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Posted in Breads & Desserts In my kitchen recipes Time to Create

Easy Boule Bread – A Family Favorite.

ea This is a GREAT recipe to make bread bowls as well!!! Divide the dough into 4 or 5 smaller rounds, shape and bake! Ingredients: 6-1/2 cups of wheat (We grind our own, so we add 2T of wheat gluten too) – plus a small amount of flour to dust bread board) 2 Tablespoon yeast 1 teaspoon Sugar 3 cups warm…

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Mushroom, Spinach and Chicken Bake

Love being able to put this chicken dish in the oven (or Ninja cooker) and walking away. It is so tasty! Although, my kids like to pick the mushrooms out of it. More for me! This is Keto / Low carb friendly. I like this recipe and double it often in order to have leftovers. This chicken woks great to…

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Throwback Thursday – February 6 – Cooking from the 1800s – Creamed Cabbage

Join us on our journey of creating 1800 and early 1900 recipes in a modern farmhouse kitchen. And learn to cook out of a cookbook from when my Great Great Grandmother was providing for her family. As we create, know that most recipes do not list out all of the ingredients and at the time, there were no temperature gauges…

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Homemade Chai Tea

I love the taste and the smell of Chai Tea… I hate the price tag at coffee shops…. So, Let’s make our own!!   Chai Tea: a beverage that is a blend of black tea, honey, spices, and milk.   I simmer 3 black tea bags in a pot with 4-6 cups of water. I add my spices in a cheesecloth or flour…

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Using Freeze-Dried Foods – Orange Jigglers

I am often asked how I use the freeze-dried foods that we create. So in our freeze-drying journey, I am documenting everything that I create. I love buying in bulk and storing it for later! The best part about freeze-dried foods is that you can create virtually anything that you can create with fresh (Only exception that I have found…

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Roasting Chestnuts

I love the taste of chestnuts, but since they are not common where I live, they are hard to come across. We were lucky enough to find some fresh ones at one of our local grocery stores at the end of December. So here we are. Roasting them on top of our woodstove. Most of my children do not like…

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Low Carb Muffins

For most holidays on our homestead, we walk to Nana and Poppie’s house across the acreage for breakfast. Nana is classic for having pastries or other food from the “dark side”. LOL Now that I am watching everything that I eat to get down these 100 pounds(60 pounds gone so far), everything with carbs is from the dark side! Trystan…

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Tuscan Chicken in the Crockpot – Low Carb / Keto

My kids not only asked for seconds, but some even helped themselves to thirds. You can double or triple the recipe (make sure that you have a large enough crockpot! Watch that your sauce isn’t too thin if you double. This recipe tastes great as a stand-alone, but you can also serve over rice, noodles, zucchini noodles or even cauliflower…

Posted in Gluten Free In my kitchen Just Being Family recipes soup

Zuppa Toscana Soup – Keto, Low Carb Version

Soup is a winter staple in our house. We love using our ninja cooker for this recipe because we can cook the meat on a stovetop setting. And then change it to a low cook. I have no trouble getting my crew to eat their spinach either. This tastes GREAT with a fresh piece of beer bread. (I love the…

Posted in Christmas Crafts Crafts and more Crafts recipes Time for fall

Simmering Potpourri

If you want, you can throw in a few black tea bags and use this as a chai tea base too. Strain and mix with milk.  These are the days that I really love my woodstove. Not only does it heat my house with little effort, but it also works as a stovetop for heating water, simmering soup and even potpourri….

