Making Homemade Chicken Stock from Scraps

Homemade chicken stock is so much better than boxed or canned.  First, note there is a difference between stock and broth.  Broth is usually made just from meat, and tends to be a lighter color.  Stock is made from bones, has a darker color , feels thicker because of the collagen that breaks down from [...]

cast iton fried pierogies

How to Make Homemade Pierogies

Today suddenly turned into a pierogie day. I didn't really plan on spending hours today making them, but that's okay.  I'm happy to be doing it on a cold blustery day when I plan on staying in anyway.  Pierogies are like little dumplings, pasta dough filled with mashed potatoes and cheese.  They can also be [...]

Easy, sort-of-healthy Cinnamon Rolls

Christmas morning deserves something special to go with the salted caramel coffee.  Most of the time we eat pretty healthy.  So I decided to take an easy cinnamon roll recipe and make it a least a little healthier. I used half white whole wheat four (all whole wheat would not form enough gluten to rise [...]

A Gift of Apple Pandowdy

We could never eat everything I bake.  So I bake for friends as gifts, as thank you's, and just because. Also because neither my husband or I should be eating much sugar or white flour (though I often do cook with white whole wheat or spelt flour instead). I like giving away food so someone [...]

Cranberry quick bread

Baking Holiday Bread – Cranberry Nut Quick Bread

Holiday's are for baking! Here's a quick bread I often make around the holidays for gifts.  I buy extra cranberries every year and freeze them so I can make it any time I want! Cranberry Nutbread Delicious with a hot cup of coffee 1 stick stick butter or margarine1 1/2 c sugar1 T vinegar1 egg1 [...]