Category: Recipes: Mixes

Easy Apple Pie

Thanksgiving is right around the corner. I’m sure that many people will be making or buying a pumpkin pie of some sort to be served after the big meal. I was never really a pumpkin pie fan though I do enjoy this pumpkin custard now and then. I’m more of an apple pie type of gal. My grandmother use to make the most delicious homemade pies with flakey crusts (made with lard of course!) and […] read more

Friendship Bread Starter Recipe

Years ago I had a family member hand me a plastic bag containing this beige colored goop inside it. I’m was told it was an Amish friendship bread starter. It could be used in all kinds of baked goods, tasted delicious and just needed to be “fed” once in a while. I vaguely remember that the quick bread I made from it tasted great but don’t remember what ultimately become of my little bag of dough goop. […] read more

Low Carb Banana Muffins

Every week, before I go shopping, I ask the clan if they want me to pick up anything different in the fruit or vegetable department. This last week I had this conversation with one of the kids: Kid1: I want some bananas. Me: Why? You don’t eat them. Kid1: I always eat them in school. I loooove bananas. Me: But you never eat them at home? Kid1: That’s because you don’t buy them! And so […] read more

Low Carb (Gluten Free) Bake Mix

Over the years I’ve tried making baked goods with a variety of low carb mixes. They have included items such as ground almond meal and coconut flour. Sometimes used alone and sometimes used in combination with each other. The almond based items seem to have a better texture. Using coconut flour alone requires lots of eggs which, to me, makes the muffin or cake or whatever your baking taste like a puffed omelette. Then I […] read more

Homemade Vegetable and Fruit Wash

I haven’t been able to visit the local farmers market, and probably won’t, for the next couple of weeks. I work shifts as they come available and, during the summer, this is frequently weekends and Fridays. Those are the days that everyone wants to take off so those are the days I end up working. Which means no farmer’s market for me. Since I’m not purchasing veggies there I do the next best thing. I […] read more

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