Category Archives: Recipes

Simple Chocolate Cake Simple Chocolate Cake


Sometimes you just need a simple chocolate cake. Y’all know that I’m not into the boxed stuff, though, right?  It’s got to be from scratch.  No question. I’ve been working on my chocolate cake recipe for a while.  I started with one from Betty Crocker – http://amzn.to/Nw0CL7 but it wasn’t exactly right (in my opinion)….
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Homemade Mustard Homemade Mustard


If you know me, you know I’ve been working for over a year to make more and more food at home, from scratch.  I like to know what ingredients are put into my food and I like to know how it was made.  I also just have fun making things! This homemade mustard recipe is…
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Buttery Whole Wheat Biscuits Buttery Whole Wheat Biscuits


I made biscuits last week. What?  You want more information? Of course you do!  Because come on – biscuits are delicious. Soaked Biscuits First of all, these biscuits incorporate properly prepared grains. (Now is when you ask me, what that means?) In this recipe the grains are soaked (specifically with apple cider vinegar) for 24…
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Homemade Ranch Dressing Homemade Ranch Dressing


Ranch Dressing. There, I said it.  Are you salivating? My love for ranch dressing started when I was a kid and we ate salads every night.  I would slather the stuff on.  As a high schooler, I started dipping my pizza in it (ahhh… to have THAT metabolism again!).  However, during my youth it was…
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How to Make Mint Syrup How to Make Mint Syrup


photo via theculinarygeek on flickr Oh mint. I love you and I hate you. On one hand, you smell lovely and you make things taste delicious.  On the other hand, you invade my garden and pop up EVERYWHERE that you do not belong.  You are like an ex-boyfriend who just won’t go away. Last spring…
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Roasted Red Pepper Hummus Recipe Roasted Red Pepper Hummus Recipe


Are your family members big snackers?  You know, they say that eating several small meals or snacks throughout the day is more healthy and satisfying than eating three huge meals a day.  I’ve found that to be true. I’m always on the hunt for more easy, healthy and wholesome snacks that I can make from…
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Homemade Peanut Butter Cups – Naturally Sweet Homemade Peanut Butter Cups – Naturally Sweet


Well, we’ve hit February  now, so you know what that means???? Valentine’s day!  It’s right around the corner. Now, I know, I know…. there are probably a bunch of you out there who are humbugs about Valentine’s Day and don’t “celebrate” the “fake” holiday.  Well.  I’m not one of these people.  I love chocolate, flowers,…
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