Category Archives: Pantry Revamp

Pumpkin Waffles Pumpkin Waffles


I know I’m not the only one who loves to put pumpkin into everything this time of year. Here’s a simple a delicious recipe for homemade, pumpkin waffles. Ingredients 1 cup flour (your choice) 1 tbsp baking powder 1/2 tbsp cinnamon – http://amzn.to/16CjkKt 1/2 tbsp sugar – http://amzn.to/15DXPmc 1/4 tsp nutmeg – http://amzn.to/15DXSOX 2 eggs…
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Avoiding Genetically Modified Foods: Some Tips and Tricks for the Grocery Store Avoiding Genetically Modified Foods: Some Tips and Tricks for the Grocery Store


We’ve all heard about genetically modified, or GM, foods.  And most of us, especially those who grow our own food and want to live a more sustainable life, know we should avoid or boycott them.  But the trick is, HOW do we avoid them? If you are like me (and most of the country), you…
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Buttermilk Basics: Culturing Your Own Buttermilk Basics: Culturing Your Own


Buttermilk.  Delicious and Irreplaceable. I used to substitute regular milk for it in recipes until I realized that they tanginess of buttermilk does, truly, add another dimension to the finished product.  It is easy to buy at the store but also fairly simple to culture on your own at home.  The benefit of doing it…
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Small-Batch, Homemade Applesauce Small-Batch, Homemade Applesauce


We had an amazing Labor Day weekend.  One of the best weekends in recent memory. We headed three hours south to the little town of Willcox, Arizona and did some serious apple picking. It was so much fun and only a *tiny* bit hot and humid.  (Ok…. maybe it was a lot bit hot and…
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Fresh Homemade Ketchup Recipe Fresh Homemade Ketchup Recipe


Have I mentioned that I froze a bunch tomatoes last spring? Yeah, I know, I’ve mentioned it only a million times.  Well, you should know, they’re gone now.  I’ve used them all!  My freezer has never felt so empty! Originally I made pasta sauce, then I made pizza sauce and now I’ve made homemade ketchup!…
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Making Sense of Alternative Sweeteners Making Sense of Alternative Sweeteners


Confession:  Sometimes trying to eat healthy overwhelms me. There are so many choices out there.  You can go to a healthfood store but that doesn’t reduce the number of choices.  You can spend zillions of dollars at said healthfood store on “organic” and “natural” products only to come home and read an article 10 minutes…
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