Basic No-Knead Bread

Basic No-Knead Bread 6 cups bread flour (recommended) or all-purpose flour, plus more for work surface 1/2 teaspoon instant or active-dry yeast 2 1/2 teaspoons plain sea salt (not iodized) 1 tablespoon raw… Continue reading

Black Bottom Cupcakes

Originally posted on Frugal Hausfrau:
I thought these homely but absolutely delicious cupcakes had fallen out of fashion – until I googled them! Still, I think they deserve a place on my blog –…

Kielbasa Bow tie Pasta

Kielbasa Bow tie Pasta Ingredients 1 tbsp olive oil 1 lb smoked kielbasa or turkey/chicken sausage sliced 1/4 inch thick 1.5 cups diced onion 2 cloves garlic, minced 2 cups chicken broth 1… Continue reading

Planting Overwintered Dandelion

Originally posted on Going to Seed:
Last year, I selected my favorite Italian Dandelion plants from our market planting. I chose them based on the level of leaf serration, the red stem and…

The future of bread comes from a lab — here’s why that’s good

Originally posted on Grist:
The Bread Lab has been receiving a lot of buzz recently. It’s graced the pages of the New York Times, New York Magazine, Mother Jones — and it even inspired…

Ginger Snaps

Ginger Snaps 9 1/2 ounces all-purpose flour 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda 1 tablespoon ground ginger 1/2 teaspoon ground cardamom 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt 7 ounces dark brown sugar… Continue reading

Cornbread Mix

Cornbread Mix 1⅓ cups cake flour 1 cup yellow cornmeal 2 tablespoons sugar 1 tablespoon baking powder ½ teaspoon salt To Bake Muffins 1⅓ cup cornbread mix 2 tablespoons butter, melted 1 large… Continue reading


The Great Depression of the late 1920s and 1930s was a reflection of high unemployment, staggering debt, and a collapsed stock market. The hardship that resulted has not been experienced by Americans since.… Continue reading

Noodles Romanoff

Another old classic with a real food bent. Noodle side dishes do not have to come from a box or be boring. I tend to make this to pair with baked chicken, breaded pork chops or a roast from the crock pot.

Spring Cleaning

Originally posted on Slater Creek Cabin:
Time to get your cleaning done! Sunny days, fresh air, the blue birds are back and the tree swallows are nesting. I love it! It means spring…

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