Our family favorite recipes
Tried, Tested & True
Anything Goes Granola Bars
These chewy granola bars can be as simple or complex a you want them to be. These were born out of the need to send a nut free product to school for our daughters' snack. I always had a batch that had nuts for home and one to send to school.
This is our go to lemonade recipe. We usually make large batches like this one, to last us through the week. That means we only have to turn the stove on once, which is a bonus in the dog days of summer.
Papa's Veggie Bake
Cooked in a glass or deep casserole pan this dish is simple in it's flavors, we let the vegetables shine here with simple ingredients. I love to serve this with fresh crusty bread slathered with sweet butter.
These have a special ingredient that you don't normally see in hamburger recipes and it makes all the difference. I'm a no fuss kinda girl, and these burgers are JUST that no fuss, and they come together super quickly, leaving me time to get back to the gardens or other projects on the go.
Sea Foam Candy AKA Crunchy Bar Candy
This candy is traditionally eaten plain, but if you add chocolate to it, it resembles a good old crunchy chocolate bar. We make this in the spring, fall and winter, as the summer humidity is a sea foam killer. Give it a try, it's a great special treat.
Creamy Curry Chicken
This is a no fuss curry chicken that comes together in 30 minutes. I love how 3 chicken breasts are stretched to feed my family of 6, without much fuss. No fancy ingredients, no fussy roux, and an abundance of flavor mark this as a family favorite.
Angel Food Cake
This airy cake is NOTHING like the hard tack you can get from the grocery store. It's light, fluffy, and boasts a delicate meringue like flavor. We top with macerated strawberries, vanilla ice cream and on special occasions lemon curd.
Fresh tomatoes, jalapenos and sweet bell peppers among other veggies are married together with spices to make an irresistible salsa that will not last long on the pantry shelf.
15 half pints
Quick Garlicky Zucchini Pasta
This quick zucchini pasta is perfect for summer, it takes minimal time to prepare, and it uses up the abundance of zucchini found in the garden. We like to serve this pasta with crusty garlic bread.
Orange pekoe tea is perfectly steeped, with a refreshingly mild sweetness. Yielding a light refreshing tea, with a subtle hint of sweetness, that can be adapted. What more could one ask for?
Pantry Pizza Sauce
This sauce is our go to pizza sauce. It comes together in 5 minutes, takes little ingredients and no cooking needed. We usually freeze the extra sauce in baggies. Half cup measures of the sauce work well when making a tray of pizza in a traditional 9x13 pan.
Homemade Pizza Dough
This pizza dough has been a family favorite for many years. We have adjusted it over time to suit our needs of a quick non fussy pizza dough. You'll find no fancy flours and a minimal ingredients.
Homestead Garden Wrap
This wrap is made simply with all the ingredients you would find in your garden. It can be made for a light lunch or for dinner by adding a side of tortilla chips, potato wedges, or a side salad. It's surprisingly filling.
This is our traditional gingerbread recipe, it is delicious, leaves the house smelling great and bakes up flat for that perfect gingerbread house, or for just a simple gingerbread man. Don't be surprised if you can't stop eating or expanding your gingerbread game.
These cookies are have a delightful soft cakey interior and are just lightly sweet. They tend to pop up around Christmas time topped with thick vanilla icing and sprinkled with rainbow dragees. Either plain or topped these are a great coffee cookie.
Baby Bulk Bagels
A deliciously nutty flavor is lended to these bagels by the addition of the ground flax to the dough. A generous sprinkling of sesame, flax and poopy seeds give these bagels a healthy guilt free breakfast or lunch. Like most bagels these are boiled for a short amount of time in water with thick honey to give these the unmistakable flavor and chewy texture.
Garlicky Sauteed Radishes
These radishes are an excellent side dish, it comes together quickly and the taste like cauliflower once they have been softened and cooked. This recipe is a great way to use up your extra or late "woody" radishes that are hanging around.