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Friday, December 31, 2021

How to make Custard Bread Pudding in your pressure cooker!

I continue to see comments addressing the fear of using their new Instant Pot, on various social media groups. And honestly, not only do I understand, but I could have made that comment myself! It took a while, but the investment in learning to use my pressure cooker was priceless...want to know the two best secrets? 

Wednesday, December 29, 2021

Top 10 from 2021, thanks to all of you!

The year 2021 is winding down, and it is easy to see from the many comments on social media it has been a year of mixed emotions and accomplishments. But just as important is that we all took the time to learn more. We learned more about ourselves, took on learning new skills, and for many, we took on learning a new way of seeing and enjoying life. 

Monday, December 27, 2021

Death Row Chicken, a meal worthy of being your last!

This is one delicious chicken dinner! Granted the name is a bit of tongue-in-cheek humor, but this is so delicious and worthy of being your last meal on earth...Death Row Chicken!

Friday, December 24, 2021

Brown Rice Raisin Bread.

Calling all bread bakers! This Brown Rice Raisin Bread is moist, springy, and light-textured. Even when made with 100% whole wheat. Plus it is the perfect use for that last bit of leftover cooked brown rice or quinoa...

Wednesday, December 22, 2021

Poached Rhubarb.

Do you love rhubarb? You will with this easy and delicious recipe for Poached Rhubarb made with fresh or frozen rhubarb. With this simple cooking technique, you get tender cooked rhubarb chunks and not a stringy sauce...

Monday, December 20, 2021

Lentil and Mushroom Soup with Kale and Bacon

With winter here, now is the time to make and enjoy a delicious pot of soup! Lentil and Mushroom Soup with Kale and Bacon will not only sustain you, but it will also warm you up, from the inside out! 

Friday, December 17, 2021

Host a Dessert and Coffee Open House, a lovely way to say Happy Holidays!

Finding time to entertain is often the hardest part of the holidays. But maybe it could be easier than that. Maybe you could offer your friends the opportunity to come over, relax, enjoy a bit of dessert and conversation without wearing you and everyone else out....take a look here!

Wednesday, December 15, 2021

Casey's Blue Cheese Vinaigrette, a restaurant favorite, now made at home.

Casey's Blue Cheese Vinaigrette. The often choosen house dressing from a small family-run Italian cafe in California. Where they served pasta covered with their own fresh homemade red sauce, and always a salad of tossed greens. And this salad dressing...

Monday, December 13, 2021

Gifts from the Kitchen, tasty baskets of holiday cheer!

Gift baskets are fun to make, and fortunately, there is no right or wrong way to make one! We have provided suggestions for uniquely themed gift baskets for your consideration. And if you don't find exactly what you are looking for, I hope we have offered you some creative ideas to make one up using your own ideas! 

Friday, December 10, 2021

Old Fashion Egg Nog, for Christmas morning!

It would not be Christmas morning without our favorite Old Fashion Egg Nog! How do you celebrate Christmas morning? If it includes egg nog, I offer you our family's favorite recipe.

Tuesday, December 7, 2021

Winter Pea Salad Plate with Tomatoes and Cashews

Winter Pea Salad Plate with Tomatoes and Cashews is a fresh breath of air, for winter salads! This delicious salad calls for frozen peas, which is perfect, because good quality frozen peas are available year-round, but always a favorite in winter!

Monday, December 6, 2021

Applesauce and Spice Chocolate Chip Cake, whole grain delicious!

You will want to make this moist, delicious, spicy Whole Grain Applesauce and Spice Chocolate Chip Cake right away. It is perfect to share with family and friends, for holidays or any day!

Saturday, December 4, 2021

How to make a Hula Hoop Outdoor Wreath, from new or thrifted materials!

How to Make a Hula Hoop Outdoor Wreath in less than an hour and decorate your outdoor area! This wreath is easy to make, a fun group project, and can be made with thrifted/repurposed materials.  From the DIY Homemade Household side of the blog!

Friday, December 3, 2021

Granny Dorr's Easy Fruited Sauerkraut

Calling all sauerkraut lovers! I know you are out there, and you will love Granny Dorr's Easy Fruited Sauerkraut! Perfect with a pork roast for dinner with the family! 

Wednesday, December 1, 2021

The Perfect Cheesecake, two baking styles for two different cheesecakes!

This recipe for The Perfect Cheesecake offers a traditional style baked cheesecake and a softer creamier version. Which one will your family prefer? Or do what I do, bake both and please everyone at the table.