Dec 062013

Granola Breakfast Cookies with Dried Fruit and Crispy Nuts @ Common Sense Homesteading

Cookies for breakfast?  You bet!  I’m not talking about a certain boxed cereal with fluffy little bits that leave you hungry an hour later, I’m talking about chewy, crunchy go anywhere granola cookies with all the stuff you want and none of the stuff you don’t.  These easy granola cookies can be gluten free if you use certified gluten free oats (oats do not naturally contain gluten, but can be cross contaminated).  They are also casein free (when the oats are soaked with vinegar) and soy free. Continue reading »

May 192011
Chicken Like Mom Used to Make @ Common Sense Homesteading

My summer job through high school and college was catering.  My mom, my two sisters and I created Irene’s Custom Cakes and Catering.  We served everything from candlelight dinners for two to buffet style picnics for several hundred.  Here’s a shot of my mom, Irene (right), and my sister Lois, otherwise known as Alfie. Continue reading »

May 072011
Pizza Flavored Whole Wheat Sourdough Crackers @ Common Sense Homesteading

I purchased my Alaska sourdough starter from Cultures for Health  several months ago, and have been happily baking sourdough bread, but I wanted to expand my sourdough repertoire.  Enter GNOWFGLINS’s sourdough e-course.  While I didn’t purchase the entire course, I did purchase the recipe book, and I highly recommend it.  If you are interested in sourdough – buy this book!  The pictures are great and I appreciated the level of detail in the instructions.  It’s wonderful!


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