Sylvia’s Homemade Hamburger Helper

People of my age may not admit it, but most of us grew up eating Hamburger Helper, to be known henceforth simply as “HH.”  In fact, before I could cook from scratch, I made HH weekly as part of my “home cooking” and I thought I was doing great and my hubby loved it! Fast […]

Review: Waffle Molds Plus a Recipe

Baked waffles?  Seriously? Yes you can bake waffles. I don’t like to use non-stick coatings (except for the non-stick which is naturally seasoned onto cast iron) so I have never bought a waffle iron. There are cast iron waffle irons that can be used over an open fire, but the handle is way too long for my […]

Homemade Real Ginger Ale

Ginger is an amazing root. Our family has the problem of motion sickness and almost all of our children have suffered with this malady. Organic ginger in powder, candied crystallized ginger, ginger tea and ginger drink has helped us tremendously. For me during my 5 pregnancies, ginger helped ease the constant not-only-morning sickness that otherwise crippled […]

Refreshing No-Sugar Summer Coolers

Hot days equal big thirsts! Intense perspiration can cause dehydration quickly, especially in little bodies. Natural, refreshing hydration is the goal. While cold, pure water is an excellent choice, sometimes the children like to drink something with some flavor and I prefer to provide some extra nutrients to replace what’s lost from the body in […]

Versatile Gluten-Free Dairy-Free Muffins

Muffins are wonderful gems for breakfast, dessert, snacks, covered dish suppers, packed lunches and more. They are quick to mix together and get baked and muffins can be sweet, savory, filled with yummy fillings, or just plain. Take a plain muffin recipe and add veggies or fruit or chocolate chips for different occasions. I love this […]

Dehydrating Ground Beef Safely

Dehydrating food is one the of oldest and safest forms of food preservation as long as simple, but important safety guidelines are followed. These guidelines are essential when dehydrating ground beef or other meats such as venison, bison or ground turkey. Dehydrated ground beef, also know as “Hamburger Rocks” can be stored in a vacuum-sealed […]

Chocolate Cinnamon Whole Wheat Yeast Bread

Enjoy this lovely, rich, fragrant and delicious bread for Fall, or anytime! My recipe is featured on Baking Whole Grains!   Get the recipe    

Soft Whole Wheat Flatbreads

Flatbread can be leavened with yeast, sourdough, baking powder or soda, or be unleavened. Using yeast creates more depth of flavor and a more puffy, thick flatbread, different than a tortilla. These lovely, soft, delicious flatbreads can be used instead of pita bread for falafel sandwiches, as hamburger buns, as pizza crusts, for sandwiches or […]

Busy Morning Breakfasts

Whether you homeschool, get the children ready to go out to school, have company for breakfast or just have busy mornings, these ideas for quick, hearty and healthy breakfasts hit the mark! The added bonus is that most of these can be frozen ahead of time and baked off in the morning, OR baked ahead […]

Dehydrating Zoodles and Squashetti

We love our pasta around here, especially if it’s whole-grain and homemade. However, as a diabetic, I prefer a lower carb pasta, but one that must be as comforting, tasty, satisfying and as filling as grain-based pasta. For more than a decade, I’ve been making “noodles” from vegetables, especially zucchini and yellow squash, although other […]