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Ten Delicious Grass Fed Steak Recipes

I may receive a commission if you purchase through links on this page. Delicious Grass Fed Steak Recipes Ten-year-old me wouldn’t believe that adult me sits writing an article to share my favorite grass fed steak recipes. Ten-year-old me thought steak was one of the worst foods she’d ever had the displeasure of eating. Sometimes…

Ten Gorgeous Gluten Free Christmas Cookies

Ten Gorgeous Gluten Free Christmas Cookies If you follow a gluten free diet you know the struggle of giving up some of your favorite wheat-based foods. A gluten free lifestyle can be especially frustrating around the holidays. So, I scoured the internet for gluten free Christmas cookies to share with my wheat-free readers. The number…

How to Cook Butternut Squash + 15 Butternut Squash Recipes

How to Cook Butternut Squash I recently shared with you how to cook acorn squash and now it’s time to talk about how to cook butternut squash. You probably already have a butternut squash soup recipe you’d like to try, but butternut squash tastes amazing in many recipes. After we’ve talked about how to choose…

Butternut Squash Soup Recipe

The Perfect Butternut Squash Soup Recipe for Fall My butternut squash soup recipe is a family favorite around here.  It’s creamy, it’s sweet, it’s savory, it’s . . . perfect.  And, made with homemade bone broth, it’s incredibly nourishing. I love serving this dish on cool fall evenings and cold winter afternoons. The richness fills…

How to Cook Acorn Squash + 15 Acorn Squash Recipes

How to Cook Acorn Squash I’d like to introduce you to my sweet little friend the acorn squash. I know you’ve seen it in the grocery store produce section in a pile next to the other gourds each fall. You’ve probably tried its cousin the butternut squash – at least in a butternut squash soup…

Quinoa Stuffed Roasted Acorn Squash Recipe – A Healthy, Fall Meal

Easy Acorn Squash Recipe – Quinoa Stuffed Acorn Squash I’ve created a new favorite fall recipe!  This quinoa stuffed roasted acorn squash recipe is so delicious and super easy to make.  Although it takes 40 minutes to roast the squash, the prep time for this yummy dish is short. Why I Love Acorn Squash Acorn…

50 Paleo Thanksgiving Recipes

Delicious and Healthy Paleo Thanksgiving Recipes When I was a child, Thanksgiving was a lovely holiday that meant lots of delicious, comforting food. My father, born and raised in the Northeastern US, made his homemade turkey stuffing and my mother, born and raised in the Southeastern US, made her homemade chicken and cornbread dressing. Do…

30 Healthy Fall Dinner Recipes

30 Delicious Healthy Fall Dinner Recipes What’s lovelier on a cool fall night than a delicious, hearty dinner? A healthy, delicious, hearty dinner, of course! These 30 healthy fall dinner recipes help you create a warm, cozy atmosphere around your family dinner table. Here on Our Small Hours I primarily share recipes that meet real…

Easy Homemade Jello Recipe Made with Fruit Juice

Simple and Healthy Homemade Jello Recipe Did you know that jello makes a healthy snack for kids and adults? Wait! Let me explain: My homemade jell-o recipe is healthy because it’s free of added sugar and artificial sweeteners. In addition, it’s made with healthy grass-fed gelatin and 100% fruit juice. Added bonus – it’s super…

Sweet Potato, Goat Cheese, and Spinach Frittata

Sweet Potato Frittata – An Easy Dinner Recipe I love sweet potatoes, but I don’t only enjoy them baked. Sweet potatoes are pretty versatile, which is why they’re so yummy in this sweet potato frittata recipe. Sweet potatoes pack a big nutritional punch. They contain ample amounts of Vitamins A, B, C, and the mineral…

How to Make a Sourdough Starter

How to Make a Homemade Sourdough Starter Authentic homemade sourdough bread begins with a fermented, thick, gloopy substance called a sourdough starter. It might sound (or look) unappealing, but let me tell you, homemade sourdough starter is the first step to a truly delicious loaf of homemade sourdough bread or homemade sourdough pizza crust. I’m…

Simple Soaked Pancakes Recipe

Healthy and Simple Soaked Pancakes What’s more comforting on an easy Sunday morning than a stack of warm pancakes spread with butter and drizzled with maple syrup? Well, nothing – unless your belly isn’t comforted by foods made with wheat flour. That’s why making soaked pancakes is one of my favorite ways to prepare this…

Kid Friendly Meatloaf Cupcakes Recipe – A Gluten Free Recipe

Easy Kid-Friendly Meatloaf Cupcake Recipe You need a new ground beef recipe. What? How’d I know that? Because I can read minds. Okay. Not really. The truth is that I heard your family protesting yet another meatloaf all the way over here. *sigh* Okaaay. It was actually my family doing the protesting. (Although my grain…

Easy Gluten Free Chicken Nuggets Recipe

My Favorite Gluten Free Chicken Nuggets Remember the days before you knew about real food when you could – completely without guilt – dump a bag of frozen chicken nuggets on a baking sheet and call it dinner? Yeah.  Me, too.  Sometimes knowing too much is so inconvenient.  (But it’s worth it!) You may have…

Gluten Free Chicken Nuggets Recipe Using Coconut Flour

Easy Homemade Gluten Free Chicken Nuggets Are a Dinner Winner When my family began our real food lifestyle we stopped buying frozen processed dinner foods. So, when the boys asked for that standard childhood favorite – chicken nuggets – I knew I’d need to find a way to make them myself. I also wanted to…

Easy Soaked Oatmeal Recipe

Simple Soaked Oatmeal Recipe – a Healthy, Real Food Breakfast You’re probably here for one of two reasons. Either you were searching for a soaked oatmeal recipe because you know it’s the healthiest, tastiest way to make oatmeal OR you saw this recipe on Pinterest and wondered what soaked oatmeal is and why you should…

