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Friday, December 30, 2022

Chicken Bacon and Cabbage Skillet.

Chicken Bacon and Cabbage Skillet, is not only quick to make, frugal to serve, it is delicious! We are fans of fried cabbage in this house to begin with, but adding chicken and bacon elevates this to a dinner time favorite! 



Wednesday, December 28, 2022

Butter and Cinnamon Glazed Carrots.

Are you looking for an easy to prepare carrot recipe that the family will love? If so Butter and Cinnamon Glazed Carrots are just what you are looking for my friends; because, here's the deal about these carrots...


Monday, December 26, 2022

Dried Apple Pie, AKA Schnitz Pie!

Making a dried apple pie had been on my to-do list for some time now. Never having gotten around to one when apples were plentiful, it was now time to dig into that bag of dried apples. Dried Apple Pie, also know as a Schnitz Pie was on our tables this past holiday, but I certainly won't wait a year to make another one! 
 

Friday, December 23, 2022

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from Scratch Made Food!

There comes a time when the cookies are all baked, and the house is so full of Christmas cheer that you simply must stop because it won't hold any more! And take a moment to say...


Thursday, December 22, 2022

Three Ingredient Pineapple Thai Chicken for Throwback Thursday!

With so many delicious recipes available to view and choose from, it would be almost impossible to see them all! The solution? Throwback Thursday where we give a sneak peek of past recipes you won't want to miss! Like...Three Ingredient Pineapple Thai Chicken!

Monday, December 19, 2022

Twice Baked Scalloped Potatoes.

Twice Baked Scalloped Potatoes, just might be our new favorite scalloped potato dish. Why? Because this pan of twice baked potatoes is bathed in a creamy sauce that is cooked right in the pan while baking in the oven and then served with a touch of sour cream and bacon crumbles...


Thursday, December 15, 2022

Fresh Tangerine Marmalade, small batch recipe, and no canning!

If you enjoy orange marmalade from the store, you will love this delicious Fresh Tangerine Marmalade! And the best part is that, there is no canning. Only 5 ingredients and a bit of time, are all you need for a jar of citrus marmalade to enjoy!


Whole Wheat Cream Cheese Banana Bread, for Throwback Thursday!

With so many delicious recipes available to view and choose from, it would be almost impossible to see them all! The solution? Throwback Thursday where we give a sneak peek of past recipes you won't want to miss! Like...Whole Wheat Cream Cheese Banana Bread!

Saturday, December 10, 2022

Six Non-Food Gifts to Make and Give with Love. Great gifts anytime of the year!

We, like so many other families have, by choice smalled-down our Christmas wish lists and gift buying adventures. In the time since we started this new process we have had the same wonderful, happy celebrations just like we did in all the previous years. And it turns out, the gifts given were actually more personal, made with love, and given with pride. We invite you to come and take a look at a few suggestions...


Friday, December 9, 2022

Twelve Delicious Gifts of Food and Love From Your Kitchen!

Gifts from the heart, often start in the kitchen. And I have learned the hard way that the holidays or any other gift giving celebration, is not the time to try something new in the kitchen. Which is way I am offering twelve of our tested and time honored recipes that also make delicious gifts, just about any time of the year. 


Thursday, December 8, 2022

Blueberry Breakfast Cheesecake, for Throwback Thursday!

With so many delicious recipes available to view and choose from, it would be almost impossible to see them all! The solution? Throwback Thursday where we give a sneak peek of past recipes you won't want to miss! Like...Blueberry Breakfast Cheesecake!

Wednesday, December 7, 2022

Grape and Banana Fruit Medley, updated vintage and still delicious!

Recently I remembered a conversation from many years ago about a grape salad made with red grapes, that was always served for special occasions. A vintage recipe that was looked forward to by just about everyone ready to sit down to dinner! Grape and Banana Fruit Medley, updated for everyone to enjoy once again... 


Monday, December 5, 2022

Zucchini with Tomatoes and Black Olives, your new favorite way to cook zucchini!

Zucchini is almost always available in the marketplace. And as such it is commonplace to bring a couple home each time we run into town to stock up on supplies. It is also easy to get in a zucchini rut by cooking it the same way each time. But that is about to end, because you will love this fresh take with Zucchini with Tomatoes and Black Olives!



Friday, December 2, 2022

Mini Meatloaf Muffin Tin Dinner, the perfect small batch dinner bake!

