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Wednesday, May 25, 2022

Blistered Green Bean Salad with Smoked Paprika Vinaigrette Feta and Chopped Almonds.

Blistered Green Bean Salad with Smoked Paprika Vinaigrette Feta and Chopped Almonds, the perfect springtime salad until the greens hit the market! Come and see how easy this delicious salad is to make!


Monday, May 23, 2022

Switchel, easy, delicious, and mildly probiotic for gut health!

With summer on its way, now is the time to get geared up for making easy, and delicious beverages in your own kitchen. Let's start with this one, Switchel a tried and true thirst quencher!  Come and take a look at how easy it is to make. 


Friday, May 20, 2022

Taco Pickles!

Taco Pickles are just the thing for Taco Tuesday and just about anytime you want a bite of delicious spicy flavor! Not too hot, not too spicy, they are just right! Plus Taco Pickles are easy to make, and they keep well in the refrigerator, while waiting to be enjoyed! 


Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Maple French Toast Cups.

Get a handle on breakfast with these easy and delicious Maple French Toast Cups. Whole wheat bread never tasted so good...plus no refined sugar to start your day!


Monday, May 16, 2022

Whole Wheat Beer Bread, easy and delicious!

With only four ingredients you can have a loaf of Whole Wheat Beer Bread on the table as quick as can be!


Friday, May 13, 2022

Roasted Root Vegetables

Root vegetables are the answer to the sparse variety at the market in early spring. And these Roasted Root Vegetables come together easily, cook without supervision, and taste delicious!


Wednesday, May 11, 2022

DIY Homemade Household Rose Care.

Today we are offering a super-easy rose care tip and all you need is a leftover banana peel! Come and take a look at our DIY Homemade Household Rose Care... 


Monday, May 9, 2022

A Tasty List of 20 Non-lettuce Salads to Serve the Family!

Salads! Everyone eats them. But maybe, just maybe you could get more fruits and vegetables in your meal plans by serving them more often. And we're not just talking about tossed greens here! 


We are talking about delicious non-lettuce salads the whole family will love. And double bonus, you will automatically be getting more of all the good stuff you want your family to eat, on the table, for your family to enjoy...

Friday, May 6, 2022

Winner Winner Chicken Dinner! 9 Frugal Favorites Made with Chicken Thighs.

Everyone needs a few frugal favorites! For the busy days, or any day to help keep the budget in shape...while also feeding family and friends a delicious dinner!

Winner Winner Chicken Dinner!

Because we all make dinner, Winner Winner Chicken Dinner! 8 Frugal Favorites Made with Chicken Thighs was put together just for you! I think you just might find one or two new favorites here...

Wednesday, May 4, 2022

Broiled Plums with Sour Cream and Honey

Broiled Plums with Sour Cream and Honey is quick and easy! This will be one of the easiest and most delicious breakfast dishes to offer, whether at home or camping in your RV!


Monday, May 2, 2022

Nuts and Honey Granola!

Nuts and Honey Granola is made with four different nuts, almonds, walnuts, cashews, and coconut! Baked to a golden brown, this is one delicious granola...plus granola for breakfast is so easy for the young ones to help themselves.


Friday, April 29, 2022

Onion Supper Bread.

Onion Supper Bread is not only delicious, but it is also easy to make and the whole family will love it! What are you waiting for, grab an onion and start dicing...


Wednesday, April 27, 2022

DIY Homemade Household Weed Killer!

Looking for an effective weed killer that won't poison your pets or your yard? Well, this is it, at least it is for us. It works perfectly in our gravel walkway...and it only calls for three simple ingredients and an old fashion pump sprayer.


Monday, April 25, 2022

Asian Inspired Pork Roast.

Asian Inspired Pork Roast is delicious and so easy to get seasoned and into the slow cooker for dinner. Serve with rice and your favorite vegetable for a dinner the family will love. 


Friday, April 22, 2022

Five Tips for the Kitchen, and a bonus tip should you break your wrist...

I love kitchen tips! Why? Because we're all busy and anything that makes cooking easier is a very good find, in my opinion. Plus completing prep work in the kitchen faster and easier is perfect for every busy cook! And it doesn't seem to matter how long you have been cooking, a good tip is just that a good tip! I hope you find a couple from this list offered today.


Wednesday, April 20, 2022

Favorite Fruit Cobbler, using canned fruit!

Looking for a delicious way to use up some of your home-canned fruit from last year? Favorite Fruit Cobbler is the perfect recipe for home-canned or even store-bought fruit!


Monday, April 18, 2022

Pepper Thyme Chicken over Polenta with Bitter Greens, from Laurie Colwin

Pepper Thyme Chicken over Polenta with Bitter Greens, from Laurie Colwin. Don't let this delicious platter of chicken fool you, there is nothing complicated about this dish! 


