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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! 



Favorite Beverage:

How to Make a Root Beer Float Punchbowl! Could it be a celebration without this tasty punchbowl? Not if you have youngsters as guests as well as those young at heart! I started making this so many years ago for my residents in the Senior Living Complex I managed, they love it as much for the memories, as the taste. Plus it is a tidy way to make rootbeer floats for a group of folks. 


Favorite Bread:

Brown Sugar Sour Cream Banana Bread. This loaf of banana bread is the perfect way to take whole wheat flour and a couple of bananas and get a perfectly tender cake-like loaf of tender, delicious banana bread. You will love it, I promise.


Favorite Breakfast:

Scrambled Eggs with Smoked Salmon, Sour Cream Pickled Onions, and Capers. Yes, this is a long name for a breakfast recipe, but it is also simple to make, and delicious to eat. Simple to prepare, but quite elegant at the same time.


Favorite Condiment:

White Chocolate Peanut Butter. No matter what you spread this on, it will be delicious! Or for those stolen moments, just dip your finger in and enjoy!


Favorite Dessert:

Slow Cooker Apple Crisp, with a secret ingredient! Don't let the plain name fool you, delicious as is, or with a bit of whipped cream...


Favorite DIY Homemade Household project:

How to make A Bird Habitat from recycled/repurposed items. We love the birds in our yard, and this habitat in the corner offers them a private place to eat, nest in the springtime, and get away from a hungry hawk when necessary. 


Favorite Main Dish:

Rustic Chicken Medallions with sipping gravy. Basic pantry ingredients and a few common cooking techniques turn the ordinary into company fare...


Favorite Preserves:

Blackberry Cranberry and Pink Grapefruit Preserves. This flavor combination can't be beaten! Plus the recipe calls for frozen-thawed blackberries making this the perfect winter recipe to make. 


Favorite Pressure Cooker Recipe:

One Cup Two Cups Three Cups Lentil Soup. One of the most satisfying recipes for lentil soup I have ever made. Frugal also, as an added bonus!


Favorite Reuse Repurpose Recycle Project:

My real kitchen at Scratch Made Food! From a two-car garage to a small efficiency apartment, we love our little home!


Favorite Salad and Salad Dressings:

Casey's Blue Cheese Vinaigrette, a restaurant favorite now made at home. You can't beat the flavor of a good vinaigrette and this one with blue cheese crumbles tops them all!


Favorite Sauce:

Raspberry Sauce with Port and Cinnamon. Make this beautiful jewel-colored sauce in the summer and tuck it away in the freezer to enjoy at your leisure. 


Favorite Soup:

Ham Bone Soup with White Beans Sweet Potatoes and Kale. Using a ham bone is one of my favorite ways to cook soup. The sweet potatoes and beans make this rib-sticking and delicious!


Favorite Vegetable or Side Dish:

Red Beans with Garlic and Red Wine. Beans show up as a side dish often on our table. This version is so good, and why I never thought to use red wine before escapes me!


Favorite Whole Wheat Self-Rising Flour Recipe:

Whole Wheat Jam Crumble Bars! Pick your jam and start baking! This pan of jam crumbles is easy to make, and they will disappear fast!


We at Scratch Made Food! & DIY Homemade Household would like to thank you for your visits, invite you to enjoy what we have planned for 2022, and wish you a very Happy New Year!


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  1. I love your bird habitat and I covet your kitchen!! Thanks for sharing at My Big Fat Menopausal Life's Share the Wealth party!! Happy New year!

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