Caramel Apple Crisp {for a crowd}

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Lets talk about hospitality. 

Are you one that feels like everything has to be perfect before you have guests? Its so easy to look around my home and notice the old couches, the miss matched lamps, the stains in the carpet, the ugly floor and tiled walls in the bathroom, not to mention the decor (or the lack thereof!) Or maybe you’ve had a busy week and really don’t have time (or the budget!) to make a five course meal PLUS clean your house from top to bottom.  Continue reading “Caramel Apple Crisp {for a crowd}”

Caramel Popcorn {healthy}

 

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Today its all about caramel popcorn {the healthy way!}

I just made this and I’m telling you, this recipe is a keeper! You will need this in your life over the holidays! Thanks to Charlene Waldner for gifting us with this delicious recipe.  Continue reading “Caramel Popcorn {healthy}”

Sourdough Potato Bread

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This recipe is tried and true and so easy to make! Perfect fresh out of the oven lathered in softened butter (I hate trying to spread cold butter!) and jam. Or great for sandwiches, french toast…its got lots of possibilities.

When I was about 13 one of my friends introduced me to this bread and I loved it. I asked for some sourdough starter with high hopes of becoming a pro but yeah, the vision kind of died after a few weeks and so did my starter.

Here is the revised version of that recipe and I can say that I learned a lot since then!

I love working with dough.

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Today I said goodbye to my sweet, talented, funny, beautiful, smart sister and sent her on a plane back home. I hate goodbyes so we kept it short and sweet. I miss her already.

She was here for a few weeks and I think I got spoiled. I need to learn how to be independent again! She’s such a cheerful person and added so much happiness to my life. I tend to take life pretty seriously sometimes and she always brightened even the dreariest day with her laughter and love for life. She loved on my kids and was so patient with them. If she was gone for even a few hours (or sleeping too late!) Declan was sure to ask about her… he benefited from her love for adventure.

I love you Alta! Come visit us again sometime =)

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Sourdough Potato Bread

  • Servings: 2 loaves
  • Time: Overnight+4hrs
  • Difficulty: easy
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  • 1 cup active sourdough starter
  • 3 tbsp sugar
  • 1 cup potato flakes
  • 2 cups water
  • 1/2 cup oil
  • 4 cups flour (can use half whole wheat)
  • Mix until smooth. (I used my Bosch machine) Cover and let sit overnight.
  • In morning add:
  • 1 tbsp salt
  • 1-2 cups flour
  • Mix and knead for 5 minutes. Divide dough in half.
  • Shape into two loaves and place in greased bread pans. Cover and set in warm place for 3 hours.
  • Preheat oven to 350º. Bake bread for 30-35 minutes or until golden in color.
  • Cool on wire rack. Slice and enjoy!

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Sourdough Soft Pretzels

 

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I’m a little over the top with this whole Sourdough thing but its just way too much fun! Not to mention delicious. I’m working my way through converting my yeast recipes to sourdough and we are loving the results. It’s always fun to have other people try it so I can get a second opinion and perfect my recipes. These Soft Pretzels happened to be made for a ladies coffee get together at my sisters house. Everyone seemed pretty happy with them as they were so I wanted to share it with you! Continue reading “Sourdough Soft Pretzels”

Sourdough Walnut-Pear Waffles

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Discovering sourdough was a very good thing. These waffles are some of our favorites! The sweetness of the pears and the crunch of the walnuts with a hint of ginger, topped with maple cream…it doesn’t get much better than this! You’ll want to give these a try.  Continue reading “Sourdough Walnut-Pear Waffles”

Glazed Sourdough Donuts

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So this happened yesterday! We had donuts until our hearts content and then some…the neighbors benefited from our over abundance. =) I’ve been a little crazy about sourdough the last few weeks. I love trying new things and sourdough has been so fun…artisan bread and sourdough waffles are some of our favorite things and last week I made sourdough Naan that was a hit. I have so many more things I want to try converting to sourdough! I’m far from an expert but I’m learning. Continue reading “Glazed Sourdough Donuts”