Posted in Family In my kitchen Just Being Family recipes Time for fall

Turkey Eggrolls using left-overs

I love that I can gather ingredients and make something completely new with the items that I have already cooked.  And I love having leftovers after the holidays.  We love our air-fryer and like to make items in it for a quick lunch. PB&J gets old when you homeschool. But PB&J egg rolls are fun and different. The best part…

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Cheese Ball Bites

Every year for Thanksgiving, our family loves to try and find new foods to go along with our classic regulars like Turkey, stuffing, and spinach dip. Several weeks ago, we made these bite-sized cheese balls. They were such a hit with the kids that it has quickly become a regular for our family gatherings. Eat these with crackers, veggies or…

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Instant Pot Faux Potato Cauliflower Cheese Soup (Keto, Low Carb)

Since February of 2019, we have adjusted our eating habits a bit more. (Kids still eat bread and pasta.) However, I (Kris) have been eating Keto / Low Carb and so far am down about 60 pounds. I have 60 to go for my goal. I can do it! 🙂 This recipe is one of my go-to for cold weather….

Posted in Homestead homesteading In my kitchen Just Being Family recipes soup

Chicken Noodle Soup

I love soups! I have always loved soups. Especially with a larger family… Want to make it bigger for more people, just add a few more things into the pot! We double and even triple this recipe – You will need a HUGE cooking pot to do this with. We are going to be freeze-drying a batch of this as…

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Saving Food by Freeze Drying

Saving Food by Freeze Drying 2-1/2 years ago, our family took the plunge and purchased a Harvest Right Freeze Dryer. I wasn’t certain if the price = what we would save. Well, I can honestly save that after 2-1/2 years I LOVE my machine and I think that I have had enough time to test it. I did blow out…

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2018 Christmas – Advent, Day 18, Meals from Scratch – Swedish Meatballs over pasta or rice

December 18: Luke 2:13 – Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying, — This has to be one of my favorite “Not so healthy” dishes. This dish can use homemade meatballs (That recipe will be linked next week for New Years or even pre-made meatballs. For the sauce: 2 tablespoons butter 4 tablespoons all-purpose flour…

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2018 Christmas – Advent, Day 12, Gnocchi Soup

Luke 1:68 – “Praise be to the Lord, the God of Israel, because he has come and has redeemed his people. Ingredients This is a family favorite and it is so very filling. You can make this with cooked chicken, carnitas or ground beef.  4 tablespoons Butter 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil 1 cup finely diced onion 1/2 cup finely diced celery 2 garlic cloves, minced 1/4 cup all-purpose flour 1 quart half-and-half…

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Christmas Cookies – Chocolate topped Toffee

KrisandLarry.com presents 6 different Christmas cookies/desserts for your cookie exchanges – Chocolate topped Toffee Another tasty treat in our house, Although we do not make it terribly often as it is very rich. It is a GREAT gift wrapped up in a bag with a bow for a last minute gift for someone this Christmas. INGREDIENTS 1-1/4 Cups  (2-1/2 sticks) butter 1-1/4…

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Christmas Cookies & Desserts – Missouri (No Bake) Cookies

KrisandLarry.com presents 6 different Christmas cookies/desserts for your cookie exchanges – Missouri Cookies (No Bake) This is my favorite childhood cookie. My grandmother always made these and even would make and bring during visits into my adulthood. This is the recipe that she gave me on my wedding day.  Ingredients:  2 Cups Sugar 3T Cocoa Powder 1 Stick of Butter 1t…

Posted in Discovering Education discovering education. Freeze Drying Freeze-Dried In my kitchen prepping recipes

Using Freeze-Dried Chicken

I love having my freeze dryer. My favorite item that I love to freeze dry is not Ice cream (Although “Astronaut Ice Cream is Delicious – Remember Astronaut Ice Cream from the 1980’s?? check out this link if you have a minute: https://amzn.to/2OU33ai Yes, I literally make this now with my Harvest Right Freeze Dryer and my kids love freeze-dried ice cream)….

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Elderberry Syrup for those winter colds

My children know that when they are starting to feel yucky, they can just go into the fridge and get out the elderberry syrup. And all they need to do is to take a spoonful. We have been making this for years.  Ingredients 3/4 cup dried elderberries (There are many places to get these… The best price that I have…