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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!


Friday, July 22, 2022

Eleven of our favorite fruit desserts!

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 fruit desserts! Come and take a look at eleven of our favorites! 

Wednesday, July 20, 2022

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. 



Thursday, July 14, 2022

Creamy Butterscotch Meringue Pie, 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 ...Creamy Butterscotch Meringue Pie!

Wednesday, July 13, 2022

Let's Go Coconuts! Granola.

Granola has come a long way since the days of love and light from the 60's! And since I was actually there (yep, I am that old...) it has come a long way in my kitchen as well! Let's Go Coconuts! Granola is its own special treat, come and take a look at why...


Tuesday, July 12, 2022

How to Make Homemade Powdered Laundry Soap

If you are looking for Homemade Powdered Laundry Soap, you have come to the right place! Easy to make with easily obtained ingredients, with a simple straightforward process, plus you will love how clean your clothes get. From the DIY Homemade Household side of the blog!



Monday, July 11, 2022

Savory Tomato Feta and Basil Pie!

While this is not a fussy recipe, it does have a few steps and requires chilling time for the pastry crust. But when you cut this pie, place it on your plate and then take a bite, it will have been worth it! I hope you give it a try because if food could make you smile, it is Savory Tomato Feta and Basil Pie!


Thursday, July 7, 2022

Whole Wheat Ricotta Gnocchi, 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 Ricotta Gnocchi!

Wednesday, July 6, 2022

Peppers for Cold Meats, a classic from Auguste Escoffier.

Delicious food does not lose its place in modern times, simply presented again. No recipe rings more true than that of Auguste Escoffier's Peppers for Cold Meats. A delicious relish if you will that you keep in the refrigerator, no canning required.



Monday, July 4, 2022

Family Favorite Macaroni Salad

Family Favorite Macaroni Salad, this one is a keeper. Delicious as-is, it is also a snap to adapt with additional ingredients to make a new salad each time it is served!


Sunday, July 3, 2022

Winner Winner Chicken Dinner! 10 Frugal Favorites Made with Chicken Thighs. Vol I

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!




Because we all make dinner, Winner Winner Chicken Dinner! 10 Frugal Favorites Made with Chicken Thighs was put together just for you! I think you just might find one or two new favorites here...with Vol I complete, it is time for more creative research and development!

Saturday, July 2, 2022

Honey and Almond Granola

Needing to think about breakfast? Think about this, Honey and Almond Granola has no refined sugar and only takes 30 minutes in the oven! This is the recipe that got me going with homemade granola! Because why buy granola at the market when it is this quick and easy to make?


Wednesday, June 29, 2022

How to make a Composed Salad, your new go-to for salads any time of the year!

What is a Composed Salad? Come and take a look at how easy it is to make one yourself using your favorite ingredients, plus we offer five of our favorites to enjoy!


Monday, June 27, 2022

How to make Easy to Peel Hard-Cooked Eggs in your InstantPot!

How to make Easy to Peel Hard-Cooked Eggs in your InstantPot, will show you how to make easy-to-peel eggs in 5 minutes! 


Friday, June 24, 2022

Bistro Style Mustard and Shallot Vinaigrette.

Bistro Style Mustard and Shallot Vinaigrette! Just in time for all the beautiful greens and vegetables coming in for the fields of summer! The season of salads has begun...


Thursday, June 23, 2022

Watermelon with Mint and Feta, 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 ...Watermelon with Mint and Feta

Tuesday, June 21, 2022

Roasted Lemon and Basil Salad Dressing

Roasted Lemon and Basil Salad Dressing is the one to try if you are looking for fresh ideas for salad dressings! Plus it is more delicious than anything you could get at your local grocery store, and you can make it at home... 


Monday, June 20, 2022

Chocolate Chip Cookie Pie!

In about five minutes you can have this Chocolate Chip Cookie Pie in the oven, it is that easy. Add a touch of whipped cream or a tiny scoop of ice cream and you have just made every chocolate chip cookie love very happy!



Thursday, June 16, 2022

Cafe Yumm 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 Cafe Yumm Sauce

Wednesday, June 15, 2022

Jessica's Cheddar and Cut Corn Cornbread, savory, whole wheat and delicious!

Jessica's Cheddar and Cut Corn Cornbread is perfect with chili, stew, or soup. Or on any day that is chilly, rainy or you simply want cornbread!


Friday, June 10, 2022

Kiwi with Sour Cream and Brown Sugar Dessert Plate

Changing seasons can bring about changes in our eating habits. But the one thing that we should safeguard is continuing to eat fruits and vegetables! While the selection may be reduced there is always something delicious to eat in the produce aisle! Come and take a look at this beautiful Kiwi with Sour Cream and Brown Sugar Dessert Plate!


Thursday, June 9, 2022

Pear Creme Pie, 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 Pear Creme Pie...

Wednesday, June 8, 2022

Apple Raisin Chutney, a fermented foods condiment

Are you looking for a delicious, easy-to-make fresh fruit chutney, that is also probiotic? Fortunately, Apple Raisin Chutney is exactly the recipe you are looking for...so why not come and take a look!


Sunday, June 5, 2022

Three Ingredient Nutella Brownies!

These easy-to-make Three Ingredient Nutella Brownies will satisfy both kinds of Brownie people! Those that like the crisp/chewy edges and those that like the tender fudge-y center. Come and take a look!


Friday, June 3, 2022

French Lentil Salad, a delicious taste of springtime!

French Lentil Salad is a taste of springtime! Yes you read that right, this lentil salad with fresh vegetables and a light vinaigrette is light, delicious and the perfect salad to make right now!


Thursday, June 2, 2022

Dusty Potatoes, 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 Dusty Potatoes...

Monday, May 30, 2022

Easy Chia Seed Water, with tons of flavor variations and ideas!

True confession, I don't really like plain water. True reality, I need water. One solution is Easy Chia Seed Water. And the best part? You can make it a million different ways...so you will never tire of drinking something that is good for you!

Saturday, May 28, 2022

Basic Goat's Milk Baby Formula, yes breast is best, but sometimes...

A special offering from our home to yours. Basic Goat's Milk Baby Formula because yes we agree that breast is best, but sometimes life throws you a curveball...


Friday, May 27, 2022

Baked Polenta with Parmesan.

When it comes to a delicious, yet frugal side dish, don't forget polenta! Thes easy and delicious Baked Polenta with Parmesan will be on your table often...

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...

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!