Muffin Tin Meals are the perfect small-batch version of their larger counterpart,  sheet-pan recipes! I love sheet-pan recipes when we have company, but for the two of us, this small batch Muffin Tin version works very well. Come and take a look at our Mini Meatloaf Muffin Tin Dinner!


Thursday, December 1, 2022

Cranberry Dried Cherry (and a jigger of gin!) Sauce.

Cranberries are a favorite around here and this easy sauce is one to remember. Cranberry Dried Cherry (and a jigger of gin!) Sauce is not just for the holidays or to eaten with just turkey. Why? Because the rich fruity flavor goes well with just about all roasted meat, t any time of the year!


Easy One-Bowl Apple Cake, for Throwback Thursday!

With so many delicious recipes available to view and choose from, it would be almost impossible to see them all! The solution? Throwback Thursday where we give a sneak peek of past recipes you won't want to miss! Like...Easy One-Bowl Apple Cake!

Wednesday, November 30, 2022

Winter Wonderland on a Tray Blog Tour!

Today I am joining a Katherine of Katherines Corner along with 23 other bloggers in a Tray Tour blogging event. Now I will be totally honest, I am not a lifestyle blogger. Don't misunderstand, I love a beautiful home. But my lifestyle ( I am proud to say!) is Scratch Made Food! & DIY Homemade Household. So, you may notice that my tray will be a bit more on the rustic side than the others you will see on this tour! But I thought why not have some fun, as we spend winter in the desert, come a take a peek...


Monday, November 28, 2022

Chunky Raspberry Vinaigrette.

Having a variety of homemade salad dressing recipes is one sure way to eat more salads! Why? Because you will never get tired of eating the same old dressing, ever again! Our Chunky Raspberry Vinaigrette is perfect for your next main dish salad...


Friday, November 25, 2022

A Growing List of Our Favorite Fruit Desserts!

Putting delicious food on the table for your family and friends doesn't have to take all day. And that is why I love sharing lists of some of our favorite recipes. Especially the ones that fit a healthy theme. 

Fruit for dessert is always a great idea and here are many delicious ideas calling for ingredients that span the growing seasons or are conveniently canned at the peak of freshness and waiting at the marketplace or your own pantry. Either way, A Growing List of Our Favorite Fruit Desserts is sure to give you some new ideas! 

Thursday, November 24, 2022

Broken Olive Antipasto Relish, for Throwback Thursday!

With so many delicious recipes available to view and choose from, it would be almost impossible to see them all! The solution? Throwback Thursday where we give a sneak peek of past recipes you won't want to miss! Like...Broken Olive Antipasto Relish!

Tuesday, November 22, 2022

Honey and Cinnamon Baked Apples.

We often enjoy a fruit dessert for many reasons. One, they are delicious, and two it is another way to get the required servings of fruits and vegetables on your table for the family to enjoy. And these Honey and Cinnamon Baked Apples couldn't be easier!


Thursday, November 17, 2022

Oven Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Apples and Pecans

Would you like to know the easiest way to change up your meals? A change so easy that having another dinner of meatloaf, fried chicken, or pork chops does not seem repetitive? Well, let me tell you, the answer is vegetables! Specifically, oven-roasted vegetables. 


Good Old Raisin and Peanuts Cookies, for Throwback Thursday!

With so many delicious recipes available to view and choose from, it would be almost impossible to see them all! The solution? Throwback Thursday where we give a sneak peek of past recipes you won't want to miss! Like...Good Old Raisin and Peanuts Cookies!

Wednesday, November 16, 2022

Mary's Pineapple Raisin Sauce for Ham

Serving ham at your next family gathering? Then this Pineapple Raisin Sauce for Ham needs a place at your table! It is delicious and so easy to make using basic pantry ingredients. You are going to want to make this!



Sunday, November 13, 2022

The Best Apple Butter, using my easy, frugal slow cooker recipe!

Today we are sharing the easiest, most delicious, frugal recipe for Apple Butter. Made easy in your slow cooker! Come and take a peek...



Thursday, November 10, 2022

Fresh Pear with Gorgonzola Balsamic Vinegar and Toasted Walnuts, for Throwback Thursday!

With so many delicious recipes available to view and choose from, it would be almost impossible to see them all! The solution? Throwback Thursday where we give a sneak peek of past recipes you won't want to miss! Like...Fresh Pear with Gorgonzola Balsamic Vinegar and Toasted Walnuts!