Easy Sourdough Pizza Crust Recipe

Delicious Sourdough Pizza Crust Recipe There are few things more sensory-pleasing than biting into a slice of pizza, feeling the snap of the crisp crust as it gives way to a chewy interior, and tasting the delicious tang of sourdough. Some people leave their pizza crusts on their plate after they eat the rest of…

Honey Balsamic Chicken Recipe

A New Favorite Chicken Recipe – Honey Balsamic Chicken I have a new favorite chicken recipe – It’s my delicious honey balsamic chicken recipe.  I’m excited to share it with you. I’m not exactly sure where the inspiration for this recipe came from, but it reminds me of a honey chicken wing recipe I used…

Nourishing Soaked Waffles Recipe

How to Make Waffles from Soaked Wheat Flour When my family transitioned from a Standard American Diet to a real food lifestyle I quickly learned the importance of sprouting, soaking or souring grains before eating them. I also quickly learned that soaking grains was less expensive than buying sprouted flour and took less time than…

Gluten Free Cream of Broccoli Soup Recipe

Gluten Free Cream of Broccoli Soup Have you ever checked out the ingredients listed on a can of cream based soup? I have and it’s not pretty. That’s why I created an easy gluten free cream of broccoli soup recipe that’s delicious and simple to make. In fact, the gluten free roux I use in…

Homemade Real Food BBQ Sauce Recipe

Homemade Real Food BBQ Sauce Recipe The weather’s getting warmer here in the south and that means it’s time for BBQ! There are so many ways to make a delicious homemade BBQ sauce, but most of the recipes I’ve found call for ketchup and sugar. No thank you! I took some time to come up with…

Grain Free Meatloaf Recipe – Keto Meatloaf

Grain Free Meatloaf Recipe – Keto Meatloaf My meatloaf skills have come a long way, baby. The first time I made meatloaf I created a sweet disaster. As a new wife I wanted to impress my husband with a delicious, classic meatloaf. You see, I didn’t have a recipe for meatloaf and these were the…

Homemade Chocolate Milk Mix Recipe

Homemade Chocolate Milk Mix – Only Three Ingredients Do your kiddos love chocolate milk? My boys love chocolate milk and so do I. It’s a delicious and satisfying snack or dessert. My homemade chocolate milk mix is easy to make and relies on real food ingredients. These simple, healthy ingredients make my homemade chocolate milk…

Spinach and Feta Frittata

Spinach and Feta Frittata Recipe My spinach and feta frittata recipe is one of my favorite dinner meals. But before I tell you all about it let’s get this out of the way – Yes, the kids love it! Because I know what you’re thinking! That looks yummy, Allison, but spinach and feta?  I have…

Sirloin Steak with Balsamic Onions, Bacon, and Brie

My Favorite Steak Recipe – Sirloin Steak with Balsamic Onions, Bacon, and Brie Craving a thick, juicy steak?  Well, I’ve got the perfect recipe for you! This delicious sirloin steak with balsamic onions, bacon, and brie will take you to flavor heaven. The best part about this recipe is that the steak itself requires very…

Easy Shepherd’s Pie Recipe

Easy Homemade Shepherd’s Pie Recipe If you’re searching for a delicious comfort food dinner recipe you’ve come to the right recipe.  One of my favorite comfort food recipes is my easy shepherd’s pie.  It’s filling and warm and perfect for any weather. Typically, shepherd’s pie is made with lamb or mutton.  For me, lamb can…

Creamy Chicken and Vegetable Soup Recipe – Gluten-Free and Nourishing

Creamy Chicken and Vegetable Soup – a Nourishing Bowl of Comfort What’s better on a cold winter evening than a nourishing bowl of soup? Not much. I should know. My family eats a lot of homemade soup in the colder months. See, when soup is made with the right ingredients it’s incredibly nourishing.  I make…

Healthy Homemade Chocolate Milk Syrup Recipe

Healthy Homemade Chocolate Milk Syrup Recipe Before I understood what real food really was my boys drank a lot of chocolate milk.  We used both chocolate milk powder and chocolate syrup.  And I thought it was healthy. I mean, it had vitamins added to it, right?  And “less sugar than other leading brands!” This is…

Honey Chicken Recipe – Honey Glazed Chicken Thighs

My Favorite Honey Chicken Recipe – Honey Glazed Chicken Thighs I love chicken thighs.  I love their flavor.  I love their texture.  I love their price.  Especially their price. Because saturated fat has gotten a bad rap (totally undeservedly) most people buy white meat chicken instead of dark meat.  They don’t know they’re missing out…

Maple Steak with Apple, Walnut and Blue Cheese Salad

Delicious Maple Steak with Apple, Walnut, and Blue Cheese Salad Confession: When I was a kid I hated steak. I had one bad experience with dry, chewy steak and I swore it off forever. Fortunately, as a young adult, I begrudgingly tagged along to a popular steak restaurant while my friends promised I wouldn’t regret…

Low Carb Lettuce Wrap Recipes

Low carb lettuce wraps are a versatile way to have a delicious low-carb, keto-friendly dinner the whole family will love. Low Carb Lettuce Wrap Recipes My family loves tacos, but after months and months of Taco Tuesday, we got a little bored with same old thing. Also, I try to make sure our dinners are…

Low Carb Sausage Stuffed Zucchini Boats

Low Carb Sausage Stuffed Zucchini Recipe If you’re on a low carb or keto diet you probably already know that zucchini is included in many low carb or keto recipes. With only 6 grams of carbs per medium zucchini it’s a great vegetable for those following a carb-conscious diet. But . . . Raise your…

Cherry Vanilla Smoothie Recipe

Healthy Cherry Vanilla Smoothie Recipe My family loves fruit smoothies. Although there is an endless number of smoothies we can make from various frozen and fresh fruit, we tend to stick to berries, peaches, and bananas for the most part. I’ll admit that sometimes it gets old. That’s why I get excited when cherries are…

Easy Flourless Chocolate Cake Recipe

Easy Flourless Chocolate Cake Recipe This cake is trouble, you guys.  I want to make it all the time.  I want to eat it all the time.  I want you to try it so you can join me. This flourless chocolate cake is perfect for an after-dinner dessert or a birthday celebration. Dress it up…

Pumpkin Curry With Coconut Rice

Easy Pumpkin Curry With Coconut Rice Recipe I have a serious fondness for curry dishes.  The warmth and the variety of the flavors in both curry powder and garam masala make me very happy.  Though I never ate Indian cuisine or curry dishes as a child, curry has become a true comfort food for me…

My Tomato, Avocado and Goat Cheese Salad – Plus Ten More Amazing Salads!

