Delicious and sweet, you can’t beat the flavor of oatmeal wheat bread! –Mellyn Continue reading
I’m a HUGE fan of cold cereal, but over the last couple of years I’ve been working on reducing the junk in our diet. I’ve been playing around with granola for awhile now –trying to find a recipe that fills the void I feel when we have no cold cereal in the house. This one is my current favorite…subject to change next week when I make a new batch! –Mellyn
This bread is similar to the yummy loaves they bring out at the Cheesecake Factory or Outback Steakhouse. We love it warm and smothered in butter! –Mellyn Continue reading
My friend, Julie, incorporates a lot of raw foods into her diet. When I asked her what she eats for fun, she shared the idea of these little energy bites. I was, quite honestly, astounded at how fast they are to make and how good the results are. It’s like candy! I like to keep a stash in my fridge for a late afternoon pick-me-up or an after-dinner treat. –Mellyn
- 1/3 cup honey
- 1/3 cup natural peanut butter
- 1/3 cup cocoa powder
- 1/3 cup flax seed (I like it best when it’s blended up)
- 1/3 cup unsweetened coconut (optional)
- 1/3 cup chopped pecans or almonds
- Mix together.
- Drop by teaspoonfuls on a small cookie sheet.
- Put in the refrigerator until balls are firm enough to be moved to a bag.
From Sharon C.
Sharon makes these delicious granola bars with applesauce instead of oil — making them a healthy and delicious snack. She says she may try adding some peanut butter in the future, as well! The options are endless! –Mellyn Continue reading
This meal is full of chicken, beans and potatoes, but honestly I have mad it several times without the chicken and it is still good, filling and even easier on my budget. Continue reading
Warm and yummy!
This bread is full of whole wheat flour AND sweet potatoes. This is extraordinary french bread. Continue reading
Chewy and sweet and easy to assemble. They are great for long trips or short car rides. I make up 2 or 3 batches at a time. I like to wrap them individually to make them more portable, but honestly about 1/2 of a batch is usually gobbled up too fast to wrap. Continue reading
Adapted from Six Sisters’ Stuff
A friend shared this awesome crockpot pork roast recipe (see link above). We liked it so much, we had to find a way to make it food storageable. Drum roll, please…If you’re short on time or pork roast, you can now get the same tasty sauce in a skillet meal that cooks up in minutes. –Mellyn Continue reading
I adore bread — whether it’s a honey wheat loaf, garlic breadsticks or doughnuts. But even in the bread category, I have my favorites – and sweet rolls definitely top the list. These blueberry rolls are mildly sweet without being overpowering. Soft and delicious, they satisfy my need for comfort food every time! –Mellyn
Yes, this is the famous bread that is pictured at the head of our blog. I love this recipe for its simplicity and ability to raise beautifully every time I mix a batch. Continue reading
This healthy lunch is about 300 calories and fills me up. I look forward to lunch time every day! Continue reading
These are sweet enough to serve for breakfast, but simple enough to serve at dinner to round out any meal. Wonderful with honey or jam of your choice. Continue reading
This cool dessert is really nice on a warm sunny day. Okay we eat it all the time actually. The summer is just an excuse to put this together.
From the recipe box of Grandma C. Continue reading
Pass the honey, Honey! Yes, we are corny in our house and yes we say this to each other at the dinner table. We use honey a lot and it is usually on our table. The more I work with honey the better I like it. I use it at Breakfast, lunch, and did I mention dinner?
I have never bought honey in large 5 or 6 gallon buckets. I just buy the biggest and cheapest bottles I can find. Costco serves me well in this area, but as long as the bottle is not to big for me to handle and use I will buy it. I like my honey to be rotated often so I don’t have it crystalize. Although all research available tells me that it doesn’t harm a thing to let it store long term and crystalize, I would rather not have the extra work of melting and getting it out of a large container. Does this mean I have a lot of small bottles of honey in my storage? It depends. To me 25 bottles is nothing when I use it daily. It has never expired and never crystalized. It is always good and ready when I am and easy to pour out of my bottles.
The use of butter powder and egg powder in these rolls make them come together quickly. Oatmeal and wheat flours give them unique texture and flavor. Continue reading
Adapted from a recipe by Julia L.
Oatmeal is so nutritious and good for you at breakfast time, but some days I just crave cold cereal –that’s when it’s granola to the rescue! Over the last few years, we’ve dramatically cut back on cold cereal, replacing it in large part with…drum roll, please…granola. We have 2 favorite flavors. This first one is similar to what my mom used to make when I was a kid and has a nutty, coconut-y flavor.–Mellyn
Peanut Butter — crunchy or creamy –it’s one of my favorite things! Whether we’re eating it by the spoonful, slathering it on our sandwiches or enjoying it in a main dish or dessert, we just can’t seem to get enough. This week I’ll share a smattering of our favorite standbys, in addition to some new recipes we came up with especially for peanut butter week!
Ooey gooey chocolately…that’s how I’d describe this bar cookie! It’s kind of a cross between a granola bar and a no-bake cookie. –Mellyn Continue reading