Friday, April 15, 2022

Slow Cooker Scalloped Potatoes and Ham.

Slow Cooker Scalloped Potatoes and Ham, the perfect meal to make when you are knee-deep in a house renovation, or just busy with life in general...it cooks itself and tastes delicious!


Thursday, April 14, 2022

Count your blessings even in the rubble.

Sometimes you have to count your blessings even in the middle of destruction. Yes, you did read that right, count your blessings even in the middle of the rubble

Wednesday, April 13, 2022

Quinoa Tabbouleh

Recipe development can often lead to a new and delicious recipe like this one for Quinoa Tabbouleh! If you are new to eating quinoa, this is a great way to start enjoying this tasty grain. 


Tuesday, April 12, 2022

Simple and delicious meal suggestions for your Easter Celebration!

There is nothing better than a celebration with family, faith, and food! You may have noticed that we don't do much decorating around here, but what we do, do, is prepare a table of healthy food, sit together to eat, and always, always get caught up on the important details in life. Life does not get better than that!


Monday, April 11, 2022

Whole Wheat and Honey Bread, our daily bread recipe.

Welcome to Scratch Made Food! & DIY Homemade Household! It has been my goal to offer easy-to-make recipes that the whole family will enjoy, look forward to, and actually eat! Today we are offering the recipe we use for our daily bread. 


Sunday, April 10, 2022

Anne's Perfect Piebook.

From time to time, one must dust, discuss, and dispose of too many books and that was my job today. But I could not get rid of this one, especially when I opened the pages...which contained the promise of knowing a bit about the previous owner.


Friday, April 8, 2022

Cranberry Honey Mustard, another delicious flavored mustard to make and enjoy!

Cranberry Honey Mustard is delicious and so simple to make. It is one of my favorite flavors of mustard that I make by dressing up a jar of chunky dijon...naturally delicious, with no additives, colors, or artificial flavors. 


Thursday, April 7, 2022

How to Make Your Own Bread Crumbs and Creative Ideas for Use.

Got bread crumbs? You probably do! Not only do they happen naturally, in the bottom of the bread bag, but they are a great use for that last slice or heel of bread. As far as frugal recipes go, after bread pudding or french toast, it is time to use that bread (or even sandwich rolls!) to make a batch of bread crumbs. Let me show you everything you need to know!


Wednesday, April 6, 2022

Of Artichokes With a Savory Sauce.

One of the easiest ways to make any dinner memorable is to offer a starter course, as a special way to begin the meal. Nothing that takes all day, or is complicated. Something light, enjoyable, and delicious! This brings us to Of Artichokes with a Savory Sauce...one of our favorite starters!


Tuesday, April 5, 2022

A Big List of 36 "How To" Posts to Run Your Home with Ease!

Are you looking for more ways to run your home with ease? How about actual working recipes to make more of the foods you want to eat? How about some great kitchen tips and tricks that will make your life easier, and help keep you on your budget? I have no doubt you will find something here, to help out...


Monday, April 4, 2022

Fresh Green Bean Salad with Tomatoes Feta and Toasted Walnuts

Fresh Green Bean Salad with Tomatoes, Feta, and Toasted Walnuts! That is a long name for a salad............but this is a salad worthy of every letter used! Because it is delicious! Don't think the blanching process is not worth the trouble, this process is a cinch...


Sunday, April 3, 2022

How to make Dandelion Salve

Homemade Dandelion Salve is one of the easiest personal care products to make for your family. Plus it can be a fun family project each spring! Try and leave at least 25-50 % of the flowers behind because you will want to harvest a healthy crop again the next year!


Saturday, April 2, 2022

About those bananas...never have an over ripe banana again!

Got bananas? Tired of overripe bananas taking over your fruit bowl? Not sure if you can eat another loaf of banana bread? Well, then I have a kitchen tip for you! But fair warning, some of these bananas are not the prettiest you will see...


Friday, April 1, 2022

Maple Balsamic Vinaigrette

Homemade salad dressings are a favorite around here and for a good reason. They are easily made from pantry staples, you will love the fresh flavor! Plus who doesn't love to save a little cash at the grocery store? Give this delicious Maple Balsamic Vinaigrette a try, you will be glad you did. 


Wednesday, March 30, 2022

How to Dry Celery.

When organic celery goes on sale at our marketplace we stock up! I like some to eat fresh with peanut butter, a couple whole stalks to dice and freeze, and another couple to slice and dry. But why dried celery? Because in some recipes, it is better...


Monday, March 28, 2022

How to make a Whole Wheat Pie Crust.

 A whole wheat pie crust was a must in a whole wheat kitchen! As a certified pie lover, when I transitioned to freshly milled whole wheat flour, a pie crust was top on my list to make. Come and take a look, it's not hard...


