Buckwheat Oat and Chia Pancakes

My mom has always been great at making pancakes. As a child, I remember looking forward to the weekend, when she would usually take the time to whip up a batch of fluffy oat pancakes. This recipe is an adaption of my mom’s recipe, which I enjoyed as a child. It can easily be doubled or even tripled to […]

Five Minute Chicken Marinade

One of our family’s weeknight staples is chicken. I like to prepare a large batch at once so that we have a substantial protein on hand throughout the week for quick lunches and suppers. Trimming and cutting the chicken breasts into smaller pieces (approx. 4 or 5 pieces per chicken breast) means that the meat does not […]

Gluten Free Matrimonial Cake (Date Squares)

In honor of my beautiful sister-in-law’s wedding celebration yesterday, I wanted to include this recipe. Matrimonial cake, or date squares, are a celebratory dessert in my family’s tradition. Although my grandma’s original recipe includes wheat, this variation would satisfy anyone’s sweet tooth in our family, but especially those that are gluten-free.   Gluten Free Matrimonial Cake (Date Squares) 2 cups organic […]

Sweetened Almond & Hemp Milk

As I mentioned in my Baked Peach Pudding recipe post, we have some very good friends staying with us this week. The mama has some dietary restrictions, and while she isn’t completely dairy-free, she finds she does better when she limits her dairy intake. Since I knew it would be busy once they were here, I made a batch […]

And the Liebster Award goes to….

Until Tuesday night I had never heard of the term Liebster Award, and was very surprised to find a nomination for one waiting in my notifications when I was reading the responses to my Baked Peach Pudding recipe! Thanks to http://nomstheword.me/ for this vote of confidence! I have truly enjoyed sharing my experiences and recipes with you […]

Savory Zucchini Chutney

Zucchini is something I have in abundance right now in the garden. Almost daily, we are picking slender green zucchini from the three plants we have. At least once a week, especially when we haven’t been poking around for a couple of days, we find a giant, hidden under the foliage, awaiting to be uncovered […]

Schobel Supp: Summer Bean Soup

Schobel Supp in low-German, or bean soup, is a food closely connected to childhood memories in my grandma’s kitchen, stirring a pot on the stove, or measuring out ingredients into a bowl. My grandma always had a collection of aprons hanging along side her fridge, and she would always let me choose which one I […]