Homemade Oatmeal Applesauce bread that’s good for you

I'm sharing another of my beloved bread recipes today.  This can actually be considered good for you, with healthy ingredients like old fashioned oats, and (homemade) applesauce, and cinnamon; all of which have health benefits. It keeps well for a few days when wrapped up well, if the loaf lasts that long. It's a bit [...]

Making Peanut Butter Pumpkin Bread

I've said it many times - I love bread.  Not the white store bought stuff but homemade, good for you bread.  My recipe for Peanut Butter Pumpkin Bread is loaded with healthy fats, fiber and vitamins from the pumpkin, not to mention whole grains. I even replace some of the oil with applesauce to keep [...]

Simple Roast Chicken

A roasted chicken is a simple yet totally satisfying meal. Just a bout everyone likes chicken.  And you can do so much with it - leftovers can make another whole meal or just  a sandwich, or use the carcass for soup or stock. Freeze left over meat for potpie, hot sandwiches,  or taco's. I decided [...]

Salad made from leftover veggies

Tonight I was home for dinner by myself.  I decided to eat healthy, and a salad was in order.  I had romaine lettuce as a base, which I sliced up.  Rather than having Caesar salad, which I already made once this past week, I decided to add some vegetables. So I sauteed some orange bell [...]

Beef and Barley Soup from the Homestead

I make a lot of soup.  it's nourishing, easy to make, and often uses up left over ingredients in the fridge or pantry. This particular week I didn't have any left over beef, so I bought the cheapest beef things I could find at the marker, which turned out to be a piece of beef [...]

Overnight Easy Homemade Granola

I found this recipe in a magazine many years ago, and it's still my standard go to granola recipe, made with modifications along the way.  And it's way cheaper than fancy bags of granola in the store for $6.00 a box! It will make 10-11 cups of granola.  Store it in an airtight container up [...]

Why I Don’t Mince Garlic Anymore

I love to cook, but certain jobs are just tedious.  Take mincing garlic for example.  It's easy enough to chop, but mince those tiny cloves, when I need a lot?  I never end up with minced pieces the same size. So I came up with a kitchen hack that works great. And since I have [...]

3 Ways to Clean the Kitchen Sink

Did you know the kitchen sink is the dirtiest, germ-i-est place in the house?  More than any part of the bathroom.  You probably disinfect your toilet more often than the kitchen sink. Food particles, meat juice drippings, blood and dirt off vegetables can lurk not just in the sink itself, but especially in the drainer, [...]

How to make Galumpki’s

My mother-in-law taught me to make galumpki's (stuffed cabbage rolls) before we even got married. Her way was pretty traditional in the Polish manner (though she would always correct her sons saying she was Ukrainian, not Polish).  You need a fairly large head of cabbage, so you get large enough leaves to stuff.  The number [...]