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Monday, January 31, 2022

Banana Cream Bread Pudding

What is your favorite way to use up the extra ripe bananas that seem to gather in the fruit bowl? Today I tried something new, Banana Cream Bread Pudding...another easy-to-make creamy bread pudding to enjoy!


Saturday, January 29, 2022

Our Montana Root Cellar, and how we came to have one!

When we started out to purchase a house in our new home state of Montana, we only had one requirement, and it did not include this root cellar! But now that we have a root cellar, I don't want to be without one.


Friday, January 28, 2022

Seeing Red! Delicious suggestions for your Valentine's Day Dinner.

How about some delicious naturally red; beautifully colored by nature, food for Valentine's Day! If there is one thing I have learned from so many years of cooking for those I love, there is nothing better than beautiful fresh food cooked with love, to celebrate Valentine's Day!

Come and take a look...
Wednesday, January 26, 2022

It Pretty Much Cooks Itself, Irish Oatmeal

Calling all Irish Oatmeal fans for this easy to manage breakfast staple! Easy, no work, no worry method, with no special equipment needed...for hot and hearty Irish Oatmeal.


Monday, January 24, 2022

Mediterranean Cottage Cheese Salad with Za'atar Tomatoes and Olives

Mediterranean Cottage Cheese Salad with Za'atar Tomatoes and Olives is light, refreshing, and delicious! Perfect as a side salad or as the main dish for a light supper or meatless meal. 


Friday, January 21, 2022

Easy Overnight Baked Amish Oatmeal

If oatmeal is the breakfast of choice at your house, you will want to add this delicious Easy Overnight Baked Amish Oatmeal to your list of recipes on rotation! You will love it...


Wednesday, January 19, 2022

Red Beet Salad with Cranberry Maple Vinaigrette

Red Beet Salad with Cranberry Maple Vinaigrette, a unique and delicious salad from our days living on the upper peninsula in Washington state! Don't pass this lovely salad by...


Monday, January 17, 2022

Homemade (No)Pork and Beans

Homemade (No)Pork and Beans are better than the store brand, your ingredients, your kitchen, for your family. And you don't have to fish out that piece of pork fat after you open the can...


Thursday, January 13, 2022

Oven Roasted Delicata Squash and Onions

Got squash? Oven Roasted Delicata Squash and Onions is a delicious oven-roasted side dish that is easy to prepare. Plus it tastes so good, even the kids will enjoy this dish. Don't let this recipe pass you by...

Wednesday, January 12, 2022

Persimmon Jam. Fruity, chunky and so delicious!

Persimmon Jam is a fruity, chunky delicious jam that you will want to make! Perfect on toast and yes, to give as a gift to a friend!

Saturday, January 8, 2022

How to make Fried Mashed Potatoes, My Grandmother's Potato Cakes.

If your Grandmother made Fried Mashed Potatoes, this recipe is for you! They are so simple, very frugal, and they offer me a delicious reason to talk about my Grandmother! A kind and loving woman I strive to emulate, she was the best!


Friday, January 7, 2022

Black-Eyed Pea and Tomato Salad

Don't give up eating salad in the wintertime. Not when you can make this easy and delicious layered salad ahead of time, then just toss and serve...inspired by Tyler Florence, Black-Eyed Pea, and Tomato Salad


Wednesday, January 5, 2022

Everyday Bread Pudding!

Everyday Bread Pudding is more than just a frugal way to avoid wasted bread, it is completely and utterly delicious! This means you should probably make this, and soon!


Saturday, January 1, 2022

My Personal Favorites from 2021!

A couple of days ago I published this year's most popular posts, the Top 10 from 2021, thanks to all of you!. These were the favorites from you, the readers of Scratch Made Food! & DIY Homemade Household. It goes without saying that bloggers always hope that each post will resonate with their readers, and while I am a fan of every post included in the top 10, the following are my own personal favorites, each a new post in 2021 with one from each category!