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Gift Baskets for Soup Lovers

Filed in Real Food by on December 2, 2016 0 Comments
Gift Baskets for Soup Lovers

Another gift basket today – for the soup lover on your list. There is really nothing like a hot bowl of homemade soup in the winter. Here I’ve pulled some favorite soup, bread, and dessert mixes together for a festive basket. For this quick basket, designed for soup lovers, I used the following items: Stoneware […]

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Light and Lemony Fruitcake

Filed in Real Food by on November 2, 2016 4 Comments
Light and Lemony Fruitcake

Mini sweet-tart fruitcakes make the perfect gifts. Want to be especially popular this holiday season? Want to skip all of that “what do I buy for everyone” anxiety? Want a gift that’s easy, can be prepared this weekend, and is perfect for both your boss and your mother? I have the answer. Fruitcake. No, not […]

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Peanut Butter and Jelly Muffins

Filed in Real Food by on October 6, 2016 0 Comments
Peanut Butter and Jelly Muffins

Are the kids tired of peanut butter sandwiches? Send them to school with muffins instead. Muffins have gained a bad reputation over the past few years. This reputation is well deserved – if you are talking about purchased muffins. Pick up a behemoth example from Costco for your breakfast and it’s likely to cost you […]

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Best Easter Breads Round-Up

Filed in Real Food by on March 22, 2016 3 Comments
Best Easter Breads Round-Up

You are sure to find at least one recipe that will be perfect for your Easter celebration. Time is getting away from me. It’s the story of my life. It’s almost too late – but not quite too late – to plan our Easter bread making. I’ve pulled together a few of my favorites here. […]

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Special Occasion Sourdough Egg Bread

Filed in Real Food, Uncategorized by on March 21, 2016 0 Comments
Special Occasion Sourdough Egg Bread

Make your own holiday sourdough bread. Every year around Easter-time I get the urge to make a rich, egg-filled bread. Some people make cakes, I make breads. For many years I made traditional hot cross buns. A few years ago it was lemony sticky buns and last year it was Babka. This year’s entry is […]

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Super Bowl Snacks from Your Kitchen

Filed in Real Food by on February 4, 2016 0 Comments
Super Bowl Snacks from Your Kitchen

Despite popular opinion, Super Bowl food doesn’t have to be junk food. The best Super Bowl snacks are made with items from your preservation pantry. Do you have jars of homemade jam stacked in the cupboard? Sourdough starter biding its time in the refrigerator? Dried veggies hanging out in canning jars? Then you have everything […]

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Moroccan Chick Pea Soup Recipe

Filed in Real Food by on January 28, 2016 2 Comments
Moroccan Chick Pea Soup Recipe

Chick peas + lentils + unusual spices = a belly-warming soup on a bone-chilling day. We wrap up National Soup Month with this unusual soup full of Middle Eastern and North African flavors. Serve it with flat breads for a hearty winter dinner. Save Print Moroccan Chick Pea Soup Recipe Chick peas + lentils + […]

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Vegetarian or Vegan Chili Recipe

Filed in Real Food by on January 21, 2016 0 Comments
Vegetarian or Vegan Chili Recipe

Searching for an easy chili recipe? This is it! All you have to do is chop, stir and cook. National Soup Month January is National Soup Month for a reason. Have you noticed that it is cold out? What happened to our “much warmer than usual” El Niño weather prediction? Mother Nature may still be […]

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Miso Soup Recipe – National Soup Month

Filed in Real Food by on January 14, 2016 0 Comments
Miso Soup Recipe – National Soup Month

Want to know the absolutely easiest soup to make? It has to be miso. Making this soup is almost easier than opening a can! Sometimes we want a bowl of simple soup. A soup that will warm us but not overload our bellies. Miso soup is the answer. I turn to miso soup whenever I […]

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7 Steps to a Healthier Potato Soup

Filed in Real Food by on January 12, 2016 2 Comments
7 Steps to a Healthier Potato Soup

Even cream of potato soup can be a healthy dish. Follow these simple tips to make your recipe extra special. Potato soup is one of those dishes that sounds so healthy – until you look at the ingredients.  By the time you add cream, butter, and chicken broth a lowly potato has been turned  into […]

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