Friday, March 25, 2022

Honey Walnut and Hemp Heart Granola with Dried Blueberries!

Honey Walnut and Hemp Hearts Granola with Dried Blueberries! Easy to make, and the perfect breakfast when time is short. Whole foods in your breakfast bowl never tasted so good! 


Wednesday, March 23, 2022

Gouda Cheese Spread

I have made Gouda Cheese Spread many times through the years and it is perfect to have on hand, safely tucked away in the fridge. Your family will love it as well, but it was seriously time for some new photos. Because this delicious cheese spread is too good to pass by...


Sunday, March 20, 2022

Mary's Potato Salad, so easy using your Instant Pot!

Does your family love potato salad? Want a delicious yet easy-to-make potato salad? Mary's Potato Salad is the potato salad of my youth, with potatoes, eggs, onions, pickles, celery, and a delicious mustard dressing. Now made even easier with the help of your electric pressure cooker...



Thursday, March 17, 2022

Grandma's Two Day Sweet Pickle Slices, with no canning required!

If you and your family are fans of sweet pickles, you will love this easy recipe for Grandma's Two Day Sweet Pickle Slices. Crunchy and delicious sweet pickle slices with no canning required. 


Wednesday, March 16, 2022

How to make Coconut Brown Rice, a soaked rice method.

Delicious, nutritious Coconut Brown Rice! The side dish that is so easy to make, the perfect one to enjoy with everything! Including spicy or not! And meat or not!

 


Monday, March 14, 2022

Diced and Ready to Use Frozen Onions.

Diced and Ready to Use Frozen Onions. We have been dicing and freezing onions for a few years now. And while this is not my favorite task in the kitchen, I am glad I only peel and dice onions once every month, and so will you! Plus you will save money with less food waste!


Friday, March 11, 2022

Shoofly Pie, Streusel and Molasses and so delicious!

Shoofly Pie, a southern classic. A molasses and streusel crumb pie. Delicious as-is, but adding a little whipped cream on top makes it perfect to enjoy any time. 


Wednesday, March 9, 2022

Shaved Zucchini with Feta and Parmesan Cheese

Zucchini is one of those crops now being grown year-round in hoop houses, which is perfect for having fresh zucchini available until your own garden crop comes in! Shaved Zucchini with Feta and Parmesan Cheese is a delicious way to use some of that zucchini! 


Monday, March 7, 2022

Julia"s Slow Cooker Baked Beans

New to cooking beans? If so Julia's Slow Cooker Baked Beans is the perfect recipe, to begin with. Both the ingredient list and the preparation are simple but the flavor of these beans will win you over every time. 


Friday, March 4, 2022

Easy Oven Baked Whole Wheat Pancakes with Warm Apple Sauce, Vanilla Yogurt, and Crunchy Granola

Out of syrup? Don't let that stop you from making a delicious pancake breakfast! Easy Oven Baked Whole Wheat Pancakes with Warm Apple Sauce, Vanilla Yogurt, and Crunchy Granola to the rescue!

Tuesday, March 1, 2022

Onion Gratin, sweet tender onion slices under a Parmesan crust!

Do you ever find yourself with a sparse variety of fresh vegetables before the next grocery trip? That was the inspiration for this Onion Grain. And as it turned out, we absolutely loved it! So much so that when our larder is full, we still make this dish...


Monday, February 28, 2022

Heirloom Boston Brown Bread

Do you remember those large round cans of ready-to-eat Boston Brown Bread in the supermarkets? As a kid, we always had a can or two in the cupboard, but now I make my own! Heirloom Boston Brown Bread is a family favorite, and so easy to bake.


Friday, February 25, 2022

Creamy Potato and Celery Soup

Creamy Potato and Celery Soup is the one soup you will want to keep on hand! So easy to change it up for a different bowl of soup each time!


Wednesday, February 23, 2022

Carrot Cake Banana Bread

Ahhh, the saga of what to do with all those ripe bananas! How about Carrot Cake Banana Bread? This is one delicious loaf of banana bread, come and take a look...


Monday, February 21, 2022

How to Freeze Ready to Use Diced Celery.

End food waste and have convenience at your fingertips, all at the same time! Another frozen convenience to enjoy, How to Freeze Ready to Use Diced Celery


Friday, February 18, 2022

Parsley Garlic and Almond Pesto

Are you and your family and pesto fans? If so, you will love this easy and delicious parsley and almond pesto. Parsley Garlic and Almond Pesto is the perfect wintertime pesto to make and enjoy! 


Wednesday, February 16, 2022

Honey Coriander Lime Mustard, or how to upgrade store bought mustard, and make it your own!

Honey Coriander Lime Mustard, is easy to make, even easier to enjoy in a sandwich or anywhere calling for mustard. So simple, just a few ingredients stirred together...