Tomato and Avocado Salad – A Simple Summer Recipe Sometimes I get a little overzealous in the summer when produce is at its peak. Sometimes, when the beautiful colors of nature are at their most enticing, I purchase a few too many of one vegetable or the other. Add that to any garden bounty I…

Easy Homemade Pie Crust Recipe

Easy Homemade Pie Crust Made With Butter We all need a simple homemade pie crust recipe in our recipe box, don’t we?  I don’t know why, but people seem intimidated by the thought of making a pie crust from scratch.  It’s one of the most basic things a home cook can make, yet few of us…

Delicious Potato Puffs – An Easy Leftover Mashed Potatoes Recipe

What To Make With Leftover Mashed Potatoes – An Easy Potato Puff Recipe Over the years my family has eaten a lot of potatoes.  Mostly because we like them and they are filling.  Partly because potatoes – even organic ones – are inexpensive.  And there are so many varieties and colors.  Have you tried purple…

Slow Cooker Garlic Butter Chicken with Cream Cheese Sauce

Slow Cooker Garlic Butter Chicken with Cream Cheese Sauce Garlic butter chicken.   Cream Cheese Sauce. Oh my.  Where do I even begin?  I guess I should tell you first about the tender, moist chicken.  But, you just have to know about the tangy cream cheese sauce.  The garlic butter component is pretty important, too….

Simple Sweet Pepper Frittata

Simple Sweet Pepper Frittata Recipe If you’re looking for a simple weeknight meal that’s easy on the grocery budget, put this Sweet Pepper Frittata recipe on your go-to list!  This recipe takes just a few minutes to prep and feeds my family of five with leftovers for lunch the next day. A Perfect Frugal, Vegetarian…

Easy Chicken Quesadillas Recipe – A Frugal Family Dinner

Easy Chicken Quesadillas Recipe – A Frugal Family Dinner Chicken quesadillas are an easy weeknight dinner favorite at my house.  They take no time at all to make and we always have leftovers for the lunch the next day.  The tortillas are perfectly crispy and the filling is cheesy and delicious.  They reheat well in…

Pineapple Shrimp Stir Fry Recipe

Quick and Easy Weeknight Pineapple and Shrimp Stir Fry Recipe First of all, this one was a kid-pleaser. Second of all, it was quick and easy to make on a weeknight. Does anything else matter? Oh.  Okay. I’ll tell you more about the recipe. This pineapple shrimp stir fry is a sweet and savory summer…

Healthy Buttermilk Pancakes Recipe

Healthy Buttermilk Pancakes Recipe Fluffy.  Sweet. Buttery. Comfort. Yes, please. I grew up eating pancakes made from a packet mix.  I could make ’em myself by the time I was 10 and did so most Saturday mornings. I had no idea what I was missing.  Nothing in a packet can hold a candle to hot-off-the-griddle…

Quinoa and Pecan Casserole

Easy Quinoa and Pecan Casserole Hello, comfort food! It’s nice to eat ya. Quinoa has long been one of my favorite side dishes, but recently I’ve been looking for more ways to make it a main dish.  We certainly aren’t vegetarian but we don’t want meat for dinner every evening either.  I’m always on the…

Pork Chops and Fried Apples

Pork Chops and Fried Apples – A Paleo Fall Favorite One of my favorite things about fall is the abundance cinnamon-y food.  On a cool fall evening there’s nothing nicer than the scent of a warm, home cooked meal wafting from the kitchen inviting the family to gather around for a satisfying dinner. As I…

Vegetable and Lentil Soup Recipe

Vegetable and Lentil Soup Recipe If you’re looking a bowl of warm comfort, you’ve come to the right place!  I threw together some veggies, lentils, and homemade bone broth in the slow cooker last weekend and made my taste buds dance. When I tasted the leftovers on Monday, I was pleasantly surprised by how much…

Homemade Maple Whipped Cream

Homemade Maple Whipped Cream Recipe What makes coffee and hot chocolate a little more special?  Pies and puddings much more delectable? Pancakes and waffles downright decadent? Why it’s my homemade maple whipped cream! This creamy taste-of-heaven is super easy to make and contains all real food ingredients.  There are no gross chemicals, vegetables oils,  or…

Indulge in Awesome Grain Free Desserts

Delicious Wheat Free Desserts When I began my real food journey, I vowed that no matter what I did differently to achieve health, I would NEVER cut wheat and sugar from my diet.  Of course, I had no idea that wheat and sugar were among the primary causes of my poor health and out-of-control weight…

Coconut Lime Shrimp

Coconut Lime Shrimp Recipe Have you tasted summer?  I have.  It tastes like coconut lime shrimp and it is delicious! I found skewered shrimp on sale and couldn’t pass it up, but I didn’t have a skewered shrimp recipe handy.  I did have limes and coconut oil on hand, though, so I created this amazing…

Eggplant Mini Pizzas

Eggplant Mini Pizzas Recipe Although my family follows a traditional, Weston A. Price diet at home, we often eat grain free.  Properly preparing grains takes a lot of time and none of us feels best when we consume too much grain — even if it is properly prepared. When we are craving pizza this eggplant…

