We all want our kids to eat healthy. While it’s easy to control what they eat at home, when they go out into the jungle that is school, it’s much more challenging. So many lunchboxes are filled with bright colors and sugary sweets. Of course, your kids don’t want to be that kid with the healthy snacks and boring flavors. But who says a natural lunchbox can’t be fun and flavorful? Check out these options for your child’s natural lunchbox.
Healthy homemade recipes that will get you started and give you the confidence to experiment in the kitchen. Real food cooking doesn't have to be hard.
A friend of mine had asked if it was possible to make deviled quail eggs. I had honestly never considered it. It seemed like an awful lot of work for such a tiny hors d’oeuvre. I joked that you would need a pretty tiny spoon to clean them out, but she was not put off by the idea. She thought it would be insanely cute.
Do you know my favorite thing about The 4th of July? It’s the day I finally get out the grill, clean it up, and start whipping up my favorite grilling recipes. Once I get started grilling, it becomes practically an addiction. The poor stove top gets “put on the back burner” for months. I’ve discovered there are loads of foods that can be cooked on the grill. Think beyond the dogs and burgers.
Foraging has become quite trendy in the last few years. It can be a little overwhelming to see the gourmet meals made from wild woods, the techniques and beauty are sometimes so much more than the usual home cook can pull off, but it’s made even more intimidating when trying to learn how to identify the wild foods safely.
Thanks to my good friend Tessa of Homestead Lady, I have a really great giveaway prize for my Ebelskiver loving fans. This giveaway includes a cast iron Ebelskiver pan, an Ebelskiver cookbook, and even a recipe folder. That is an Ebelskiver? The word itself is Danish for apple slices, but the meaning is a dessert or snack similar to a pancake, but with a flakier texture and round shape.
With a small herd of Nigerian Dwarf goats, my family will never be free from purchasing fluid milk. But we didn’t get these little girls for the milk. Nope. We bought them for their butterfat. Nigerians are cheese goats. Chèvre is the easiest cheese in the world to make, and it’s very forgiving. Perfect for a novice.
I don’t know about you, but I love the taste of sourdough. The crisp crust with tangy interior. Yum! I still haven’t managed to master making sourdough breads, but these fabulous recipes certainly have me inspired to try a bit harder. Maybe dealing with starter isn’t as difficult as I thought. It certainly seems worth the effort (as so many good things are).
To wrap up Hot Breakfast Month, it seemed appropriate to do a breakfast for dinner. After all, dinner (in my opinion) is the absolute best time to enjoy breakfast. None of these meal elements are hard to make and they all cook up pretty quickly. That makes it great for when you’re having one of those days. You know the ones.
This week for February’s Hot Breakfast Month we are focusing on breakfasts that take a bit more time. These recipes are perfect for weekend brunches or family get-togethers. Every year for Christmas, I host a big family brunch. These mini quiches are always a huge hit. I will often prepare them on weekends as well, since I can customize each quiche for every member of the household.
I am a firm believer in utilizing the oven as much as possible. I tend to have trouble when it comes to making things on the stove top. There’s just too much room for human error. Plus, with a larger family I find it faster to make a lot of traditional recipes inside the stove instead of on the stove. Today I’m sharing our family favorite, oven crepes.
As the first wild onions become well established in their usual nooks of our yard, I begin pickling the first batch. Wild onions look and taste much like green garlic but have only slightly plumped bulbs. The lovely brine gives a wonderful flavor to garlic cloves, sliced shallots, green onions and other vegetables, as well.
Today, I’m sharing one of my favorite recipes that you can make with a few staple ingredients and whatever leftovers you have on hand – fried rice! This is a one skillet dish, so clean up is easy and since this recipe makes use of a lot of leftovers, your refrigerator will have more room as well.
A roast chicken is an easy meal that comes out of the oven sitting on top of its very own side dish. All I have to do is pour a couple glasses of milk (or wine!), and dinner is ready. And, believe me, that is exactly the kind of meal I like to prepare.
So many Thanksgiving foods improve with reheating. Potatoes might not be as great the second time around when they are just plopped onto a plate and microwaved, but when transformed from a side dish to potato pancakes and they are ah-mazing. A bit crisp on the outside with warm, wonderful mashed potato on the inside. Yum!
Fast food has an appeal that can’t be denied. I’ll admit that. I am in no way ant-fast food… in moderation. However, the cost and questionable ingredients have me leaning towards making these luxuries at home. Let’s talk KFC and I’ll tell you how I make their fried chicken at home.