Tuesday, November 8, 2022

Green Bean Cobbler, AKA "the other green bean casserole"

Something new for your holiday (or any day!) table, Green Bean Cobbler, AKA the other green bean casserole!


Monday, November 7, 2022

Oven Roasted Butternut Squash, and creative serving ideas!

Oven Roasted Butternut Squash is one of my favorites! I think it is a lot like sweet potatoes in that you can dress it up with a sweet flavor as well as a savory one. I tend to go with a savory finish, while my husband is team sweet all the way! Come and take a look at our cooking, serving and storage methods for small kitchens as well as small batch cooking. 



Friday, November 4, 2022

Chunky Fruit Vinaigrette, cook with what you have!

I bet this has happened to you also. You purchase specific ingredients and when you go to use them, they are now overripe, yikes what to do? Since I enjoy the creative challenge of cooking with what I have (and being remote as we camp host this winter), instead of tossing it into the compost or trash, that overripe persimmon became a delicious fruit vinaigrette, come and take a look at our Chunky Fruit Vinaigrette...


Thursday, November 3, 2022

Tangine of Chicken and Olives, for Throwback Thursday!

With so many delicious recipes available to view and choose from, it would be almost impossible to see them all! The solution? Throwback Thursday where we give a sneak peek of past recipes you won't want to miss! Like...Tangine of Chicken and Olives!

Saturday, October 29, 2022

Grilled Cheese Pizza Bombs!

Grilled Cheese Pizza Bombs, are the bomb! Fun to make, and delicious to eat. A fun meal to share at camp and everyone can dress their own, come and take a look...


Thursday, October 27, 2022

Easy Crock-Pot Dried Apricot Butter, for Throwback Thursday!

With so many delicious recipes available to view and choose from, it would be almost impossible to see them all! The solution? Throwback Thursday where we give a sneak peek of past recipes you won't want to miss! Like...Easy Crock Pot Dried Apricot Butter!

Tuesday, October 25, 2022

Getting settled and getting over a cold!

I had no idea it would be so long between posts. You know in my mind, we would get to the campground, level the trailer, get our schedule, get in a day of training, and things would be normal in just three maybe four days...but not one to do things in a conventional manner, we also decided to catch the mother lode of all colds once we got to the campground. 


Thursday, October 20, 2022

Parsley Honey and Lemon Salad Dressing, for Throwback Thursday!

With so many delicious recipes available to view and choose from, it would be almost impossible to see them all! The solution? Throwback Thursday where we give a sneak peek of past recipes you won't want to miss! Like...Parsley Honey and Lemon Salad Dressing!
Wednesday, October 19, 2022

Grilled Chicken Feta and Strawberry Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette.

How about a beautiful Grilled Chicken Feta and Strawberry Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette for dinner? What would you think about a salad like this when camping? While it can seem difficult, it can easily be done...


Thursday, October 13, 2022

Hello From Sunny Arizona! And a sneak peek at our little trailer refitted for comfort!

Travel is always interesting! With new sights and so much to do! New people to meet and lots to explore. And hopefully no problems along the way...But sometimes the unexpected happens and you blow a tire, yikes!


Restaurant Style Enchilada Sauce, for Throwback Thursday!

With so many delicious recipes available to view and choose from, it would be almost impossible to see them all! The solution? Throwback Thursday where we give a sneak peek of past recipes you won't want to miss! Like...Restaurant Style Enchilada Sauce

Thursday, October 6, 2022

Salmon Cakes with Bacon, for Throwback Thursday!

 With so many delicious recipes available to view and choose from, it would be almost impossible to see them all! The solution? Throwback Thursday where we give a sneak peek of past recipes you won't want to miss! Like...Salmon Cakes with Bacon.

Friday, September 30, 2022

Arizona here we come!

Hello and welcome to the "we are hitting the road" issue of Scratch Made Food! & DIY Homemade Household. Today we left for Arizona. Some time ago we scheduled volunteering opportunities (and obligations) at a National Park right outside of Phoenix Arizona. This winter trip comes after months of preparation and planning. And I am not just talking about stocking our little trailer with provisions! 


Thursday, September 29, 2022

Pasta Fagioli, for Throwback Thursday!

With so many delicious recipes available to view and choose from, it would be almost impossible to see them all! The solution? Throwback Thursday where we give a sneak peek of past recipes you won't want to miss! Like...Pasta Fagioli.