How to Make Kombucha Taste Better – Mango Apricot Kombucha

How to Make Kombucha Taste Better So, you decided to try kombucha because you’re intrigued by the health benefits. You grab a bottle of GT’s Gingerade or, my favorite, GT’s Guava Goddess, and you decide it’s not half bad. It’s a little pricey, though, right? You think to yourself, “I can make this at home for…

Honey Balsamic Roasted Vegetables

Easy Honey Balsamic Roasted Vegetables Raise your hand if honey balsamic roasted vegetables sounds yummy. Now, raise your hand if you have time to babysit a balsamic glaze on the stove on a random weeknight. Yeah. Me neither. That’s why I came up with this quick and easy honey balsamic roasted vegetables recipe. I even…

Healthy Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge

Healthy Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge Healthy chocolate peanut butter fudge? Is that possible? Yes, my friends. It’s not only possible, it’s super easy and melt-in-your-mouth decadent. Who Doesn’t Love Chocolate and Peanut Butter? Chocolate and peanut butter are a classic combination.  I don’t know too many folks who don’t like it. That’s kinda the problem,…

Simple Homemade Soaked Crackers Recipe

Simple Homemade Soaked Crackers Recipe After our family stopped eating conventionally prepared grains and started eating our grains soaked, soured, or sprouted, I started experimenting with and tweaking various recipes for our favorite grain products. These days I mostly bake with sprouted spelt flour. However, when we first started on our real food journey, we…

Simple Scrambled Eggs with Avocado Recipe

Simple and Delicious Scrambled Eggs with Avocado I admit that eating a better breakfast was difficult for me when I first began my real food journey. I was used to eating carb-laden breakfast foods just to get something down my throat. I’m not a huge fan of breakfast. The problem was that carb-heavy breakfast foods…

Soaked Wheat Tortillas Recipe

How to Make Soaked Wheat Tortillas When I began my real food journey, one of the things that troubled me most was how I would replace conventional, store-bought wheat products such as tortillas.  Sourdough bread, soaked waffles, and soaked pancakes were easy to make, but tortillas, which had been a staple in our diet, were…

Peppers, Onions, and Mushrooms – An Easy Vegetable Side Dish Recipe

Peppers, Onions, and Mushrooms – An Easy Vegetable Side Dish Recipe Peppers, onions and mushrooms, oh my! My absolute favorite vegetable side dish (Oh, heck, I could make this a main dish!) is peppers, onions and mushrooms sauteed together in butter, seasoned with garlic, paprika and turmeric and sprinkled with Himalayan pink salt. Peppers, Onions, and Mushrooms Are a…

Easy Pan-Fried Cube Steaks

Easy, Tender Cube Steak Recipe Cube steaks are one of the most frugal cuts of beef. They make a wonderful dinner for a family on a budget. They are versatile and can be grilled, baked, or pan fried with ease. My easy pan-fried cube steak recipe is kid-approved and a family favorite! This Recipe Made…

How to Make Homemade Butter

Related posts: Easy Homemade Pie Crust Recipe I may receive a commission if you purchase through links on this page. Easy Homemade Pie Crust Made With Butter We all need a simple homemade pie crust recipe in our recipe box, don’t we?  I don’t know why, but people seem intimidated by the thought of making a…

Vegetarian Thanksgiving Recipes

Vegetarian Thanksgiving Recipes Although I am no longer a vegan or vegetarian, I certainly remember how it felt to participate in meat-centered holiday meals with friends and family when I didn’t eat meat. When the standard Thanksgiving centerpiece dish is a turkey, planning a vegetarian Thanksgiving menu can be tough. With the advent of meat…

Easy Maple Chocolate Fudge

  Easy Maple Chocolate Fudge Raise your hand if you love chocolate! When I’m in the mood for chocolate, my easy maple chocolate fudge is my go-to chocolate treat. It’s simple, it’s silky and it’s more decadent and healthy than the powdered sugar or condensed milk fudge that I’m used to from childhood. I keep…

Real Food Pumpkin Recipes

  The Best Real Food Pumpkin Recipes If there’s one food flavor that has the ability to make me feel cozy and comfy, it’s pumpkin.  Pumpkin, combined with the warmth of pumpkin pie spice flavors like cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger and cloves, helps me embrace sweater weather with open arms.  Although we all have well-loved favorites…

Pumpkin Risotto

It’s everything-pumpkin season again. I’m sharing my easy pumpkin risotto recipe with you today. You can add it to your fall recipe list along with the amazing pumpkin chocolate chip muffins I shared recently. Don’t forget to check out my other yummy fall dishes like creamy potato soup, easy slow cooker roast, pork chops with fried apples,…

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins

Thanks to my pumpkin chocolate chip muffin recipe my whole house smells like autumn. Yum! It’s finally fall – even here in the South where fall seems to come a little later each year.  That means, in addition to the fantastic fall foliage and wonderful weather we can once again enjoy fantastic fall food. Hearty…

Easy Slow Cooker Roast Recipe

I have to admit that my easy slow cooker roast recipe was inspired by my own mother. When I was a kid, Sundays meant we had a delicious roast for lunch with leftovers for dinner. Before we left for church my mom put a beef roast in the slow cooker, threw in some potatoes, pearl onions…

Easy Sourdough Bread Recipe

Easy Sourdough Bread Recipe You know what makes me feel all comfy-cozy? The smell of homemade bread baking the oven. There are few things I bake that are more satisfying to prepare and eat than my easy sourdough bread recipe. Sourdough bread is special to me because it’s one of the few wheat-containing foods I…

Coconut Flour Brownies

After reading Wheat Belly (which I highly recommend) I finally understood many of the health issues I used to have. Our family tries to limit the amount of wheat in our diet – at least at home.  We are more relaxed about what we eat away from home and we save our favorite wheat-based treats for dinners out and…

Homemade Sprouted Wheat Flour

How to Make Homemade Sprouted Wheat Flour Traditionally, wheat was sprouted, soaked or soured in order to produce healthier and more easily digested baked goods.  Check out my sourdough bread recipe and my post about why I buy sprouted flour for more details. Even though I often keep a bag of sprouted wheat flour, I find that…

Homemade Chocolate Pudding

Real Food Homemade Chocolate Pudding Recipe Chocolate pudding brings back memories of my childhood.  As I said in my post with my Homemade Vanilla Pudding Recipe, my mom made pudding from a box, but it was always the stove-top method. That created an amazing ‘skin’ on the top of the pudding that I absolutely loved….

