweet, Treats, Uncategorized | 9 comments

It was too chilly to swim here yesterday, so I cleaned- watched the kids put on a puppet show or two and then I got in the mood to bake.  I threw dinner in the crockpot, so I could spend my time on the ‘important’ stuff- like biscuits and cookies! The biscuits I made were SUPER SIMPLE, and when I tried them- I seriously imagined myself making them again and again- because they were so YUMMY.  The first thing I thought of was that they tasted EXACTLY like those yummy Kentucky Fried Chicken biscuits that I usually dip in butter and honey….but better, if that’s possible. Then, I imagined slathering them with sausage gravy- can you tell I like down-home country foods?  I just think there’s a time for ‘city’ food (ahi tuna-yum) and a time for ‘country’ food–...

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Deviled Eggs

Posted by on Apr 9, 2012 in Savory, Treats, Uncategorized | 12 comments

This year for Easter, my 6 year old daughter helped me make Deviled Eggs- she is really getting good at peeling the shells off!  We also learned that when we color eggs-NOT to use glitter if we want to eat the eggs!   My daughter and nearly everyone else love my deviled eggs- and I get asked for the recipe frequently.  So, I thought- I’d share it with you too! This recipe is for 6-8 eggs – so 12-14 deviled eggs With the egg yolks, add 3/4 tsp Dijon Mustard, 3 Tablespoons of Mayonnaise (we use miracle whip), 1.5 teaspoon of cider or red wine vinegar, 1/4 teaspoon of Worcestershire sauce, salt and pepper to taste.  Fill egg halves with a cookie scoop–we don’t get too fancy around here- because these things are eaten as fast as they are...

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Homemade Mozzarella Cheese

Posted by on Mar 1, 2012 in Savory, Treats, Uncategorized | 4 comments

Hi everyone! Tonight, I decided to make some homemade Mozzarella cheese with the kids- I thought it would be a fun little experiment and lesson. After all, some adults don’t even realize that you can make your own cheese.  😉 We had a ton of fun, working together- watching the magic happen. It took about an hour to get it all done, and only a few minutes for us to taste and try it.  But, it was totally worth it!   Here’s what you’ll need: Stock pot Thermometer Whisk and Slotted Spoon Colander Glass Bowl 1 gallon milk Citric Acid Rennet       Pour entire gallon of milk into stock pot, slowly.  (I used 1% but next time I think I’ll use whole milk) Dissolve 1/2 of a rennet tablet in 1/4 cup cold water. Dissolve 2 tsp...

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Amish White Bread

Posted by on Feb 23, 2012 in Savory, Sweet, Treats, Uncategorized | 3 comments

Wintery days always make me want to cook and bake.  I love to cook and bake- but, I have to be in the mood and have the time. I admit many days get away from me- surrounded in kids, errands and paper.  But, when the kids were little, toddling around our home- and we had nowhere to be, I loved to bake and cook extravagant meals and desserts.  They were happy to sit up on the counter next to me, helping me make measurements and pass me the eggs.  There wasn’t a recipe I wouldn’t try- and I would even come up with my own recipes from time to time.  And, I always seemed to add or change something about the recipes to make them uniquely ours. I miss those days- I miss my kids being that small.  Though,...

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