Category Archives: From Scratch

Gravy Trick!

My mom rarely makes her gravy only on the stove top. Her step mom taught her a trick that she passed on to me. I know I don’t use this trick to it’s full potential -but a few nights ago, … Continue reading

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Homemade Blender Salsa

When we were first married, our landlord gave us 1/2 of one of their garden rows. We planted cherry tomatoes and zucchini and felt very earthy about the whole thing. As the cherry tomatoes ripened, we tried to find places … Continue reading

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Homemade Caramel Corn

As my 30th birthday inches closer, I’m feeling the press of some weird deadline to MAKE AND DO things that I haven’t done before, as if the embarassment of NOT having made or done them before turning 30 will kill … Continue reading

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Homemade Green Enchilada Sauce/Enchiladas

A few years ago when my Dad was sick, the community held a HUGE benefit for him. I wanted to contribute, so I volunteered to make enchiladas for the program/dinner Deanne had put together. “Let’s do enchiladas,” she said, “They’re … Continue reading

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Banana Oatmeal Pancakes

This morning, I woke up to soft rain and cloudy skies. I immediately decided to let the kids sleep in and miss the bus to spend more time snuggled up in their blankets. While they slumbered, I mixed up a … Continue reading

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Popped Amaranth/Power Cereal

A few months ago, I was riding in a car with two of my very favorite people when they both started gushing about amaranth. Amar-what? It’s a grain, my friend explained -she heard about it from Chef Brad. Chef Brad? … Continue reading

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House Dressing

Last night, I did something I’ve never done before: I made salad dressing. I had half a bag of salad in my fridge that I wanted to have with dinner, but I didn’t have any dressing… I thought the situation … Continue reading

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Ma’s Homemade Bread

I wrote this post YEARS ago on my old, old blog.  I keep looking for it here, and keep forgetting that it ISN’T here, so to do away with all the searching, I’m just going to post it here as … Continue reading

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Mom’s Cookies -remix

My mom makes the BEST cookies.  Really, she does.  Taking a bite out of one of her chocolate chip cookies takes me back home in an instant, and if ever I’m feeling homesick for the days when my metabolism moved … Continue reading

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Homemade Crackers

About a month ago, I got my Loretta Lynn cookbook in the mail. I’ve been so happy with it! Her chicken fried steak is amazing. Amazingly healthy, though? Not so much. Here’s a recipe that IS healthy! My kids LOVED … Continue reading

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