Slow-Cooker BBQ Chicken

Slow Cooker BBQ Chicken When I was a child, my mom was known for her amazing shredded, BBQ venison, so I’m proud to say that this simple, slow cooker BBQ chicken recipe was inspired by her delicious creation.  Just like my mom, I use the slow-cooker to make a dry, boring cut of meat (in this…

Homemade Vanilla Pudding

Homemade Vanilla Pudding When I was a child, my mother would make chocolate or vanilla pudding as a treat.  I’m pretty sure that it came from a box, but it was rarely ‘instant’.  The chocolate pudding of my childhood was thick and creamy with a wonderful ‘skin’ on top. I can remember the warm comfort…

Ginger Chicken Stir Fry Recipe

Ginger Chicken Stir Fry Recipe I don’t make a lot of Asian-inspired dishes, but when I do they usually involve cashews, ginger and rice wine vinegar.  And it’s often some variation of a stir fry. I’m just creative that way.  Honestly, I make the same varied chicken or beef stir fry recipe so often because…

Easy Slow Cooker Beef Stew

Easy Slow Cooker Beef Stew Recipe Now that soccer season is in full swing again, my slow cooker is getting a workout.  I actually have three slow cookers (my sturdy, old-timer, non-programmable slow cooker, my nifty, new programmable slow cooker and, my baby slow cooker).  One of them is usually on and cookin’ at any…

Homemade Yogurt Recipe

Homemade Yogurt Recipe Do your kids love yogurt as much as mine do?  Yogurt is such a great snack, but the stuff you buy at the store is so often fulled with sugar and artificial flavors but missing the oh-so-important-ingredient fat. That’s right.  I want my yogurt to have fat!  If you think I’m a little…

How To Make Kombucha Tea

How to Make Kombucha Tea Kombucha tea is a wonderful, fermented drink that promotes digestive and over all health for those who drink it.  Kombucha has quite an interesting history which can be discovered by searching “kombucha” on Wikipedia. Essentially, what we know as kombucha here in America originated in Russia, but this type of…

Homemade Chili Seasoning

Easy Homemade Chili Seasoning Mix One of my favorite cold-weather foods is chili.  It’s so simple, filling and versatile.  Making chili in the slow cooker is a wonderful way to have a quick, healthy dinner on the table in no time at all after a busy day of work, homeschooling and soccer practice. And the smell…

Goose Egg Custard Recipe

Goose Egg Custard Recipe from The Elliott Homestead Family Table Cookbook First of all, I know you’re salivating over that lovely goose egg custard picture above.  I know you want to dive straight down to the recipe so you can get started making your own decadent custard.  But I need to tell you all about…

Easy Potato Soup Recipe

Easy Potato Soup Recipe Potato soup is one of those foods that hits the maximum deliciousness mark from texture to umami.  It’s easy to make, filling, and wonderful the next day as leftovers.  I make potato soup all year around, but we especially love it in the colder months.  There’s just something so comforting about creamy…

Homemade Taco Seasoning

Easy Homemade Taco Seasoning Hey, busy parents!  I understand your struggle to get a healthy dinner on the table when you’re just trying to survive day to day in the busy seasons of your life.  When you need real food that will also appeal to children who are notorious for their picky palates, you don’t…

Without Grain Cookbook Review + Giveaway!

Without Grain Cookbook Review If you’re making the transition to grain-free eating, I’ve found the first cookbook you should add to your grain-free cookbook library.  If you’re already into the grain-free lifestyle, this book will be an excellent addition to your kitchen, as well.  Without Grain contains 100 delicious, comforting grain-free, gluten-free recipes. Author and…

Crispy Potatoes

Crispy Potatoes Recipe Crispy potatoes are a Sunday morning tradition at my house.  No matter the time of year, they provide a delicious and filling start to the day.  Whether we put them into lovely sprouted or soaked tortillas or top them with two over easy eggs, they are one of our favorite breakfast foods. Crispy Potatoes Are…

How to Make Bone Broth in the Slow Cooker

The Benefits of Bone Broth If you don’t know about the health benefits of bone broth by now, you haven’t been paying attention.  In fact, drinking bone broth has become down right trendy. Bone broth is delicious, comforting and incredibly nutritious. Now, I’m not talking about that tetra pak of salty liquid or those msg…

Book Review: Mediterranean Paleo Cooking

Mediterranean Paleo Cooking When my copy of Mediterranean Paleo Cooking arrived yesterday I did a little dance.  When I opened it, I had to sit right down.  I found myself doing something that I have never once done with a cookbook:  Reading it from cover to cover! The photos in Mediterranean Paleo Cooking are vibrant…