Wednesday, September 28, 2022

Whole Wheat Carrot Chia Bread

Whole Wheat Carrot Chia Bread, is so easy even your favorite little kitchen helper, can help! Start in the ABM, and finish in the oven, if desired!



Monday, September 26, 2022

Pleasing Peach Cobbler

Pleasing Peach Cobbler, canned peaches never tasted so good! You will be making this again...


Friday, September 23, 2022

Pickle Chicken!

Pickle Chicken! Tender and juicy chicken thighs have never been easier! This two-ingredient recipe is delicious!


Thursday, September 22, 2022

Laurie's Super Easy Corn Casserole, for Throwback Thursday!

With so many delicious recipes available to view and choose from, it would be almost impossible to see them all! The solution? Throwback Thursday where we give a sneak peek of past recipes you won't want to miss! Like ...Laurie's Super Easy Corn Casserole

Wednesday, September 21, 2022

Cherry Cobbler Skillet

Cherry Cobbler Skillet is easy and delicious, you will want to make this time and time again so be sure to get some cherries into the freezer during the cherry harvest!


Monday, September 19, 2022

Slow Cooker Sunday Sauce, delicious any day of the week!

Slow Cooker Sunday Sauce, is the perfect way to use what you have and create a delicious dinner in the process! Come and take a look at this easy process.


Friday, September 16, 2022

The Life of Bread, from Sea Level to 4500 feet!, Tips, tricks and a bit of a confession...

Imagine my surprise when all the perfect loaves of bread we enjoyed while living at the beach, were now nothing more than bricks! That was my sad reality, as we settled into our high-altitude home...so it was time to gather knowledge, tips, and tricks for successful bread baking at high altitudes. 

Thursday, September 15, 2022

Tuscan Bean Salad with Tomatoes and Oregano, for Throwback Thursday!

With so many delicious recipes available to view and choose from, it would be almost impossible to see them all! The solution? Throwback Thursday where we give a sneak peek of past recipes you won't want to miss! Like ...Tuscan Bean Salad with Tomatoes and Oregano.

Wednesday, September 14, 2022

One Bowl Banana Snack Cake

Who needs an easy-to-make, One Bowl Banana Snack Cake that uses up the last two soft speckled brown sweet bananas in the fruit bowl, that no one wants to eat? The answer is that we all do! 


Monday, September 12, 2022

The Scratch Made Food & DIY Homemade Household Free Catalog of tips, tricks & recipes!

Are you looking for easy ways to run your home with ease? How about actual working recipes to make more of the foods you want to eat? Or 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 right here, to help out in all the areas of running a home...


Friday, September 9, 2022

Roasted Tomato Sauce for Pasta

Tomatoes are your best friend when it comes to a quick dinner over pasta! Whether you grew them yourself or visited a Farmer's Market, you will want to make Roasted Tomato Sauce for Pasta soon!


Thursday, September 8, 2022

Easy Oven Baked Whole Wheat Pancakes, for Throwback Thursday!

 With so many delicious recipes available to view and choose from, it would be almost impossible to see them all! The solution? Throwback Thursday where we give a sneak peek of past recipes you won't want to miss! Like ...Easy Oven Baked Whole Wheat Pancakes!
Wednesday, September 7, 2022

Browned Butter Zucchini Bread.

Don't let the zucchini get away without putting a few loaves of this delicious Browned Butter Zucchini Bread in the freezer! Delicious as written, included are three flavor variations...


Monday, September 5, 2022

Spanish Rice

This recipe for Spanish Rice calling for red and green bell peppers will be a new family favorite. Plus now is the time to char up some peppers for the freezer. You can thank me later...


Friday, September 2, 2022

Honey Vanilla Custard.

Silky, rich, and delicious! And with only five (5!) simple pantry ingredients, Honey Vanilla Custard is the one dessert you will enjoy time and time again!


Wednesday, August 31, 2022

Homemade Dish Soap, that works!

Who wants to make your own simple yet effective Dish Soap, raise your hand! As it turns out, I do. And if you do as well, come and take a look at how easy this is to make and use.


Monday, August 29, 2022

Everyday Vinaigrette!

Warm weather and a plethora of salad greens are right around the corner. So be prepared with your own homemade salad dressings! Everyday Vinaigrette is one we keep in constant rotation for delicious composed salads at a moment's notice. 


