Category Archives: Recipes

Blackberry Cobbler with Crumb Topping

I found some really fresh, beautiful organic blackberries last week and immediately thought of a fruit pie.  What’s the easiest, quickest way to have fruit pie?  It’s a cobbler, and the quickest topping is a crumb topping. After some online … Continue reading

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Quick and Easy Popcorn, and You Don’t Need a Popper!

One of my favorite snacks is fresh popcorn with lots of melted butter drizzled all over it.  I love the smell of popcorn popping, even in the theaters, but I don’t want to eat their popcorn.  Theaters use unhealthy oils … Continue reading

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Gingerbread with Cream Cheese and Raw Honey Topping

Finally, this is the last recipe I will post from our delicious Christmas dinner.  This gingerbread was a real treat, a special occasion dessert.  It was made with shredded fresh ginger and sprouted whole wheat flour and served with a … Continue reading

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Homemade Cream Gravy – you don’t need to avoid gravy!

Have you been avoiding gravies because you thought they were unhealthy?  Traditional gravy really wasn’t unhealthy.  It was usually made with fat from cooking meat or some butter, a little flour, and some homemade broth, milk, or cream. In fact, … Continue reading

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Cornbread Dressing (or Stuffing) – Gluten-free

Although I grew up eating cornbread and cornbread dressing, I haven’t used it much recently due to concern about the preparation of the cornmeal.  I had learned how important it is to prepare corn properly for good nutrition and better … Continue reading

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Best Christmas Dinner Ever! Thyme Roasted Chicken, Baked Ham, Veggies, and Real Gingerbread

That’s what my son said!  He always likes the food I cook, but he said this Christmas dinner was maybe the best meal I’d ever prepared.  Maybe he was just extra hungry, but he wasn’t the only one that enjoyed … Continue reading

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Pumpkin Pie made with Raw Cream and Lard Crust

We all have our favorite pumpkin pie recipes. Here is the one we had with our Thanksgiving dinner.  This version is made with healthier ingredients, like raw cream, unrefined organic sugar, organic spices, and a lard pie crust. Although I … Continue reading

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Cornbread – Gluten-Free, Made with Sprouted Corn Flour

Traditionally, the bread at many Southern meals has been cornbread, especially if those meals included pork, beans, or greens.  I’ve always loved homemade cornbread and have tried different recipes, but this is my favorite. The kind of cornbread I grew … Continue reading

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Roast Goose for Thanksgiving Dinner

My family doesn’t especially like the white meat in chicken or turkey.  That’s why we usually prefer goose or duck because the meat is all dark meat–tender and full of flavor.  Last year’s Christmas dinner featured roast duckling.  Modern turkeys … Continue reading

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Sprouted Whole Wheat Flour Biscuits

We were having another version of leftover soup a few days ago, and, although we love this soup just as it is, this time I wanted a little something extra to go along with it.  I’d been wanting to make … Continue reading

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