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Delicious Grass Fed Steak Recipes Ten-year-old me wouldn’t believe that adult me sits writing an article to share my favorite grass fed steak recipes. Ten-year-old me thought steak was one of the worst foods she’d ever had the displeasure of...
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Ten Gorgeous Gluten Free Christmas Cookies If you follow a gluten free diet you know the struggle of giving up some of your favorite wheat-based foods. A gluten free lifestyle can be especially frustrating around the holidays. So, I scoured...
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How to Cook Butternut Squash I recently shared with you how to cook acorn squash and now it’s time to talk about how to cook butternut squash. You probably already have a butternut squash soup recipe you’d like to try,...
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The Perfect Butternut Squash Soup Recipe for Fall My butternut squash soup recipe is a family favorite around here.  It’s creamy, it’s sweet, it’s savory, it’s . . . perfect.  And, made with homemade bone broth, it’s incredibly nourishing. I...
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How to Cook Acorn Squash I’d like to introduce you to my sweet little friend the acorn squash. I know you’ve seen it in the grocery store produce section in a pile next to the other gourds each fall. You’ve...
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Easy Acorn Squash Recipe – Quinoa Stuffed Acorn Squash I’ve created a new favorite fall recipe!  This quinoa stuffed roasted acorn squash recipe is so delicious and super easy to make.  Although it takes 40 minutes to roast the squash,...
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Delicious and Healthy Paleo Thanksgiving Recipes When I was a child, Thanksgiving was a lovely holiday that meant lots of delicious, comforting food. My father, born and raised in the Northeastern US, made his homemade turkey stuffing and my mother,...
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30 Delicious Healthy Fall Dinner Recipes What’s lovelier on a cool fall night than a delicious, hearty dinner? A healthy, delicious, hearty dinner, of course! These 30 healthy fall dinner recipes help you create a warm, cozy atmosphere around your...
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Simple and Healthy Homemade Jello Recipe Did you know that jello makes a healthy snack for kids and adults? Wait! Let me explain: My homemade jell-o recipe is healthy because it’s free of added sugar and artificial sweeteners. In addition,...
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Sweet Potato Frittata – An Easy Dinner Recipe I love sweet potatoes, but I don’t only enjoy them baked. Sweet potatoes are pretty versatile, which is why they’re so yummy in this sweet potato frittata recipe. Sweet potatoes pack a...
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How to Make a Homemade Sourdough Starter Authentic homemade sourdough bread begins with a fermented, thick, gloopy substance called a sourdough starter. It might sound (or look) unappealing, but let me tell you, homemade sourdough starter is the first step...
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Healthy and Simple Soaked Pancakes What’s more comforting on an easy Sunday morning than a stack of warm pancakes spread with butter and drizzled with maple syrup? Well, nothing – unless your belly isn’t comforted by foods made with wheat...
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Easy Kid-Friendly Meatloaf Cupcake Recipe You need a new ground beef recipe. What? How’d I know that? Because I can read minds. Okay. Not really. The truth is that I heard your family protesting yet another meatloaf all the way...
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My Favorite Gluten Free Chicken Nuggets Remember the days before you knew about real food when you could – completely without guilt – dump a bag of frozen chicken nuggets on a baking sheet and call it dinner? Yeah.  Me,...
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Easy Homemade Gluten Free Chicken Nuggets Are a Dinner Winner When my family began our real food lifestyle we stopped buying frozen processed dinner foods. So, when the boys asked for that standard childhood favorite – chicken nuggets – I...
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Simple Soaked Oatmeal Recipe – a Healthy, Real Food Breakfast You’re probably here for one of two reasons. Either you were searching for a soaked oatmeal recipe because you know it’s the healthiest, tastiest way to make oatmeal OR you...
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Delicious Sourdough Pizza Crust Recipe There are few things more sensory-pleasing than biting into a slice of pizza, feeling the snap of the crisp crust as it gives way to a chewy interior, and tasting the delicious tang of sourdough....
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A New Favorite Chicken Recipe – Honey Balsamic Chicken I have a new favorite chicken recipe – It’s my delicious honey balsamic chicken recipe.  I’m excited to share it with you. I’m not exactly sure where the inspiration for this...
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How to Make Waffles from Soaked Wheat Flour When my family transitioned from a Standard American Diet to a real food lifestyle I quickly learned the importance of sprouting, soaking or souring grains before eating them. I also quickly learned...
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Gluten Free Cream of Broccoli Soup Have you ever checked out the ingredients listed on a can of cream based soup? I have and it’s not pretty. That’s why I created an easy gluten free cream of broccoli soup recipe...
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Homemade Real Food BBQ Sauce Recipe The weather’s getting warmer here in the south and that means it’s time for BBQ! There are so many ways to make a delicious homemade BBQ sauce, but most of the recipes I’ve found call...
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Grain Free Meatloaf Recipe – Keto Meatloaf My meatloaf skills have come a long way, baby. The first time I made meatloaf I created a sweet disaster. As a new wife I wanted to impress my husband with a delicious,...
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Homemade Chocolate Milk Mix – Only Three Ingredients Do your kiddos love chocolate milk? My boys love chocolate milk and so do I. It’s a delicious and satisfying snack or dessert. My homemade chocolate milk mix is easy to make...
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Spinach and Feta Frittata Recipe My spinach and feta frittata recipe is one of my favorite dinner meals. But before I tell you all about it let’s get this out of the way – Yes, the kids love it! Because...
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My Favorite Steak Recipe – Sirloin Steak with Balsamic Onions, Bacon, and Brie Craving a thick, juicy steak?  Well, I’ve got the perfect recipe for you! This delicious sirloin steak with balsamic onions, bacon, and brie will take you to...
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Easy Homemade Shepherd’s Pie Recipe If you’re searching for a delicious comfort food dinner recipe you’ve come to the right recipe.  One of my favorite comfort food recipes is my easy shepherd’s pie.  It’s filling and warm and perfect for...
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Creamy Chicken and Vegetable Soup – a Nourishing Bowl of Comfort What’s better on a cold winter evening than a nourishing bowl of soup? Not much. I should know. My family eats a lot of homemade soup in the colder...
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Healthy Homemade Chocolate Milk Syrup Recipe Before I understood what real food really was my boys drank a lot of chocolate milk.  We used both chocolate milk powder and chocolate syrup.  And I thought it was healthy. I mean, it...