Friday, August 26, 2022

Chocolate Chocolate Chip Bread Pudding, from your Pressure Cooker!

Chocolate Chocolate Chip Bread Pudding is the most delicious, frugal, and easy-to-make dessert you will ever eat! And made in your InstantPot!



Wednesday, August 24, 2022

Camp Food! A delicious list of camping and RV living recipes.

We enjoy traveling as volunteers for the National Parks System. It is a great way to see the country, be of service to others and have fun together. We also learned a bit about cooking and being prepared on the road, in a small kitchen, without all the supplies and space we are used to at home! Come and take a look at some of our most used recipes and ideas...


Monday, August 22, 2022

Christmas Brandy, start this in the summertime!

I know it is only August, but you might want to make a batch of this delicious Christmas Brandy because all the wonderful fruits needed are in your marketplace now!


Thursday, August 18, 2022

Cottage Apple Salad, for Throwback Thursday!

With so many delicious recipes available to view and choose from, it would be almost impossible to see them all! The solution? Throwback Thursday where we give a sneak peek of past recipes you won't want to miss! Like...Cottage Apple Salad.

Wednesday, August 17, 2022

No Waste No Worry Oat Cakes.

Do you have a bit of oatmeal leftover in the pan after everyone has had their breakfast? So did we! And while it made a great snack, later in the day, it makes a better pan of No Waste No Worry Oat Cakes



Monday, August 15, 2022

How to make Homemade Counter Wipes!

My daughter has been making Homemade Counter Wipes for a few years now. And it dawned on me, why not make a jar of wipes for my own kitchen, so I did! They are so convenient to have and make clean-up a breeze. Made with three ingredients, they are food safe and leave your countertops ready for the next round of kitchen time.

Friday, August 12, 2022

Pumpkin Bread, it's good year round!

Pumpkin Bread. Not an exciting name, but don't let that stop you from seeing the bigger picture. This simple, delicious recipe is the little black dress of quick bread recipes! You can dress it up, or serve it as it comes from the oven, but one thing is for certain. It will be the Pumpkin Bread you bake again and again. 


Thursday, August 11, 2022

Homemade (No)Pork and Beans, for Throwback Thursday!

With so many delicious recipes available to view and choose from, it would be almost impossible to see them all! The solution? Throwback Thursday where we give a sneak peek of past recipes you won't want to miss! Like ... Homemade (No)Pork and Beans!

Wednesday, August 10, 2022

Pork Chops with Scallions, you start with the grill!

Pork Chops with Scallions is so good! A delicious dish of grilled golden brown pork chops finished in a savory sauce of soy, sherry, and vinegar. Add in the braised green onions and you have a wonderful dinner for the family.



Monday, August 8, 2022

Cream of Tomato Soup, pretty darn close to Campbells!

My mom like many moms in the early '60s was a "cook it with soup" fan. And of course, Campbell's Cream of Tomato Soup was one soup we ate for lunch on a cold day. Usually with a grilled cheese sandwich, which led to my search for a homemade version to enjoy. And this recipe for Cream of Tomato Soup hits the mark!


Thursday, August 4, 2022

Welcome to my Wyoming Kitchen. And a little bit about our journey to our new home!

We got moved, mostly. And our belongings are here, mostly. And we are getting settled, well mostly! But we are happy to be here and it was quite a journey, come and learn what took place along the way!


Wednesday, July 20, 2022

Potatoes Potatoes and Potatoes! Everyone loves them, six of our favorite recipes.

Scratch Made Food! & DIY Homemade Kitchen is on the move! We have packed up and are headed to Wyoming for chapter two of this wonderful shared life! To keep us fresh in your memories, I have prepared a few round-ups of our favorite foods. Today we are showcasing potatoes! Come and take a look at six of our best! 

Monday, July 18, 2022

Glorious Granola! Seven delicious recipes to make for breakfast.

Scratch Made Food! & DIY Homemade Kitchen is on the move! We have packed up and are headed to Wyoming for chapter two of this wonderful shared life! To keep us fresh in your memories, I have prepared a few round-ups of our favorite foods. Today we are showcasing granola! Come and take a look at seven of our best! 

Friday, July 15, 2022

Quick and Easy Chili Relleno Rice

Quick and Easy Chili Relleno Rice is not only delicious but it is so easy to make! The perfect side dish alongside anything really. Not overly spiced, creamy with just a hint of roasted chilis.