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Best Easter Breads Round-Up

Filed in Real Food by on March 22, 2016 0 Comments
Best Easter Breads Round-Up

You are sure to find at least one recipe that will be perfect for your Easter celebration. Time is getting away from me. It’s the story of my life. It’s almost too late – but not quite too late – to plan our Easter bread making. I’ve pulled together a few of my favorites here. […]

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Special Occasion Sourdough Egg Bread

Filed in Real Food, Uncategorized by on March 21, 2016 0 Comments
Special Occasion Sourdough Egg Bread

Make your own holiday sourdough bread. Every year around Easter-time I get the urge to make a rich, egg-filled bread. Some people make cakes, I make breads. For many years I made traditional hot cross buns. A few years ago it was lemony sticky buns and last year it was Babka. This year’s entry is […]

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Mango Jam with Star Anise

Filed in Canning and Preserving by on March 3, 2016 0 Comments
Mango Jam with Star Anise

Mango season is starting. Turn fresh, juicy varieties into this unusual jam. Do you ever miss canning during the winter months? I sure do. I sometimes assuage the urge with a batch of Pickled Brussels sprouts or maybe a jar of Pickled Baby Carrots or even some Flavored Applesauce. But once spring starts to show […]

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Best Meyer Lemon Marmalade Recipe (with Honey)

Filed in Canning and Preserving by on February 22, 2016 1 Comment
Best Meyer Lemon Marmalade Recipe (with Honey)

A little sweet… a little tart…. Meyer Lemons are just right for marmalade. Marmalade seems to be one of those things you either love or hate. I am firmly in the first category. But I don’t make marmalade very often because there aren’t many other marmalade fans in the family. This recipe might just change […]

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Super Bowl Snacks from Your Kitchen

Filed in Real Food by on February 4, 2016 0 Comments
Super Bowl Snacks from Your Kitchen

Despite popular opinion, Super Bowl food doesn’t have to be junk food. The best Super Bowl snacks are made with items from your preservation pantry. Do you have jars of homemade jam stacked in the cupboard? Sourdough starter biding its time in the refrigerator? Dried veggies hanging out in canning jars? Then you have everything […]

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Moroccan Chick Pea Soup Recipe

Filed in Real Food by on January 28, 2016 2 Comments
Moroccan Chick Pea Soup Recipe

Chick peas + lentils + unusual spices = a belly-warming soup on a bone-chilling day. We wrap up National Soup Month with this unusual soup full of Middle Eastern and North African flavors. Serve it with flat breads for a hearty winter dinner. Save Print Moroccan Chick Pea Soup Recipe Chick peas + lentils + […]

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Vegetarian or Vegan Chili Recipe

Filed in Real Food by on January 21, 2016 0 Comments
Vegetarian or Vegan Chili Recipe

Searching for an easy chili recipe? This is it! All you have to do is chop, stir and cook. National Soup Month January is National Soup Month for a reason. Have you noticed that it is cold out? What happened to our “much warmer than usual” El Niño weather prediction? Mother Nature may still be […]

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Tortellini Soup in a Jar

Filed in Canning and Preserving by on January 16, 2016 0 Comments
Tortellini Soup in a Jar

This Tortellini Soup Mix in a Jar makes a great gift anytime of the year. January is National Soup Month and we’ve been making soup and talking about soup all this month. Soup is a healthy, inexpensive meal idea that can usually be pulled together fairly quickly. But not all soups need to be made […]

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Miso Soup Recipe – National Soup Month

Filed in Real Food by on January 14, 2016 0 Comments
Miso Soup Recipe – National Soup Month

Want to know the absolutely easiest soup to make? It has to be miso. Making this soup is almost easier than opening a can! Sometimes we want a bowl of simple soup. A soup that will warm us but not overload our bellies. Miso soup is the answer. I turn to miso soup whenever I […]

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7 Steps to a Healthier Potato Soup

Filed in Real Food by on January 12, 2016 0 Comments
7 Steps to a Healthier Potato Soup

Even cream of potato soup can be a healthy dish. Follow these simple tips to make your recipe extra special. Potato soup is one of those dishes that sounds so healthy – until you look at the ingredients.  By the time you add cream, butter, and chicken broth a lowly potato has been turned  into […]

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