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My Favorite Honey Chicken Recipe – Honey Glazed Chicken Thighs I love chicken thighs.  I love their flavor.  I love their texture.  I love their price.  Especially their price. Because saturated fat has gotten a bad rap (totally undeservedly) most...
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Delicious Maple Steak with Apple, Walnut, and Blue Cheese Salad Confession: When I was a kid I hated steak. I had one bad experience with dry, chewy steak and I swore it off forever. Fortunately, as a young adult, I...
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Low carb lettuce wraps are a versatile way to have a delicious low-carb, keto-friendly dinner the whole family will love. Low Carb Lettuce Wrap Recipes My family loves tacos, but after months and months of Taco Tuesday, we got a...
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Low Carb Sausage Stuffed Zucchini Recipe If you’re on a low carb or keto diet you probably already know that zucchini is included in many low carb or keto recipes. With only 6 grams of carbs per medium zucchini it’s...
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Healthy Cherry Vanilla Smoothie Recipe My family loves fruit smoothies. Although there is an endless number of smoothies we can make from various frozen and fresh fruit, we tend to stick to berries, peaches, and bananas for the most part....
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Easy Flourless Chocolate Cake Recipe This cake is trouble, you guys.  I want to make it all the time.  I want to eat it all the time.  I want you to try it so you can join me. This flourless...
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Easy Pumpkin Curry With Coconut Rice Recipe I have a serious fondness for curry dishes.  The warmth and the variety of the flavors in both curry powder and garam masala make me very happy.  Though I never ate Indian cuisine...
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Tomato and Avocado Salad – A Simple Summer Recipe Sometimes I get a little overzealous in the summer when produce is at its peak. Sometimes, when the beautiful colors of nature are at their most enticing, I purchase a few...
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Easy Homemade Pie Crust Made With Butter We all need a simple homemade pie crust recipe in our recipe box, don’t we?  I don’t know why, but people seem intimidated by the thought of making a pie crust from scratch.  It’s...
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What To Make With Leftover Mashed Potatoes – An Easy Potato Puff Recipe Over the years my family has eaten a lot of potatoes.  Mostly because we like them and they are filling.  Partly because potatoes – even organic ones...
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Slow Cooker Garlic Butter Chicken with Cream Cheese Sauce Garlic butter chicken.   Cream Cheese Sauce. Oh my.  Where do I even begin?  I guess I should tell you first about the tender, moist chicken.  But, you just have to...
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Simple Sweet Pepper Frittata Recipe If you’re looking for a simple weeknight meal that’s easy on the grocery budget, put this Sweet Pepper Frittata recipe on your go-to list!  This recipe takes just a few minutes to prep and feeds...
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Easy Chicken Quesadillas Recipe – A Frugal Family Dinner Chicken quesadillas are an easy weeknight dinner favorite at my house.  They take no time at all to make and we always have leftovers for the lunch the next day.  The...
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Quick and Easy Weeknight Pineapple and Shrimp Stir Fry Recipe First of all, this one was a kid-pleaser. Second of all, it was quick and easy to make on a weeknight. Does anything else matter? Oh.  Okay. I’ll tell you...
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Healthy Buttermilk Pancakes Recipe Fluffy.  Sweet. Buttery. Comfort. Yes, please. I grew up eating pancakes made from a packet mix.  I could make ’em myself by the time I was 10 and did so most Saturday mornings. I had no...
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Easy Quinoa and Pecan Casserole Hello, comfort food! It’s nice to eat ya. Quinoa has long been one of my favorite side dishes, but recently I’ve been looking for more ways to make it a main dish.  We certainly aren’t...
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Pork Chops and Fried Apples – A Paleo Fall Favorite One of my favorite things about fall is the abundance cinnamon-y food.  On a cool fall evening there’s nothing nicer than the scent of a warm, home cooked meal wafting...
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Vegetable and Lentil Soup Recipe If you’re looking a bowl of warm comfort, you’ve come to the right place!  I threw together some veggies, lentils, and homemade bone broth in the slow cooker last weekend and made my taste buds...
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Homemade Maple Whipped Cream Recipe What makes coffee and hot chocolate a little more special?  Pies and puddings much more delectable? Pancakes and waffles downright decadent? Why it’s my homemade maple whipped cream! This creamy taste-of-heaven is super easy to...
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Delicious Wheat Free Desserts When I began my real food journey, I vowed that no matter what I did differently to achieve health, I would NEVER cut wheat and sugar from my diet.  Of course, I had no idea that...
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Coconut Lime Shrimp Recipe Have you tasted summer?  I have.  It tastes like coconut lime shrimp and it is delicious! I found skewered shrimp on sale and couldn’t pass it up, but I didn’t have a skewered shrimp recipe handy....
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Eggplant Mini Pizzas Recipe Although my family follows a traditional, Weston A. Price diet at home, we often eat grain free.  Properly preparing grains takes a lot of time and none of us feels best when we consume too much...
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How to Make Kombucha Taste Better So, you decided to try kombucha because you’re intrigued by the health benefits. You grab a bottle of GT’s Gingerade or, my favorite, GT’s Guava Goddess, and you decide it’s not half bad. It’s a...
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Easy Honey Balsamic Roasted Vegetables Raise your hand if honey balsamic roasted vegetables sounds yummy. Now, raise your hand if you have time to babysit a balsamic glaze on the stove on a random weeknight. Yeah. Me neither. That’s why...
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Healthy Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge Healthy chocolate peanut butter fudge? Is that possible? Yes, my friends. It’s not only possible, it’s super easy and melt-in-your-mouth decadent. Who Doesn’t Love Chocolate and Peanut Butter? Chocolate and peanut butter are a classic...
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Simple Homemade Soaked Crackers Recipe After our family stopped eating conventionally prepared grains and started eating our grains soaked, soured, or sprouted, I started experimenting with and tweaking various recipes for our favorite grain products. These days I mostly bake...
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Simple and Delicious Scrambled Eggs with Avocado I admit that eating a better breakfast was difficult for me when I first began my real food journey. I was used to eating carb-laden breakfast foods just to get something down my...
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How to Make Soaked Wheat Tortillas When I began my real food journey, one of the things that troubled me most was how I would replace conventional, store-bought wheat products such as tortillas.  Sourdough bread, soaked waffles, and soaked pancakes...
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Peppers, Onions, and Mushrooms – An Easy Vegetable Side Dish Recipe Peppers, onions and mushrooms, oh my! My absolute favorite vegetable side dish (Oh, heck, I could make this a main dish!) is peppers, onions and mushrooms sauteed together in...
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Easy, Tender Cube Steak Recipe Cube steaks are one of the most frugal cuts of beef. They make a wonderful dinner for a family on a budget. They are versatile and can be grilled, baked, or pan fried with ease....
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Related posts: Easy Homemade Pie Crust Recipe I may receive a commission if you purchase through links on this page. Easy Homemade Pie Crust Made With Butter We all need a simple homemade pie crust recipe in our recipe box, don’t...
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Vegetarian Thanksgiving Recipes Although I am no longer a vegan or vegetarian, I certainly remember how it felt to participate in meat-centered holiday meals with friends and family when I didn’t eat meat. When the standard Thanksgiving centerpiece dish is...
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  Easy Maple Chocolate Fudge Raise your hand if you love chocolate! When I’m in the mood for chocolate, my easy maple chocolate fudge is my go-to chocolate treat. It’s simple, it’s silky and it’s more decadent and healthy than...
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  The Best Real Food Pumpkin Recipes If there’s one food flavor that has the ability to make me feel cozy and comfy, it’s pumpkin.  Pumpkin, combined with the warmth of pumpkin pie spice flavors like cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger and...
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It’s everything-pumpkin season again. I’m sharing my easy pumpkin risotto recipe with you today. You can add it to your fall recipe list along with the amazing pumpkin chocolate chip muffins I shared recently. Don’t forget to check out my...
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Thanks to my pumpkin chocolate chip muffin recipe my whole house smells like autumn. Yum! It’s finally fall – even here in the South where fall seems to come a little later each year.  That means, in addition to the...
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I have to admit that my easy slow cooker roast recipe was inspired by my own mother. When I was a kid, Sundays meant we had a delicious roast for lunch with leftovers for dinner. Before we left for church my...
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Easy Sourdough Bread Recipe You know what makes me feel all comfy-cozy? The smell of homemade bread baking the oven. There are few things I bake that are more satisfying to prepare and eat than my easy sourdough bread recipe....
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After reading Wheat Belly (which I highly recommend) I finally understood many of the health issues I used to have. Our family tries to limit the amount of wheat in our diet – at least at home.  We are more relaxed about what...
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How to Make Homemade Sprouted Wheat Flour Traditionally, wheat was sprouted, soaked or soured in order to produce healthier and more easily digested baked goods.  Check out my sourdough bread recipe and my post about why I buy sprouted flour for more...
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Real Food Homemade Chocolate Pudding Recipe Chocolate pudding brings back memories of my childhood.  As I said in my post with my Homemade Vanilla Pudding Recipe, my mom made pudding from a box, but it was always the stove-top method....
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Slow Cooker BBQ Chicken When I was a child, my mom was known for her amazing shredded, BBQ venison, so I’m proud to say that this simple, slow cooker BBQ chicken recipe was inspired by her delicious creation.  Just like my...
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Homemade Vanilla Pudding When I was a child, my mother would make chocolate or vanilla pudding as a treat.  I’m pretty sure that it came from a box, but it was rarely ‘instant’.  The chocolate pudding of my childhood was...
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Ginger Chicken Stir Fry Recipe I don’t make a lot of Asian-inspired dishes, but when I do they usually involve cashews, ginger and rice wine vinegar.  And it’s often some variation of a stir fry. I’m just creative that way. ...
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Easy Slow Cooker Beef Stew Recipe Now that soccer season is in full swing again, my slow cooker is getting a workout.  I actually have three slow cookers (my sturdy, old-timer, non-programmable slow cooker, my nifty, new programmable slow cooker...
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Homemade Yogurt Recipe Do your kids love yogurt as much as mine do?  Yogurt is such a great snack, but the stuff you buy at the store is so often fulled with sugar and artificial flavors but missing the oh-so-important-ingredient fat....
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How to Make Kombucha Tea Kombucha tea is a wonderful, fermented drink that promotes digestive and over all health for those who drink it.  Kombucha has quite an interesting history which can be discovered by searching “kombucha” on Wikipedia. Essentially,...
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Easy Homemade Chili Seasoning Mix One of my favorite cold-weather foods is chili.  It’s so simple, filling and versatile.  Making chili in the slow cooker is a wonderful way to have a quick, healthy dinner on the table in no time...
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Goose Egg Custard Recipe from The Elliott Homestead Family Table Cookbook First of all, I know you’re salivating over that lovely goose egg custard picture above.  I know you want to dive straight down to the recipe so you can...
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Easy Potato Soup Recipe Potato soup is one of those foods that hits the maximum deliciousness mark from texture to umami.  It’s easy to make, filling, and wonderful the next day as leftovers.  I make potato soup all year around, but...
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Easy Homemade Taco Seasoning Hey, busy parents!  I understand your struggle to get a healthy dinner on the table when you’re just trying to survive day to day in the busy seasons of your life.  When you need real food...
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Without Grain Cookbook Review If you’re making the transition to grain-free eating, I’ve found the first cookbook you should add to your grain-free cookbook library.  If you’re already into the grain-free lifestyle, this book will be an excellent addition to...
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Crispy Potatoes Recipe Crispy potatoes are a Sunday morning tradition at my house.  No matter the time of year, they provide a delicious and filling start to the day.  Whether we put them into lovely sprouted or soaked tortillas or top them with...
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The Benefits of Bone Broth If you don’t know about the health benefits of bone broth by now, you haven’t been paying attention.  In fact, drinking bone broth has become down right trendy. Bone broth is delicious, comforting and incredibly...
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Mediterranean Paleo Cooking When my copy of Mediterranean Paleo Cooking arrived yesterday I did a little dance.  When I opened it, I had to sit right down.  I found myself doing something that I have never once done with a...
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